Spotify Says They’re Gonna Be So Big, Artists Won’t Even Have to Worry About Rent…

  • Posted: March 13, 2013  by timothy   -  
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by Paul Resnikoff That’s according to bigger-than-life vision of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, who deftly parlayed questions about measley artist compensation into much larger possibilities during a SXSW chit-chat.  All of which informed a subtext that sounded like this: if you’re focused on pennies today, you’ll miss out on all those dollars tomorrow. continue story here Here’s our response:

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Music Hall OF Williamsburg Hosts Ari Up Tribute Show On Sun Jan 16th

On January 16, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg will host a birthday tributeto the late Slits frontwoman Ari Up, who died last year. The lineup includes various former Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Bruce Smith (also of Public Image Ltd.), andNeneh Cherry (yes, she was in the band). It also features Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, King Django, members of the Slackers, and writer Greg Tate. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s […]

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NPR’s The Mix Creates Playlist Honoring Ari Up

Leading up to what would have been Air Up’s 49th birthday, NPR’s The Mix have created a special playlist honoring The Slits lead singer and the female greats of post-punk. The station’s Anthony Fantano writes: “Ari Up, leader of the pioneering post-punk band The Slits, would have turned 49 on Jan. 17. She died of cancer last October (read All Songs Considered contributor Carrie Brownstein’s remembrance here). In honor of […]

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Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party Tribute – Williamsburg (Jan 16)

As reported by The Brooklyn Vegan: Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg is hosting a show on January 16th called “Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party” featuring appearances from members of The Slits, The Slackers, PiL, as well as Neneh Cherry and many others. Tickets are on sale. The Slits album, Trapped Animal, is available via the Narnack Records store.

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Vivien Goldman: The Slits’ Ari Up Flies Away Home…

From Ari’s friend, journalist Vivien Goldman (VivienGoldman.com): The loss of Ari-Up of the Slits is devastating not only for those like me who got to frolic and skank with her for three decades plus, but for music. A genuinely original free spirit, Arri at 14 showed us how to be a punk. In many ways, she was the soul of the movement, specially the Punky Reggae Party people. An incredible […]

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Ari Up of The Slits R.I.P. (1962-2010)

Ari Up (born Ariane Forester), the German-born lead vocalist for seminal British punk band The Slits, has died at the age of 48 after a long battle with illness. Her immediate family has asked for privacy at this time and no public service is planned. She is survived by three sons, her mother Nora, and stepfather Johnny Lydon (also known as Johnny Rotten). Nora Forster and John Lydon released the […]

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New Photo Gallery: The Slits 2010

All photos copyright Angel Ceballos 2010

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CMJ and Under the Radar

More Slits’ News on Under The Radar and CMJ !!!!

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Check Out Narnack on Last.fm

Click here to view Narnack’s Last.fm page.

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