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Barbara Schultz

Contributing editor Barbara Schultz writes about music production, audio education and studio design. She's also the managing editor of Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Twitter: https://twitter.com/babbyjoschultz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69291777&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Spoon Makes The Rounds

This past spring, alt-rockers Spoon added 30 dates to their tour supporting the album Hot Thoughts (Matador, 2017), hitting a wide variety of venues, from small clubs to massive festivals. When we spoke with front-of-house engineer Patrick Scott, who balances dates with Spoon, Grimes and Sleighbells, the band was in Chicago, where they’d played the Metro the previous night and were getting......

Classic Tracks: The Dead Milkmen, "Punk Rock Girl"

The story behind this month’s Classic Track, “Punk Rock Girl,” is a tale of two musical cities: Locales in the Dead Milkmen’s hometown of Philadelphia figure memorably in the lyrics, as the narrator takes a walk to punk clothing shop Zipperhead and later orders some hot tea at the Philly Pizza Company. But the track was actually made in Austin, Texas, where the musicians’ friend and producer......

Odesza’s ‘A Moment Apart’

Electronica/pop duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, better known as ODESZA, released their third album last month. A Moment Apart (Counter Records/Ninja Tune) blends synthesized and processed sounds with more organic-sounding instruments and vocals from guests such as Regina Spektor, Leon Bridges, Sasha Sloan, RY X and more. Moment is full of sonic surprises, as well as some of the familiar......

Green Day Comes Home

This year, the Oakland Athletics’ commercial campaign emphasizes that the team is “Rooted in Oakland.” It resonates because, in a city that usually takes a backseat to tonier San Francisco and has its share of urban problems, Oaklanders take extra pride in The Town’s notable assets: diverse population, lakeside parks, historic movie palaces, Green Collar Baseball, Raider Nation, Dub Nation… and......

Classic Tracks: Katrina & The Waves, "Walking On Sunshine"

A song is in select company when listeners know it from the drum intro. Hits such as “Superstition,” “Get Off of My Cloud” and “Wipeout” come to mind. In 1985 this month’s Classic Track, “Walking on Sunshine,” that smile set to music, joined those ranks.The band Katrina and the Waves evolved from an English group called The Waves, which included guitarist/songwriter Kimberley Rew and drummer......

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