Production In Music

I don’t know why I didn’t write about this a long time ago. But everyone that I know always ask me “what do you do in music?”. I tell them, “I work in production.”… (silence)… (Them)”What does that mean?”

It means I help put on the show. Whether that’s being a runner, a production assistant, a stage manager… it pretty much means if my team and I weren’t there, there wouldn’t be a show.

Then people ask me, “Well that means all you have to do is work during the show, right?”… “Not necessarily, I work ahead of time, you would be surprised how much work goes into putting a huge festival or concert together.” (Them)” Oh, I didn’t know that, that’s pretty cool.”

So the next time you decide to go to a show and complain that the band is  five minutes late, know that there is a crew working behind the scenes fixing the problem to get the band out there. In a nutshell: There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a show.

Pablove

If you know you me well, you probably know I do things for a good reason, deed, however you want to put it. Long story short, I’m always up for the right thing. I grew up with the mind set to always help others and I think it has definitely helped my life in the long run by being nice to others.Because in the end, it’s just better that way.

The other night,I worked at FM1021 for the Pablove Concert in Milwaukee. Let me tell you, fantastic music for a great cause! What is this foundation about,I’ll tell you: Below all the information and picture is taken from the website.

Pablo’s Story


Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz
June 21, 2003 — June 27, 2009

“The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.

The Pablove Foundation is named after Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz, the son of Jo Ann Thrailkill and Jeff Castelaz and the little brother of Grady Gallagher. Pablo was six years old when he lost his valiant yearlong battle with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. Imbued with his spirit and inspired by his strength, Pablove is dedicated to the daily, global fight against childhood cancer and the suffering that comes in its wake.

We fight on in order to amplify one simple message: kids get cancer too.

Your support of The Pablove Foundation helps us help kids with cancer. ” Pablove Foundation , 2013.

 

.So naturally I worked this event, because I believe in supporting a good cause.

So obviously, I’m a sucker for this kind of event. But not to mention there was some really good music there.

There were four bands

– The Championship

 – Kane Place Record Club

 – Northern Room

-The Delta Routine

I was really excited to see The Delta Routine, I love their music: but the Kane Place Record Club and the Northern Room blew me out of the water. I’ve never heard the first three bands live, so I was really excited to see what they are all about.

If you like a spunky, groovy tune: Kane Place Record Club is up your ally. If you like modern tune with a twist of modulation and tritone chords,the Northern Room is a group full of amazing musicians, these guys can wail. And of course The Championship  and The Delta Routine are great bands and you should take a gander at them. I guarantee you will like them.

Picture taken at Turner Hall 1/26/13:

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This was my first time at Pablove concert and I will be attending again. Here are some other great non-profits I believe in as well:

To Write Love On Her Arms

Humane Society Of America

Wild Life Foundation

Toms Shoes

This are just some of my favorites, and now I can add Pablove to that list. I hope you believe in a good cause and good music.

“I’m a Wynette, Gretchen, Loretta Lynn I’ve learned from the best”

I decided to go out a couple of weekends ago to see Edens Edge at a local bar in my area.

First off, I should let you know, I bought their cd during the summer time for around $6. Yeah… now they are singing the national anthem at football games. It’s amazing how much one single hit can get a band so famous quickly. But get this, they toured with Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and more ,yet they are still playing at local bars. Eh, whatever, locals can listen to good music and not have to fork up an arm and a leg for it. I’m col with that. However, they are still a young band and they have a long way to go and still have much more to work on as a group.

I started listening to them because they remind me of a band I really like  called the JaneDear Girls. Naturally ,I streamed their music and low behold they had some pretty good music. Edens Edge I think can will become something more as long as they work on their best asset: harmony.

When I saw them live, I really liked the fact that they didn’t play to many cover songs. They only have 10 songs on their album so I was worried it was going to be nothing but cover songs. Surprise, surprise, they played all of their songs on the album. Of course know one knew them except me.

This is what I think of them live:

I love their harmonies. When they all sing together it’s pretty cool when they hit a chord at the same time. Could they work a little more on the performance on stage, sure, but every performer needs to work on that. However, for a band that is up and coming, I think they could use a different drummer. But otherwise they sounded great and not many pitch problems. Overall, good concert, I would see them again.

Eden's Edge

Edens Edge live in concert.