…like a record. A couple of quick hits from Limbo this morning; coverage of this past weekend’s DC Record Fair (which I missed thanks to Valentines reveling, somewhat sadly) from The Vinyl District, and a great piece from the Wall Street Journal on naming your band in an age of ‘first come first served’.
- Posts 1 & 2 with images and commentary from the DC Record Fair over at Vinyl District (which is an awesome site you should all be reading anyway). The second post also has links to posts from other DC scene/music blogs covering the event at the Black Cat.
- From the Wall Street Journal today (the front page! Yay for indie music and music industry issues getting big press!), “From Abba to ZZ Top, All the Good Band Names Are Taken (Internet Age Raises Stakes for Being First; Two Brooklyn Acts Lay Claim to Discovery)”. Covering a range of issues from copyright disputes to creativity, this a good primer on the current state of starting up – and branding – a band.
That’s it from me this morning, my lunch break is cut short due to Ash Wednesday obligations. To my fellow Catholics, good luck fasting (feed on some music!) and hope Lent starts off right for you! To everyone else, Happy Hump Day and you should also totally be feeding on music! Coming up tonight, my review of new music from The Drunk Tigers, who’re playing IOTAthis Friday!