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Rehearsal Space: Chromeo

Chromeo is P-Thugg, aka Patrick Gemayel and Dave 1, aka David Macklovitch, the older brother of A-Trak. These two friends describe their pairing as “the only successful Arab/Jewish collaboration since the beginning of time.” Their music is romantic electro-funk with a strong 80s influence. In this episode of Rehearsal Space, Patrick and Dave discuss their…

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Rehearsal Space: Bryan Michael Cox

Grammy-winning songwriter/producer and Logic user Bryan Michael Cox is one of R&B’s most sought after talents. His deep passion for music and creative talent have led him to work with Fergie, Mariah Carey, Usher, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Jessica Simpson and scores of other top recording artists. Bryan has appeared on the Year End Billboard…

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Rehearsal Space: Brazilian Girls

Brazilian Girls are comprised of Sabina Sciubba, Didi Gutman and Aaron Johnston. This summer they released their third album, named after the city where they met each other, New York City. The band is recognized for their ability to fuse different genres of music into danceable tunes, as well as for frontwoman Sabina Sciubba’s style…

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Rehearsal Space: Black Kids

Most musicians will tell you there’s no such thing as overnight success, but in 2007 indie pop band Black Kids experienced just about the nearest thing to it. After playing a set at the Athens Pop Fest, they handed out homemade CDs containing four of their songs. The bloggers in the crowd immediately spread those…

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Rehearsal Space: A-Trak

Alain Macklovitch aka A-Trak began his music career in Montreal at the age of 13. Influenced by his older brother David (of the band Chromeo), he began scratching records on his father’s turntable. Before long, his DJ battles became the stuff of legend, culminating in A-Trak winning the DMC World Championship when he was just…

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Rehearsal Space: Anton Newcombe

Everyone has an opinion about Anton Newcombe. He is a controversial figure, inspiring strong reactions of both devotion and criticism. In 2004, Ondi Timoner released her award-winning documentary Dig! that followed the lives and careers of the bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols for seven years. Anton has denounced his depiction in…

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Rehearsal Space: Andrew W.K.

Through music, Andrew W.K. has been able to pursue his many disparate interests. It’s led him from Michigan all the way to the Warped Tour, the cover of countless magazines, appearances on tv shows, lecture halls at Yale, articles in the New York Times, and now to the Santos Party House, his very own performance…

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Rehearsal Space: Andrea Wittgens

Up and coming singer/songwriter Andrea Wittgens is a voice to behold. Her unique and eclectic style combines pop, jazz and classical influences for a sometimes whimsical, sometimes somber sound. Recently, Andrea caught the attention of mutli-platinum and Grammy-winning producer Bob Power who describes her as “the real thing.” Bob produced Andrea’s first EP as a…

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Rehearsal Space: Alex Suarez

Alex Suarez is a man of two minds, and two outfits. As part of the Brooklyn-based acoustic duo, This Is Ivy League, Alex strums a pop-folk guitar being heralded by the critical press as reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel. As the bassist for Cobra Starship, Alex appears on MTV (in the Cobra-approved pink windbreaker and…

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How to Photograph Live Music

One of the most important aspects to concert photography is being able to capture motion. In this article, I will lay out the basic steps, which will allow you to better freeze motion when shooting a show. For the purposes of this article, I will assume that you will be shooting the show with a…