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.

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.

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]

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.

In The Studio / New Releases: November 2013

In The Studio:

Lisa Manning continues to sing her poems to tape. Tom Hauck‘s record #3 is sounding more like record #1. Morgan Jackson is recording his French Horn audition for a plethora of university admission applications. Litehouse are polishing of three more sound captures. Rob Garfield is layering his latest. The Instinct are coming in for a one and done session. Clock Strikes 10 are running the sets in Studio B. BAS is going remote to record a Meg Griffin interview with Bonnie Raitt for SiriusXM. Willie Loco Alexander is going to cut live with the A Train Orchestra.

New Releases:

Mexican Ape-Lord is starting to drop jams on Youtube, and KBMG has released a long brewing EP.

In The Studio: September/October 2013

The Electric Ears should use earplugs they are jamming so loud!  The Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band record is getting mixed in the box.  Sister Kathy’s 20-song-80-minute opus got the kids vocal treatment and has moved on to mix.  Paul Catania continues to record Pocket TanyaTom Hauck is laying down rekkid #3.  Meg Griffin brought Willie Nile in for another Sirius/XM session.  Anna Rae is mixing her new record on the board.  Dan King just did some analog processing on his KBMG mixes.  Lisa Manning is laying down more song poems.  Rob Garfield continues to mine his profession for music.  The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society and Marina Evans used Studio B for fine tuning.

In The Studio: July/August 2013

Litehouse shined a beacon on three new songs.  Jon Hardy finished the Mexican Ape Lord‘s vocals.  Tom Hauck kept it rolling.  Rob Garfield is cutting two more tracks for his core demographic.  Sister Kathy continued to roll away the stone.  Tim Castro sighted the Atlantic Starr sound in Gloucester.  Willie Nile taped another appearance on “Having Words with Meg Griffin” for Sirius/XM.  Megan McKenzie waxed poetic on for her band’s first release.  Busty Moceri is getting loose as a goose on Thursday nights  Dr. Jesse is producing the next Coldplay in August. Jon Butcher is cutting a track that features no guitar!

New Releases from Bang-A-Song: June 2013