Back in April when we launched the @Hidden_Track Twitter account, we kicked things off with a B List of 20 Twitter Feeds to Follow. Number One on the list was Grace Potter (@gracepotter) of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. The HT fave was an easy choice thanks to her consistent updates and behind-the-scenes pictures from the road. Though Potter was the only female in our list of 10 Bands to follow, there are plenty more worth following, and here’s 10 more Women who rock and are worthy of a follow.
1. Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer)
Palmer is highly engaging of her rabid fans, often stirring conversations about whatever is currently relevant in her life. She also drops info on secret “ninja” shows alerting followers to when and where to catch her.
2. Neko Case (@NekoCase)
Case is quick to reply to her followers and is great at updating from the road. Her recent tour with My Morning Jacket was well documented by her 140 character updates.
3. Lilly Allen (@MrsLRCooper)
Though Allen seems to be more interested in tweeting than making records these days, her feed is entertaining and at times controversial. Never shy to tell it like it is, Allen’s tweets can be as sharp as her tongue.
READ ON for seven more ladies worth following…
Record Store Day (@recordstoreday) is this Saturday and I’m more excited than a kid waiting for Christmas. I’ve got a list of must haves and maybes, checked it twice, and with the prospect of securing live Phish on wax (albeit just a 7 inch soundcheck) Saturday can’t come soon enough.
In Seattle I’ll be hitting up Sonic Boom (@sonicboomnation), Easy Street Records (@EasyStRecords) and Jive Time (@jivetimerecords) and following those Twitter accounts for updates and insights on all things Record Store Day.
There are plenty of other great record stores all across the country, like Amoeba in San Francisco (@AmoebaSF) and L.A. (@AmoebaLA), Reckless Records (@RecklessRecords) in Chicago, Other Music (@othermusic) in New York City, Waterloo Records (@WaterlooRecords) in Austin, Twist and Shout (@twistDenver) in Denver and Newbury Comics (@newburycomics) in Boston, but that’s just a few. Our Tuesday @Hidden_Track conversation, #htconvo, asked our followers about their favorite record stores, past or present. READ ON to see how some of our followers responded…
Post-Grateful Dead act Furthur opened yet another tour last night at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR and fans of the band who couldn’t make it were able to enjoy
Happy Sunday from all of us here at HT! This is a quick reminder that it’s easy to have your finger on the digital pulse of what’s going on tonight
In anticipation of this summer’s Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails joint amphitheater tour, the two powerhouse alternative rock acts have launched a brand new website to get their fans ready for action. The sightly sparse site, which includes links to all the band’s social networking sub-sites, also features a free six song EP that contains the studio debut of two Jane’s tracks that Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor produced – Whores and Chip Away – both of which originally appeared on their 1987 self-titled live album.
Finally, we don’t often talk about movie trailers around these parts, but there have been two very cool ones that have surfaced over the last couple of days that we wanted to share. The first is for the highly anticipated, Spike Jonze directed adaptation of the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are – which features the music of Arcade Fire and is set to have a soundtrack from YYY’s frontwoman Karen O. The second, is for Ang Lee’s adaptation of Elliot Tibor’s memoir Taking Woodstock – which tells the behind the scenes story of how the festival ended up at Yasgur’s Farm.
READ ON to see the trailers for both of these films…