Pick Up Gigs / Getting Paid
The guys share their approach for acquiring gear and their thoughts on NAMM.
If you had to choose one or the other, would you prefer to play with someone with good time or good feel?
Chris Schmoke returns on the mic. The crew discusses the situation of choosing between two gigs offered for the same time.
Featured track by STEREO. The guys then talk about the so-called 440Hz vs 432Hz conspiracy theory.
Francis shares his experience preparing for a gig playing Indian music. The discussion then turns to etiquette regarding using someone else’s gear on a gig.
The discussion turns to communication and courtesy after one of Rich’s recent gigs as a hired gun.
Not practicing enough? The guys can relate and discuss changing that.
Francis shares his approach to learning songs quickly for last minute gigs. Rich vents on a pet peeve.
Rich has lingering thoughts after passing on a chance to play with others. Conversation also touches on gearheads and recording yourself.
What’s the connection between cupcakes and kazoos? Does it even matter as long as a point is made about musicians?
Night #7 of the “Sound Collective”, a showcase for emerging artists, held at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hosted by Josh Arbour and Kira Lingman.
Featured artists: Peter Knutson, Billy Lawler, Roxy Lee, Zacc West & Lisa Ritchie, Jessica Weimer and Coral Rhoads
*Recorded Nov 8, 2016
Night #6 of the “Sound Collective”, a showcase for emerging artists, held at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hosted by Josh Arbour and Kira Lingman.
Featured artists: Sestra, Chills, Lea Beiley, B00ty, Arejeigh and Alezza
Chills, a band from Los Angeles, perform a few songs from their upcoming release, as well as discuss the band’s history, chemistry and guacamole! This was fun!
Nicole Mormann- Vocals/
Patrick Shanley- Guitar/
Conor Griffin- Bass/
Night #5 of the “Sound Collective”, a showcase for emerging artists, held at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hosted by Josh Arbour and Kira Lingman.
Featured artists: David Higbee & The Zero Summers, Hugh DeFrance, Sam & Dane, Ron Blanchet, Jimi Hazen and Annie Trezza
Night #4 of the “Sound Collective”, a showcase for emerging artists, held at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hosted by Josh Arbour and Kira Lingman.
Featured artists: Wilson Howard, Jonathan J. Scott, Melissa Brethauer, Zacc West & Lisa Ritchie, Coral Rhoads, Dillon Peralta and Brian Davis
Night #3 of the “Sound Collective”, a showcase for emerging artists, held at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hosted by Josh Arbour and Kira Lingman.
Featured artists: Veronica Torres, Jonathan J. Scott, Alex Ridio, Danny Hamilton, Amanda Dahlin, Chris Rodriguez
Night #2 of the “Sound Collective”, a showcase for emerging artists, held at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hosted by Josh Arbour and Kira Lingman. Recorded on Sept. 13, 2016.
Featured artists: Peter Knutson, Ryan Trask, Ayline Amirayan, Melanie Taylor and Terry Wollman, Arejeigh, Nate Weiner, Sara Dee
Recorded at the first “Sound Collective”, a showcase for emerging artists, held at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Hosted by Josh Arbour and Kira Lingman.
Featured artists: Peter Knutson, Chills, Hugh DeFrance, Lisa Ritchie, Isaiah January, Brian Davis and Azeen Kazemi.
Perspectives on attending the NAMM show, the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry.
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The Diggem Crew discusses the recent deaths of two music icons, this year’s Coachella lineup, and antics that some artists employ for entertainment purposes.
For their final episode of 2015, the Diggem crew has a fun talk about their favorite concerts, large vs. small venues, and a few hints at a topic that will be discussed in the very near future. Thanks to all of our listeners and subscribers for a great 2015. We’re looking forward to an exciting 2016!
Our old friends David Rodgers and Dane Meyer return to give us some updates on working on a cruise ship, applying to music school, and their respective recent activities in the music scene. Plus, we hear a bit of Dave’s rendition of a classic song played on some of his new “toys,” from his post here: https://www.facebook.com/ddodgers03/posts/10153789655142641
Be sure to check out more of David at https://www.facebook.com/ddodgers03/ and Dane’s new band at https://soundcloud.com/the-telescreens.
The Diggem crew focuses their attention on the benefits and disadvantages of reading music and knowing music theory, getting “boxed in” by rules, playing with people a bit more skilled, and doing your thing either way. Also, don’t forget to check out Alexa’s gig at Molly Malones on December 10 at 8:00 pm if you’re in the LA area.
In this episode the crew welcomes singer/songwriter and Sacramento native Billy Lawler to the studio to discuss his upcoming debut EP, deciding to take up singing at a “late” age, and what inspired him to release his music. Billy also treats us to a live performance of two of his incredibly moving songs which you can not miss! And… Rich is bad with names.
In this episode, the crew talks about the top 5 albums of all time that really “struck” each of them in one way or another and why. Listen up as there is quite a range here, some not so surprising, and a few shockers as well (you think you know someone and then…) Young listeners in particular can get a good introduction to some excellent starting points if they’re looking to expand their musical horizons.
Alexa Merrill is welcomed back to the podcast as an honorary member of The Diggem Crew. The discussion turns to artists having their music on the streaming service, Spotify.
The Diggem Crew discuss their perspectives on playing in cover bands, from various tips and benefits, to the contrasting approach to tribute bands.
Singer/songwriter Alexa Merrill drops by to talk about the songwriting process, collaborating with a producer, and tips for taking care of the voice. Alexa also performs two songs from her recently released EP “Heart Shaped Clock.” This is one episode you don’t want to miss!
Santa Monica student and singer/songwriter Rachel Klein performs some of her songs and chats with the crew about musical influences, expressing yourself through music, and starting a music club.
Local musician Dane discusses the keys to being a working bassist, his band Finding X, and the importance of protecting your hearing.
Discussions with in-studio guest, Leahlani, a young singer and songwriter. The second half of the show is with Seth, an experienced musician from America currently living in Bangladesh.
The podcast welcomes its first guest, David Rodgers, and discusses the ways to meet other musicians.
You can contact David via email at: email@example.com
Here it is! The very first episode. Basically, it covers who we are and what we’re trying to do with this podcast. Check it out and give us some feedback! Also, please spread the word!
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