Monthly Archives: February 2009

State of the Black Union & A Suite for Ma Dukes

TONIGHT ON PBS: An evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of musician Stevie Wonder’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The concert will include performances by Wonder with a cavalcade of popular musicians, performing a selection of Wonder’s hit songs. The sixty-minute program airs tonight at 7 EST, check local listings. more…

THIS WEEKEND IN LA: Tavis Smiley’s State Of The Black Union – View our Featured Event Listings

DILLA LOVE MONTH: The Historical “A Suite For Ma Dukes Event” event in Los Angeles was nothing short of historical blog c/o Swindle Magazine | Video Clips

TOURS:

Raphael Saadiq

Alice Russell

50th Anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Tour

Estelle wsg Solange

MARCH CONFERENCES:

Fusicology’s Austin and Miami city pages are live and ready for you to begin posting your confirmed and South by Southwest and Winter Music Conference events.

Remix Hotel Miami, returning for its seventh-annual weekend of cutting-edge audio technology and music-production programming. Presented by Numark and Beatport, Remix Hotel Miami 2009 will also feature performances by some of dance music’s leading artists. Contact Us if you NEED A HOTEL DURING WMC?

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco (March 31-April 3) brings together the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketing professionals, product managers, and business strategists building the next-generation web. Register today and save $100 or get a FREE Expo Pass at http://www.web2expo.com/sf

Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip! The Funky People Panama Tour ’09 takes place on May 22-26, 2009 for 5 Days and 4 nights. Pricing Details and Package Options

Have you seen our new homepage? Web 2.0 design – more to come in March!

New City: Austin with plenty of alternative SXSW listingsPortland, Seattle, Vancouver and Columbus, OH

Fusicology.com also now has a new full-fledge electronic ticketing service

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Bilal Salaam: ‘Free Association’

NEW SINGLE: Enjoy What You Do by Trackademicks

TECH NEWS:

Ticketing Startups Launch Multi-Million Dollar Funds To Combat TicketMaster Merger

How To Make Twitter Sound Like Music To Your Ears

Your Taste in Music Can Reveal How Smart (or Dumb) You Are

MySpace Inches Closer To Offering Full-Fledged Webmail Service

URB.com FEATURES:

INTERVIEW: Junior Boys

INTERVIEW: Blu

NEXT 1000: Submit Your Demo Today

URB PODCAST: These Are Powers

CONTEST: Win Tickets To See Flosstradamus + N.A.S.A!!

CONTEST: Win a Nike x Serato Vinyl Picture-Disc Featuring A-Trak!!

Carnivale, Ma Dukes & March Conferences

It’s Carnivale in many places around the world this week! Fusicology’s alternative guide to a soul-shaking Mardi Gras experience in New Orleans here + many other Carnivale events nationwide.

INDIA.ARIE Her new album, Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics out now!

DILLA LOVE MONTH: Raise it up for Ma Dukes! T-Shirt and very special event in Los Angeles Dilla and This Sunday

2009 also marks the 50th Anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

TEN YEARS OF DEEP! LA’s Longest-Running House Music Event Celebrates a Decade of Dance this past Sunday was bananas – pure joy! EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS by Nicky Woo

GARTH TRINIDAD: The radio host’s new site

MARCH CONFERENCES:

Fusicology’s Austin and Miami city pages are live and ready for you to begin posting your confirmed and South by Southwest and Winter Music Conference events.

Remix Hotel Miami, returning for its seventh-annual weekend of cutting-edge audio technology and music-production programming. Presented by Numark and Beatport, Remix Hotel Miami 2009 will also feature performances by some of dance music’s leading artists including Louie Vega, Josh Wink, Dennis Ferrer, Radio Slave, The Martinez Brothers, A-Trak and more through the daily Beatport Pool Party series.Register today and save $100 or get a FREE Expo Pass at more

NEED A HOTEL DURING WMC? Contact Us

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco (March 31-April 3) brings together the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketing professionals, product managers, and business strategists building the next-generation web. Register today and save $100 or get a FREE Expo Pass at http://www.web2expo.com/sf

Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip! The Funky People Panama Tour ’09 takes place on May 22-26, 2009 for 5 Days and 4 nights. Pricing Details and Package Options

Have you seen our new homepage? Web 2.0 design – more to come in March!

New City: Austin – Next: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Columbus, OH

Fusicology.com also now has a new full-fledge electronic ticketing service

FREE DOWNLOADS

Bilal Salaam: ‘Free Association’

THE RADIx MIXTAPE

INSIGHT PRESENTS RADIx

Champs VS The League leak track: LOVE IS featuring Project Move

TECH NEWS

Sirius-XM’s financial woes virtually guarantee that it will be sold to someone as the company is rumored to be preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. more…

MTV Pulls The Plug On Embeddable Videos

Twitter Raises $35 Million

Xoopit Marries Facebook Status Updates With Gmail

URB.com FEATURES:

STREAM: Josh Wink New Tracks + Interview

SUBMIT: Submit Your Demo To URB’S NEXT 1000

WIN: Win A Seagate FreeAgent Go Loaded With Exclusive Mixes From Steve Aoki!!

MP3: Asher Roth – Silly Boy

Truth & Soul Sampler

MP3: Empress Mix

India.Arie, Grammys, J Dilla & Austin launch

New homepage up tomorrow Web 2.0 design – more to come in March!

New City: Austin – Next the Pacific NW and Columbus, OH

INDIA.ARIE Her new album, Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics out now!

CONTEST: Purchase a copy of India.Arie’s Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics between Thursday, February 12 through Sunday, February 15 by 6PM and get a FREE India.Arie LOVE & POLITICS T-SHIRT. To redeem your gift, scan your store receipt with date and store name clearly visible and email to indiaariecontest@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at midnight. No handwritten receipts accepted. Only receipts purchased during indicated dates qualify.

BONUS: all entries will qualify to win a signed and hand-painted GODIN guitar.

NEW SINGLE: Ready To Blow by Suga SP

TEN YEARS OF DEEP! LA’s Longest-Running House Music Event Celebrates a Decade of Dance this Sunday 2/15 with Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Marques Wyatt, Rich Medina, Garth Trinidad, DJ Spinna more…

GRAMMY WRAP

Select Fusicology Grammy Weekend Photos + a set from the Friends and Family event c/o our friends at Frolab plus a special Blog

The 12th annual Friends and Family Party kicked of Grammy weekend last Friday in Hollywood at Paramount Studios. Live performance by Idle Warship ft. Talib Kweli, Res and Graph Noble and DJs Pete Rock, Peanut Butter Wolf and DJ AM.

Spotted: Catherine McPhee haning with Lil Jon backstage, Slash and ?uestlove taking to DJ AM’s set next to the stage, Jill Scott, Eve, David Banner, The Jonas Brothers, Prince’s Apollonia, Chris Tucker, Michael Rappaport and Grammy winning producer James Poyser.

“WHAT’S G” AT THE GRAMMYS

After a weekend filled with events, noon into the night, it was such a tasty, refreshing change of pace from soda and (fake) bar juice the Fusicology crew and friends treated ourselves to Gatorade G and we loved the not-to-sweet taste and the alternative, non-sugary beverage to quench our thirst and giae us a little energy boost that we all needed after the madness that is Grammy Weekend in Los Angeles.

As viral sensations go, it doesn’t get much better than “What’s G.” The cryptic commercial was crammed with celebrities, yet never mentioned that Gatorade was the product. And that sparked a national frenzy of blog chatter and punditry. more…

We continue to celebrate Black History & Dilla Love Month J Dilla birthday video marathon this weekend and don’t forget to Raise it up for Ma Dukes. Search for Dilla and Ma Dukes events in your city.
Photos from Donuts Are Forever 3 in Brooklyn last week.

Madlib Beat Konducta Vol 5-6 featuring J. Rocc, a tribute to J Dilla, drops 3 years to the day after his passing.

YouTube: Dilla Bio Video Tribute

Tribute Mixes: DJ Applejac (Atlanta)

MARCH CONFERENCES:

Fusicology’s Austin and Miami city pages are live and ready for you to begin posting your confirmed and South by Southwest and Winter Music Conference events. Need a Hotel during WMC week in Miami? Contact Us

Remix Hotel Miami, returning for its seventh-annual weekend of cutting-edge audio technology and music-production programming. Presented by Numark and Beatport, Remix Hotel Miami 2009 will also feature performances by some of dance music’s leading artists including Louie Vega, Josh Wink, Dennis Ferrer, Radio Slave, The Martinez Brothers, A-Trak and more through the daily Beatport Pool Party series.Register today and save $100 or get a FREE Expo Pass at http://www.web2expo.com/sf

Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip! The Funky People Panama Tour ’09 takes place on May 22-26, 2009 for 5 Days and 4 nights. Pricing Details and Package Options

2009 also marks the 50th Anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Fusicology.com also now has a new full-fledge electronic ticketing service

FREE DOWNLOADS

Peter Hadar: ‘She’s 4 Months’ – A Collection of Signature Selections to Set the Mood: free download

J Rocc – Beat Junkies Dilla Tribute Mix #1 (of 3)

Stones Throw Podcast #42: Valentine’s mix from Prince Paul and Peanut Butter Wolf

TECH NEWS

Facebook just turned 5 years old, but a week that should have been filled with reflection and good times was instead marred by a series of breaking news reports detailing sex scandals, phishing, and other malicious activity on the world’s largest social network. Coinciding with the anniversary, Facebook announced a set of changes to its platform that make it easier for third-party applications to exchange data about users’ status messages, notes, shared links, and videos.
more…

Google Brings Location-Awareness to Email. Google appears to have a new obsession with knowing and broadcasting your current location. A week after announcing Latitude, which shares your location with friends on Google Maps and threatens to render several startups irrelevant, an engineer has developed location-aware email signatures for Gmail. more…

Plant Real Trees from your iPhone with iPhorest

URB.com FEATURES:

Submit Your Demo To The Next 1000

Chuck D on Obama and Post Election Bliss

VIDEO: Little Boots @ Spaceland

MP3: Big Boi – Ringtone

CONTEST: Win A Nike x Serato Vinyl Picture-Disc Featuring A-Trak!!

CONTEST: Win A Pair of Tix To See Kool Keith in LA!

Black History: Bob Marley, J Dilla, Dream Hampton

We mark Black History Month with the birthdays of legends – Bob Marley (2/6) and J Dilla (2/7) as we celebrate their lives and music with events worldwide. Watch the J Dilla birthday video marathon this weekend and don’t forget to Raise it up for Ma Dukes. Search for Marley and Dilla events in your city.

INDIA.ARIE is known and cherished by fans and fellow musicians as a poet, a songwriter, a daughter, a producer, a musician, a sister, a singer, an advocate, a friend and a philanthropist — but she is possibly best known for the love in her music that has inspired and motivated people worldwide. Her new album Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics comes out on February 10th.

D Original: Interview with Dream Hampton on the Starting Five

Festival Lineups: Coachella & Bonnaroo

Ten Years Deep: LA’s Longest-Running House Music Event Celebrates a Decade of Dance. Deep’s 10-year Anniversary February 15th with Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Marques Wyatt, Rich Medina, Garth Trinidad and DJ Spinna more…

2009 also marks the 50th Anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Many upgrades and changes to the Fusicology site, check our latest Promoter Newsletter Fusicology.com also now has a new full-fledge electronic ticketing service

Promoters: The Fusicology Miami page is fully live and ready for you to begin posting your confirmed Winter Music Conference events now.

Stream our ’09 Grammy Nominee Urban Alternative/Rap/R&B Streaming Imeem Playlist

Thanks to Raymond Roker of URB for his now-featured Inauguration Photos and the link up to the super fresh RUN DC Obama t’s.

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco March 31 ­ April 3, 2009 brings together the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketing professionals, product managers, and business strategists building the next-generation web. Register today and save $100 or get a FREE Expo Pass at http://www.web2expo.com/sf

Join Tee Alford & Funky People Online for another exciting Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip! The Funky People Panama Tour ’09 takes place on May 22-26, 2009 for 5 Days and 4 nights. Pricing Details and Package Options

FREE DOWNLOADS

Peter Hadar: ‘She’s 4 Months’ – A Collection of Signature Selections to Set the Mood: free download

Operation Hotcombs: DJ Cuzzin B of the True School Corp on Sirius Satellite Radio with DJ Jamad download the set

DJ WhoDat [Detroit] – “The Turning Point” Dilla Tribute Mix

Stones Throw Podcast #42: Valentine’s mix from Prince Paul and Peanut Butter Wolf

TECH NEWS

Too Much Noise On Twitter? Filttr Will Tell You What’s Worth Reading by automatically filtering content from your followers using an algorithm dubbed FLAI (Filttr Artificial Intelligence) and offers a slew of additional features which might also come in handy. more…

See your Twitter Followers on one Page with Twitter Mosaic

URB.com FEATURES:

PODCAST: Martinez Brothers Deep Tech Mix

INTERVIEW: Myka 9 (Freestyle Fellowship) Turns 40

MIXTAPE: Micah James – Agoraphobia

CONTEST: Win Tix for Lucent L’Amour in LA

CONTEST: Win A Pair of WeSC x Amy Gunther Headphones