Live Fix Radio Episode 41: Live Music Fashion On Stage and Beyond

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On this episode of Live Fix Radio we’re continuing our exploration of live music fashion and chatting with special guests Brittany Abeijon, editor in chief of The Facets Magazine, and JP Chookaszian, Urban Offering as we traverse through the exciting and controversial topic of what fans wear (and shouldn’t wear) when we go to concerts.

Not only do they dish out some crafty concert fashion tips and dapper insights, Brittany and JP both share excellent stories about how Woodstock, Sigur Ros, Jimi Hendrix, Sufjan Stevens, Ray Charles and Lady Gaga have all influenced and inspired their sense of style and personal creativity. Rock on and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes

News and other cool stuff we talked about:

 

Music featured during the show:

  • Sigur Ros – “Inni
  • Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
  • Of Monsters and Men – “Your Bones (live at Park West in Chicago)”
  • Sufjan Stevens – “Christmas Unicorn (live at metro in Chicago)

 

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Live Fix Radio Episode 38: New Live Albums from Eels and Mumford & Sons

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On this episode of Live Fix Radio we’re paying tribute to the fiery live performance of late Chicago bluesman Magic Slim, and sharing highlights and stories from the new releases by Mumford & Sons and Eels. Rock on and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes

News and other cool stuff we talked about:

  • Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s  summer tour
  • Adelle performs Skyfall first time live at Oscars

 

Music featured during the show:

 

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Live Fix Radio Episode 37: Super Bowl Halftime History and Real Concert Crowd Sourcing

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On this episode of Live Fix Radio we’re exploring the past, present and future of the Super Bowl halftime show and thinking about what sort of copy-catting Beyonce might be up to during this year’s show. We’ll also riff on Pepsi’s attempt at crowd-sourcing and compare that with examples of real concert crowd-sourcing. Rock on and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes:

News and other cool stuff we talked about:

 

 

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Live Fix Radio: 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Show and The Impact of Benefit Concerts

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On this episode of Live Fix Radio we’re exploring stories from the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert, looking back at other historical benefit shows and their psychological impact, and sharing tips on how you can host your own concert to support a worthy cause. Rock on and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff we talked about:

  • Rebecca Black’s first concert experience
  • A brief history of concert protest and push-back in St. Petersburg
  • Madonna tells her fans to stop smoking during a sound check?

Segment two (21:00): Highlights from the 12-12-12 show, history of and tips on benefit concerts

Segment three (53:42): Cold Play “Live 2012” and Green Day’s “Quatro” movie

Tunes and fan media featured during the show
  • Paul McCartney & Nirvana – “Cut Me Some Slack”
  • Concert for Bangladesh – Live at MSG
  • Alicia Keys – “Brand New Kind of Me” – Live at 12-12-12 Sandy Relief  Concert

Other cool stuff we shared and talked about:

 

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Live Fix Radio: Camplified and Teaching The Kids How To Rock Live

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As we’ve seen (and heard) before, kids can rock the stage and get lost in the awe of live music at any age.

And during this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re continuing our why kids rock and amaze us exploration and talking with Camplified founder Aimee Berger about how she’s playing a pivotal role in raising up the next generation of artists and creating a new type of live music experience for young concert fans through the Camplified summer camp tours. She also shares what amazes here about seeing Adele and Eminem live, and why she loves going to shows with her parents.

And since this episode is all about the kids, we’re excited to have another special guest, our son Calvin,  join us during the show too.

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff we talked about:

Segment two (10:53): Interview with Aimee Berger.

Segment three (35:09): Should kids strive to be great musicians or great performers?

Music featured during the show
  • Payton Rae – “Stomp Out The Fire” Live during the Camplified Summer Tour
  • Adele – “Someone Like You” Live at Royal Albert Hall
  • Eminem – “Lose Yourself” Live at Yankee Stadium
  • Brandon and Savanah – covering Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”  live during Camplified Summer Tour 2012

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Live Fix Radio: What Kind Of Concert Character Are You?

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re talking with Steve Weinberger author of No Air Guitar Allowed. Listen in as he shares how his comical book of concert characters came to life, what he’s never done at a show before and how he’s teaching his daughter the fine art of concertgoing.

Plus, we’ll explore our electromusical mood discoveries at Pitchfork Festival, The Who’s 1979 redeeming ticket opportunity, Lolla fans getting punched in the stomach, and why Jack White is apparently requesting fans not use social media during his shows.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff we talked about:

Segment two (30:00): Interview with Steve Weinberger.

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What’s Your Concert Persona?

Which of Steve’s characters do you identify with?

What are some of your favorite people-watching moments at concerts?

What new concert characters do you see emerging in today’s ever-evolving live music culture?

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Live Fix Radio: The Black Keys, Brothers and Paying For Bar Stools At HOB

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re chatting with Mike Phillips of Sound Citizen. Listen in as he shares stories of traveling to Ohio to see the Black Keys live with his brother, why he refused to pay for a bar stool at the House of Blues in Chicago and what inspires him to write about live music.  Plus, we’ll talk about how Ticketmaster is offering some “helpful” tips to avoid getting scammed with fake concert tickets.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff we talked about:

  • Will fans buy tickets to The Taste of Chicago?

Segment two (33:29): Interview with Mike Phillips of Sound Citizen.

Segment three (1:02:52):  Are Ticketmaster’s fake concert ticket tips really for the fans?

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What’s Your Story?

Would you ever pay for a bar stool? Have you ever taken family or friends to a concert for the first time?

What inspires you to write about, share and chronicle your live music experiences?

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Grouplove and First Concert Experiences

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re continuing our exploration of the wonders of our first concert experiences. Listen in as Matt, who won our Bears/Packers wager, shares how Grouplove filled his cup and left him tongue-tied during his first show at Metro.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff you should know about:

News: 

Link love, experiments and more goodies

 

Segment two (21:44): Interview with Matt: his first concert ever, comparing live music to baseball and what would he ask other Grouplove fans.

Segment three (34:10): Grouplove’s tattoos, what (and why) we remember from our first concerts. 

Music played during the show
  • Grouplove “Lovely Cup”
  • Grouplove – “Tongue Tied” Live at Metro (credit: thanks for the video snap shot!)
  • Grouplove – “Colours” Live at Metro

What Are Your First Live Concert Experiences?

What do you remember the most about those shows? The people, the venue, the music?

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Exploring Aunt Martha, Bonnaroo and Sonicbids

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re going deeper into our battle of the bands exploration with two special guests Aunt Martha and Sonicbids. Listen in as Tim Noyes of Aunt Martha shares his story of how playing the Sonicbids stage at Bonnaroo 2011 impacted the band’s career, chemistry and how they’re doing one year later.

Then in part two, Darlene Doyle shares the story of Sonicbids and tells us how her unique dance performance perspective influences her live music experience and why she’d like to be in a choreographed Michael Jackson hologram show.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff you should know about:

Segment two (13:35): Interviews with Tim from Aunt Martha and Darlene from Sonicbids.

Segment three (52:26): The power of our individual fan perspectives, why competition is good for bands and how Sonicbids gives back to Bonnaroo.

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What do you think of battle of the bands?

Fans, bands and brands, how do you think platforms like Sonicbids impact the live music experience? How has your band been changed by a battle of the bands competition? What has gone through your mind while watching a band compete during a BOTB contest live on stage?

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Celebrating Moms Who Love Live Music

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re celebrating moms and sharing stories about how live music has changed their lives. Listen in as they tell tales about ripping off pieces of Elvis’s cape, remembering Sinatra, chilling at Phish shows, surviving the shrill of screaming Jonas Brothers fans and why Elton John is still one of the best live performers.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff you should know about:

Segment two (22:22): Interviews with moms who love live music.

 

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How Much Does Your Mom Love Live Music?

As a mom, or with your mom, what are your most memorable live concert experiences? What motherly advice do you have about live music?

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Exploring Docufest, The Dead, Rothbury and Altered Concert Experiences

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, join us as we explore the creative adventures of fellow concert fan and photographer Ben Slayter.  Listen in to our chat with Ben as he shares the inspiration for the collaborative multi-media project Docufest, memories of Rothbury and Burning Man, and more insights about our ongoing “what makes fans want to rock out at concerts” conversation.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff you should know about

Segment two (24:13): Interview with Ben Slayter.


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How Do You Experiment with Concert Memories?

What are your most memorable live concert experiences? How do you use video, photos and social media to capture and share your greatest live show moments?

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Record Store Day 2012: Rediscovering The Zen Experience

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re celebrating Record Store Day 2012 and exploring the connection between live music and our favorite record shops. Listen in to our chat with Rich Wagner of Rediscover Records as he explains the spirituality and zen of record shops, revisits the last Replacements gig in 1991, and tell us why seeing Bruce Springsteen live in 1984 changed everything for him.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff you should know about

Segment two (26:10): Interview with Rich Wagner of Rediscover Records.

Segment three (41:44): The unique connection between live music and being in a record storehistory of in-store performances, RSD 2012 releases and our favorite Chicago-area record stores.

Music played during the show
  • Mastodon – “Oblivion” Live at the Aragon – 2012
  • Levon Helm – “The Weight” Live on PBS – 2011
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band “Hungry Heart (Live)” – 1984
  • The Replacements – “Within Your Reach (Live)” – 1991

 

RSD 2012 Info:

Our other favorite record shops and RSD live performances

Our Top Live Album Picks:

Buddy Guy
This Is Buddy Guy

Iggy and the Stooges
Live at All Tomorrows Parties

Shabazz Palaces
Live at KEXP

Tegan and Sara
Get Along

The Civil Wars
Live at Amoeba

The Knack
Live In Los Angeles, 1978

Widespread Panic
Live Wood

 

What Records Are You Rocking On RSD?

What are your most memorable record store live concert experiences? How are your favorite live shows and record shops connected?

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StagePage And More Live Music Mobile Apps That Rock

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During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we’re diving deeper into our exploration of the best mobile apps for concert fans. Listen in to our chat with Alex Miller as she shares the story behind StagePage, her mission to improve how we remember our concert experiences and why she will never forget seeing the Rolling Stones live at Busch Stadium.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: News and other cool stuff you should know about

Segment two (26:35): Interview with Alex Miller of StagePage and her favorite concert experiences

Segment three (56:39): Our favorite concert mobile apps

Music played during the show
  • The Rolling Stones – “Under My Thumb (Live)” – 1966
  • Chairlift – “Planet Health” Live at the Empty Bottle  –  2012
  • The Who – ” I Can See For Miles (Live)” – 1968

 

What Apps Are You Rockin’?

Have you used any of these mobile apps? What do you think of StagePage’s new approach to live music mobile apps? Got a question about concert fan apps or another topic we talked about during the show?

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What Can KISS and Their Army of Fans Teach Bands About Live Music Marketing?

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A lot. And during this episode of Live Fix Radio, Michael Brandvold tells us how he went from loyal KISS fan to THE guy who created and ran the band’s very first fan site kissonline.com. And as a music marketing master he shares tips on how bands can get gigs, connect with fans and make their show standout in today’s ultra-competitive and ever-crowded music industry.

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Show Notes:

Segment one: 

Segment two (22:40):

  • Interview with Michael Brandvold

Segment three (46:20 ):

Music played during the show
  • KISS – “Rock N Roll All Night (Live)” KISS Alive!
  • Chairlift – “Sidewalk Safari” – Something
  • KISS – “Detroit Rock City (Live)”  KISS Alive! II
Links and other cool stuff we mentioned

 

Step Up To the Mic

What do you think about Michael’s story and the KISS Army? Got a question about live music marketing or other topics we talked about during the show?

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