Music News 3.23.17

The Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up Has a Couple of Bonus Terrapins This Year

Well fellow Dead Heads, it’s almost that time of year again: the annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. For it’s 7th year, Fathom Events are going back to the beginning, choosing to screen the 1977 concert film The Grateful Dead Movie to commemorate the film’s 40th anniversary. This year, though, Fathom Events has a couple of bonuses up their sleeve. Moviegoers will get to experience a never-before-seen mini-documentary centered around the Dead’s legendary Cornell University concert on May 8th, 1977. Also screening during the Meet-Up is an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming six-part film Long Strange Trip, due out this May on Amazon. There are three Austin-area theaters participating in the Meet-Up on April 20th: the Cinemark in Southpark Meadows, the Metropolitan off Little Texas Lane and I-35, and Arbor @ Great Hill 8 off of 183 and N Capital of Texas Highway. Tickets go on sale this Friday.


Discogs to Turn Audio Gear Database Into Marketplace

Discogs, the website behind one of the most relied-upon crowdsourced databases for information regarding audio recordings is expanding into the production gear market with the launch of its new marketplace Gearogs. Gearogs is already an up-and-running database, but the option to buy and sell production gear will be available starting next month. Discogs CEO Kevin Lewandowski says his vision for the marketplace is to be “the largest database of audio equipment on the planet.” Lewandoski says this is just the first step in his vision for what he calls Discogs’s “meta-projects.” Next: marketplaces for films, books, and comics.


-Taylor Wallace

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