Benedictson played in The Ministers of Cool with Lowe but Lowe was also known for his work with SwingSoniq, The Chess Club and his work with orchestra, chamber ensembles, theatre and television.
SoundExchange is completing its long-rumored acquisition of CMRRA, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, in a move that brings the capabilities of multiple rights licensing and collections on behalf of both labels and publishers under one roof.
Where else can you go, if not New York? As the early-aughts New York revival faded to static, the center of gravity in indie rock reverted to its default provincial location: somewhere in the countryside, but not too far away. Suburbs and campuses have always been the genre’s traditional spawning grounds: Even in the New York scene, schools provided a vital space for potential band members to coalesce. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs formed at Oberlin; an NYU philosophy course assisted in the creation of Interpol. The Strokes? Put in touch through a set of elite private high schools, plus NYU. Ultimately, though, the heart of indie music has traditionally resided outside New York. After the early-aughts rock boom went bust, that heart moved all the way out of America.
Zaphod Beeblebrox — the popular ByWard Market music venue named after a character in Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — closed its doors Sunday night, after more than two-and-a-half decades in operation.