Author Archives: Matt Dougherty

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 … »

Talent Will Get You Nowhere

Marketing  Music

Talent. Promotion. Success? It used to be that talent was, “your ticket out of this one-horse town.” But today, thanks to the Internet and ease of getting your ‘art’ online, we are drowning in a sea of talent. Not a … »

Jim ‘Kimo’ West – from Weird to Slacker

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To say Jim ‘Kimo’ West has had a long and successful career as a musician would be a major understatement. He has been the long time guitar player for Weird Al Yankovic since the bands inception (his first show as a … »

Astronoid and the power of ‘Air’

Music

Some songs went into directions that just didn’t fit. We tried some ideas that needed to be tried, and resulted in other ideas that ended up working. Our sound comes from the wide variety of music that we all listen to. »

Ben De La Cour’s “Americanoir”

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I think like all artists I’m just trying to dovetail who I am with who I’d like to be. This one we recorded almost totally live in the studio, no headphones, in the same room. I wanted it just to have that kind of feel and for us just to play until we had a take we could live with and move on with minimal overdubs. »

When Your Body Starts to Work Against You – Musicians with Focal Dystonia

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What was once second nature becomes a constant fight. Years of practice, study and natural talent can completely disappear forcing a complete relearning of everything they once knew, or worse the end of their musical career. »