On Tuesday, March 5, Bryan Aust, owner of the Little Five Points music venue the Five Spot, will close its doors after nearly 12 years of bringing intimate local shows to the neighborhood. Maybe you were at the Five Spot in May 2011 when Del tha Funkee Homosapien played a free show. Or perhaps you were hooked on Barry Wright’s stand-up comedy on Tuesday nights. Whatever your attachment to the L5P dive, prepare your goodbyes.
The results? In North America, Atlanta was the leader in predicting overall music trends as well as hip-hop trends, while Montreal was the clear indie music frontrunner. (Sorry, Brooklyn.)
Actually, this is totally what we’d think—Atlanta is a groundswell of innovative music. We even talked about it in our Out There Atlanta podcast. Those of us out seeing concerts don’t take it for granted, and those of you that aren’t … well, you should. Come hang out and watch the next generation of musicians grow.
Get at the Facebook event!
We love these dudes, and they played our big launch party. Check out their new tunes!
Ahem. We’re leaving beta. And throwing a party.
Please pardon the DJ Khaled reference–we’re quite excited. On November 19, MusicGrid.me will no longer require a passcode to use and will shed its ‘beta’ status. These kids grow up so fast!
While we wish we could swing by your home address to give you an in-person hug and gift basket full of androgynous flowers and fruit-flavored artificial candies for all the feedback, bug finds, and reviews you’ve submitted, our lawyer tells us we must refrain from such stalkerish actions. Instead, we’re going to throw a part(a)y! If you happen to be in the Atlanta area (or have a relative that works for an airline), we want you to come enjoy a night of great tunes and better friends on us. You will experience the musical stylings of great bands (Stonerider, Dyess, Killing Floor, and Joshua Fletcher), collect some dapper, useful swag, sip a free beer, and meet like-minded souls in a brouhaha to be remembered. All we ask is that you let us know you’re coming on Facebook or Twitter.
You will forever be etched in the proverbial wall of all-stars who helped us get off the ground.
Is MusicGrid.me just going to sit on its keister for a month?
No, silly. We are the 99%–um, 53%–never mind. We are an ideal (apple) pie chart of American ingenuity. We recently added pagination for the review streams, both site-wide and ‘Friendly Fire’. Additionally, we plan on having a brand new mobile web app ready to go by November 19. The mobile version we have live now most certainly does its job, but it’s not able to scale to the new features we’ve got now or will add in the future.
See? We sing not The Lazy Song around here.
Show us some love!
As always, the best way to support MusicGrid.me is to use the buy links to purchase music. In fact, you can send us any Amazon link to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send you an affiliate link back within 24 hours–it doesn’t cost you anything, and we get a a small portion of the purchase price. Just make sure you send us the link before you buy it. Also, iTunes tells us it’s Country Music Month. Enjoy this strange graphic/link for said event: