Tony at Gloucester Writers Center Rock’n’Roll Fish Tales

Last month, Tony told a story at the Gloucester Writer’s Center storytelling event “Rock’n’Roll Fish Tales“, alongside lots of great musicians, writers and storytellers.

Tony’s story about why Papas Fritas only played in Memphis three times during their many US tours features GG Allin, Alex Chilton’s bass player, a knockout punch thrown by a club owner, and some trumped up larceny charges.

A video of the full event can be found here.

In The Studio: April 2015. Upcoming: May 2015.

Here’s what went down at Bang-A-Song in April: The Heavy Denims rocked their roll.  Telamor recorded more. Don(na) Freyleue mixed the hits.  Satch Kerans mixed one of his.
Colin Rosso gave himself a beat and broke it down on the mic. The Instinct took LP 2 to the next level.  Geoff Small channeled Chris Bell (yes!).  Matt and the Lower Standards cut two soon-to-be standards. Lisa Manning cut 17 tracks for her fourth LP.  Soul Rebel Mike Francis and Wren Sound wrote some top lines. Jon Butcher showed us how it’s done.

Here’s what’s coming up in May: 05222015RockandRollFishTales

Monday, May 18thThe Goddesses help host Monday Night Open Jam at the Rhumb Line with an opening set at 9:30 and a closing set at midnight.  It’ll shake, it’ll rattle, it will likely roll.

Friday, May 22nd – Tony will be telling a story at the Gloucester Writers Center’s Rock & Roll Fish Tales event at Short and Main starting at 7:30pm.  Rock & Roll details will be divulged.

Saturday, May 30th – Tony will be hosting one of Sound Harbor‘s Spring Workshops at Bang A Song Studios. “In-Studio Production and Recording” will be a three hour workshop (1pm-4pm) for anyone who ever wanted a chance to learn record production by doing it: using microphones, mixing boards, effects and computer based digital audio workstations to make a recording. Reservations are $30, and you can sign up at

Bang-A-Song Holiday Jam / January Open Studio Kickoff Party

Please join us Monday, December 15th from 6pm-9pm for the Second Annual Bang-A-Song Holiday Jam/January Open Studio kickoff party!  (Location, directions, parking, RSVP can be found in the Facebook Event link.)

We’ll have pizza and beer for jamming, instruments and amplifiers for eating.  Come meet Tony and Warren, sign up for a January open studio slot, and perform your best version of “Jingle Bells”, “Christmas with the Martians” or  “Santa’s Got an Airplane”!!!!   Kids are welcome.   After 9pm we’ll head to the The Rhumb Line Monday Night OPEN JAM to continue the merry making.  (Please help us get a head count by RSVP’ing via Facebook or via email to

Our Holiday Jam will also serve as the kick-off for January 2015’s “Bang-A-Saturdays”. Every Saturday in January (starting January 3rd, ending January 31st), from noon-5pm, we will open up our doors for slots of free studio time.  We’ll have Pro Tools on and drums, guitars, keys and vocals all mic’d up and ready to go.

Whether you’re a band that has never recorded before or an artist that has made numerous records, a songwriter who wants to record a demo or a beat maker who wants to cut a rap, a track producer who needs a top line or a home recordist that wants to hear their tracks mixed on a board to analog tape, please schedule a free session at Bang-A-Song.

Feel free to share with other musicians, and then email or to book a session any Saturday in January!

Best, Tony & Warren

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.”

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.


In The Studio: December 2013

Tom Hauck is continuing to evolve into a one man band.  Litehouse are finishing their three latest audio transmissions.  Safety are breaking in a new member in Studio B.  Bang-A-Song is hosting a holiday soiree.  Rob Garfield is wrapping up his next A/B side. Anna Rae’s 5 next song ep will be completed.