Posted on July 15th, 2008
Recorded some metal leads with Razor Fist for their full-length.
Finished mixing the new Goodnight Loving record. It will be out on vinyl later this summer on Dusty Medical Records, and well as in Europe on Wild Honey Records and on CD in Australia.
Finished up overdubs on 5 unfinished Riverdales songs @ Smart Studios. These were songs that were recorded but never finished when they recorded their “Phase 3” record about 5 years ago.
Remixed and mastered the entire Riverdales “Phase 3” record. It’s being reissued on Asian Man Records with the bonus tracks.
Mixed a record for Milwaukee based band The Love Monkeys. They are mostly known for being a cover band around the region, but they have recently recorded an album of original material at their home studio.
I recorded a days worth of music at the main stage of Oshkosh’s Sawdust Days, some of the bands included, Blueheels, Tim Schweiger and the Middle Men and Cory Chisel.
Did FOH sound at Summerfest for Verona Grove.
Played bass for Blake Thomas’ CD release show in Madison. I recorded and mixed Blake’s new album and he is one of my favorite singer/songwriters of all time.
Spent almost 3 weeks in Italy recording the Italian band Bad (love) Experience. Had a great time and it was my first time outside the county other than Canada.
Posted on April 15th, 2008
Finished up final overdubs for The Color Truth EP @ Burst HQ.
Finished up mixing for the Blueheels record “Lessons In Sunday Driving”.
Finally got around to mixing Blake Thomas’ new record that was recorded live in the studio last year at Topsoil Studios in Oshkosh.
Finally got Josh Harty’s record mixed and mastered, another great singer songwriter from Madison.
Spent 1 day setting up and 2 days recording a live show in Appleton for Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons. This will produce songs for Cory’s major-label debut on RCA Records. Thanks to Chris Hughes for coming up to help out with the project.
Got a last minute call to go to New York City with Cory Chisel to check out the mixing of songs for his EP. Michael Brauer did the mixing at Quad Studios in Times Square. It was great to be in such a legendary place, Cory and I played a lot of ping pong, ate a a lot of room service chicken sandwiches and spent more time out to dinner with Michael Brauer than in the control room, but it was a good time none the less.
Ended up remixing two of the songs for Cory’s EP myself. It should be out later this summer.
Mixed the Hindsight record.
Did some rehearsing for a show with Ben Weasel @ Reggie’s in Chicago.
Did bass and guitar overdubs with Razor Fist.
Posted on January 15th, 2008
Recorded drums @ Smart Studios with Hindsight for their debut full-length record.
Played lots of Blueheels shows around Wisconsin.
Moved to Milwaukee during a crazy blizzard.
Got to see one of my favorite live bands, The Figgs, play a show in Milwaukee.
Began work on The Color Truth EP @ Burst HQ
Took a train out to Boston to play a show with Blueheels opening up for Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles.
Spent 3 freezing cold days up in Green Bay @ Simple Studios recording new songs with The Goodnight Loving, one of my favorite Milwaukee bands.
Recorded one new song from scratch with Hindsight @ Burst HQ, I think it will be the opening song on the record, everybody is pretty excited about it.
Posted on October 15th, 2007
Got started on the new Blueheels record. Drums were done @ Burst HQ in Wauwatosa. Overdubs were done @ Simple Studios and Smart Studios.
Saw an excellent Ryan Adams and The Cardinals show in Milwaukee.
Recorded a record for punk rock band The Guts from Maine. We did the record @ Smart Studios in Madison and it will be out sometime on Rally Records.
Played lots of Blueheels shows.
Got snowed in @ Simple Studios on Thanksgiving so I thought it would be a good time to do my bass tracks for the Blueheels record.
Posted on July 15th, 2007
Played lots of Blueheels shows around the state.
Did 2 Obsoletes shows. One @ Cranky Pat’s in Neenah, and on in Milwaukee with Decibully..this was a fun show.
Posted on April 15th, 2007
Recorded vocals and mixed the new Ben Weasel record. @ Smart Studios. It was produced by Mike Kennerty of The All-American Rejects.
Mixed a Goodnight Loving recording that was done last year up at their cabin.
Recorded a record for Chicago band The Javalinas @ Smart.
Posted on January 31st, 2007
Recorded an EP @ Smart with a great Milwaukee band The Good Luck Joes.
Did a Yesterday’s Kids reunion show in Milwaukee, following the show somebody got shot outside, Milwaukee can be dangerous folks.
Spent some time @ Smart working with a great pop-punk band from Portland, Maine called the Leftovers. The record is called “On The Move” and will be out on Rally Records soon.
Recorded a great classic country band of 4 brothers called The Honky Tonk Twisters. The record was done over the course of a few weekends @ Smart Studios.
Did some sessions in Lake Geneva with Martha Berner. Dan McMahon was on drums and electric guitar, Noah Harris was on piano and organ and I played bass and engineered.