Perform > Fab Faux: Live at Lisner

Review of the Fab Faux concert at Lisner Auditorium in Washington DC on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Includes a look at the double drum kit setup of Rich Pagano, and video of the band playing Side 2 (mostly) of the Beatles Abbey Road.

By | May 23rd, 2010|Gig Bag|

Perform > 7 Essentials for the Successful Band

George Pittaway, Emmy-winning composer,  guitarist for 4 out of 5 Doctors (no, really) and author of the EzRoll Guitar Method recently wrote a piece outlining seven areas where new bands should focus their efforts. With George's permission, this article summarizes his  advice. Practice > Play > Perform In order of increasing pleasure: practice > play [...]

By | May 11th, 2010|Gig Bag|

iPad for Music

Revolutionary device, or world's most expensive picture frame? Who cares? What matters to us is what it can do for music. Quite a bit, actually. Just a few days out of the gate, I counted about one hundred music apps in the iPad App Store, with 30 of those designed specifically for the iPad.  Peter [...]

By | April 14th, 2010|Gig Bag, iThing, Tech|

Are records dead?

Q. What's a record? A? Whale blubber. Players of a certain age still refer to "records"  even though many haven't held or heard a vinyl album in decades.  In a recent interview, Brian Eno spoke about the end of an era: I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made [...]

By | February 21st, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry, Tech|