by Bruno Gianni
I just found out about this documentary that just premiered last saturday at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, United States...
"3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train and thousands of miles of track."
this is Big Easy Express.
by Bruno Gianni
Well, I wrote about Amsterdam Acoustics, but you are probably thinking why not write about the Take-Away Shows also? So here it goes...
The beginning... It all started when Chryde, founder of the website La Blogothèque, wanted to share music in a different way...
La Blogothèque, by the way, is a really nice music blog/website, unfortunately my lack of skills in french does not give me the chance to enjoy it properly.
So, back to Chryde, he thought that maybe filming music differently would shake things up, and in order to do that he brought Vincent Moon to the scene... His proposal to Moon was that he would film musicians in Paris... The Take-Away Shows was then born... Or should I say Les Concerts à Emporter...
Who is this Moon guy? Okay, Vincent Moon, real named Mathieu Saura, is a parisian independent filmmaker well known for his music videos of indie rock related bands, and also for some work with a few notable mainstream artists. And here we could name R.E.M., Arcade Fire and Tom Jones among others..
Back to the Take-Away project, since 2006 it has developed over 120 music videos... These videos are usually unusual live acoustic performances shot in a single-take. The participant artist or band features usually from two to three videos, and among these artists it is possible to name Bon Iver, The Shins, The Kooks, Arcade Fire, Architecture in Helsinki, Phoenix, and a lot more... The result, in my opinion, is pretty amazing,, and here as usual I selected three videos to prove my point...
by Bruno Gianni
Hello there, first of all i would like to thank all the support, comments and suggestions we are receiving in these first days of our platform.
Then to characterize this post, I would like to recommend to all music lovers out there this pretty amazing website/music service, or whatever you wanna call it... 8tracks... This handcrafted internet radio, as they call themselves, has been responsible lately for introducing to me a lot of great songs and, mainly, a lot of great bands...
How does it work? Yes, users create their own playlists/mixes so then others can listen to it... Well, nothing new there, right!... The thing is that it is so user friendly, neat and good looking that really catches the attention... at least got mine... And there are really good mixes, which makes it even better!!
It is definitely a must check website. And it will probably help me out in a lot of posts here, so whenever I find a mix worth sharing I will definitely post it here or in our facebook page. And obviously, if you also find a good one, let us know...
So, check it out, and enjoy this great mix to inaugurate.
About the mix...
"34 different Indie songs to be played out loud, with friends or alone. Aww yeee. Music from Foster the People, Young the Giant, Mumford and Sons, Two Door Cinema Club and more. " (8tracks user: sonalxm)
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