We caught up with producer David Castell here a couple years ago, but he's been up to an awful lot since then. Castell has produced, mixed, mastered and otherwise had his hands in local music dating all the way back to the early '90s, and he shows no sign of slowing...or aging really, for that matt ... More >>
Every community has its movers and shakers. Some are more outwardly apparent and get the social accolades, while some go unmarked by much of the community that they impact. Musician, college professor, sound engineer, poet and Denton resident Chris Hughes is of the latter category -- motivated by ma ... More >>
The Dave Grohl-directed documentary Sound City, is a loving and thoroughly entertaining docu-valentine to the legendary studio just outside of L.A. where many landmark albums were recorded. Throughout the film's first half, we're given glimpses of behind the scenes action on the making of such class ... More >>
Fort Worth's Dreamy Soundz revive the analog arts.
Robby and Jennifer Rux greet me at the front door of an old brown fourplex, nestled comfortably on a tree-lined street in Fort Worth's Fairmount Historic District. Their apartment, covered in posters, tapestries and age-old vinyl, serves as one of the few exclusively analog recording studios in Nort ... More >>
Ed Spoto helms Crossroads Audio, which provides many of the mics, PAs, lighting systems and rigs you see at local shows and festivals. Locally, his client list includes acts like Bowling For Soup, Erykah Badu, The Denton Blues Festival and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Nationally, Spoto, his wife ... More >>
Jill NoelChris GaltWelcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Chris Galt isn't always the most welcome person in a venue. He comes rolling in with his own console, often unplugging everything and rewiring the systems togeth ... More >>
Thursday, December 29, at House of Blues
Ableton Live becomes the latest technological advance to shape music.
As Austin boys Spoon tour our fair country, I got a chance to chat with the band’s drummer and studio mastermind Jim Eno. The soft-spoken percussionist was upbeat and at ease discussing topics from knob twirling to latest release Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga to performing on Saturday Night Live. …promoting ... More >>