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“Choose Wisely”

By Robert Scovill / June 27, 2016

BY ROBERT SCOVILL Now, not to get all “Cosmic Johnny” on you here, but I’m going on the record. I’m a dyed in the wool Libra. Yep, the tipping scales … For me, it always has been, and always will be, about striving for and creating balance in my life. There are more examples of […]

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Who’s Really Running the Show?

By Pooch / May 14, 2016

BY KEN “POOCH” VAN DRUTEN In business, money talks.  And the music business is just that… a business. When we are talking about the live event industry, money has always been king, but over the past five (or maybe 10) years, money has taken a sinister front seat to the point that NOTHING else matters.  […]

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“I’ve Got A Tip For Ya Right Here…”

By Neil McVey / April 16, 2016

Let me start by saying that I’m certainly not a writer.. I’m a sound guy. With that being said, I’m also a sound guy with passion for his job, and passion for the live music industry that thankfully pays our bills, puts a roof over our heads, and puts food in our, and our families […]

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Dear SXSW…

By Erik Rogers / March 15, 2016

By Erik “E-Rock” Rogers   What is the appeal to play SXSW?   Is it the incredibly rude volunteer staff that treats any artist who isn’t a multi platinum, multi million dollar artist like Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden, or Lady Gaga like they are worthless?  How many of the 20,000 or more attendees are likely to […]

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Getting “That Journey Sound” With Josh and Meaux

By Bill Evans / October 22, 2015

Every gig has it’s own set of challenges and pressure. It could be personalities. Rock stars are not known for being the most stable bunch. It could be time. I remember talking with crew for the Roger Waters The Wall tour. It was a 12-hour in and a 4-hour out. And they were doing back […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T… Earned, Not Given

By Pooch / September 10, 2015

BY KEN “POOCH” VAN DRUTEN I meet a lot of roadies these days who are young, willing, and hard working.   This is unusual amongst the younger generation of workers in the “real” world, and it makes my heart happy to know that there ARE those who still believe in what they do for a […]

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Larry Italia Heads To Escondido and Sound Image

By Bill Evans / August 5, 2015

Sound Image (Escondido, CA) has announced the appointment of Laurence Italia to Vice President of its Integration Division. In this new position, Italia will be responsible for new business development for Sound Image Integration as well as assuming management of the day-to-day business and staff. “Larry has strong ties in the industry, specifically tour and […]

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Staying Cool On Hot Gigs

By Sue Anello / June 22, 2015

  Summer festival season is upon us.  Here are some essential remedies to carry with you in your tour first aid kit for prevention and cure. Hydration – Of course rule number one is to stay hydrated.  In order to boost your health try putting 10 pellets of the biochemic salts “Bioplasma” in every two […]

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So… Unions… Love ’em Or Hate ’em?

By Bill Evans / May 22, 2015

BY GEOFF LISSAMAN   Personally I’m not such a fan and recent experiences just seem to reinforce that. But before I tell the story I guess some background is needed.   It has been close to 20 years that I’ve been living/working in the USA.  I don’t think I say “Eh?” much anymore and have […]

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