Think YouTube for all things art. ArtBabble.com makes its debut online serving videos to the public in the world of art. Not getting lost among the latest YouTube stars, viral ads, and the thousands of other videos posted every day, ArtBabble gets it’s content from institutions including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Looking to be the “the destination for art content online”, the site also boasts high definition for a majority of it’s videos. If you’re looking to experience more than just the latest funny online video, go check out ArtBabble.
Can’t make the SXSW festival this year? No worries, songs from all the artists participating in this years festival is available for download off BitTorrent. 6GB of DRM free, RIAA safe mp3’s showcase this year’s lineup. The SXSW festival will take place from March 18 to 22nd in Austin, Texas. It’s not too late to check out the free music from all the past festivals either. Thousands of free mp3’s for you iPod without RIAA keeping their eye on you.
In stranger than fiction news, The Roots has been slated to become the house band when Jimmy Fallon hits the air on March 2nd. First, stated in an online video which was quickly taken off the air, ?uestlove remarked on his old age and their band’s desire to find a steady gig. The announcement was further confirmed by Jimmy Fallon on his blog. The band – most in their late 30s – are looking forward to living like “normal men,” as ?uestlove says. Although not a complete announcement of retirement, The Roots, known for their extensive touring, will definitely be putting their road show on hiatus.
Backed by Pharrell, a new online community is born which caters to artists of all trades. Artst is a social networking site where users can share, view, and discuss art of all mediums. Anything from architecture, writing, videos, music and much much more, artists can put their work up on display. This is your one stop shop for all things in fashion, art, culture and music. Wish to share your passion for art with others or just like to view and comment on others original works of art, check out this growing community.
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What better way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend then to see all your favorite bands over a three day period. This year’s festival promises to be it’s biggest featuring the likes of Janes Addiction, NIN, Grizzly Bear, The Animal Collective, The Walkmen, TV on the Radio among countless others. Located at the Gorge in Quincy, WA, this all out party spans from Saturday to Monday. For up to date news, visit the official site. Stay tuned after the jump for the extensive yet unfinalized lineup and info.
It’s not some sexually ambigous symbol or some weird spelling, but Santogold has changed her name to simply Santigold. Born Santi White, the artist took on the name Santogold which happened to be shared with an actor/infomercial character who has made a living selling gold chains and making obscure songs since ’83. The gold chain wearing, infomercial making extraordinaire subsequently sued the artist formerly known as Santogold last year. Here’s Santigold’s official press release:
“Change the graffiti on the bathroom wall, get your tattoo fixed, get your t-shirt airbrushed and change the name on your year end list- Santogold is now Santigold. She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be, no random capitalization, just plain ass Santigold so remember that.”