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Studio Happenings

| January 30, 2008

At ELABS MULTIMEDIA in Madison, Wisconsin, Nonpoint mixed a live acoustic radio performance, recorded by Elab’s remote truck. Randy Hawk and Jack LeTourneau produced . . . New York pop rock group Locksley mixed an upcoming Japanese release for Fab Tone Records that was engineered by Sam Bair . . . Arrival Records artist Bascom Hill, 30-piece horn punk group Mucca Pazza, rapper Rhymefest, and Hero Envy mixed tracks for the “Big Fish Little Fish” television pilot. Randy Boeche produced . . . Producer Sean Michael Dargan recorded The Kissers‘ new CD . . . John Chimes recorded, mixed, and mastered his new release with co-producer LeTourneau . . . Rock group Atomic Blue tracked for the CW television network . . . Bobby Bryan worked with LeTourneau . . . R&B group Smoke N worked on new material for a spring release.

At FARVIEW RECORDING in St. Charles, Jason Walsh mixed the latest release from Dysfunctional Mariachi, due out in a couple months . . . Walsh is also finishing the third installment of Farview Recording’s Rock Drums series of drum replacement samples for Drumagog. It will be released this month.

At GRAVITY STUDIOS in Chicago, Rise Against tracked songs with producer Bill Stevenson (The Lemonheads, NOFX) for a new full-length on Geffen . . . Mark Berlin mixed tracks for an upcoming Sam Winch release . . . Midwest Hype finished work on their debut full-length. Nick Votto and Aidas Narbutaitis engineered; Doug McBride mixed and mastered . . . McBride also mixed new material from Chicagoans The Silents.

At SMART STUDIOS in Madison, Wis., Sean O’Keefe recorded overdubs for Chicago’s This Is Me Smiling . . . Beau Sorenson tracked new songs for Omaha band Go Motion . . . Mike Zirkel continued overdubs with Milwaukee act Alex Balard And Sugarfoot as well as Madison favorites Pupy Costello And His Big City Honky Tonk . . . Justin Perkins did more overdubs with two of his projects: Danen Kane and Hindsight . . . Mark Haines worked with Madison singer-songwriter Kristy Larson . . . Also in to record new material were Chicago band Echo Sun, who worked with Sorenson . . . February also marks the anniversary of Smart Studios – 21 years in business!

At STUDIO VMR in Brookfield, Chicago punk rock vet Peter Blast worked on new material . . . Among the other acts who put in time with Don Griffin were the Eric Michaels Jazz Trio, Once And Forever, Dave Thompson, Chibiz, and Johnny L.

Chicago rockers Team Rockit worked with Mark Blewett (The Used, Story Of The Year) at Rax Trax in Chicago on their fifth release, Rockit Science. The album is due this spring.

Teen Slut recorded the song “Terrible Monster” for a Vindictives tribute album at ROOM ZERO RECORDING STUDIOS in Kenosha, Wis.

Next month is Illinois Entertainer’s annual Studio Guide issue, featuring extensive listings for some of Chicagoland’s best studios plus a special Studio Guide feature story. If you are interested in having your studio listed, check out details at (in the “Studio Directory Information” section) or fill out the secure online form. Submissions will be accepted until February 11th.

Hey Studiophiler: To get your studio or band listed in “Studiophile,” just e-mail info on whom you’re recording or who’s recording you to, subject Studiophile, or fax (312) 930-9341. We reserve the right to edit or omit submissions for space. Deadline for the March issue is February 15th.

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