~ by Levi Seitz ~ Seattle Vinyl Info Considering releasing a record soon? A lack of information is often what creates confusion in the realm of vinyl production. Let’s help clear some things up Seattle, shall we! 1. STANDARD 12″ and 7″ VINYL records commercially available, like what you buy at Sonic Boom Records or Easy Street Records, all had an A and B side master cut on a lathe…no exceptions. The master parts were then electroplated and then the plates were used in a press to stamp out a vinyl record. That’s the process…all real time 1950’s industrial manufacturing. No shortcuts. A high level of skill and experience ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ by Jerad Squires / Pacific Drive (a Seattle band)** ~ “The Seattle Music Scene is Dead.” I’ve heard that statement so many times that I have no choice but to address it. 1.) “Dead” and “Dormant” are two different things. And using either word to describe our music scene is not only incorrect, but it’s highly offensive to those who recognize that our music scene is constantly changing and breeding new sounds. Just cause that famous band or artist from X amount of years ago isn’t popping off anymore doesn’t mean our scene is dead, it means it’s changing. You know, Seattle Movement? 2.) When was the last time you ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ by Cindy Teixeira / Brown Bag Alley blog ~ Nobody ASS’d You to Show Us Your Butt I really need to get this rant off my lovely and ample chest before I can write anything else in this blog. This is meant to be constructive and hopefully useful for the ALL artists who are guilty of a thing that just ruins a show for me: You shouldn’t have to be told people do not want to see your ass the entire time you are onstage. Whatever your role in the band, stop spending all your time looking at the drummer or whatever it is keeps you from engaging the ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ by Cindy Teixeira / Brown Bag Alley blog ~ Country Music: The Next Generation Forget about pop country. As with all things in life, what goes around comes around and it is high time country music turned the corner and came around to the stuff that makes for good jukebox music: Two-stepping, storytelling, heart breaking/aching, twang-filled misery. Everything a country song needs, right? This summer I had the honor of attending the CD release party for one 17-year-old Connor Lewis of Tacoma. I met his father at the Grieve the Astronaut CD release event and he slipped me an advanced copy of his son’s new disc. I was curious ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ by Cindy Teixeira / Brown Bag Alley blog ~ Sugar and Spice: Why Danny Newcomb’s Music is on Your Playlist, or IS IT? Danny Newcomb’s album Master Wish, according to his liner notes, incubated inside for a long time before he set it free. Maybe that’s why it feels so timeless, effortless and just plain good. Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers https://soundcloud.com/danny-and-the-sugarmakers http://dannynewcomb.com/ I’ve read the other reviews and let’s just open the brown bag right here and throw out the apple, no one eats that anyway: There is a shit-ton of nice words in the universe lauding Danny Newcomb’s past jobs, touring with so and so and blah ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….