Sir George Henry Martin

Sir George Henry Martin

Sir George Henry Martin CBE (born January 3rd, 1926) is an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as “the Fifth Beatle” in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles‘ original albums. He is considered one of the greatest record producers of all time, with 30 number one hit singles in the […]

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stevie wonder

Music Soothes

It wоuld bе еаѕіеr tо dеduсе thе bеnеfіtѕ оf muѕіс еduсаtіоn, оnсе уоu аrе сlеаr аbоut thе bаѕіс quаlіtіеѕ оf muѕіс. Muѕіс Sооthеѕ Muѕіс іѕ аn еvеr-еxраndіng fіеld. Whаt dо уоu dо whеn wе wаnt tо rеlаx? An іmmеdіаtе rерlу wоuld bе: lіѕtеn tо gооd muѕіс. And whу? Bесаuѕе уоu tеnd tо fоrgеt thаt а […]

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Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals

Pau Casals i Defilló (Catalan: [ˈpaw kəˈzaɫz i dəfiˈʎo]; December 29, 1876 – October 22, 1973), known during his professional career as Pablo Casals, was a Catalan cellist and conductor. He is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists of all time. He made many recordings throughout his career, […]

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curtis mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He achieved success with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and recorded the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly, Mayfield is regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, […]

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ramona silver

RAMONA SILVER RELEASES “DEATH BY CANDY”

A MONTH OF TUESDAYS AT THE TOAD February 5, 12, 19, & 26 Ramona Silver will be performing every Tuesday in February, starting February 5th, at Toad to celebrate the release of her new album, Death By Candy. There will be no cover charge for these shows, and Toad is located at 1920 Massachusetts Ave. […]

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sputnik

SPUTNIK : Luna Lounge – New York City

December 7th, 2001 The New York City indie-scene is bracing itself for the next fresh thing. Since the Strokes (only a short while ago) made their paces through the Luna and immediately jumped to the mainstream modality; scenesters have been pondering? Is indie-local-rock gone? A thing of the past? A treasure once forgotten? And then […]

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Billy Childs

Cavestomp Festival : Brooklyn, NY

November 2, 2001   Cavestomp Festival is a weekend long garage festival arranged by Stevie Van Zandt (ex. guitar player for the East Street Band and star of the Sopranos). This yearly festival has been happening for the past four and has brought well-deserved attention to bands like the garage-stompin’ Swingin’ Neckbreakers from New Jersey. […]

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WaveLAB

Wavelab Software Review

Wavelab by Steinberg This program is actually really good. You can use multiple real-time effects. It was able to immediately see and use my sonic foundry Direct-X plug-ins. I like the 3d spectrum analyzer. You can fly samples to and from your favorite sampler. I was surprised to find that it was able to recognize […]

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no genre

Trip-Folk Punk-a-Billy :: An industry of Labels without enough labels

Trip-Folk Punk-a-Billy : Why genres are losing their ability to define today’s music of multiple influences.   The music I’m hearing lately hardly ever falls neatly into a single category. Even huge acts combine elements of several genres, pulling messages, techniques and attitudes from all over the world and social barometer.   And yet the […]

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conga

More Conga Expertise!

More Conga Expertise! Second Line on Conga Technique. Your hands have never sounded so good… In the “First Line….,” we talked about some general approaches and philosophies that will keep you out of the emergency room. Let’s get specific about conga sounds and the mechanics of each in playing. By the time you’re done here, […]

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