The Week In Music
Though it feels like the beginning of the week, more noteworthy items have happened these five days than in the last three weeks put together. Here's a small sampling of the parties, releases, mishaps, and strange occurrences that made the headlines.
Monday began with news of Mr. Lif's tour bus crashing over the weekend outside San Diego, effectively canceling all remaining dates the artist was playing with fellow hip-hop producers The Coup. Miraculously, all made it out alive, though injuries were sustained and the artists lost most of their physical possessions.
Lucky John Tejada celebrates the 10-year anniversary of his Palette Recordings this weekend in L.A., with a live set alongside producer Justin Maxwell and an appearance by Dan Bell. The show coincides with Palette's tenth release, Cleaning Sounds is a Filthy Business, and the buzz about this night should guarantee a party that keeps going all night long.
It's all fun and games until someone meets an art student. Unlucky Domino Records foursome Clinic was forced to cancel their one and only London gig at the prestigious Central St. Martins Art College when a group of students threatened a sit-in protest in response. No one mentioned offensive lyrics, strange on-stage rituals, or even the creepy surgical masks the band likes to wear in press shots. Reports merely cite the concern was that the band's performance might disrupt the students' studies.
Winter Music Conference's early registration numbers hit record-breaking levels. It isn't certain what's driving people to head to South Beach in droves to witness The Cure headlining the Ultra Music Festival, but maybe people also heard that trance is making a comeback.
Meanwhile, where is M3 Summit?
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