AMERICA’S well-documented independent music scene once valued tour-van mileage, lean living, anti-commercialism and a layer of sonic inscrutability. The DIY work ethic of the 1980s and ‘90s meant everything from booking your own gigs to pressing your own debut single, if necessary. Would-be scribes wrote criticism in Xeroxed zines, published in copy shops. It was more concerned with a grassroots revolution in sound than SoundScan figures—the pre-internet gauge of sales.
The fallout from Lana Del Rey's widely panned SNL performance apparently has carried over to the singer's upcoming tour, which was supposed to launch next month but has now been delayed. That's according to the New York Post's Page ... Read Post
Lana Del Rey Postpones Tour: Letting the haters get her down, Lana Del Rey postpones an upcoming tour, presumably to let the SNL backlash die down. Yes: Daft Punk is supposedly enlisting Nile Rodgers to work on their new album. Boo:... Read Post