Monthly Archives: September 2010


Afro-beat / Trance / Reggaeton

Internationally recognized afrobeat group THE SUPERPOWERS have been hailed by critics as a “poly-rhythmic juggernaut.”

Originally formed as the Boston Afrobeat Society, having won the 2007 Phoenix Best Music Poll and 2006 Boston Music Award for Best World Music Act, this 21st-Century Dance Band represents the finest of the “Afrobeat Revival.” They have played packed houses throughout the Eastern U.S. and shared the stage with internationally renowned artists including Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, John Browns Body, Aphrodesia, and NOMO.

THE SUPERPOWERS have been unemployed since July 2009……

I highly recommend going to their myspace to listen to their recorded music. They’re awesome..

The Bridge – New Ableton & Serato tool for DJs – [VIDEO]

This software is awesome! This could be incredibly useful for dj/producers. It’s definitely worth looking into if you’re either.

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4 Track Mag – Great Mics For Recording Vocals Under $300

4 Track Mag has put together a small list of mics that can get you started with recording vocals. These are some really great microphones for the money. I have a blue myself, and they’re awesome!

Shure SM27

Hands down this is just a great mic to own. It sounds awesome on whispery, intimate vocal lines as well as other instruments. Pick one up for recording vocals and you’ll find yourself micing guitar and drums with it as well.

Blue Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser

This is truly a great mic and it’s a steal for the price. It’s actually shocking that a microphone of this quality can be purchased for under $300. The Bluebird is built with a Class-A discrete amplifier circuit and the clarity can be heard in recordings. If you’re looking for a mic that will add a bit of character without sacrificing clarity to your vocal recordings, this is it.

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Springdale Quartet Live at the 2010 THC Music Fest – [VIDEO]

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Wear Your Music – Fight World Hunger

Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, front-men for Slightly Stoopid, a popular Ocean Beach, California indie band, are getting in on the act for a good cause. The rock duo are giving their used guitar strings to Wear Your Music® – a company whose jewelry makers custom design eye-catching unisex bracelets using donated strings and recycled silver for charity.

The limited edition bracelet, which retails for $50.00 combines the strings of both Doughty and McDonald and will be available for purchase on September 15, 2010 at

Proceeds from the sale of the bracelet go to support the World Food Programme, a non-profit chosen by the musicians. The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. For more information, please go to

Slightly Stoopid fans receiving the band’s newsletter will be provided a code and given an opportunity to steal this bracelet at a discounted price.

Miles Doughty, front man for Slightly Stoopid says: “We really want to support the World Food Programme, and we are stoked to work with Wear Your Music and recycle our strings into guitar string bracelets where the profits are donated to such a great charity. We think they are an outstanding organization that does so much good throughout the world for the hungry and in times of need. We will continue to support their cause and strive to make sure every mouth is fed.”

Wear Your Music® has collaborated with more than 150 artists to offer one of the most unique pieces of merchandise that music fans will ever be able to get their hands on – or, rather, get on their hands.

A wide and impressive roster of music industry names has participated in the guitar string bracelet charity project. “This year alone we’ve donated to over 52 charities on behalf of over 100 artists. This project makes me feel good when I wake up in the morning,” says Hannah Garrison Co-President of Wear Your Music®.

So far bracelets on file in Wear Your Music’s® catalog are made from guitar strings plucked by some of the music world’s most legendary guitarists and emerging acts – The Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards, Carlos Santa, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Joan Jett, Avril Lavigne, John Mayer, Benji Madden, James Hefield Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Bryan Adams, David Cook, Brett Dennen, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper, Nick Harmer and Dweezil Zappa to name a few.

The overwhelming response to the artist’s goods inspired WYM to begin offering a line of lower priced bracelets as well as charms, necklaces and an expanding Rock’n’Roll jewelry line, which are also available on the organization’s website


Apex Vibe’s Album Release Party

Reggae group, Apex Vibe performing in Denver for the album release party for latest, “Elevate” Click the image above for more photos of the show! Have a taste of their famous track, “Set it Right” off the album Rhythm Music.


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Frogs Gone Fishin’ Destroy it at the THC Music Fest – New VID

These guys r fcking amazing, as you can see. Frogs Gone Fishin’ are fresh out of Denver, CO. You can find a free download of their single “Herb” at They’re also the victims of crackhead gear stealers. More info on how to help there.

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ATTENTION ALL BANDS: Be on the Lookout for Crackhead Gear Stealers!

– This is Not a Test –

ATTENTION: Earlier this week, super disgusting band Frogs Gone Fishin’ from the Denver area, had their trailer robbed by what is believed to have been a crackhead. The crackhead got away with over $5,000 in equipment. That’s 1 big ass rock.. He even took all of the band’s CD’s and merchandise. Consequently the band is now forced to cancel the rest of their tour. It is truly a tragic travesty.

This kind of thing is happening more and more to bands all over the place, especially those who travel. We as MusicWithoutLabels and Beat-Play wanted to remind other bands out there about the dangers of crackhead gear-lifters. Be on the constant lookout, and remember, don’t by CD’s from crackheads.

Also, if you find it so fitting in your heart to donate any money at all, a dollar even, back to Frogs Gone Fishin’, the creators of The Victims of Crackhead Gear Robbers Fund, you may do so below.

Login to Paypal, hit Send Money, click Personal, and then Gift, and send to this email address: Thank you!!

This has been a Musician’s Service Announcement about the the dangers of crackhead gear bitches.

This is for real! Watch our video of the Frogs playing live at the THC fest. They killed that performance! Every piece of gear in the video is now missing. If you see any of this gear, please contact Thank you!


Aidan Knight [MUSIC]

Coming from the beautiful province of British Columbia, Canada Aidan has been performing for many years playing in the background. Having played many different instruments such as bass, drums, and guitar he has an incredible ear for smooth transitions and overall song composition. The collaboration of his album, Versicolour was thanks to a Toronto group who had filled in with drums, guitars, background vocals, strings, and horns. Knight has a very soothing feeling to his music with very powerful vocals creating a masterful combination. Here are a few of his tracks to enjoy:

The Sun

Altar Boys

Buy the album “versicolour” here


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