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How We Listen: On-the-Go

This will be part of a very short series of posts entitled “how we listen” that goes into the audio setup some of us use in various situations and the ups and downs. Starting off: on-the-go.

My commute is primarily by train (DC Metro) and occasionally the bus as well. I also am usually able to…



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Studio Booking: Have Available Time in Your Studio? Let Us Fill it for You!

Let’s say you own a studio. You’ve got two bands coming in next month, but there’s a week between them. You may not want to fill the whole time, but say three of four of those days you’re available. You want to fill that time, but it’s both relatively short notice and it’s not exactly…



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Square Froze Our Account Without Warning or Explanation

Two months ago, we published an article about the new Square Market and how it was the best way to sell merch online. Well… maybe not.

On October 14th, I received an email from Square simply stating that they had reviewed my account, detected “high-risk activity,” and…



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Vinyl Records Melted Over Skulls Look Pretty Badass

Artist/musician Ted Riederer created these sculptures by melting old vinyl records over a plastic skull mold. The series is called “Primal Sound” and it’s a pretty safe bet that if these were offered for sale they would be sold out pretty quickly.

You can…



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The Worst Tour Name in Recent Memory

This tour is called the “Started from the Bottom Now We Here” tour. This is the dumbest tour name I can think of in recent memory — can you think of a worse one? It might fit for a hip-hop tour where poor grammar is a celebrated art, but even a Google search to verify…



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The New Square Market is (Update: NOT) the Best Way to Sell Merch Online

Update

Since publishing this, we’ve had a serious issue and no longer recommend Square Market. Read more in this updated blog post.

Few should be unfamiliar with Square, the little credit card reader that plugs into any smartphone’s headphone jack and allows you to take payments with their free app and…