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Rehearsal Space: We Are Scientists

The infectious tunes and energetic live performances of the Brooklyn-based band We Are Scientists have launched them into the UK music mainstream. However, it’s Chris Cain and Keith Murray’s friendship, creativity, and sense of humor that have given them their rabid cult following. From onstage banter to inventive music videos to an advice column on…

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Software Review: The DUY|31 Bundle

The room you are in has just as much effect on what you hear as your choice of speakers, amplifiers, crossovers, or any other part of your playback signal chain. Everything from bass buildup to standing waves to the shine on the paint on your walls can shape, affect and distort your listening experience, alter…

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Rehearsal Space: T-Pain

Singer, songwriter, rapper and producer T-Pain came up with the Florida rap group Nappy Heads, but went solo in the early 2000’s with his recording of “I’m F***ed Up” a rework of Akon’s Top Ten hit “Locked Up.” After hearing the track, Akon signed Pain to his label, Konvict Muzic, where he would release his…

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Software Review: Pro Tools 8

A few days ago, I took the short trip over to Tekserve to sit in on the Pro Tools 8 Sneak Peak event. As a matter of fact I even wrote about it. But as I sat watching the “most advanced audio creation and production software” in action, all I could think to myself was,…

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Rehearsal Space: The Airborne Toxic Event

Two years ago, The Airborne Toxic Event formed in Los Angeles, a city with one of the strongest and most diverse music communities in the country right now. Without a manager, a PR company or a label, they immediately began receiving overwhelming critical and popular acclaim. Rolling Stone named them one of the Top 25…

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Rehearsal Space: Ratatat

Mike Stroud and Evan Mast are the men behind Ratatat , one of electronic music’s rising stars. The duo’s chest-pounding instrumentals and innovative hip-hop remixes have earned them serious credibility and fans in high places. Shortly after the group’s formation they were signed to XL records and have toured with the likes of Daft Punk,…

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Rehearsal Space: Orba Squara

You probably already know the music of Orba Squara, even if you don’t realize it. Mitch Davis is the man behind the music. He wrote, recorded, mixed, created the artwork, and now performs (with his live band) the Orba Squara debut album, Sunshyness. It is truly an independent album, but Mitch has garnered widespread attention…

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Rehearsal Space: OneRepublic

OneRepublic had the kind of year most musicians only dream of. Fronted by Timbaland protégée Ryan Tedder, the band enjoyed a meteoric rise to the mainstream in late 2007, early 2008. Their smash hit single “Apologize” ranks as the most legally downloaded song in history with over 4.3 million digital downloads in the US alone,…

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Rehearsal Space: Myron McKinley

Myron McKinley has been the musical director and keyboard player of the seminal Earth, Wind & Fire for more than eight years. With a strong musical background in jazz and hip hop, he creates seamless segues between hit songs during the band’s ninety minute continuous sets. Myron’s expertise in both music and technology have brought…

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Rehearsal Space: Lupen Crook and the Murderbirds

Since 2004, Lupen Crook has been a part of the underground folk scene growing out of London. Lupen joins with brothers Tom and Bob Langridge of the Murderbirds, to bring what the BBC calls “a rag-tag sonic assault” to the stage. Performing on a half-strung 12-string acoustic guitar and backed by a band playing everything…