In The Studio: Feb/Mar/Apr 2014

Dear Y’all,

With all the snowfall I didn’t even realize I hadn’t let you know what’s been going on at Bang-A-Song the past few months so here goes:

Willie “Loco” Alexander and the Raztones have finished tracking and begin mixing their new record this Friday!  Renee & Joe mixed another great song “Steal You Flowers” which was made available for Valentine’s Day.  Mike Francis from Soul Rebel Project and Mile 21 laid down vocals and guitars for many upcoming projects.  The Instinct laid down enough tracks to start their first full length.  Jon Butcher is cutting tracks for his latest (first?) theater production.  Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band came in again from Ohio to start their next LP at Bang-A-Song.  Anna Rae used Bang-A-Song to film a Q&A with the engineers/mixers involved with her upcoming release.  Tom Hauck finished his new album “Valentine to the Future”, released it under the new band name TELAMOR and is now reworking his previous solo tracks with his new group.  Satch Kerans had a great session with Timo Shanko on bass and Leo Ciaramitaro on drums.  Pocket Tanya is this close to finishing the new EP.  Lisa Manning sequenced and mastered her new LP.  Tony and Warren cut tracks on spec for future use in Polish laundry detergent ads. Mara Bettencourt finished mastering and released her new album “Eclectic Soul”.  Alien Psychology achieved the rare feat of shredding their vocal chords with melody for their latest two tracks.  Sonic Euphoria came in from the cold after a many month lay off.  Watts held court at Bang-A-Song for the David Robinson 65th birthday surprise party afterparty.

The Goddesses on Lieber and Stoller Tribute

No one has better taste than our pals in Brussels at 62TV Records, so when they asked us to contribute to an album of Leiber & Stoller tunes, we couldn’t say no, and we didn’t say no!  (Anyone who has seen The Goddesses perform in the last five years knows that “I’m A Hog (For Ya Baby)” is one of our staple tunes, too.)

“I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind: A Tribute To Leiber & Stoller” (Benefit for the Waama Village School in Tanzania) can be found here on Facebook, and features tracks from Okay Monday, Mujeres, Kanoba, Francoiz Breut, Johnwayneshotme, Young Rival, Malibu Stacy, Bed Rugs, Lucy Lucy, Dog Bowl, Hong Kong Dong, The Tellers, Vaporellas, The Experimental Tropic Blues Band and Dez Mona, and The Goddesses.

A track a day will be posted on YouTube, so check ‘em all out, starting with this one:

Silver Ages / Goddesses on The Key (and Fleetwood Mac)

Thanks to Maureen Walsh for the nice review of the Silver Ages / The Goddesses performance in Philadelphia a few days ago, and for capturing some great photos and great videos!

You can read/see the full story here.

“The highlight of the evening was a version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Save Me a Place,” performed by the Goddesses, the Silver Ages, and Buried Beds’ Eliza Jones. It encompassed everything Pat Berkery enthused about in his introduction: a love of music, a sense of community, and making beautiful harmonies together.”

In The Studio: January 2014

Jon Butcher is overdubbing on tracks he cut with our friends at Q Division.  Tom Hauck is rounding the corner on his third solo record.  Pocket Tanya is keeping it kray.  Willie Loco and the Razdans cut/are dubbing an 11 hour session of upright, sax and traps.  Brian King is demoing “Spy”.  Transona 5 transferred DAT’s.  Satch Kerans is mixing.  The Electric Ears are capturing lightning in a vaporizer.  Lisa Manning is wrapping her third  Bang-A-Song record.  Mara Bettencourt is mastering.

The Goddesses join The Silver Ages in Philly

The Goddesses are thrilled to be joining The Silver Ages for their 7th Annual Holiday Performance at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia  at Rittenhouse Square on Saturday night, January 18th starting at 8pm.  The show is a guaranteed sellout, so get your tickets here.

Silver Ages (2014, Jan 18th)

 

Tonight: Bang-A-Song Holiday Party

We’re inaugurating a new tradition at Bang-A-Song: a party.  A holiday party. It’s tonight, Monday, December 16th from 6pm-9pm. If you’ve never been inside a recording studio, or if you’re more than familiar with the nooks and crannies of the live room, come celebrate the season with us.12162013PartyFlyer [Facebook Event]

Saturday, December 7th at 10am (est) on Nick Jr.!

Papas Fritas will be in an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba with a slew of guest stars including Mark Mothersbaugh, William “Bootsy” Collins, Erykah Badu, Biz Markie, Questlove, Jack McBrayer, Paul Scheer, Kemba Russe,l and Leslie Hall! Episode Title: DJ Lance’s Super Music & Toy Room. DJ Lance loses the magic star on his hat, so he brings the Gabba friends to his music room to help him search.

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