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Interview: Josh Kaler [Butch Walker, Slow Runner]

Interview: Josh Kaler [Butch Walker, Slow Runner]

For those of you who know me, you’ll know I’m a huge Butch Walker fan. Maybe that should be capitalized. HUGE fan. When I saw his most recent tour come through Chicago (HoB), I noticed he had a new band, and more specifically, an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist. That would be Mr. Josh Kaler. He was...

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15 Jan Events, News | Comments

MONTHLY MUSIC MEETINGS

MONTHLY MUSIC MEETINGS

Starting in February, I will be hosting Monthly Music Meetings at the Grayslake Oasis. Each event will be 2 hours long, on the third Tuesday of each month, and they will be FREE to attend. The first hour of the event will be a discussion on one (of the many) topics we’ve outlined on our...

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Best Records of 2013

Best Records of 2013

Well, it’s that time again. My favorite albums released in 2013. Thanks to things like BandCamp, SoundSupply, and Spotify, it’s never been easier for a music nerd to try out tons of new music. This year, I tried really hard to listen to one new album every day. Not all of them were released in...

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04 Dec Video | Comments

YouTube Lessons!

YouTube Lessons!

When I have free time, I’ll be uploading quick-tip lessons to improve your playing, or learn a new technique! How to Hold a Guitar Pick! Trills! Correct Posture! How to finger-pick.

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04 Dec Video | Comments

2 New Birthday Party Cover Songs!

2 New Birthday Party Cover Songs!

People have been having their birthday parties at the studio! Check it out! Watch on YouTube! Watch on YouTube!

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04 Dec Video | Comments

Demo: Germ Drive

Demo: Germ Drive

Watch on YouTube A killer germanium dirt pedal!

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26 Sep Interviews | Comments

Interview: Will Benoit – Constants

Interview: Will Benoit – Constants

Years ago, I saw a killer effects laden space rock trio (at the time) called CONSTANTS at the local VFW. They were on tour in a converted vegetable oil school bus. I loved everything they had going on, so I’ve been following them ever since. They continued to tour the country with other like-minded bands,...

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26 Sep Video | Comments

Justen Hamilton In-Studio Video

Justen Hamilton In-Studio Video

Long time student Justen Hamilton recorded a GREAT song at my place, and I decided to try documenting the process. The results are pretty killer! Watch in HD on YouTube!

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26 Sep Video | Comments

Demo: Skreddy Hybrid Fuzzdriver

Demo: Skreddy Hybrid Fuzzdriver

What a killer tip of the cap to the vintage fuzz sound. Skreddy did it again! Watch on YouTube!

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06 Apr Interviews | Comments

Conrad Mach: Self Evident

Conrad Mach: Self Evident

If you haven’t guessed yet, I definitely have a type. Weird time signatures, progressive structures, polyrhythmic feels, and sweet riffage. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise I love Self Evident. Fortunately for us, Conrad Mach, the guitar player / singer was willing to take a moment and chat music. What bands do you currently...

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