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Most people are probably not aware of the record labels behind their favorite albums. That’s as it should be, according to 4AD label head, Simon Halliday. “I think of us as being an invisible partner. That’s where we should be, you know, behind the scenes and just helping artists along,” he says. Whether you’ve heard of 4AD or not, you likely listened to an album released by the UK-based label. The 80s were 4AD’s heyday,...
SATURDAY, October 1st Despite a thoroughly stacked lineup from top to bottom, The Meadows came into the first day of it’s inaugural edition with a bit of a limp. After working to right the wrong that came when The Weeknd initially canceled his headlining set to appear on SNL—finding a way to schedule him, instead, for an early-evening slot--the crooner again canceled his set on Friday night, less than 24 hours prior to his revised 5:30...
The New York Mets are about to dive into a pennant race, hunting a chance to make it back to the World Series for the second straight year. However, baseball isn’t what’s going to be attracting thousands of fans to Citi Field this weekend; nope, instead, it'll be the inaugural edition of The Meadows festival, put on by Founders Entertainment. The festival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, focuses on hip-hop and indie...
While the independent music scene certainly has an international scope, Brooklyn is a hub, home and haven for many of the artists and labels that are involved. Last night I took the train up from our Brooklyn office to the spacious confines of the Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom to attend the fifth annual Libera Awards, a mini award show hosted by the American Association of Independent Music that seeks to highlight excellence in this...

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