Saturday, July 22, 2017
You don’t have to be a lighting technician to understand that stage lighting can enhance any band’s musical performance.  Scene: the lights dim, the fog machine mists the darkness.  Spotlights follow the band as they make their way to their positions on stage.  The first note of your favorite song erupts into colors of blue, purple and red.  You are entranced into that very moment of rock n’ roll. 
Way back in the late 20th century, if one didn't have a guitar, that person could have at least pretended to play one. You know..."air guitar."  But as the 21st century kicked in, and with it, technological breakthroughs like...
As innovative DIY artists and musicians, we are in a new revolution of creating and performing. We are continuously striving to find various and unique ways to move forward with our musical and creative goals every day. How about...
I talk to musicians all the time who want to hire a publicist or ask about doing it themselves. One thing I’ve found is that most artists don’t really understand what publicity is. One of a publicist's main functions is to generate press coverage on behalf of clients and to serve as the bridge between clients, media outlets and their public. My job is to liaise with the press. Publicists write press releases, manage campaigns and perform other public relations functions. A publicist is the one who builds and maintains relationships between the artist and members of the media. You should not expect them to book your gig or plan your tour or find you an agent or secure a record label deal for you.  You CAN count on a good one to bring you your favorite coffee and remember that you don’t like cheese on your salad, though.
Point A to point B. Dreams to realities. How do you get all of your dreams and goals, whether big or small, recognized, organized then accomplished? ...Writing each and every one down. Being artists and musicians, our goals tend to range...
The wave of performance-based reality TV shows are swamping our prime time schedules – contestants’ vocal performances and victories champion aspiring musicians and band members to follow their dreams. Below are some valuable tips to help you in your quest...
Working at a repair shop (SF Guitarworks) in the Bay Area for nearly three years taught me a lot about buying used instruments. Occasionally we would have customers bring in seamlessly innocent second-hand guitars (maybe encouraged to purchase them...

Guitar Amp Love

Show your guitar amplifier your love and it will sing its heart out for you. Once upon a time there was an man from California who said “Until it's recognized that the amplifier is AT LEAST 50% of the...
Sound awesome at any volume
Being on stage in a band is one of the coolest things. There are the fans, the lights, the cameras and all the other things that go along with being in a band (like the clothes, the funny stuff...