Quick Hits & Clips: Take Action, BlackBerry SXSW Showcase, Spinnerette

posted March 2, 2009

  • Hopeless Records, in connection with their non-profit organization Sub City is pleased to partner with DoSomething.org, the national not-for-profit organization to offer $1,000 Take Action grants to young people who want to make a difference in their communities. The Take Action Grants, empowered by f.y.e., MySpace and Hopeless/Sub City Records, will focus on Music Education or any other cause young people are passionate about. The Grants include: Music Education: $1,000 grant for projects that Do Something about Music Education, empowered by f.y.e.; General: $1,000 grant for projects that Do Something about any cause that young people are passionate about, empowered by MySpace Music and MySpace IMPACT; General: $1,000 grant for projects that Do Something about any cause that young people are passionate about, empowered by Hopeless/Sub City Records.
  • Exclusive performances by Primal Scream, Dinosaur Jr (original lineup), Grizzly Bear, Black Lips, Peter, Bjorn & John and others have been confirmed for the BlackBerry SXSW showcase. Add to your calendar now: Thursday & Friday nights at Cedar Street Courtyard, 7.30pm - 2am.
  • Brody Dalle, of Distillers fame, has a new band called Spinnerette. They've recorded a 4-song EP called "Ghetto Love" that's avaiable now on iTunes, Spinnerettemusic.com, and Shockhound. They've also collaborated with director Liam Lynch to make a video for the title track. Recorded at PinkDuck and 11AD studios in Los Angeles, the EP features a slough of guest musicians including Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age), Tony Bevilacqua (The Distillers), and Jack Irons (Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers). One of the tracks on the EP, "Sex Bomb," was remixed by Adam Freeland, which you may have heard earlier this winter.

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