"On Saturday, August 4, Zune will be executing their third show in its "Live at the BBQ" series in New York City - presenting a day of food, drinks and hip hip music to the community. The event is open to the public, and RSVP is required through the "Live at the BBQ" site. Confirmed artists for the New York Zune BBQ include Brand Nubian, Cham, MIMS, Joell Ortiz, Clipse, and Large Professor. Rather than sponsoring an existing concert series, the Zune team created the "Zune-Live at the BBQ" series from the ground up. Zune worked with artists directly, to give back to the cultural core consumer and connecting Zune with that core by giving them the opportunity to participate in the Zune mantra, which is to support Art, Music and Film in the digital space with technology and innovation."
I used to be into local, indy music when I was younger, but I found that the places I had to go in Calgary to see new bands (dives) and the times they were playing (late) started to factor in to me not wanting to go as I got older. Now I find I discover new music through friends and sites such as eMusic
. I think it's great that the Zune is support local music though - that's not something I've seen any other audio player company do in any way, shape, or form. Any Zune Thoughts readers planning on heading out to this NYC event? We could use a live reporter.