Victor Pender

3rd album – What I’ve Learned This Time Around

Gear  Lessons

What I’ve learned recording my third album. How to relate with musicians, know your limits, and never stop learning. Victor Pender »

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The Fremonts Leave Their Jobs and Hit the Road

Touring  Travel

The Fremonts took a long break from their day jobs this year and independently released a new album and booked a three month tour through the Midwest out to New York city and back. They shared with us who inspires them, how they inspire each other and what they’ve learned about taking their music careers into their own hands. »

Erisy Watt and Her Nowhere Fast Tour

Touring

I would stress the equal importance of setting goals yet allowing things to progress organically. I would tell myself to always ask “what can I be doing TODAY to improve, to move closer to my goals, to become a better musician, to achieve what it is I’m after?” At the end of the day, we are what we do with our time. If we want to tour, write songs, become better singers and guitarists, it’s up to us to do those things. »

21 Days Until ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music

With a focus on high-energy, socially-conscious performers, the ARISEMusic Festival will feature a selection of yoga and movement workshops each day, special guest presenters, interactive workshops, art installations, documentary films, Odell craft brews, a food truck village and vendors specializing in organic and natural products. »

How to Perform on The Santa Monica Pier

Lessons

  How to Perform on The Santa Monica Pier with Katie Ferrara The high foot-traffic of the Santa Monica Pier makes it one of the most sought-after locations to street artists and musicians in Los Angeles. Each day musicians, painters, dancers, … »

SPiVEY Chiefs Hideout

Music

SPiVEY is the long running project of Ryan Spivey out of Lubbock Texas. His newest EP is entitled, “Chief’s Hideout”, was released the end of 2016 and I feel is his most accomplished work to date. As I was writing … »

Adult Cinema Teaser Trailer

Music

I love discovering new music. So when an ad came across my Facebook page for Adult Cinema’s album, Teaser Trailer, with the quote, “The missing link between  Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree”,  I was intrigued. Then there was the fact I could … »

Dead Astronauts: Rebuilding and moving forward after loosing the other half of a duo

Music

Retro-synth is a genre that seems to really gaining a lot of momentum in the last bunch of years. If you are not familiar with it imagine Depeche Mode and John carpenter working with Kraftwerk to score an 80s horror/sci … »

Love and Loathing at Record Store Day 2017

Music  Resources

    Record Store Day is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, 2017. This wonderfully goofy day is both loved and loathed by many all over the place (here is a great article explaining both sides if you … »

Old Man and the Drums

Health

  Triple Ratamacue!!! No, that isn’t my favorite drum rudiment. It’s the sound of my knees and back as I get out of bed on a far too frequent, number of times. I’ve been playing drums over 33 years and … »

MasterWriter by Justin Roth

Lessons

As a songwriter myself, I’m well aware that inspiration doesn’t usually strike at the most convenient times. Finding my way back to many of my initial lyric and music ideas has destined some potential songs to be forever MIA. Enough is enough. There’s got to be a better way.
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