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Las Vegas Sound Guy Lunch (Episode 1?)

By Bill Evans / March 19, 2017

OK, this took way too long to get edited and up online. The Rev. sucks. Happy? A full eight freaking weeks ago, we finally were able to do a video interview thingie that we hope will be the first of a bunch. Las Vegas Sound Guy Lunch. We tried this two years ago and crap […]

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Living the Dream

By Robert Scovill / February 25, 2017

BY ROBERT SCOVILL You’re standing in total darkness. Suddenly you hear a huge crowd start cheering wildly. A band starts playing but, oddly, they sound very distant and far away. A spotlight bursts on to you in intense, blinding white light. In an attempt to shelter your eyes you look down only to realize … […]

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Mark Woodcock: Making Every Gig Count

By Bill Evans / January 23, 2017

By Rev. Bill Let this serve as a gentle reminder that every gig counts. In fact, that seemingly insignificant local gig may be the one that’s the mythical “big break.” Mark Woodcock started the way many a career has. Working—often for free—mixing club bands in his native England. He emigrated to the US and was picking […]

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The Last Resort Festival

By Bill Evans / August 27, 2016

BY MONTY LEE WILKES Monty Lee was one of the first A-List guys I met. Summer 2002. I had just moved into the big boy chair and been hired to launch a brand new audio mag called Front of House. The gig was a Wango Tango KISS-FM deal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Same […]

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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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“Two PM5 Things And That’s IT!”

By Larry Hall / May 12, 2016

April is a big month for small to medium festivals in Las Vegas. We have done our fair share this year. Here are some of the challenges, trials and tribulations of one of the festive festivals we have done so far.  🙂   This JAZZ thing.   The Promoter has been doing this for 350 […]

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“Dude” 

By Robert Scovill / May 11, 2016

(This piece is one of several we are working on talking with engineers who worked with Prince for various time periods–everything for a three-part audio and text remembrance from Rob “Cubby” Colby who was part of the core for almost a decade at both MON and FOH to a story form a Vegas sound company […]

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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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Dave Rat’s 360 Bassnectar Lowdown

By Bill Evans / February 12, 2016

BY DAVE RAT   I met Dave Rat about 10 years ago the night before he got a Parnell award as top house mix engineer. We hung out in a bar in Orlando with Daniella Peters and Peggy Blaze who was the sales weasel at FOH at the time and who set the meeting up. […]

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