Today's Soundboard Roundup
Another legend lost. Keith Emerson, a founding member of the supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, passed away at the age of 71. His bandmate, Carl Palmer, said “[Emerson] was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz.” It’s easy to see the passion and talent of Emerson Lake and Palmer Live at Montreux 1997.
South by Southwest
SXSW, the annual music, tech, and movie festival in Austin, Texas is underway. The two week-long festival boasts a range of performers from Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen to Ben Kweller and Jake Bugg. If you’re not heading down to The Lone Star State, you can get your SouthBy fix with our favorite alumni.
Heart-y Birthday Wishes
Qello wishes Nancy Wilson a very, very happy birthday! The youngest of Heart’s sister-duo turns 61 on March 16.
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
These true Irishmen (and women) will insure everyone at your St. Paddy’s party is feeling the Green Isle.
Beginning in May, rockers Radiohead will perform their first live shows since 2012. Thom Yorke fans can see the group in legendary venues around the world. In addition to the tour, Radiohead has been working on an LP, which will hopefully be released soon.
Radiohead isn’t the only group hitting the road. Placebo also announced a world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album. In addition to traveling the globe, Placebo will also re-release their first five albums on 12” vinyl.
What’s in a Breakup?
R.E.M. guitarist, Peter Buck, spoke with Rolling Stone about the music business. In classic “back in my day” style, Buck has a five page list of things he hates about the industry. According to Buck, the band “didn’t really [break up.] We’re just not making records or touring.”