Just want to let you about these two DON'T MISS shows.
First off, one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Eleni Mandell, is making a rare Central Illinois appearance this Sunday, October 7, 8:00 p.m. She will be playing at the Courtyard Cafe. Also checkout her latest album, which I would venture to say is her very best to date. It's warm, romantic, soothing, sensual, and it's quite good with a nice glass of red. I highly recommend it.
And the other show you absolutely must know about is Von Frickle at the Elbo Room in Chicago on Friday, October 12th at midnight. These guys are friends of mine, and have generously contributed to our 100 Year Picnic project. All four guys are amazingly prolific and talented, but more importantly, their live show is a force to be reckoned with. Go and you will see what I mean.
One last item of fun and education. My good friend, Tony San Filippo, producer and engineer at Oxide Lounge Recording, is blogging about his latest project recording touring artists, Backyard Tire Fire. He's posting the blog entries on the tapeop.com message boards, so expect plenty of geeky technical wizardry about mics, effects, EQs, and day-by-day recording approaches used to record the new BTF record. His blog is here. Enjoy.