Monthly Archives: June 2010

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Babsonicos @ The Ravenswood Event Center

Los Babasonicos, one of Argentina’s most popular and hardest working rock bands, were in town last night for a special free event at the Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago. I have never attended a show at The Ravenswood Event Center so I was curious to see what this place was all about. I was able […]
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Sunday @ CMA Music Fest

OK, finally… the temperature is a little more bearable.  The star performer tonight was Brad Pailsey and he too ended the show with fireworks. I forgot to mention that a portion of the proceeds from the entire 4 day event will go towards the flood victims of Nashville.   Country Music fans are an amazing group […]
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Saturday @ CMA Music Fest

Yep….still hot outside.  I think I’m going to lose 5 lbs just this weekend. 🙂 I first stopped out at LP Field to see how the ‘ were going for the evening concerts.  Rascal Flatt’s drummer Jim Riley has got a nice new kit from Ludwig.  It’s monsterous…and full of Shure mics! I then went over […]
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Friday @ CMA Music Fest-Nashville

HOT….and not just temperature.  Some great artists showed up to perform in the blazin’ sun on Friday, June 11 at the CMA Music Fest.  Patty Loveless is no stranger to this stage and is always a welcome performance.  She has such a great, recognizable voice and is such a big supporter of Nashville. Later on, […]
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CMA Music Fest – Day 1

The weather is cooperating so far!  It’s a hot and sunny day and I arrived at the Riverfront just in time to catch the last few songs of The Judd’s performance.  What an awesome crowd that showed up at 10 am to see their historic return. Also taking the stage later that day with their […]
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The day before….

…..the really big festival.  The stage is up, the sound is getting dialed in, the water bottles are getting chilled, and Nashville is getting ready for thousands of Country Music fans to invade LP field and the Cumberland Riverfront.  It was about 5 weeks ago that the river overflowed  banks in what was the most […]
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Kids On Stage

Deep in the beautiful rolling hills of Leapers Fork, TN, the students of Hillsboro Elementary and other surrounding schools take part in a 1-2 week summer camp.  The camp is called Kids On Stage and it’s ALL about the kids.  They learn from some of the masters of various industries (Music, Songwriting, Art, Dance, and […]
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Alex Cuba @ S.N. Shure Theater and Rumba

Hello Amigos, today we had a very special treat at Shure. We had two-time Juno Award winner and Shure endorser, Alex Cuba, visit our corporate headquarters here in Niles, IL. He is in town today to play a show at Rumba to promote his recently launched third album which is self-titled. Rumba is one of […]
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For the Engineers…

Every year, Nashville’s finest golfers, engineers, and many other music industry people get together for 2 days of golfing fun, all to benefit N.E.R.F. ( no, not the fun play toys) the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund (http://theaudiomasters.org/). Shure sponsored a hole on Day 2, Studio Day.  Here’s a few shots on the course.  It was […]
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Reconstruction has BEGUN!

The drywall is going back up!  Soundcheck is hoping to be back in business by mid-July! Here’s a few shots of the way things looked last week.
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The BIG RAAWWK roadtrip !!

Yes folks!  We all piled into the vehicle late May and headed towards sunny Indianapolis to catch Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, and Sick Puppies.  Sick Puppies opened up with their intensely popular single “War” and slammed it hard for 20 minutes. Then Shinedown rocked for about 35.  Next up were new endorsers Breaking Benjamin. By this time, […]