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Levi’s Station to Station Blog Radio

Station to Station, a public art project by Doug Aitken made possible with support from Levi’s, is a train traveling across the United States, bringing music, art, and cultural happenings to ten cities along the way. From live performances by artists like Patti Smith, Dan Deacon, and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, to talks from slow-food activist Alice Waters, Station to Station connects creative pioneers throughout the country.

We’re proud to join the trip with the Levi’s Blog Radio—a playlist of music being posted by blogs around the destination stations. Click the code of the station nearest you to hear what bloggers are writing about (here’s a list of station codes).

Tickets for some Station to Station stops are still available through the site.

Hype Machine Handpicked at Bumbershoot

The great traveling SpinMedia Soundwave Tent sets up in Seattle this weekend at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Find us by the Fountain Lawn (view map), DJing with a few of our favorite artists and bloggers. The schedule runs as follows…

Saturday, August 31st, 3PM – 5PM
Featuring: FensePost, Seismic Sound, Washed Out

Sunday, September 1st, 3PM – 5PM
Featuring: Barsuk Records takeover (w/ Ramona Falls and Ra Ra Riot), The Finest Kiss, special Hype Machine DJ set

Monday, September 2nd, 3PM – 5PM
Featuring: Stadiums & Shrines, Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Lissie

Hope to see you there!

Hype Machine Handpicked at Outside Lands

Outside Lands
The summer festival tour continues! This weekend our Handpicked series heads to San Francisco for Outside Lands. Once again we’ll be inside the SpinMedia Soundwave Tent, hosting DJ sets from a few of our favorite artists and bloggers. Here’s the scoop:

Friday, August 9th, 3PM – 5PM
Featuring: Yours Truly, Chris Keating (of Yeasayer)

Saturday, August 10th, 3PM – 5PM
Featuring: The Bay Bridged, Milo Greene, Atlas Genius

Sunday, August 11th, 3PM – 5PM
Featuring: Unholy Rhythms, The Leaving Scene, Rudimental, Foals

Find us near the Lands End Stage (view map), just follow the vibes!

Hype Machine Handpicked at Lollapalooza


This weekend we’re taking our Handpicked series to Chicago for Lollapalooza. Find us with a few of our favorite artists and bloggers at the SpinMedia Soundwave Tent (view map), from 3PM to 5PM Friday and Sunday.

Hype Machine Handpicked will host DJ sets, interviews, and all around good times/tunes with…

Friday, August 2nd, 3PM – 5PM
Blog: Consequence of Sound
Artists: IO Echo, Hot Chip, Disclosure

Sunday, August 4th, 3PM – 5PM
Blogs: PORTALS, CreamTeam
Artists: Jillionaire (of Major Lazer) + more surprise guests

Hope to see you there!

PS. For a chance to win a pair of 3-day passes, simply tweet what track you’re currently listening to on the Hype Machine with #HMHandpicked. Contest ends today at 6PM EST.

BBC Radio 6 Music Zeitgeist & Underhyped Recs

BBC Radio 6 & Hype Machine

We’re partnering with BBC Radio 6 Music once again to present the mid-year Music Blog Zeitgeist. Listen on July 7 at 18:00 for the countdown of the top 20 most-blogged artists of the year (so far!)

We were also curious to hear which artists the bloggers thought were under-blogged. Read and listen to their recommendations here.

Found something new to love? Join in the conversation on Twitter using #Blog6Music


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