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Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves loves words…

…and she certainly has a way with them. Not only in songs, but in interviews as well. A little back story: It was a cold, windy morning on February 26 in Niles, Illinois, as a white passenger van pulled up to the employee...
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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...
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The Red Mic That Travels With Mos Def

  Making good on his promise to return to Chicago after a scheduling conflict kept him from getting here in January, Mos Def showed up at the Congress Theater on February 13th, to rock a sold-out crowd. I caught Mos backstage...
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Hannah Ford – Throwback Thursday!

Watching an artist change and grow over the years is a rewarding experience. Check out the iTunes and Spotify links to Hannah Ford's latest project, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, with Prince's group 3RDEYEGIRL.
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GLXD16 + Guitar Techs = Happiness!

Give people a system that's easy to travel with, sounds amazing, is under $ 500.00 and pays itself back over time with rechargeable batteries, and you have a formula for happiness.
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InfoComm 2014 Wrap-up

It’s been over a month since we returned from InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, but we are still riding high from all the great things that happened at the show. From the moment the doors opened on the convention floor to the...
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Backstage With Paul: Anthrax & Public Enemy

Backstage With Paul: Anthrax & Public Enemy

I have been friends with the guys in Anthrax for their entire career. Back in the beginning, when their first album came out, I was regularly selling pictures to Playboy Magazine. I met up with the band backstage at the Aragon...
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Top 8 Microphone Myths Exposed

Top 8 Microphone Myths Exposed

There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that...
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Tips For Mixing in Multiple Locations

Tips For Mixing in Multiple Locations

Contributor: Cliff Goldmacher, Owner/Founder of Nashville Studio Live How to Stay Cool, Calm and Consistent As a producer and engineer for the past twenty years, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to travel to various cities...
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Designing a Portable Church Sound System

Designing a Portable Church Sound System

Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin...
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Allie Gets Her Gun: A Live Vocal Mic Shootout

How I Chose My First Live Vocal Mic

After taking just enough voice lessons to be dangerous (six, to be exact) and performing with some very patient folks here at Shure HQ, I’m starting to explore the music world that lives in nooks and crannies around...
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Pedalboards 101 and Beyond

Pedalboards 101 and Beyond

Contributing Editor: Scott Kahn As you develop your sound and style as an electric guitar player, your attention will at some point turn to making use of effects pedals to enhance your sound. But with thousands of pedals to choose...