Written by Jim Schanz on May 15, 2018 under NewsSystems
What does it take to create a state-of-the art customer center in an historic 1906 Loop building? Shure Pro Systems Director Jim Schanz takes us behind the scenes to find out.
Written by Abby Kaplan on March 7, 2018 under News
Six decades after leaving downtown Chicago, Shure is returning to its roots with a spectacular new office and presentation space in the city’s Loop business district.
Written by Cory Lorentz on May 9, 2014 under LiveNews
When I was a kid, I started listening to Blues music and grew to be a big fan. I always wanted to meet the guys making the music, and getting in this business made that come true. In 1977, I went to a concert at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago and photographed Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter. The next […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on December 6, 2013 under Live
Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on October 19, 2011 under Live
October 14, 2011 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL We recently welcomed Neon Indian to our Artist Endorser Family and although I have been a fan of Alan Palomo since his solo project known as Vega, and even more so after listening to Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms released in 2009, I never had the pleasure of […]
Written by Ryan Smith on August 30, 2011 under Live
August 25, 2011 Chicago Theatre I had not received a copy of the new record yet, nor had I heard a song off of it. Sometimes, that is the best way to see a show – when you don’t know what is coming next. I am familiar with Susan’s and Derek’s work separately so I […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2011 under Live
April 12, 2011 Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL My parents were married about 3 blocks away from Schuba’s. It’s always great to be able to drive down Belmont Avenue in Chicago and still see the church, and many other sights that I grew up seeing when I lived in Chicago. My Grandmother lived about 2 […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 4, 2011 under Live
Shure is right outside Chicago, and so we were out in force for the second showcase of regional finalists in the SM58® Give It Voice Tour. All three bands were from the City of Chicago, each representing a very different genre from each other. Opening the show, St. Bagu was a hip-hop act with two […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on November 24, 2010 under Live
11/24 Last night I got to see Black Dub perform at Lincoln Hall here in Chi-town in support of their self titled debut album which was released earlier this month. Black Dub is Daniel Lenois’ newest project which includes the masterful Brian Blade on drums, Daryl Johnson on Bass, Daniel on guitar and the soulful Janis Joplinesque voice of Trixie Whitley, […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on October 17, 2010 under Live
From time to time we have some amazing visitors here at Shure and on Thursday the beautiful Mexican songstress and Shure Endorser Lila Downs paid us a visit a day before her show at Chicago’s Symphony Hall. I picked her up along with her husband Paul Cohen, their adorable newborn baby Benito and their Nanny […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on October 3, 2010 under Live
Yesterday I got a chance to interview Shure Endorser Mike Posner in one of the prayer rooms in the Foundation Room of the House of Blues in Chicago. If you have never been, upon entering the room it feels like your transported somewhere Zen in Asia. The atmosphere is very tranquil and the attention to detail in the decorations […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on September 20, 2010 under Live
Matt & Kim were coming to Chicago again, and this time I had no prior plans or obligations to stand in the way of finally meeting the dynamic duo from Brooklyn and partaking in the madness that is their live show. When I arrived to the Metro via the Shure mobile (of course), the line […]
Written by Ryan Smith on September 16, 2010 under Live
Sept 8, 2010 – Chicago It’s always a treat to go back “Home.” I was born in Chicago and Shure HQ’s is there as well. On this particular trip, I was lucky enough to be able to go out and see Slash and his new group open up for Billy Idol at The Riviera downtown. […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on May 4, 2010 under Live
The first time I ever heard Ozomatli was in 1998. I was sick in bed with a migraine. My migraines, when I get them, tend to be pretty severe. So painful that I have to literally lock myself in a dark room and shut out all outside noise. For some reason, that day, the TV in […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 16, 2010 under Live
After seeing her perform with Jeff Beck at this year’s GRAMMYs, Irish rockabilly siren Imelda May has certainly got everyone buzzing… especially us! Imelda and her band came to town on Monday, March 15th to play a set at Martyr’s in Chicago, and according to the chosen few there to see her set, she tore […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on March 4, 2010 under Live
I headed out to our beloved All State Arena, home to the Chicago Wolves hockey team and DePaul Blue Demons… and they do mix some concerts in there when the timing is right. On this particular evening, All State played host to R&B superwoman Alicia Keys and Shure endorser Robin Thicke. Down below in the depths […]
Written by Linda Hansen on April 25, 2018 under FeaturedStudio
Never heard of “Foley” before? Actually, you almost certainly have experienced these everyday sound effects for film and TV. Shure visited Chicago sound designer Bryen Hensley to learn more about a type of recording that is both art and science.
Written by Michael Pettersen on October 17, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
Corporate Historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures.
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