Blues singer Marva Wright dies; WOXY shuts down; Todd P. takes heat for MtyMx
By Ally Schweitzer
- New Orleans gospel and blues singer Marva Wright has died from complications of a stroke suffered in 2009. Wright, known as the Blues Queen of New Orleans, was 62.
- Internet radio took a big hit when WOXY, the popular online radio station that took many forms since its establishment in 1983, suddenly went dark at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday. A message on the station's website attributed the sudden shutdown to "current economic realities and the lack of ongoing funding for WOXY's operations." WOXY, which Future Sounds purchased only last year from Lala.com, was popular for its focus on lesser-known rock bands.
- Articles in the New York Times and the Village Voice aren't shining a flattering light on Brooklyn concert promoter Todd Patrick (aka Todd P.), the organizer of MtyMx, an underground rock festival that took place over the weekend in violence-rocked Monterrey, Mexico. Times contributor Jon Caramanica characterized the festival, which faced numerous band cancellations, logistical problems and lower-than-expected temperatures, as "a long string of indignities with a progressive soundtrack." Low blow, dude. Todd P. fired back on Twitter: "Yes, there were failures, but the energy by midshow Sunday was ecstatic... What city did you dudes visit & what festival did you attend?"
March 24, 2010; 8:30 AM ET
Categories: Morning click | Tags: Marva Wright, Todd P, WOXY
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