DIY music blog Altered Zones is disbanding. For years, the blog has hosted great events, highlighted experimental music and promoted independent acts across the country. Editors Ric Leichtung and Emilie Friedlander will now act as contributors to Pitchfork and plan to launch a new project in 2012. RIP Altered Zones.
In other RIP news, Wednesday was Napster’s last day of existence. I’m surprised to learn it still existed in the first place. RIP Godfather Of Illegal Downloading.
The Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday night. For the most part, Beyonce got snubbed, Bruno Mars cleaned up, and Bon Iver was nominated for Best New Artist. Someone tell the Grammys it’s not 2008 anymore. Some of the nominees, though, were of the CMJ persuasion. Congrats!