September 22, 2014

CVU Podcasts & Blog Posts Galore

The recent partnership between Dynasty Podcasts and The Music Garage allowed ChicagoVerseUniteD to start recording in our studio—and boy what a thrilling first week it was. The weekly podcast hosted by Jaime Black features interviews with talent within the Chicago music and nightlife community. This week Emmi Chen of Ornery Little Darlings will be a guest, giving a little update on the band’s new album.  CVU also features blog posts about Hey Champ and Kids These Days, featuring videos from Music Garage TV, or MGTV, a web series about artists who record and rehearse at the facility.  Check out these links to find out more about the bands, what their up to, and where you can catch them live!

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.


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