Welcome, rocker nation, to a brand new episode of Rock it Out! Blog. Every Friday, host Sami Jarroush rounds together an esteemed panel of critics, musicians, and comedians to discuss the week’s biggest headlines.
On this week’s episode, the panel consists of Consequence of Sound Managing Editor Adam Kivel, Associate Editor Sasha Geffen, and comedian Meredith Kachel. They start off by discussing the rise of holograms, including the impending tour of Hatsune Miku, and whether it is indeed the future of concert entertainment.
They also discuss Dave Chappelle’s banning of cell phones for his intimate performances at Chicago’s Thalia Hall and whether other artists might adapt a similar policy. Lastly, we debate which actor should play a young Han Solo in the forthcoming movie about the Star Wars character.
We also bring you a sneak peek at next week’s interview with David Greenberg, a music psychologist who has created a playlist to help you wake up more effectively, and Adam Kivel teaches you how to pronounce the artist Autre Ne Veut’s name properly.