Written by Brooke Giddens on August 8, 2014 under LiveNews
Brooke Winners THE FOOD. OMG. Martin Doherty of CHVRCHES’ dance moves! I mean, that dude went crazy. It was like a mix of moshing and the Charleston. Fireworks at Calvin Harris’ headlining show! Smallpools’ story about Googling themselves when they first started the band, and how it always brought up links about how killer whales should […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on August 7, 2013 under Live
Brooke’s Winners and Losers Day 1 – Friday, August 2nd Winners Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons cutting in line in front of me for the Port-O-Let and making small talk The Killers’ version of “Shadowplay” Cora Lorentz’s head banging (she’s a rockstar) Waiting in line for a golf cart ride next to Shaun White Flux […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on July 31, 2013 under News
That is the actual definition of Lollapalooza, but Lollapalooza as many of us have come to know it, is the music festival to end all music festivals. It is a 3-day festival that brings in over 100,000 people to Grant Park each year to hear the tunes of their favorites artists. That’s pretty impressive and the […]
Written by Michael Pettersen on January 4, 2018 under FeaturedMicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including how an SM56 mic avoided being smashed by The Who and set on fire by Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop in 1967.
Written by Cory Lorentz on August 12, 2014 under LiveNews
Days before the madness that is Lollapalooza, a fellow colleague stopped in my office with a question…”Do we know anyone from the One Direction camp?” As you can imagine, we get asked this question a lot.
Written by Brooke Giddens on July 14, 2014 under LiveNews
Summer is in full swing and as we all know, it’s crucial to have a summer playlist to be the background to all our adventures. As we prepare for our upcoming Chicago festivals (Pitchfork and Lollapalooza), I’ve been finding myself listening to new music constantly. I must admit, coming from Southern Missouri, summer to me […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 2, 2014
It wouldn’t be summer without music festivals. And music festivals wouldn’t be fixtures of summer without the groundwork laid almost sixty years ago at the Newport Jazz Festival. Real historians trace festival origins back to Greece in the sixth century B.C. when a line-up of dancers, singers and musicians competed against once another (more like […]
Written by Nelson Arreguín on April 4, 2014 under LiveNews
You’re either a fan of remixes or you’re not. I get it, I’ve heard pretty bad ones myself. But as a former DJ, I do love a good remix when properly executed. Especially when it’s already a great song people love but it’s presented to you in a different way. Some remixes can barely be […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on October 23, 2013 under LiveNews
We’re getting closer and closer to awards season and the People’s Choice Awards just announced their nominee selections. They open it up to the public to vote for 5 of the choices with the top 5 in each category becoming the official nominations. I ran across this yesterday and was scrolling through the various categories […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on October 7, 2013 under LiveNews
This summer as an intern, it was under my job description to find a band or artist I thought was a good fit with Shure and sign them as an endorser. I was super excited for this opportunity leading up to the summer, but as summer came around I found myself in a musical lull. […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on September 9, 2013 under LiveNews
LouFest 2013 came to impress. With a brand new partnership with C3 Presents, the company that organizes Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits to name a few, LouFest showed off it’s shiny lineup last Spring. With The Killers and Wilco headlining and acts like Alabama Shakes, Walk the Moon, Local Natives, and Icona Pop, the festival […]
Written by Ryan Smith on August 9, 2013 under Live
August is going great so far! There are so many artists coming to Nashville this month, it will keep me plenty busy. MUTEMATH It’s been about 8 months since I’ve seen MUTEMATH and it was worth the wait. Most of the guys in the band now have families and they were very excited to share […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 12, 2013 under Live
This weekend has been filled with incredible music, people, and experiences. I kicked off my “weekend” on Wednesday with the Chicago Blues Festival Kick Off party at Buddy Guy’s Legends. I met up with my friend Paul, (yes that’s Paul Natkin, yes that’s the super incredible music photographer) and we headed down towards The Loop. […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 31, 2012 under News
Ah, summer internships. Filing, coffee runs, answering phones…oh wait, those were MY summer internships back in the late nineties. Summer internships at Shure are real jobs, and our recruiters travel far and wide to find the best college talent to fill them. Interns at Shure can expect to be an important part of their team, […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 28, 2011 under Live
It goes without saying, but it was still raining in Chicago last night. Nevertheless, I gassed up the trusty Shure mobile and headed out to stop number one of my music filled adventure, soundcheck at Lincoln Hall with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Walking into the bar/dining room of the building, the music […]
Written by Richard Sandrok on June 15, 2010 under Live
I’ve done this job a few years now. There always seemed to be more information than we were able to disseminate. One can only release so much info in the form of press releases, or printed magazines, or by So I loves me some Depeche Mode. They love me, too. They say so every time […]
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