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LADY MUSIC MAKERS is a zine based out of New York's Capital Region. Issue #2 is in the works currently.

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3 March 14

Zine: Issue #2 is in the works

Hello world. The Lady Music Makers zine is back. We have enough materials that Issue #2 of the zine is being assembled!!

25 June 12
No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom — Dreams coming true! I forgot how epic their song “The Climb” is. 6 1/2 minutes of Gwen Stefani RIPPING on vocals. This album came out in 1995 when I was a young person, and seeing Gwen Stefani up there on stage demanding attention with her unmistakable voice, triumphant presence, and infectious energy… it had a significant influence on me and they inspired me to play in bands. What do you think of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt’s impact? Did they inspire you and in what way?

No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom — Dreams coming true! I forgot how epic their song “The Climb” is. 6 1/2 minutes of Gwen Stefani RIPPING on vocals. This album came out in 1995 when I was a young person, and seeing Gwen Stefani up there on stage demanding attention with her unmistakable voice, triumphant presence, and infectious energy… it had a significant influence on me and they inspired me to play in bands. What do you think of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt’s impact? Did they inspire you and in what way?

19 June 12

Important News

We are sad to announce that the Lady Music Makers camp has been canceled. This upcoming year we look forward to trying different approaches to reach out to the capital region in order to make this amazing camp happen. Thank you to everyone for your excitement and support; You are awesome! Even though it did not work out this time, we are confident that we will hold it in Summer 2013. There will be benefit shows, music projects, and other announcements in the near future to prepare for next summer.

Stay tuned: We have some ideas for fun projects for the older lady music makers of the capital region and will announce definite plans soon. If you are interested in writing for the zine or blog, contact us at ladymusicmakers@gmail.com. Issue #2 is still in the creation stage so now is the time to get involved!

27 May 12

Camp Update

Hey everyone - We hope you are enjoying the beginning of the warm weather season.

Camp Update:

CAMPERS: There are still spots open for campers! Campers can choose to take lessons in guitar, bass, drums, or vocals. A few clarifications that we need to make: If you do not own a guitar, bass, or drum set, this is fine! We will provide instruments, amps, etc. for the campers. Also, you can choose to play a different instrument once you are in band practice. Please go to The Arts Center’s website to register.

VOLUNTEERS: We are still looking for volunteers to be instrument instructors and to generally help out. This is going to be an amazing experience and we’d love for you to be a part of it! Click here for the volunteer interest form.

Please click here for more general camp information.

3 May 12
2 May 12

Excellent show tomorrow night!

Pierced Arrows from Portland, OR, will be visiting Albany again this Thursday, May 3 at Valentine’s. This is one of the best rock n roll bands and this show should not be missed!

Pierced Arrows show

More show information:

Pierced Arrows, Don’t (ex-Wipers), Banzai Washout (local fun surf band)

Valentine’s - 17 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY - (518) 432-6572

8PM - $8

Pretty sure this show is 21+

Pierced Arrows is Fred Cole (guitar/vocals), Toody Cole (bass/vocals), and Kelly Halliburton (drums). Toody and Fred have a long history of playing music together, starting with The Rats, continuing on with Dead Moon (mid 1980s-2006), and now are Pierced Arrows since 2007. They run a music store in Clackamas called Tombstone General Store where they sell handmade instruments and also run their music label out of there. See www.piercedarrows.com for more info.

Watch Toody rip on bass and sing her heart out on the song “Caroline” from the Pierced Arrows album Straight to the Heart.

See you Thursday!

25 April 12

Celebrating our volunteers!

Our bass instructor Julia is performing tonight at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy! It is the 2012 EMAC & EART Junior/Senior Exhibition and it is 6-9PM, with delicious food and drink provided for the folks who attend. Here is more information about the performances she will be involved in:

Troy Story is a collection of twelve sonic reflections and collaborations with people I’ve met in Troy since my arrival in Fall 2009. Each work portrays a snapshot in time; in a sense, it is an aural journal of my experiences here, created largely in collaboration with the people who were part of those experiences.

Past Lives is a solo viola improvisation which explores the idea of how we reflect and interact with our recollections of our past. Using a simple delay system, the performer creates shifting melodic layers to convey how our perceptions of our memories change and grow over time as we gain new experiences; those perceptions then provide a platform for the possible ways in which we might interpret that which has yet to come.

GOOD LUCK TONIGHT, JULIA!

21 April 12

Your local record shops

Every day is a fantastic day to go to your local record shop but today is the holiday called Record Store Day! Capital Region, here are your local record shops:

ALBANY

  • Last Vestige - 173 Quail Street - (518) 432-7736 - open til 7pm

                 http://www.lastvestige.com/

  • Fuzz Records (Brand new store! Today is their first day) - 209 Lark Street

                 http://www.fuzzrecordshop.com/

  • Blue Note Record Shop - 156 Central Avenue - (518) 462-0221

TROY

  • River Street Beat Shop - 197 River Street -(518) 272-0433

SARATOGA SPRINGS

  • DiVinyl Revolution (owner Brittany Nasser will be in the next issue of the Lady Music Makers zine!) - 437 Broadway - open til 8

        http://www.facebook.com/pages/DiVinyl-Revolution

15 April 12

St. Vincent rips!

Just her with her guitar, ripping through “Dig A Pony” by The Beatles. This is fantastic - especially when she kicks it up into high gear at 2:15.

St. Vincent is Annie Clark. This multi-instrumentalist music maker has been a part of a number of bands including Surfjan Stevens and Polyphonic Spree. St. Vincent recently released the album Strange Mercy in September 2011 through 4AD Records, which is a pretty amazing album. Here is a video of them playing “Surgeon” live (how does she play that riff while singing?):

The video that initially made me pumped on St. Vincent is this one of them covering Big Black’s song “Kerosene”. This drew me in not only because this song rules, but also because her album sounds so different from this. Even the Beatles cover in the first video goes in another direction. I think this makes her awesome because she is not afraid to go in whatever musical direction she wants.

Do you like the guitar she is playing in the first and third videos? I did a little research and it looks like it is a Harmony Bobkat guitar from the mid 1960s-early 1970s. This is her anchor guitar aka the guitar she uses most of the time. Here is a pic of one (this one does not have a whammy bar like hers):

Harmony Bobkat

A little idea…. this is a way to figure out your dream guitars wish list: Think about the bands and songs you love where the guitar tone blows your mind. Do some research to see what guitars they are using. There is going to be some manipulation of sound through the amp and pedals, but this is an awesome place to start. With that being said… This guitar just went on my dream guitars wish list :)

Posted: 11:30 AM
6 April 12
ladiesrockcamp:

Tom Tom! A magazine about female drummers! Come to Ladies Rock Camp and play the drums in your new band!!!

New edition available now for all of the drummers out there!

ladiesrockcamp:

Tom Tom! A magazine about female drummers! Come to Ladies Rock Camp and play the drums in your new band!!!

New edition available now for all of the drummers out there!

(Source: natureofthetide)

Reblogged: ladiesrockcamp

30 March 12

Looking for submissions for Lady Music Makers zine

Hey everybody! Issue #2 is in the process of being created and we are looking for submissions.

To give you some ideas, here are examples of what was in Issue #1:

  • How To: I Want To Learn an Instrument!
  • Review of The Parlor's new album, Our Day In The Sun
  • Drawings by Alyssa Quinn
  • A story about the adventures of working in a record store and collecting records by Shawn

If you are a lady who is involved in music and you want to write or create something for a future issue of the Lady Music Makers zine, e-mail us at ladymusicmakers@gmail.com. We are open to guest writers from outside of the region!

28 March 12
Awesome - We are looking forward to the release party for The Parlor’s new album, Our Day In The Sun, on April 7 at Valentine’s in Albany. This band and album was featured in the very first issue of Lady Music Makers: The Zine. We are pumped for them!
We are working on getting Issue #2 together - we will update here as soon as we get a definite release date.

Awesome - We are looking forward to the release party for The Parlor’s new album, Our Day In The Sun, on April 7 at Valentine’s in Albany. This band and album was featured in the very first issue of Lady Music Makers: The Zine. We are pumped for them!

We are working on getting Issue #2 together - we will update here as soon as we get a definite release date.

26 March 12
Today a fun band called Dangerous Ponies played live in the WCDB studio. This lady music maker is learning the essentials about how to broadcast a band live on air! This means that in the near future I hope to be able to invite bands into the studio. More info on that soon.
A really fantastic perk for the future summer campers in Lady Music Makers: You will be able to hear your recorded song on air! More info about that when you get to camp. :)

Today a fun band called Dangerous Ponies played live in the WCDB studio. This lady music maker is learning the essentials about how to broadcast a band live on air! This means that in the near future I hope to be able to invite bands into the studio. More info on that soon.

A really fantastic perk for the future summer campers in Lady Music Makers: You will be able to hear your recorded song on air! More info about that when you get to camp. :)

16 March 12
Summer camp makes us feel this happy, too!

(from kittencovers.tumblr.com)

Summer camp makes us feel this happy, too!

(from kittencovers.tumblr.com)

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh