August 29, 2014

Music Garage partners with Dynasty Network Podcast

Dynasty Podcasts is Chicago’s first music podcast launched in 2005 focusing on the music and nightlife scene. What could be better then teaming up with Chicago’s best professional music rehearsal facility to celebrate the network’s 6-year anniversary!  Jaime Black, music journalist and host of Dynasty Podcasts series ChicagoVerseUniteD, will be recording his podcasts at the Music Garage running through 2012. After launching the Dynasty Podcast, Black launched ChicagoVerseUniteD in 2009, which focuses on interviews of talent in the Chicago music scene. The 100th episode will air early this week featuring Chris Payne, long running host of Q101’s Chicago music program Local 101. Tune into for more digital news about this exciting partnership.

Martin Atkins LIVE at The Music Garage

Music Garage welcomes John Martin Atkins (member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke; founder of industrial super group Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc; contributor to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry; and author of Tour:Smart).  Atkins will be giving a FREE 90 min talk on Friday, August 12 at 1:00pm about the internal and external problems you'll face in all levels of business including how to make your show and event, merchandising strategies, social media, strategies for success, touring tactics, and more!

We've been able to reserve 20 spots for Music Garage tenants and fans but they are going fast! Guests must RSVP so make sure you reserve your spot right here, right now!

Adrenaline Mob at the Bottom Lounge!

Victor Salazar in conjunction with Music Garage are proud to present ADRENALINE MOB featuring Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), Paul DiLeo, and Rich Ward (Stuck Mojo/Fozzy) live at the Bottom Lounge on Monday August 22nd! You won't want to miss this show!

Doors open at 6:30p.m. Show starts at 7:30p.m. All ages are welcome. Tickets are limited and going fast. Get yours here!

Be sure to check out Adrenaline Mob's Facebook page!

Rehearsal Studios Now Available

Call or email today and schedule an appointment to come view the few remaining studios at the Music Garage.  We have band rehearsal spaces available in the most professional music rehearsal facility in the city ranging from $400 - $950.  There are only a small handful of rooms available so act fast.  (312) 997-1972

Consign With Music Garage

Looking to get rid of some gear?  Unfamiliar with the ins and outs of eBay?  Enter into a consignment agreement with Music Garage and let us take care of it for you!  We will handle all aspects of the sale including correspondence with bidders, accepting of payments, and mailing of the item.  Check out our consigment contract for full details.

Production Suites

Each suite comes equipped with a live room and  attached control room. Excellent for mixing , tracking bands, vocals, or acoustic instruments. They are also great  for writing while a band practices for their next take. Don't miss this opportunity to make use of this unique space, custom tailored for all your recording needs! Call (312)997-1972 or email us today!

DNA Amps Now Available

We are proud to be the newest authorized dealers of locally crafted DNA Amps!  If you haven't seen or heard these amps, do yourself a favor a check out some of the rave reviews and demos, or better yet, come on it and give them a test run right here at the Music Garage!

About DNA ~ David Nordschow Amplification:  David Nordschow is one of the foremost authorities on bass speaker system design. For decades, his designs have set the world touring standard for those who demand uncompromising sound and durability. DNS series bass speaker cabinets have once again raised the bar against which all other speakers will be judged.  DNA's new bass drivers feature massive, high-powered voice coils, a new cone material and other improvements that offer sound quality superior to any of David’s previous designs. Our full 2-way crossover is a significant improvement over the high-pass filters most companies use. The cabinets are made of ultralight void-free plywood, and feature massive bracing for immaculate sound under extreme conditions.

All DNA Amps are currently available in our store located at 345 N. Loomis St in Chicago.  For more information or mail orders please call us at 312-997-1972.

The Online Store Has Arrived

After months in development we are thrilled to unveil our fully functional online store.  Currently all of our mics and effects pedals are listed for sale, but check back often as we will be adding more products everyday!  Soon to come will be our amp selection, featuring products from DNA Amps and Ashdown, as well as some of Xotic's own stellar offerings.  To sample our wares visit the store page, located in the main nav bar.

Chuck Rainey Clinic – Oct. 8th @ 7pm

Legendary bassist Chuck Rainey will be teaching a free master class at Music Garage.

WHEN: Friday October 8th @ 7pm

Chuck Rainey is one of the most important bass players of all time:

Cannonball Adderly, Mose Allison, Duane Allman, Gene Ammons, Louis Armstrong, Patti Austin, Roy Ayres, Gato Barbieri, Walter Becker, Harry Belafonte,  Jackson Browne, Tim Buckley, Gary Burton, Donald Byrd, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Crusaders, Hank Crawford, Steely Dan, Bette Davis, Fats Domino, Donald Fagen, Percy Faith, Little Feat, Roberta Flack, The Four Seasons, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Eric Gayle, Grant Green, Procol Harem, Donny Hathaway, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, The Jackson Five, Jermaine Jackson, Mahalia Jackson, Michael Jackson, Etta James, Tom Jones, Quincy Jones, Ricky Lee Jones, Janis Joplin, Albert King, Labelle, Yusef Lateef, Nils Lofgren, John Lucien, Herbie Mann, Dave Mason, Ralph McDonald, Jimmy McGriff, Sergio Mendez, Bette Midler, Laura Nyro, Robert Palmer, Pointer Sisters, Staple Singers, Ringo Starr, Barbara Streisand, Joe Walsh, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bobby Womack, Sarah Vaughn, Allen Tousaint and many others.


Xotic Basses & Effects

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Xotic Pedals – NOW AVAILABLE

In the past, you've seen some pretty unique pedals from Xotic; chrome and copper versions and signature model pedals. Xotic thought for 2010
they would again offer a few unique pedals to the market.

They'll be issuing a limited supply of new "glittered" RC, AC and BB for a limited time only. The pricing is the same as standard RC, AC and BB.
Here's the color schemes and quantity they made.

RC Booster - Silver Glitter: 650 pcs
AC Booster - Gold Glitter: 500 pcs
BB Pre Amp - Orange Glitter: 650 pcs

Total: 1,800pcs

They are virtually sold out!! Please contact the Music Garage office at 312-997-1972 to make sure we have yours on order today!

The Robotalk2 sports two individual envelope filter channels. Each channel is independently voiced and can be preset for different playing style; slow acoustic-like attack,percussive, high speed open-close and many more. Blend each channel together for additional tone or use the internal dip switch to customize your sounds appropriately. There's a switchable input pad for accommodating both active and passive signals.

Check out this great demo from guitarist Paul Jackson Jr.:

Visit the Music Garage office today for a demo!