Cheap Trick 1979 Live in Studio A

Cheaptrick live 1978

Cheaptrick live 1978

Whether or not you hail from Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick is sure to have captured your attention at one point or another. You may be the, “I Want You To Want Me” type who appreciates a good pop/rock anthem or perhaps you get down to the more metal influenced, “Gonna Raise Hell”, but either way, you are a Cheap Trick fan. With Howard Willing engineering and Scott Smith assisting, the band members played some old favorites and some new tunes for a live DVD in Studio A.

Image: Cheaptrick live 1978 from Wikimedia commons (2012)

“Stand Up” to Sugarland

Ever since they hit the music scene in 2004, country duo Sugarland has been speedily gaining fans due to their beautiful vocals, moving lyrics and unparalleled melodies. The group was asked to sing their new song “Stand Up” as a tribute on the “CNN Heroes” special which aired Thanksgiving night. Producer/engineer Chip Matthews mixed the song with assistant Nelson Lugo in Studio B.

Underworld Rocked the Airwaves on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Underworld Live @ The Village - KCRW Eclectic Morning

Underworld Live @ The Village – KCRW Eclectic Morning

On November 1st, Studio A was occupied by British electro band, Underworld who rocked the airwaves on Morning Becomes Eclectic. In addition to welcoming the usual array of talented indie bands brought to us by KCRW, listeners were treated to a live performance from Joe Frank in Studio D. This American radio icon is best known for his zany, philosophical monologues and musings, but Joe’s first paying job was with NPR’s “All Things Considered”. He then relocated to the West Coast in 1986 to begin, “Joe Frank: Work in Progress”. Fans and familiars alike were touched by this sold out performance hosted by KCRW.

Music Gets Personal with The Live Buzz (Today Pure Volume)

This month, The Village had the pleasure of hosting over 6 sessions with “The Live Buzz”, a newly launched music video site through Buzz Media. Nic Harcourt, formerly of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, joined forces with Buzz to breathe new life into the way music lovers watch internet videos. When asked how Live Buzz is different than similar sites, Harcourt says, “we’re getting up close in personal in the way we’re shooting sessions. You’re feeling like you’re closer to the music, and I haven’t felt that in anything that I’ve seen before.” In November alone, Buzz recorded and documented performances by Darker My Love, Starz, Banda De Touristas, Sean Lennon, Bear Hands and Black Angels in various studios around The Village. We are looking forward to many more.

Visit the Live Buzz site here (today Pure Volume):