Wednesday, February 6, 2013

sound american

what it is: sound american
where i found it: word of mouth

I'm not big on reading long internet texts, but this magazine Sound American is kind of worth it. Lengthy interviews, essays and articles by very-knowledgeable, though pseudo-hipsterish folk about often-ethnic and frequently-folk musics. The current issue asks the big question "What Is American Music?" and interviews record collectors and re-issue record labels such as Mississippi and Tompkins Square. Past issues covered John Cage and improvisation collectives, which are also worth checking out. I might not post for a couple of days because I'll be busy reading this.