Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Broken Social Scene, Forgiveness Rock Record
The National, High Violet
LCD Soundsystem, This is Happening
Yeasayer, Odd Blood
The Walkmen, Lisbon
The New Pornographers, Together
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
Mumford and Sons, Sigh No More
Sarah Jarosz, Songs up in her Head
Shooter Jennings, Black Ribbons
What you got?
Friday, November 19, 2010
This group of superbly talented musicians straddle the line between retro and contemporary with a blend of rearranged pop tunes and theatrical, cinematic feeling original compositions. If you're lucky, they'll dazzle you with their inimitable cover of The Talking Heads "Burning Down the House". Barnett and Older were a blast to chat with, and I'm thrilled to offer you the full length interview below via SoundCloud. Enjoy, and come out to The Barns tomorrow night for a night to remember.
Chaise Lounge: The Wolf Trap Interview by Wolf_Trap
Monday, November 15, 2010
We're thrilled by the relationships we've forged and always look forward to your feedback on our artist interviews, blog entries, photo albums, and all the other content we create on a daily basis. Currently, our network of social media platforms skews primarily towards our Filene Center and Barns performances, as well as relevant industry news. We are also considering social media efforts for some of our additional programs, and are curious if you'd come along for the ride. We wonder if you realize the many other aspects of Wolf Trap that fall under our four pillars such as:
- Our own Grammy-nominated, in-house opera company;
- The broad array of arts education programs spanning from early childhood to adulthood, offered here in DC and in many markets around the country;
- Our development/membership department (giving options, our young professionals group, special events, etc.);
- A very involved CEO who remains passionate about commissioning new works and the important role the performing arts can play to inspire efforts toward environmental sustainability.
Would you be interested in learning more about the many facets of the Wolf Trap Foundation through an expanded set of social media presences (for example, a Facebook page specifically devoted to Wolf Trap education)? Would you like more information from us via social media? Please take a moment to share your thoughts to help guide our efforts moving forward. At the end of the day, it's all about improving our connection with you, our loyal patrons and fans.
And I'm sure you've noticed in the past few months, our existing social spaces have brought you Wolf Trap specific web video, 2x monthly artist interviews, artist factoid/video surrounding each upcoming performance, and a slew of contests and giveaways. Do you have any suggestions for additional performance related content? What would you like to see more/less of?
While we're on the topic of Facebook - did you see this news? Crazy to think that we're in a time where we could see the end of print news and also witness both the birth and the fall of traditional email.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Obviously, Facebook is entirely too dominant for anyone to compete in their arena, so it makes sense for MySpace to go in a different direction, even if does throw them into another pretty saturated category, that of general entertainment. Does this mean they're going to try to compete with YouTube, Hulu and Vimeo to capture a piece of their audience share? Maybe the company's new goal is to exist on a much smaller level? It's tough to say at this point, but I like the idea that I now know what MySpace stands for, whereas before I had no clue why I needed to keep up my page or even visit the site in the first place. There are still some kinks to work out, but I like where MySpace is headed...maybe I'll devote some time tonight to breathing new life into my account.
The AP via NPR has the full story here.