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| February 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

At ARS STUDIO in Alsip, Larry Schara mastered the latest project for Tee & Company, Live From Joliet 2, and continued tracking with #Jock Hardy# for his latest Disney project . . . Schara also tracked choir vocals for Vishawn Mitchell‘s upcoming CD . . . Jennifer Highland tracked, mixed, and mastered for the Charles Walker Blues Band‘s latest release, Hotel Room Blues . . . Andy Padayao tracked and mixed with Nick Sintos And The Flips.

At GRAVITY STUDIOS in Chicago, Buddy Nuisance recorded, mixed, and mastered their new EP with Doug McBride . . . 15 Minutes Late (Fearless) completed their new album with Sean O’Keefe and Manny Sanchez mixing . . . Fluid Minds completed some new tracks with Mark Berlin engineering and mixing . . . O’Keefe mixed some tracks for The Maple State from the U.K. . . . Love Me Electric recorded with George Balogi; McBride mastered . . . Run Logan worked on some new tracks with Berlin engineering.

The Suicide Shifts‘ debut CD, recorded at LOST TIME and WINDYCITYUSA studios in Bartlett and GAVA STUDIOS in Glasgow, Scotland, will be released March 1st.

At PLANET10STUDIOS in Barrington, The Geary Smith Band from Crystal Lake cut nine tracks for their upcoming CD due out in March/April. The CD was tracked and mixed by owner Jim Johnson and produced by Johnson and Smith . . . Ska/punk group Law Abiding Citizens worked on their second CD (for March release). Tracking and mixing by Johnson; produced by Johnson and Ed Goebel . . . Indie rock band Metermaid from Crystal Lake finished their debut full-length self-titled CD, which was produced by Johnson . . . Frank Lucas completed three new tracks for an upcoming CD. Of the three songs, one is a rearranged version of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” with guest guitarist Dweezil Zappa; Johnson tracked, mixed, and produced.

Chicago-based recording artist, Stephen Becker a.k.a. Le Concorde, has been writing and tracking at THE STUDIO in West Hollywood with David Gamson. A member of Scritti Politti, Gamson has worked with artists such as Miles Davis, Me’Shell Ndegécello, Zapp, Chaka Khan, Maxwell, and Luther Vandross.

At the I.V. LAB in Chicago, The Interiors (Collin Jordan of THE BOILER ROOM) recorded material for a new record . . . The Hush Sound began recording their album for Fueled By Ramen with co-producers Sean O’Keefe and Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy). Owner Manny Sanchez engineered.

Chicago power pop trio Frankenpony started work on their fourth CD, Hideous Creatures. The band is self-producing the record.

At EARLY RECORDING in Evanston, Timothy Windwalker recorded new tracks for his EP, which will be released in the summer. Dave Budrys engineered.

URBAN RECORDING in Rosemont announced their grand opening.

THE SOUND SHOP has opened their doors just around the corner from IE‘s South Loop offices. The new studio features analog and digital recording capability, vocal isolation booth, a surface isolated live room, and an extensive gear selection. They specialize in recording albums, demos, commercial voice-overs, and live gigs.

At ON TRACK STUDIOS in Chicago, the Tyler Jazz Quartet as well as Blue Fish Fellows tracked demos. Ray Vanda engineered both projects.

Matt Mercado, owner of SYMPTO-SOUND in Oak Park, has changed the name of the studio to MUSIC FIRST RECORDING STUDIOS. Mercado also fronts local rock act Supermercado.

At REEVES AUDIO in Evanston, both The Acadamy Of Irish Music and Chris Mates recorded. Jim Reeves engineered.

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