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February 14th, 2010 - 6:32 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

‘A Picture Postcard’ of Chicago venues, from a musician’s perspective

View Davey von Bohlen’s Chicago shows in a larger map Milwaukee musician Davey von Bohlen has led the kind of musical career that must leave other artists teeming with jealousy. Since the early ’90s, Davey has performed in a variety of bands: Ten Boy Summer, Cap’n Jazz, The Promise[...]

February 7th, 2010 - 1:52 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Some kind of merchandiser

When Philadelphia's Algernon Cadwallader played Strangelight - a new Chicago DIY venue - on Friday, Feb. 5, singer/bassist Peter Helmis took some time to discuss the process of creating and selling merchandise.[...]

January 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Schubas: If these walls could talk

Location, location, location. That's often what can affect the outcome of a show. If a venue has terrible sound, can't handle the crowd and exudes a bad atmosphere, the show may just as well be over before it starts.[...]

January 23rd, 2010 - 8:11 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

Behind the soundboard

Sound quality is one of the most important components of a live show. Bad sound can ruin a perfectly good performance. As such, the sound-men and women play a pivotal role during concerts.[...]



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