I WAS VISITING LONDON a few weeks ago and on a slow day decided to do the Beatles walking tour (which was inevitably called the “Magical Mystery Tour”). The tour of course ended at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in northwest London, and I got to see no fewer than six tourists nearly get killed stepping directly into oncoming traffic while trying to catch the iconic crosswalk photo. Modern music fans usually don’t listen to music live, unlike our ancestors, who listened to live music exclusively. As I stood outside Abbey Road Studios and watched a 16-year-old Colombian girl weep at the site where the likes of “Golden Slumbers,” “A Day in the Life,” and “All You Need Is Love” were recorded, I realized that a musical tour of the world — a tour of the songs that moved you to tears, or hel
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the array of activities is familiar to Chicago Recording Co. general manager Chris Shepard as he walks from floor to floor, studio to studio one late morning: a young rock band loading into the large Studio 4; an assistant engineer assembling a cable-company commercial in a small post-production studio; a guy recording voice-overs in a booth; a technician in another room hunched over his computer monitor working on a video game. Shepard got into this business because he loves recording music. He's able to stay in it because his facility does so much else — all while other studios in town pare back, diversify or expand their services in these ever-challenging times for the recording industry. "There's a lot of moving parts," the 48-year-old engineer says of his facility, which has rec
Chicago is a great city for sound. With numerous concert halls, recording studios, radio stations and other storied spaces near Northwestern’s campus, Sound Arts and Industries students have access to incredible opportunities. Great Live Music #1 Double Door The Rolling Stones. Rise Against. Sonic Youth. These are just a few of the bands that have graced the stage at Double Door, the live music venue at the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Featuring a main room, a hayloft-style balcony and a downstairs bar that hosts comedy nights, DJs and acoustic shows, Double Door is one of the premier places to catch a live show in Chicago. Showcasing some of the best rock, metal, punk, hip-hop and funk artists, Double Door has hosted up-and-coming acts and bonafide superstars a
Strobe Recording Studio is the best spot to record your latest album or single. Our control room is below. Ask us about how our live room is great for your professional video shoot. Songwriters, you are invited to perform in front of a live studio audience. Capture professional audio, photos and video all in one day. Plus, featured act Liz Chidester performs. Strobe Recording Studio and Chicago Acoustic Underground support songwriters with this Second Sunday Songwriter Series. Fans can experience your music in a whole new way: Register by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Details: Doors 130pm, Music Starts 2pm and includes featured act! Open to the Public: $10 Suggested Donation BYOB Free Street Parking on Division Performers: Solos and Duos, three songs Backline at stu...