A short while ago, we hipped you to an amazing concert/webcast from Erin Mckeown, which took place at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on October 20. (We watched it from our lair, and it ruled).
Well, Erin has just posted a clip fom the webcast where she talks about her support for the open internet before launching into a positively ripping cover of “Who’s Watching the Watcher” by LaBelle. Check it out:
In the clip, Erin mentions a “supertweet” that happened simultaneously with the performance. This 140-character bit o’ brilliance went reached more than 50,000 Twitter users, and raised awareness about the need to preserve the open internet for musicians (and everyone else). Even though Erin’s Chicago gig is now in the rearview, you can still feel free to take this message far and wide (or at least retweet it!):
I #rockthenet with @erinmckeown and @futureofmusic because #netneutrality lets artists and fans connect!
To learn more about efforts to preserve the open internet as a level playing field for artists and music entrepreneurs, check out our Rock the Net campaign, which includes such amazng talent as R.E.M., OK Go, Kronos Quartet, Guster, Boots Riley of The Coup, and thousands more.
And if you’re in L.A. on Friday, Nov. 5 you should swing by the AFI Fest to catch the documentary Barbershop Punk. It’s all about this issue, and features rockers like Ian McKaye and Henry Rollins alongside our very own policy punk, Michael Bracy. More info right here.