Culture Wars at United Recording
Electro-rock sensation Culture Wars took a break from his busy touring schedule to head to United Recording in Hollywood to record some tracks for his upcoming album. Pictured (L-R) in United Studio B are Culture Wars’ David Grayson and frontman Alex Dugan, engineers Gerardo Ordonez and Scott Moore, guitarist/electronics Dillon Randolph; and producer Caleb Contreras holding Pete.
Reggie Watts! Watts!
Reggie Watts can be seen on TV nightly as the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden and was previously co-host of variety series Comedy shot! Slam! Watts relies heavily on improvisation – looping his drum machine beats and soulful voices into funky, hypnotic and hilarious spontaneous musical inventions. Watts also plays and records in the electronic duo Wajatta, with John Tejada.
Heartless Portrait of Evergrey
Evergrey released his new album A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) through Napalm Records. Photographed at Division West Coast Studios in Skagerakk, Sweden, frontman Tom S. Englund is seen recording vocals.
New rooms at Fab Factory Studios
Fab Factory Studios celebrated the launch of its two new Dolby Atmos rooms with PMC speakers. Owners Steve and Shaun Fabos (pictured right) have designed unique studios with state-of-the-art technology, the highest music and post-production standards for artists, audio professionals and content creators. At the event, guests had the opportunity to go beyond ordinary listening with the revolutionary Dolby Atmos immersive audio experience.
Rapper with cerebral palsy Lil’ Lean
Washington DC-based rapper-singer-songwriter Lil’ Lean was born with cerebral palsy. While the entertainer might have been discouraged, Lil’ Lean instead studied music, which helped him learn the value of dedication and never accept defeat. Lean has competed in numerous talent shows and freestyle battles with the goal of “lyrically killing the competition”.
THE ANIMAL WEAPON! at OmniSound
Electronic bedroom act Animalweapon!, the brainchild of Patrick Cortes (pictured left), has released their latest album Set of constraints via polychromatic recordings. Cortes is pictured at OmniSound Studios in Nashville, TN, working with Rory Rositas (right).
Everclear joins Downrite
Everclear frontman Art Alexakis has joined Downwrite, the song-ordering experience that brings fans closer to their favorite artists. Fans can now order custom songs written and performed by Alexakis. If the song is approved for wide release by both Alexakis and the fan, then both parties will be able to split the song’s revenue and royalties.