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FOO FIGHTERS’ CALJAM 18 ANNOUNCES POP-UP Sunday August 26th At Hollywood Palladium

Open Mic Controller | 20th August 2018

Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam 18 is right around the corner, and to celebrate the impending all day rock fest, they’ve announced a very special pop-up taking place Sunday, August 26th at the Hollywood Palladium from 3pm-7pm. The event will be all ages and free! Get your tailgate on early and enjoy exclusive merch deals, photo opps with the throne and white limo, plus food and drinks and even more good times. https://essentiallypop.com/epop/2018/08/foo-fighters-caljam-18-announces-pop-up-sunday-august-26th-at-hollywood-palladium/


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Mediation and Liveness in DJ Performance

Open Mic Controller | 15th May 2018

This week’s blog by Kim Ramstedt is a discussion of issues related to the study of superstar DJs and follows the recent death of Swedish DJ Avicii. Superstar DJs frequently perform on the main stages of pop music festivals, and festivals built predominantly around DJ performances and electronic dance music […]


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What it’s like to open a venue: the experience and the context – Julie Carty/Leith Depot

Open Mic Controller | 15th May 2018

Today’s post features the management of Leith Depot – an Edinburgh bar, restaurant and music venue – and is a stark illustration that progress for live music is seldom linear. The Leith Theatre, for instance, is moving towards becoming a permanent fixture of the city’s musical landscape again, under the auspices […]


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What it’s like to open a venue: the experience and the context – Julie Carty/Leith Depot

Open Mic Controller | 10th May 2018

What it’s like to open a venue: the experience and the context – Julie Carty/Leith Depot Today’s post features the management of Leith Depot – an Edinburgh bar, restaurant and music venue – and is a stark illustration that progress for live music is seldom linear. The Leith Theatre, for instance, is […]


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Mediation and Liveness in DJ Performance

Open Mic Controller | 3rd May 2018

Mediation and Liveness in DJ Performance This week’s blog by Kim Ramstedt is a discussion of issues related to the study of superstar DJs and follows the recent death of Swedish DJ Avicii. Superstar DJs frequently perform on the main stages of pop music festivals, and festivals built predominantly around […]


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Mediation and Liveness in DJ Performance

Open Mic Controller | 3rd May 2018

This week’s blog by Kim Ramstedt is a discussion of issues related to the study of superstar DJs and follows the recent death of Swedish DJ Avicii. Superstar DJs frequently perform on the main stages of pop music festivals, and festivals built predominantly around DJ performances and electronic dance music attract record amounts of visitors. Yet, popular discourse around large-scale dance music festival performances still tends to range between disdain and hostility towards its ostensible lack of live artistry, while anybody from the core audience actually consuming the culture is rarely consulted in such reports. The general public and the…


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Making festivals accessible: Chase Park Festival, Gateshead – Alistair McDonald

Open Mic Controller | 2nd November 2017

Making festivals accessible: Chase Park Festival, Gateshead – Alistair McDonald Chase Park Festival is one of the UK’s most inclusive festivals and is one of very few to have been awarded Gold for accessibility by Attitude Is Everything. This week’s blog post by the festival’s organiser, Alistair McDonald, gives some […]


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Is Glastonbury really running out of headliners? – Adam Behr

Open Mic Controller | 23rd June 2017

Is Glastonbury really running out of headliners? – Adam Behr Today we feature a repost of an article by Live Music Exchange’s Adam Behr in The Conversation discussing the debate about headliners at Glastonbury and other festivals. Controversy around the Glastonbury line-up, given the vagaries of the British weather, is an […]




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