The largest music websites in 2010

Here’s a pretty good visual representation of the most popular music websites in the USA last year. (Unless you’re red-green colorblind. Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.) Apparently, YouTube is far bigger than everything else combined, Pandora is huge (we don’t have it over here), and our favorite, last.fm is still doing OK, although it’s been falling steadily recently, if you check the Alexa stats.
The hottest sites seem to be Grooveshark, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Reverbnation and Ourstage. Being tech-savvy punk rockers, we registered on all of these a while ago. Continue reading

Czech tour diary part 3 – Teplice

We spent most of Saturday on Pepa’s ranch. Pepa is the bass player of Z Ničeho Nic and he lives on a hill in the forest outside Strakonice. (A Czech guy with a beard who lives in the woods, sounds like Rumcajs, doesn’t it?) We got to taste his magic anti-hangover soup and some real cowboy chili. This guy knows how to live, he’s our hero. Continue reading

Czech tour diary part 2 – Strakonice

Strakonice is the hometown of Z Ničeho Nic, so having the advantage of the home turf and the Friday date, we could expect a bigger crowd than in Prague, and so it happened indeed. The town is only 100 kms southwest of Prague, so we didn’t have to drive too much. Kremelka is a really nice club, and it’s one of those surprise venues where you wouldn’t guess from the outside that it’s there. Continue reading

Czech tour diary part 1 – Prague

Our Czech mini-tour with Z Ničeho Nic started off in Prague at the Matrix club. The Matrix is a huge venue that could hold over a thousand people, and it has a great sound and atmosphere. We got there in time thanks to William’s cool new smartphone navigation system, and were greeted by Honza (Z Ničeho Nic singer) and Jirka, a friend of the band who volunteered to be our guide during these 3 days. (As it later turned out, he had just been out of hospital after being hit by a train, hence the nickname Train Buster.) Continue reading