On an average night in Los Angeles, the one-and-only Beck staged an expectedly curious event to promote his recent book release of sheet music sans-recorded audio entitled simply, Song Reader. Not surprisingly given Beck’s stature, there was a gigant line outside the venue, seemingly five times what Sonos Studio could reasonably hold. Once inside, attendees enjoyed free drinks and a slew of artwork directly from and inspired by the Song Reader project. (the studio exhibit will be present and viewable to the public until March 24th). A small stage stood set up with a bevy of instruments. Numerous celebrities crowded the space (Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass and Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat among them) and generally, there was a tinge of excitement that in addition to other performers, the man himself might perform a little.
2012 was a thunderous year for music. So much is released on a daily basis, in fact, that many find it impossible to keep up with all these happenings. Fortunately for you, that’s what mxdwn does best. The following tracks signify what matters in music in our modern age. Sit down, chill out, and listen to what we consider to be the most important songs of the year.
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Beck, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, More Headline We Hate Hurricanes Benefit @ Club Nokia 12/10
On Monday, December 10th, Club Nokia will host a benefit event called We Hate Hurricanes. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to AmeriCares to aid in relief for hurricane Sandy victims.
The night will be headlined by Beck. Also on the bill are comedians Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman, actors Will Ferrell and Jon Hamm and other special guests TBA.
Perhaps the best thing about this star-studded event is how affordable it is – tickets are only $38.50-58.50 before fees, and go on sale this Saturday, 12/1 on Ticketmaster.
Feel free to buy a ticket, help support hurricane victims, and get a night of fun all in one.
Monday, December 10th, 2012
Doors: 8:30 PM
800 West Olympic Blvd., Ste. A335 Los Angeles CA 90015
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Damn the Torpedoes: A Detailed Video Interview with Justin Meldal-Johnsen on Working with Beck, Paramore, Nine Inch Nails and More
There’s no sense in presenting it any other way. You may not know the name Justin Meldal-Johnsen, but you really should. Chances are you’ve heard his phenomenal bass playing, songwriting or production in some of the best bands and on some of the best albums over the last 25 years and not even known that he was involved. Read more…
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