fbpx
Home ยป blog ยป Polyphonic Press: The Future of Music Festivals
News and Commentary

Polyphonic Press: The Future of Music Festivals

Polyphonic Press takes an interesting look at the future of music festivals.

The bottom line is that Jeremy Boyd and Jon VanDyk feel that the days of the big festivals is passing. Smaller, niche gatherings are the future, according to Boyd and VanDyk.

Boyd previously reviewed the Foo Fighters’ album “Sonic Highways.”

Here’s What’s Here

The Daily Music Break explores every genre of music, from hip hop to opera. It's simple: Boundaries are dumb. It's all good. Here is more about the site and here is our index:

--A Tribe Called Quest to The Dick Hyman Trio (In other words, A to H)

--Indigo Girls to Queen Ida (I to Q)

--Radiohead to ZZ Top (R to Z)

Reading Music

The stories of the great bands and musicians are fascinating. Musicians as a group are brilliant, but often troubled. The combination of creativity and drama makes for great reading.

Here are some books to check out.

Duke Ellington brought class, sophistication and style to jazz which, until that point, was proudly unpolished and raucous. His story is profound. The author, Terry Teachout, also wrote "Pops," the acclaimed bio of Louis Armstrong. Click here or on the image.

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต


What else is there to say? Here is the story behind every song written by The Beatles. Click here or on the image.

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

The Grateful Dead don't get enough credit for the profound nature of its lyrics. Many of the band's songs are driven by a deep and literate Americana ("I'm Uncle Sam/That's who I am/Been hidin' out/In a rock and roll band" and "Majordomo Billy Bojangles/Sit down and have a drink with me/What's this about Alabama/Keeps comin' back to me?").

David Dodd's exhaustive study tells the story, song by song. Click here or on the image.

Copied!