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You know that series of events we keep telling you about, called web.illish.us? The ones that take place on the third Wednesday of every month through February 18 at Philadelphia's Silk City and educate on the issue of net neutrality while offering kick-ass live music and giveaways?
The first show in the series, "level up, ppl," took place on November 19, 2008, and was a smashing success. Off-the-hook sets from tU PHace, The New Age and Black Landlord drove the capacity crowd to spontaneous acts of breakdancing. An engaging discussion about net neutrality featuring FMC's Kristin Thomson, Wyclef Jean, Fugees and Boyz II Men producer Taj Walton, music biz lawyer and Mad Dragon Records CEO Marcy Rauer Wagman, Geoff Dimasi of P'unk Ave and Will Lewis of Big Bloc Booking highlighted the importance of open internet structures to musicians.
Then there was the live webcast and chat, which came off pretty much without a hitch. If you missed the show, don't worry — you can catch the entire thing (or check out segments) here. If you like what you see, be sure to catch the next web.illish.us epsiode, Digitalove, on Wednesday, December 17. More info here.
For more info on net neutrality and musicians, check out our Rock the Net site.