We live in a generation where everyone wants to know the next big thing before everyone else. This goes specifically for musical artists. In my opinion, I like knowing an artist early in their career when concert tickets are only $20 for small, claustrophobia-creating venues and not hundreds of dollars for sold out arenas.
For those who have been following my posts, you’ll know that Taco Bell is more than just a fast food restaurant and this post isn’t any different.
Feed The Beat is a program that helps to support up-and-coming artists by providing food for those late night, after show, face-stuffing seshes that us concert goers know all too well. They also help these artists by providing exposure and giving them a place to jam.
Taco Bell has helped over 600 artists and doesn’t look like they’re stopping anytime soon. Here’s the current line-up:
For someone who claims to be a music fanatic, I only recognize a few artist (Holler at my boys Chromeo. I’ve been a fan since Bonafied Lovin’ first came out #PLUF) but won’t hesitate to research the ones I don’t know.
Check out a behind-the-scenes look at Little Hurricane covering “Afternoon Delight” for Happier Hour.
If individual research isn’t your thing (or requires too much work), don’t worry, Feed the Beat has you covered. They’ve launched a Pandora Station filled with tons of music from unique artists.
Finally, while I’m happy to be writing about this, I am also very sad that I am just finding out about this amazing event. Concluding its third year, Feed the Beat presented Hype Machine‘s Hype Hotel. The Austin, Texas event brought out 62 artists chosen by various music blogs (all of which I am now subscribed to), 56 hours of music, and over 30 thousand attendees. Count me in for next year if I can hitchhike a ride to Texas.
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