Everywhere Else, March 21st

Derrick Carter, Kraftwerk, the music industry on twitter and 25 years of SXSW.


Words by: Charlie Jones

The Wire Salon – Performing Kraftwerk: Synthesizing The Man-Machine “This edition of The Wire Salon featured Sean Albiez and David Pattie, co-editors of Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop, a new collection of essays that analyses the concepts and music of one of the most enigmatic and influential groups of the 20th and 21st centuries. It took place at London’s CafĂ© Oto, 15 March, 2011.” thewire.co.uk

Billboard’s Twitter 140: Music Industry Characters You Need To Follow “These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether it’s about copyright, “Entourage,” social commerce, the cloud(s), rap radio, Nashville, technology or just techno, these are 140 of the best and brightest music industry characters on Twitter.” billboard.biz

Interview With Derrick Carter “I mean, it should be respected and it should be presented in a certain way. But I also feel like it’s not . . . fuckin’ we aren’t DJing at the Louvre. It’s music at a club—people are getting drunk, trying to get a little ass. There’s a part of me that knows that the reason that people are here, the reason they’ve paid to hear me, is that they want to have a good time. Not to stand around and debate the finer points of the hi-hats or how the interplay between the bass and the kick kind of creates a third bass line, you know? I can do that too, but I just don’t have the energy. I’m busy. I got shit to do. I gotta make this party happen.”

Video: 25 Years Of SXSW “Austin History Centre’s Tim Hamblin worked at the first SXSW in Austin, Texas, and has trawled the festival archive to put together a showcase of memorabilia from the past 25 years. Here he gives the Guardian a tour of the exhibition and a glimpse into the organisation behind the music.” guardian.co.uk

SXSW: Beyond 6th Street, A Local Party “There’s a keg in the yard, burgers on the grill, and an open door policy. The bands play in the living room and the guests dance in the kitchen. Boyle says for South by Southwest, he wanted his party to feature local acts: bands that might have been pushed out of their regular venues by visiting groups.” npr.org