Beatbots: A New Resource?

March 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm (Research)

So, earlier this week, I stumbled upon a little blog slash webzine slash forum called Beatbots. What is Beatbots, you ask? Well, according to its header, Beatbots is your “DIY Media Resource” for Baltimore, D.C. and beyond.

While its front page content hasn’t changed all week, the sidebars have an event list and dated content and the discussion board is active, and there seems to be new material weekly. The page features reviews of audio, video and print, feature articles, prose and poetry and overviews of performances.

The audio reviews cover CDs released recently (from local and touring artists, like Bloc Party). The video reviews are exactly the same (on DVDs). Print reviews = book reviews.

The A/V club section is archives which basically consist of performance summaries of local artists at local and DIY performance spaces (the most recent were two shows from the end of February). The video section is the same (with video).

The features section has what seem to be blogs, some top 10 lists and some interviews. Savvy.

Prose and poetry are member submitted pieces, although there’s a lot of content, the update seems to be pretty slow. It’s a nice source of reading material, though.

Beatbots was established in December 2004 by a “network of friends”, and has been recognized in a number of print sources around Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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1 Comment

  1. TL said,

    Nice overview, but remember that you should be linking to and discussing a specific blog post, not the whole blog.

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