1956 – Elvis Presley signs with the William Morris Agency in order to make himself available to film studios.
“Come on kid, get on up here right now…are you sure you can play it?”- Dave Grohl to wannabe Foo Fighter
It’s every rock & roll fan’s dream to play alongside their heroes on stage, but few are up to the task…unless you’re some guy named “Joey“ and your hero is Dave Grohl & the Foo Fighters. Continue reading →
1961 – The Shirelles become the first girl group to top the US charts when “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” reaches #1.
Featured in NPR’s inaugural Slingshot class in 2017, Jamila Woods stopped by NPR’s D.C. offices recently to perform an entrancing midday set. Joining Jamila is a 4-piece backing band, providing a more stripped down sound than those featured on her debut album, HEAVN. This arrangements allow more space for Woods to display her full vocal range and allow her lyrics to be at the forefront. Continue reading →
Earlier this week, St. Vincent posted a pixelated and aesthetically cropped Instagram video of her covering “Modern Girl,” a song song from Sleater-Kinney’s 2005 LP The Woods. The singer tagged co-founder Carrie Brownstein with the caption “Pre-show Sleater-Kinney warm up. Such a great song! @carrie_rachel” Continue reading →
“We’ve reached this new plateau that I couldn’t have anticipated”-Trey Anastasio
Get ready — Phish will be heading out on another tour this summer, and before that Trey Anastasio will do a series of solo, acoustic shows. Continue reading →