Rubber Tracks Offers Free Studio Time for Indie Artists

by Mocha Dad Fledgling bands and independent musicians now have the opportunity to record their music in a professional studio complete with cutting edge recording equipment and instruments for free. Converse has opened a new 5,200-square-foot recording studio in Williamsburg, NY (near Brooklyn) called Rubber Tracks and is taking applications from bands who want to…

Live Music: Brennen Leigh at Cactus Music, Houston, TX

by Mocha Dad Reports of the record store’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Take Cactus Music in Houston, TX for example. Not only is this store meeting the needs of audiophiles, collectors and music fans, but it is also doing it’s part to support live music. Cactus Music regularly holds live in-store performances where music fans and…

Desert Island List: Jeremy Thornton, Musician

Creating this list was so hard because like so many different types of music. Tomorrow the list will be totally different, so I am living for today. Here my current favorite albums: 1. For You, Prince – Wow! He played all the instruments and produced all the songs on this album before he was 20. Amazing!…

One to Watch: Katie Herzig

Katie Herzig was destined to be a songwriter. In her senior year of high school, she received an acoustic guitar from her father which prompted her to begin playing the instrument. She started her first band, Newcomers Home, while in college. Although initially Herzig suffered from stage fright and confined herself to singing backing vocals and…

Desert Island List: Bryan Anthony, Jazz Vocalist

Putting together this list of my favorite albums was extremely difficult. However, I managed to select 10 albums that have a had a profound impact on me. Here they are in no particular order: 1.  Songs for Swingin’ Lovers, Frank Sinatra – This is one of the greatest Sinatra/Riddle collaborations. The record epitomizes their Capitol…