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Goldheart Assembly: MMT Featured Artist

Walking down 6th street in Austin, it was James Dale's  voice that called me up to the 512 Rooftop. Once there, it was all of Goldheart Assembly that won me over with strong melodies, tight harmonies, and well-crafted pop songs.  Their performance earned them the MMT Sammy Award for Best Debut (Foreign) at SXSW 2011. [...]

By | November 6th, 2011|MMT Featured Artists|

Belgium: Meet Jane Lui, San Diego’s famous chanteuse

Cover My World #7: History of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics We introduced Jane Lui last week with her mashup of Moves Like Jagger and Rainbow Connection.  Now she returns for an unprecedented second consecutive appearance in the Cover My World series.  Yes, she's THAT good. This edition finds her outside of LuieLand taking a chronological [...]

By | October 3rd, 2011|Gig Bag|

Future of Music Coalition Showcase at IOTA: 10/2 – 8 PM

The Silver Liners, Paul Pfau, Margot MacDonald, & PHZ-Sicks The lineup is set for the Future of Music Coalition's Local Music Showcase Sunday night at IOTA, and it's all good: MMT featured artist Margot MacDonald - read our story on her IndieGoGo campaign  Hip hop artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced Physics) - go to Bandcamp for a [...]

By | October 1st, 2011|Gig Bag|

Adventures in LuieLand: Jane Lui appearing in NYC & DC

Cover My World #6: Maroon 5 Meet the Muppets with Moves Like Jagger It's refreshing to have your expectations not just exceeded but upended and turned inside-out.   After spending a little time in LuieLand watching clever mash-ups of cover songs, I thought I had this Jane Lui thing figured out. Then I went over to [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, Piano, Songs|

Margot MacDonald & the Audio Conundrum

Sign up at IndieGoGo to support Margot MacDonald's next release Margot MacDonald has been performing for over 10 years and released three CDs, but none of her recordings to date truly reflect the breadth and depth of her talents. She aims to fix that with her next release, and wants your help to make it [...]

By | July 31st, 2011|Gig Bag, Songs|

Margot MacDonald: Using Electronics for the Forces of Good

Rock & Roll Hotel Modern Times Christmas Show - Thu 12/23 7PM Among the many acts at the Rock & Roll Hotel on Thursday will be Margot MacDonald: DC native, product of Duke Ellington High School, and recent Artist-in-Residence at the Music Center at Strathmore.  Some singers use vocoders, auto-tune, compression, and other effects to [...]

By | December 22nd, 2010|Gig Bag|

Free Friday: Esperanza Spalding Edition

What makes music "beautiful"? While we wrestle with the metaphysical aspects of this question, in practical terms, one answer is "Esperanza Spalding".  The bassist, vocalist, and composer recently released her second album: Chamber Music Society, a follow up to her well-received 2008 debut, Esperanza. Where Esperanza melded jazz, funk, and latin rhythms with [...]

By | October 1st, 2010|Bass, free friday, Songs|

Free Friday: Peter Gabriel Edition – Here Comes The Flood

Ok, so it's more like trade your email address for a free MP3 download Friday.  But you're probably already on Guitar Center's mailing list, and you should be on Peter's.  (You can unsubscribe at any time.)  Peter's performance from the unlisted (i.e., don't try to search for it) YouTube video below is available as an [...]

By | August 12th, 2010|free friday, Songs|