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ASSEMBLE XII: A Sonic Experiment at the Ace Hotel: The avant-garde collective gathers for another explosive, one-of-a-kind performance in NYC

ASSEMBLE XII: A Sonic Experiment at the Ace Hotel


It’s CMJ week in NYC, meaning the streets are flooded with thousands of artists vying for attention. In a festival that offers more music than anyone can possibly endure, avant-garde performance experiment ,…

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Foo Fighters’ American music history lesson ‘Sonic Highways’ premieres tonight

The new HBO documentary series Sonic Highways — directed by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl — debuts tonight, and if it’s anything like the extremely well-received documentary Sound City he directed in 2013, it might just be worth canceling your Friday night plans for.

The eight-part series is going to follow Grohl as he visits touchstone American recording studios in different cities that are steeped in musical lore, and will feature conversations with the important musicians who have called these places home. The power combination of (soon-to-be-unbundled) HBO and Grohl meant that the series was able to compile an impressive list of interviewees, as the trailer alone teases talks with everyone from 20th-century icons like Dolly Parton…

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In the Garden of Sonic Delights, Katonah: Caramoor goes out of its comfort zone to host a series of new outdoor sound art installations

In the Garden of Sonic Delights, Katonah


Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts, a sprawling country estate, is known for its outdoor classical and opera offerings—befitting the quiet Westchester town in which it’s located. Though Katonah, NY is just over an hour’s…

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The quest to unlock the secrets of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

In 1992, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released for the Sega Genesis, one step in the furry blue animal’s decades-long cultural ascent. Fans wouldn’t let the game go: promotional materials had shown off a level that never made it to the final version, and Sonic aficionados salivated at the idea of uncovering it. Seven years later, someone on the web uploaded an early development version of the game, and its secrets were finally revealed. Gaming journalist Heidi Kemps told Sonic creator Yuji Naka about the internet’s obsession with the level. In an article for The Atlantic, she relates his surprise at learning how much of a stir it caused.

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Sonic the Hedgehog speeding onto movie screens

Sega’s speedy blue video game mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, is going to star in his own movie. The film, produced in collaboration between Sony, 22 Jump Street Producer Neal Moritz, and Japanese company Marza Animation Planet, will combine live action and computer animation to tell Sonic’s story.

The movie will technically be Sonic’s second — the first was cobbled together from two Japanese anime episodes and released straight-to-video in the US in 1999. The mascot’s popularity peaked in that decade, when as the star of much-loved games on Sega’s Master System and Genesis consoles, he competed against Mario for cultural penetration. As Japanese company Sega pulled away from the hardware market after the release of its Dreamcast, Sonic’s…

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Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble: A night of sonic exploration at LN-CC, energized and unified through drinking mezcal, is now available on 12″ vinyl

Spirit Bear Mezcal Ensemble


Back in March 2013, musicians and non-musicians alike gathered at London retail concept space LN-CC for a multi-sensory experience like no other. Thomas Bullock—a DJ and record producer with decades of street cred who fell in love with mezcal later in life—had…

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Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound: A sonic collaboration of the highest caliber to celebrate the automaker’s new FrontBass System

Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound

The scoring stage at Skywalker Sound can showcase a single performer or a 125-piece orchestra, but for several months it was home to one of the first 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 pre-production cars, often hidden under cover and behind sound baffles when other recording sessions were taking place. Though…

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Web Design Critique #85: Sonic Electronix