Hip Concert Reminder…Sufjan Stevens tix tonight in Richmond VA still available

Just in case you missed the earlier posts…

Sufjan Stevens is performing TONIGHT 5/6/15 at the Altria Theater (formally The Mosque) in downtown Richmond Virginia. Tickets are still available!

For those that can’t make it…here’s some videos shot at the beautiful Palace Theater in Columbus Ohio from April 17 2015. Enjoy!

New song from Sufjan Stevens…No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross

*really looking forward to seeing Sufjan on tour this year in Richmond, Virginia…

I'm there, Dude...HipsterApproved.net

I’m THERE dude…HipsterApproved.net

Exploring regional listening preferences

Cool…I see there are a few ‘hipster’ bands still liked here in the U.S.

Sufjan Stevens, Edward Sharpe, The Shins

Music Machinery

In previous posts we looked at how gender and age can affect listening preferences. Today we take a look at how the location of a listener may affect their listening preferences.

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For this study, I sampled the listening preferences of about a quarter million listeners that have a zip code associated with their account. update: Listener data is drawn from a variety of music streaming services that are powered by The Echo Nest.ย I aggregated these listeners into regions (state, regional and all-US). To compare regions I look at the top-N most popular artists ย based upon listener plays in each region and look for artists that have a substantial change in rank between the two regions. These artists are the artists that define the taste for the region.

As an example letโ€™s compare Tennessee to New England. If we look at the top 100 artists listened to in Tennessee andโ€ฆ

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Sufjan Stevens free on iTunes today!

Click to enlargeJust checked out what is being offered for free on iTunes today and am pleasantly surprised to see it’s a song from the new box-set recently released by Sufjan Stevens. The song is called Christmas In the Room from the ‘Silver & Gold’ box.

You can download it here.silvergoldI don’t own the new box-set yet, but I do have the box-set he released back in 2005 called ‘Songs for Christmas‘ which is excellent.