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Cults: A Sold Out Evening At Metro

A cold and windy evening in Chicago is always a great reason to take shelter and spend time on an indoor activity. One of our favorite indoor pastimes, as you may already know, is to take in a good show at one of Chicago’s 341 music venues. It’s honestly quite an array of musical genres on […]
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Give It Voice Regional Showcase::Chicago::Metro::01/20/11

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 […]
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Matt & Kim: Mad Chaos @ Metro Chicago

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 […]
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Yeasayer::Metro

Ah yes, driving into the city right at the start of a Cubs game is right at the top of a long list of things I’d rather not do ever, but today was the exception, new Shure endorsers Yeasayer were in town for a sold-out Metro show. I was notified ahead of time that I would […]
Korn - Jonathan Davis Interview
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Korn – Jonathan Davis Interview

Korn, quite simply, is at the top of their game. With Brian “Head” Welch back in the group and Ray Luzier driving the band on drums, Korn is performing better than ever. Lead singer Jonathan Davis’ voice is stronger, the group is tighter, and the fans are still supporting this band who originally came to […]
Shuremobile at the Riviera Theater
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My 5 Favorite Music Venues In Chicago

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 […]
Backstage. It's not what you think.
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Backstage… it’s not what you think

Ever see that scene in the movie Rock Of Ages where we first meet the character Stacee Jaxx, lying in bed, draped in half naked women somewhere in a room backstage that’s been converted to look like a jungle, complete with a swimming oasis? In the scene, our jukebox hero is summoned by his fast […]
Imagine Dragons
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The Intern Interviews Imagine Dragons

So those of you that tuned in during the epic summer of Brooke Giddens, the fearless Shure Artist Relations Intern, are probably already familiar with her musical and social media crusades. In this look back, we present Brooke’s interview with quite possibly the biggest band of the year, Shure endorsers Imagine Dragons. It was an […]
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Miking the Legendary Leslie Tone Cabinet

“I was walking down 79th Street in Chicago and heard a song that turned out to be Misty by Groove Holmes played on a Hammond B3. I’d never heard an organ sound like that before.  I only knew one blues riff that I could play on the piano, but when I played it on a […]
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Meet My Friend Wes Delk…

We’ve been compiling these engineer videos here at Shure for years now, and at this point we’ve got quite a “who’s who” of these men behind the board. Whether in a studio or live venue, these men have become legend for the sounds they hear and their technical prowess when it comes to making those […]
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Is There Really Anything You Can Do About Acoustics?

By Shure Notes Editors Contributors: Frank Gilbert, FOH Engineer at Chicago’s Mayne Stage, The Vic and Park West; Kent Morris, Peavey Electronics, Cornerstone Media; Stuart Rosenberg, Partner – SPACE and League of Creative Musicians Live performance venues deal with it all the time. In this post, we’ll break down the subject of acoustics for you […]
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Memorable moments in Artist Relations

After finishing my last post about how I got into Artist Relations, I thought about all of the wonderful moments I’ve been able to be a part of as a result of being in this job.   Other associates often remind me to look back at what I have done so far and believe me – […]
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I’d Like To Introduce You To Dawes

Maybe you aren’t familiar with this Los Angeles based four-piece, but I’ve got a feeling you may find them to be quite infectious. With an intriguingly vintage folk rock sound and the musical chops reminiscent of their veteran folk rock predecessors, this group of twenty-somethings is, as told to me several times throughout the evening, […]
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Korn @ the top of their game!

February 4, 2011 Bridgestone Arena – Nashville TN The first time I saw Korn was at the Metro in Chicago supporting their first record.  The capacity crowd was energized!  The next time I saw them was in Tinley Park, IL at what was then called the World Theater in support of their second release.  Multiply […]