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Chicago's DJ Slugo Fired From Spike Lee Film For Pay to Play Scheme, Draws Attention to Industry-wide Problem

31st May 2015 11 comments

Last week Chicago’s own DJ Slugo was relieved of his duties as music supervisor for Spike Lee’s latest film, Chiraq. The DJ had been put in charge of finding music for the film when Mr. Lee chose to feature all Chicago artists on the upcoming soundtrack. Unbeknownst to Lee and his team, Slugo was charging […]

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Happy Weekend!

27th December 2014 No comments

The final HW of 2014 is upon us! Another year of growth and prosperity has passed and we can’t thank our readers enough for their continued support. In recent months, as we’ve been working on The VT, been working with http://noughtsandexes.net, and prepared to move house, things have been a bit erratic and inconsistent around […]

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Happy Weekend!

29th November 2014 No comments

While Americans are trying to recover from too much food this past Thursday and perhaps too much shopping yesterday, elsewhere music is dominating people’s lives (as it should). In Hong Kong it’s time once again for Clockenflap; Hong Kong’s top music and arts festival! While Clockenflap always has a stellar lineup, this year seems to […]

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Happy Weekend!

15th November 2014 No comments

Hey everyone! We have a special guest writer today! Miss Kate is 10 years old and will be in charge of today’s Happy Weekend. Have a great one (and stay warm!!) Hi, my name is Kate. I play piano and saxophone and play a lot of sports, too. My favorites are swim team and soccer. […]

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Winds of Samsara

1st October 2014 No comments

One of the records we’ve been listening to non-stop is Winds of Samsara, the highly acclaimed album from Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman. The album has gotten stellar reviews from seemingly every news outlet imaginable and has spent nine weeks on the Billboard New Age chart. Kej and Kellerman spent two years working with over […]

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Artists We Love: Vaudeville Etiquette

30th July 2014 No comments

One of the many wonderful things about our partnership with The vt blog is the influx of incredible music we get to hear. The other day we got a suggestion from Nick Blake, mastermind of the vt, which said simply: “I think you’ll like this one.” He was so right! The band in question was […]

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Happy Weekend!

28th June 2014 No comments

Hey everybody! We here at Thirty Roses HQ hope your weekend is going as wonderful as it is here in Chicagoland. We apologize for the recent few weeks with the absence of Happy Weekend posts, things can get hectic. We thought that this weekend could be an ode to headphones, with the return of Happy […]

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Happy Weekend!

31st May 2014 1 comment

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Happy Weekend post; apologies to one and all. It may seem as though we’re slacking but actually, quite the opposite is the case. We’ve been hard at work helping with the upcoming Moccasin Creek Festival, in addition to our artist consulting services, aaaaand, we’ve also gone […]

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The Problems With Pitchfork…

29th May 2014 9 comments

This began as a discussion on Quora but since it’s something which I’m frequently asked about, it seemed worth sharing here: There are a few problems with Pitchfork. – They’re far too pretentious for their own good now and they really have no right to be. Their writers are abysmal and they use school yard […]

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