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With all the hype about Coachella it my have been easy to overlook a music festival that is becoming one of the biggest parties in the nation – M3, or Miami Music Multimedia. The event is has an amazing roster of artisits, and although it may not be as eclectic as Coachella’s line-up, for the $179 ticket (if purchased before March 20th) you get six days packed full of madness rather than just two. I suppose the only downfall for us westerners is the plane ticket out there, but I am sure it would be worth it.
The last time Lyrics Born was here he played at Club Sound and simply killed it! If you weren’t able to catch the show now is your chance to redeem yourself. With his smooth but ultra-fast style, Lyrics Born is by far one of the most energetic and fun emcees to watch live. Do not miss this show.
[Tonight - Ego's - $12]
Here is a super-nice piece done by local street artist Kleptoh, he moved here from Atlanta a couple of years ago and has been doing some cool stuff. Another artist that has recently submited some work, and has got some good work is Morningjoe. They are both worth a look, and keep your eye out for their stuff around town.
If you have any pics you would like to submit to our gallery that will be up soon please submit them to email@example.com. Thanks peeps.
A new store called “Local” has opened up in the South Towne Mall in Sandy that is dedicated to supporting the local music and clothing designers. This seems like a great idea, and it’s always nice to see people trying to support the local scene, but I do wonder why owner Eric Rooks has chosen this location. It would seem to me perhaps Sugarhouse, or a more central location might be more fitting. Regardless I wish the best and give mad respect to anyone who puts themselves out on a limb to try and support something they love. It is said the store will be having live performances from local musicians, so stop by and check it out.
[via Melting Music]
I don’t know what it is, but there is something so hot about a female emcee that can rhyme with the best of the guys. Add a British accent, some fresh two-step beats, a big attitude from a small girl, and you have got Lady Sovereign. She is just one of the female artists making their mark in the UK Garage scene, and although she may be small in size, her lyrical style is anything but. For more reading on female emcees in the UK Garage scene check out this months new XLR8R.
By far the best rock album I have heard yet this year, Bloc Party’s debut album “Silent Alarm” due out 03.22.05 in the states is a classic in the making. It takes a lot for me to be impressed by a strait-up rock album, as I am partial to more electronic acts, but this British band has such a fresh sound it has been on repeat for the past 48 hours on my iPod. My favorite tracks are “This Mordern Love,” “So Here We are” and “Compliments.”
Find out more about Bloc Party Here
BeatPort is an online music store that is dedicated entirely to electronic music. The site is great for finding harder to find artists and includes a good variety of genres including house, techno, DnB, breaks, chillout and hardcore. Overall I think this is a great little site, and just browsing through it for a few minutes I found many tracks I liked and wanted to download. The tracks are easily previewed and there is no additional software needed to download. However, I couldn’t find anywhere to purchase full albums, which leads me to believe they are primarily catering to the “digital DJ” who is in search of single tracks. Another problem I had is the prices of their songs, still a little high at $1.50 per track. Beatport is making a valiant effort and is worth a look, but it’s still no iTunes.
[via: Cool Hunting]
Aesop Rock has a limited edition EP due out 02.02.05 which includes an 88 page lyric book spanning Aesop’s career.
Threadless goes to shit. Are people really voting on designs this bad? Cause I know people are submitting better designs than the ones being printed.
Unkle has an album out now by the name of “Never, Never, Land” featuring collaborations with Ian Brown, Josh Homme, and Brian Eno.
MF Doom is officially hip-hop’s new wonderboy.
Hipsters everywhere to go crazy over Le Tigre’s new album “This Island,” be careful with this one kids.
Cool random tees and whatnot over at Preshrunk.
“It’s official, kids: Indietronica is the new emo.” – XLR8R
Ready, Steady, Go! The W lounge is a super-fun place on a Wednesday night. If you haven’t gone, DO!
“The Junk Show” snowboard contest at Brighton coming up on 02.28.05
Until next time…
Wow, Boomkat is a great site for indie music, they even have DVD’s and some apparel too. Its only downfall being that you can’t download mp3 versions of the songs, and it’s based in Europe so if you want to make a purchase everything is listed in Pounds not dollars. It’s still a very resourcefull site for finding new music of all different genres.
Well, kind of. Pepsi is giving away free iTunes songs, and with the help of Macmerc you can change your odds from 1 in 3, to every single one. I know, a single song isn’t much, but if you are already drinking Pepsi, you may as well be getting an extra little bonus.
A while back I was browsing through Epitonic and found a band from Provo that I had never heard of called Coastal. Their music is really good and they are currenty signed with San Fransisco label Dreams by Degrees. They are most definitely worth a listen, and if anyone else knows more about this band please let me know.
Sorry for the lack of posting, I have been on vacation for the past week, but I am back so let the posts begin.
The Postal Service. has collaborated with Napolean Dynamite director Jared Hess for their new video: We Will Become Silhouettes. He uses a lot of the same Napolean-ish style and it’s pretty damn funny. Check it out.
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their emails expressing their concern as to where in he hell we have been all this time, I appreciate it.
Mesh Magazine has been on hiatus for quite some time now. Due to lack of time in the past few months I wasn’t able to develop or maintain a new website, but the time has come. This site has been significantly changed in order to make it easier to update and maintain, so I am hoping that will bring you better and more recent info all the time. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to see the first versions of Mesh Magazine, let me fill you in on what it’s all about.
Mesh is an online magazine/resource site providing worldwide and Salt Lake City specific information about the (for the lack of a better word) “underground” culture along with other random stuff. Mesh isn’t scene specific. I try to cover a broad spectrum of interests, music, sports, art, etc. Although, if you ever have any suggestions, or input on anything I am, or am not covering, please let me know!
There are still some changes going on, and we will be adding things here and there such as photos to the gallery as time goes on, so make sure to spread the word and check back often, THANKS!