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Tour Profile: Ledisi

Jul 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By Matt Gallagher

Singer/songwriter Ledisi launched The Truth tour in April with a seven-piece band. Over two months, the group visited 28 cities across the U.S. and Toronto, appearing before enthusiastic fans in theaters, halls and auditoriums. In late May, the tour touched down in San Francisco’s The Warfield Theatre, where she reconnected with her hometown fans, and Mix caught the high-energy performance. ...

Tour Profile: Fitz & The Tantrums

May 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By Barbara Schultz

Beginning with select spring concerts and TV appearances, Fitz & the Tantrums are ramping up to take their upbeat soul/synth pop show on a summer tour of theaters, sheds and festivals, including Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball and Lollapalooza. In April, the band played the Fox Theatre (Oakland, Calif.) before heading to Napa’s intimate Live in the Vineyard series, and then a sold-out show at the Palladium in their hometown of L.A....

All Access: Empire of the Sun

May 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

Empire of the Sun—Luke Steele, vocals, guitar, keys; Tony Mitolo, drums; Surahn Sidhu, guitar—played to two sold-out nights at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, Calif., in early April. The band is making use of local P.A., in this case the house Meyer Sound system....

The Sounds at Union Transfer in Philadelphia

May 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By Matt Gallagher

Hailing from Malmo, Sweden, The Sounds are Maja Ivarsson (vocals), Felix Rodriguez (guitars and vocals), Johan Bengtsson (bass), Jesper Anderberg (keys, vocals and guitar) and Fredrik Blond (drums). The band brought its energetic indie pop/rock to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer in April as part of a spring tour of North American clubs, theaters and halls in support of its latest release, Weekend. On May 9, they begin a series of European dates in Germany....

Superstar Quartet at SFJAZZ Center

May 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By Matt Gallagher

In late February Mix caught an inspired concert in SFJAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium (profiled in Mix’s April 2013 issue), presented by vibraphonist and NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson, saxophonist David Sanborn, organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Billy Hart. Billed as the Superstar Quartet, the four musicians enraptured the audience with original songs from their forthcoming album on Blue Note Records, Enjoy The View, due to be released on June 24....

The Bowery Ballroom

Oct 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By Matt Gallagher

The Bowery Ballroom has been open in Manhattan’s Lower East Side for the past 15 years. Operating under the aegis of Northeastern concert-promotion and venue management company The Bowery Presents, and with a capacity of 550, The Bowery Ballroom is selling out shows every week, presenting up-and-coming indie rock bands alongside the likes of Arcade Fire, The Pixies and Yoko Ono. In July, the readers of Rolling Stone magazine named the Bowery Ballroom one of the 10 best live music venues in the U.S., citing its “consistently great sound and sight lines.”...

Line Arrays for Tour Sound

Jul 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By the Mix Editors

A whole lot of line arrays have appeared over the past decade, to the point that nearly all sound reinforcement manufacturers have a version, with the latest trend being compact boxes to either fill a club or augment larger systems in arenas. Mix surveyed the field of recent introductions to help break down the choices, and, because it is touring season, we’ve steered clear of columnar systems in favor of larger touring packages. Please visit the company Websites for more detailed descriptions....

Yamaha MG Series Small-Format Mixing Consoles

Jan 30, 2014 12:24 PM

At Winter NAMM 2014, Yamaha introduced its new generation of MG Mixer Series at the 2014 NAMM Show. Yamaha MG Mixers (MSRP: $129 to $929) will ship in the first quarter of 2014. The redesigned MG Series provides compact, cost-effective and great sounding solutions for installations, recording or live settings. Ten models incorporate technologies originally developed for high-end professional mixers, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital signal processing and rugged, reliable construction. ...

Waves Audio eMotion LV1 Mixer for SoundGrid

Jan 30, 2014 11:54 AM

At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Waves Audio showed its eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid systems, which it recently introduced: the emotions LV1 for live sound front-of-house and monitor applications, and eMotion Studio, for recording, mixing and post-production facilities. eMotion is designed to integrate seamlessly with Waves SoundGrid-compatible I/Os....


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