Saidah Blount

Saidah Blount is a music and pop culture junkie born and bred in Kansas City, Mo. From an early age, it became quickly apparent to her family that music would be intrinsic to her life; so much so that by the time Saidah was a teenager, her music magazine, cassette and LP collection soon rivaled many local mom & pop record stores in the metro area.

Known for deftly mixing her interests in new music and nightlife culture, Saidah has been an active participant in NYC culture for over a decade. From journalism to DJing to her day job in marketing and brand strategy, Saidah's been lucky to work with the best musicians, magazines, and brands out there.

If she's not on a dancefloor or seeing a live show, it's good odds that you can find Saidah either baking treats, reading, taking long walks in the park or sporadically updating her music and pop culture blog, This'll Be On My Videotape.

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Beirut And The Arcs To Play Back-To-Back First Listen Live Concerts In New York

Friday, August 28, 2015

On two consecutive nights in September, we're bringing Beirut and The Arcs to stages in New York City to play songs from their new albums, and you can win tickets.


Benjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

With a borrowed acoustic guitar, the New Orleans singer performs "Have You Seen My Son?" in a secluded spot at the famous festival.


Brody Dalle: Raging Into The Light

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The former lead singer of The Distillers and Spinnerette has a sandpaper- and velvet-tinged voice that speaks to rebellious young punks. Watch her perform a personal anthem, "Dressed in Dreams."


D.D Dumbo: Looping Sounds In An Austin Alleyway

Thursday, May 15, 2014

We'd heard all sorts of crazy rumors about the eclectic Australian musician D.D Dumbo. For this Field Recording, we discovered some secrets about his global influences.


NPR Music's 12 Favorite Music Videos Of 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

This year saw interactive videos come to the fore, but some reliable ingredients — dancing, doppelgangers and Drake — were just as key to making a great video in 2013.


Tourist., Live In Concert

Friday, November 08, 2013

The London-based producer is known for creating emotive, slightly swampy remixes, and was recently signed to Disclosure's new label. Here, Tourist. performs live at Mountain Oasis 2013 in Asheville, N.C.


Disclosure, Live In Concert

Friday, November 08, 2013

It's been a pretty big year for Brit producers (and brothers) Guy and Howard Lawrence. The electronic duo, better known as Disclosure, released their debut album, Settle, to great fanfare, and have been selling out venues across America. This set was recorded live in Asheville, NC on Oct. 27, 2013.

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Gary Numan, Live In Concert

Friday, November 08, 2013

Singer and composer Gary Numan is considered a pioneer of synth-based electronic music who has often featured a heavy rock influence. For this special Mountain Oasis set, Numan performed a number of his classic hits, as well as new tracks from his 2013 album, Splinter.


Jherek Bischoff, Live In Concert

Friday, November 08, 2013

Multi-hyphenate entertainer Jherek Bischoff is known for pushing the limits of orchestral music. For this very special set for the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Bischoff worked with four local Asheville, N.C. musicians as well as the members of the band People Get Ready.


Wild Belle: Reggae-Tinged Romance Amid The Big Bikes

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Watch the band play one of its breeziest songs, "Love Like This," at a Los Angeles bike shop. Appropriately enough, the song's vibe evokes images of sunny, leisurely rides down California's famed Pacific Coast Highway, preferably on the back of a souped-up custom motorcycle.


Wild Nothing: Nuanced Pop At 8,500 Feet

Friday, May 31, 2013

With freezing hands and an adventurous spirit, the band Wild Nothing performs a stripped-down version of its song "This Chain Won't Break" on the side of the Mount San Jacinto peak near Palm Springs, Calif.


Ducktails: NPR Front Row

Friday, March 22, 2013

This is a live band that thrives on experimentation, playing around and taking chances. Watch Ducktails on stage at Austin's Clive Bar as the band performs "Letter of Intent," featuring kicky guitars and emotive strains of organ and synth.


Chvrches: NPR Front Row

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chvrches' bass-heavy pop sounds will be the soundtrack to many a barbecue this summer, but in the meantime, the Glaswegian trio got the crowd dancing at SXSW 2013. Watch the trio perform "The Mother We Share" at Austin's Red 7.


Neon Indian: From the Bedroom to the Bowling Alley

Friday, December 18, 2009

Neon Indian, who performed at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg on Thursday night, might be the biggest part of 2009's defining musical trend. What style or movement defined your year?


Eleanor Friedberger, or Why the Fiery Furnaces Appeal to More Than Just Music Geeks

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

When the Fiery Furnaces hit the stage, it's all about their lead singer.


Out of the House: Preacher and the Knife and Free Blood

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It seemed slightly odd to be heading to the Mercury Lounge on a cold and blustery Sunday night in order to see local buzz bands Free Blood and Preacher and the Knife. To be honest, I’ve most memorably experienced both of these bands in very intimate, sweaty, and BYOB-friendly conditions — i.e. the uniquely tried and true NYC house party.

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