To simplify the stream of music recommendations and news that pour out of the popular website Hidden Track, the creative team behind HT have decided to simplify the message behind the site and rebrand with a name that is more aligned with the website’s content. Starting April 2nd, Hidden Track will be renamed “Scotty B Really Loves Music”.
When asked why the site would change its now familiar name, a source close to the name change remarked, “Hidden Track is by far the best music site out there today, and I love what the site has turned into in the past few years, but it was time to rebrand to reflect what the site truly is – music that Scotty B truly fucking loves! And all the more respect to him because the music he loves is pretty damn good! So it made sense to make the shift.”
Music and topics that will be highlighted are some that Scotty truly loves, including, but not limited to…
- Umphreys’s McGee
- The Allman Brothers
- Abe Laboriel, Jr., the drummer from Paul McCartney’s band
- Bruce Springsteen
- Ryan Adams
- Wilco (especially Nels Cline)
- Jennifer Hartswick
- The organist at MSG who played “It’s Ice”
- Frank Zappa
- Early Elton John
- Mike Francesa
- Joe Russo
- Albany YEM
- Early Tweetdeck
- Jackie Greene
Little kids who are phenomenal at playing music on YouTube
Every single thing about Levon Helm
My Morning Jacket
Among the new features readers can expect is “Scotty Says”, which is similar to the game “Simon Says”, except when Scotty recommends his new favorite band, you win by listening to the music and seeing the band live. A play at home version is also in the works, which will be sold exclusively on Hidden Track.
Additionally, Tyler Curtis of Shakedown Blog will have his own column, ‘Shit Tyler Listens to”, Brian Bavosa’s ‘Page Side High’ bi-weekly column that will actually be published every two weeks, and Parker Harrington’s Technology Tuesday column will begin to share music technology from the future, as he has, up until now, covered pretty much everything in existence.
Look for ‘Scotty B Really Loves Music’ starting April 2nd!