A two-day music, arts and camping festival under the Stars
two days of music, art and camping on the North Fork of Long
Island with over 30 acts on multiple stages, food and
drink, art installations, non-profits, performance art, and
other forms of self-expression!
artists will be performing in the inaugural Field Day Music
Festival, a two-day music, arts and camping festival in Calverton,
NY, on the North Fork of Long Island on June 7 and 8.
Beth Orton, Royksopp, Gemma Hayes, and the newest Astralwerks
artists 22-20s will all be playing on Saturday, June 7th,
along with Beck, Underworld, Interpol, and headliners Radiohead;
the Beastie Boys headline on Sunday, June 8th.
artists performing during the festival include Sigur Ros,
Blur, The Roots, Thievery Corporation, Spiritualized, Elliot
Smith, The Streets, N.E.R.D. and many others. Tix range from
single day $65 to 3 day including camping for $190 and available
online at ticketmaster.com
and over the phone at 212.307.7171, 201.507.8900, 631.888.9000.
buddies clebrating the new album by The Yardbirds!
(L-R) Yardbirds producer Ken Allerdyce; Jim McCarty, Chris
Dreja, Steve Vai; Steve Lukather; and Jeff "Skunk"
by Richard Aaron
blues-rock titans the
Yardbirds are set to release "Birdland," - their
1st album since 1968 - April 22 on Favored
Nations Records. "Birdland" will feature founding
rhythm guitarist Chris Drejaa and drummer Jim McCarty, with
theree new members and guests appearances by likes of former
Yardbirds guitartists Jeff Beck, Brian May, Steve Vai, Slash,
Joe Satriani, Johnny Reznik, Steve Lukather and Jeff "Skunk"
Baxter. The album produced by Ken
Allardyce (Green Day, Fleetwood Mac, Goo Goo Dolls, Weezer)
will feature seven new songs alongside recording of eight
The label hosted friends in the legendary upstairs room at
the Rainbow Bar & Grill in L.A last month. Ken Allardyce
also recorded and mixed the cd at Steve Vais Mothership
studio in Hollywood, Calif., with parts recorded at two London
studios, and a track at Jeff Becks studio in England.
Producer Allardyce actually saw the Yardbirds open for the
Beatles at Hammersmith Odeon in 1964 and has been a fan ever
According to founding Yardbirds member Chris Dreja, It
was a labor of love, and were grateful to everyone who
helped - our guest musicians and especially to Steve Vai.
The Yardbirds are still a kick-ass, high-energy band - and
that comes across on this album. The Yardbirds' American
tour begins in May.
The Concert Home With You!
of Hear It Again.net makes web music history.
unique Web-based service that allows music fans the opportunity
to order digital downloads of live concert performances was
launched on March 28th with recording Frank
Black & The Catholics at the Double Door in Chicago.
According to founder, Mike Corso, "The response has been
everything I hoped for. First and
foremost, the fans love it!"
mission is to give fans what they want at an attractive price
while, at the same time, putting found money into the hands
of the music industry. Presently, HearItAgain.net is gearing
up for 2 more shows by Frank Black & The Catholics and
is in discussions with several other artists and labels. Artists
and bands can contact Mike
Corso via e-mail, phone 914.238.6874 or visit the Hear
it Again web site.
Say You Will
Rekease date: 4/18/03
their albums have a soundtrack-of-our-lives quality, and "Say
You Will" follows in that tradition with the haunting
"Illume (9-11)," featuring Nick's melancholy vocals,
and "What's the World Coming To?" Fleetwood Mac
kicks off a tour to promote Say You Will on May 7 in Columbus,
offer: You can HEAR and OWN Fleetwood Mac's new single
before the new record is released! BUY and DOWNLOAD MP3 of
Fleetwood Mac's new single "Peacekeeper" digitally
for $1.49. Once downloaded, the digital single can be burned
to a CD.
album was mixed by Mark Needham and engineered by Ken Allardyce.
Release date 3/25/2003
serving as one the principal architects of jazz for over forty
years, saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has developed
some lofty goals for his music. "At this point I'm looking
to express eternity in composition," he says. "I'm
striving to open up those people who aren't used to thinking
in those terms." The new release on Verve attempts to
do just that.
The Ozell Tapes
Release date: 4/22/03
Following the success of his best-selling solo project to
date, M2, Grammy Award winner Marcus Miller releases The Ozell
Tapes on Telarc: the Official Bootlega live double album
of the best of his 2002 tour with Lalah Hathaway, special
Release date: 4/22/03
International announces the release of Velvet, Veasley's richly
textured new recording that evokes the sound and spirit of
those formative years when innovators like Sly & the Family
Stone, Earth Wind and Fire and George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic
turned the traditions of R&B and soul on their head and
redefined the urban sound.
these potent ingredients from decades past with the sounds
and sensibilities of contemporary urban music, process them
through Veasley's musically rich Philadelphia upbringing,
and the result is a unique instrumental perspective on the
burgeoning movement that is now called neo-soul.
The Sounds Of Change
Release date: 3/25/03
Orange County-based indie pop rock act Stairwell's new release
on Hopeless Records/Sub CIty showcases the individualistic
characters that fules the band's collective creative fire.
all completely different," vocalist/guitarist Zak Shultz
states. "I got nominated as the Emilio Estevez of the
Breakfast Club, so I'm the jock. John's the weirdo, he's Ally
Sheedy. Aaron is the princess, Molly Ringwald. Tim is the
nerd. Sean is Judd Nelson. We're all trying to get a new fresh
sound and we all argue about it. We argue about stuff all
the time, so we can get a better result."
Project. Influenced by and reminiscent of so many, yet this
five-piece "rocktronica" group are no mere combination;
in fact, they are an emulation. TUP are a rock band on a mission
to refresh and revitalize the electronic endeavor by combining
intelligent music and articulate, meaningful lyrics.
at the historical El Rey Theatre last Saturday. For more shows
and the EP go to the TUP web site or
by the award-winning cd at cd
that will be...
recent performance members of Rocker Tommy Lee's Methods Of
Mayhem and new artist Wil b have agreed to combine their efforts
on a new song titled "Welcome To World War Three."
during a previous performance, Wil joined the legendary Michelle
Shocked on stage for an impromptu performance of a song that
Michelle wrote back stage after meeting Wil b titled "Yankee
Come Home" in front of an audience of 20,000. Wil is
currently in the studio recording a song he wrote after the
death of one of his twin daughters, who's name was Destiny,
to Wil b on the World Famous Wake Up Show hosted by MTV's
Sway and his partner Tech. Wil's
controversial song "Dear Mr Bush" has been rapidly
gaining attention and has earned him a signficant popularity
amongst the Antiwar contingent. For
more information contact Wil
Night of Healing benefit concert organized
to raise money for victims and families in the West Warwick
Audio Provides Digimax's, TubePRE's and CL44's for the
Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI will be hosting numerous
musical artists such as Mark Farner, Phoebe Snow, Vanilla
Fudge and Blue Oyster Cult on April 22nd.
such as PreSonus Audio,
EV, Spitfire Records and Comcast-Spectacor are all contributing
by providing sponsorship or equipment. Other participating
corporations include Telex,
CN8, 94 WHJY, Sanctuary Records, Eagle Records and Berklee
College of Music.
Tickets for the event, which is co-produced by Century Productions
and Morrison Music & Productions, are available at Ticket
Master and the PPAC box office.
2 Basics with Summit!
On Vince Gills current U.S. tour, Back 2 Basics,
front-of-house (FOH) engineer Hugh Johnson (pix above) brings
quality equipment to every show that keeps Vince sounding
anything but basic. He relies on Summit
Audios DCL-200 dual compressor/limiter to optimize
the sounds of the bass guitar and vocals, bringing clarity
and precision to each in the overall mix.
at Chalice and Right Track!
Multiple Grammy Award-winner Frank Filipetti (pictured at
Right Track above) and super producer Michael Beinhorn recently
used the Solid State Logic XL SuperPre SuperAnalogue
Remote Signal Acquisition microphone preamp system to record
cutting edge guitar tracks for the band Fuel at Chalice
Says Filipetti, supporting the finding, "The results
were especially eye-opening because we put the SSL's up against
vintage, discrete circuit mic pre's, and the SSL SuperPre's
were better. The entire experience with the SuperPre's was
room hosted Me'Shell NdegeOcello producing a project
which included Joshua Redman, Jack DeJohnette. Bob Power engineered
with assistance from Brian Montgomery. Rufus Wainwright
recently in doing string and woodwind overdubs for his latest
record produced by Marius DeVries. Tom Schick engineered assisted
by Peter Doris. Producer/composer Stephen Endelman and producer
Peter Asher recently in recording the music for a Cole
Porter Tribute film. Gary Chester engineered assisted
by Ross Petersen. SSL9000
hosted Betty Rules! Octone/J Records artist Michael
C with NEVE-VRP72 welcomed Pianist extraordinaire Makoto
Ozone and bass legend Dave Holland whose latest
big band record, done at Avatar, won a Grammy earlier this
year. Columbia Jazz VP/ Producer Yves Beauvais recently in
with James Carter tracking for a new record. Danny
Kopelson engineered assisted by Aya Takemura. And
Studio D with SSL9000 was home for Producer/Pioneer DJ Premier
who came in recently to mix the latest album by his group
Gang Starr (Virgin). Eddie Sancho engineered the mixes
with assistance from Anthony Ruotolo & Brian Montgomery.
Also Cassandra Wilson recently finished mixing her
latest record with producer Fabrizio Sotti and engineer Eric
Butler. All the tracks were recorded in Studio C to Pro Tools
Left to right: Phil Ramone, Clive Davis, Rob Mathis
On Sound was busy with session including a special visit
by Clive Davis, Rob Mathis and Phil Ramone who were working
with Jan Folkson on a series of Rod Stewart sessions for J
Records. The great American songbook concept began with
Rod Stewart himself who brought the idea to legendary music
man Clive Davis. Upon the very first listen to the early demos,
a deal to bring Rod into the J Records family was instantly
signed in February 2002. And now, alongside renowned producers
Phil Ramone and Richard Perry, Clive Davis and J Records will
release the yet-untitled album.
Network Solutions® (SNS) featured SANmp
its newest software application, in booth #SL2636. This multi-platform
software allows workstations with different operating systems
to concurrently access information from a Storage Area Network.
With SANmp, users now have the freedom to upgrade to the latest
OS or to add Windows workstations to their Mac environment.
Digidesign Showed Pro Tools 6.1 at NAB 2003 (Booth #SL300)
Adds Windows XP & Mac OS X Feature Parity, Avid Interop,
ReWire Support, & More
State Logic debuted the new C200 Digital Production
Console, a compact in-line digital mixing console designed
for multi-bus production for surround television and DVD-Audio
music applications in addition to the C100 specifically designed
for use within critical on-air production environments, at
NAB 2003 in Booth #N2512.
to reporter Steve Harvey, The Mid-Size Facility Boom is
from the number of new digital broadcast consoles and peripheral
equipment being shown at NAB2003, business must be booming
in mid-sized TV facilities. Previously limited to less than
a handful of suitable desks, the options available to broadcasters
appear to have doubled almost overnight, with new large format
broadcast console launches both here and at the recent AES
show in Europe from Studer,
and system options and upgrades introduced to complement Euphonix
Neve desks. Read
Brown writes about Broadcast Trends & Advance Mic Offerings
Edwards, wired microphone product manager for Audio-Technica,
reports that trends such as surround production for television,
as well as the increasing quality of both radio and television
facilities, have influenced the company's latest offerings.
Sports broadcasts and music production in broadcasts are two
areas A-T notes an immediate improvement in audio quality.
"We've been involved with the Olympics since 1996, in
providing microphones for Atlanta, Sydney and Salt Lake, and
it's been interesting to watch the evolution of stereo there,"
says Edwards. "Our high-end microphones, like the Artist
Elite line, showed up in the Grammy Awards (broadcast in 5.1
surround this year). They were designed for high-end live
sound, and the boundaries between live sound and broadcast
are disappearing because the quality of music broadcast has
improved so much. The Artist Elite microphones--both wired
and wireless--will really have a big impact there." Read
Following the theatrical success of the Sam Jones' film on
the band Wilco,
'I Am Trying to Break Your Heart' on Cowboy
Pictures, the DVD (plexifilm distribution) scheduled for
release April 1, 2003. Producer/engineer Tim Bomba
recorded and mixed several of the band's tracks for the film
and DVD. Musically, there's an additional 19 bonus songs (some
not-yet-released). The 2-disc set includes a 40-page booklet
with Sam's 'filmmaker's diary', exclusive photos shot by director
(and photographer) Jones, and liner notes by David Fricke
of Rolling Stone Magazine.
According to Bomba, the film has now played over 140 cities
worldwide. With the success of the band's album 'Yankee Hotel
being named Record of the Year 2002 in a variety of publications,
and the band's constant touring, advance orders for the DVD
have been impressive.