Welcome, rocker nation, to the newest episode of Rock it Out! Blog. Every Friday, host Sami Jarroush rounds together an esteemed panel of critics, musicians, and comedians to discuss the week’s biggest headlines live from our new set at JBTV in downtown Chicago.
This week, Sami welcomes Consequence of Sound Managing Editor Adam Kivel, The Lemons guitarist Chris Kramer, and Matt Gieser of Chicago’s Treehouse Records. They discuss the recent verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” and its implications going forward. With SXSW Music kicking off next week, they also discuss the pros and cons of Austin’s mega music festival, and assess the value of Instrument 1, a new electronic instrument that plays every sound imaginable.
Additionally, Aaron and Kristin of DoStuffMedia.com offer a SXSW survival guide for first timers, and Austin resident Brooke Wahlberg shares recommendations for Austin locales to hit up when you’re in need of a breather from SXSW.
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