The New York Times has put together an unbelievably in-depth piece chronicling the audition process for 22 current and former Saturday Night Live cast members. For great acceptance (and rejection) stories, and to also get an idea of what goes into casting the show, take the time to give it a read.
Read a New York Timesarticle about the recent return of Swans and their upcoming album, My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky. The record's due October 5th on vocalist Michael Gira's Young God label.
Damian Kulash, singer of OK Go, has contributed an interesting op-ed article to the New York Times about the band's past viral success on YouTube and the current state of the music industry. You can check it out here.
Yesterday, the New York Times posted an interesting article about Polyphonic, which invests in rising bands outside of the scope of a record label. What do you think of this idea and what bands would you like to see take advantage of opportunities like this?