Booking and Mixing, Mixing and Booking
Hey Family and Friends!!
First of all THANK YOU!! With 21 days to go we are so close to our goal, closer than we ever thought we would be!! Your generosity and support have gotten us this far and we are truly grateful!
Thursday night was an exciting night for us as we got to hear the first "mixed" Marvins song from "Waves of Strange." Mixing is a hugely important part of releasing a cd. Mixing is a process that takes a song from a flat sound to a sound that is bright and shiny and new! It takes a great engineer, with a great ear, with an awesome studio. We have decided to work with our good friend Peter Jay, you may remember him from such moments as "Wow this is the best sound guy I have ever worked with!" at Callahan's Music Hall. Well turns out he is the best, with a Detroit Music Award to prove it! Thursday night after finishing up an awesome gig at Callahan's with our School of Rock students (where they played Green Day's Dookie and Led Zeppelin II in their entirety), Pete played our first mix of "Lost in Waiting" through the big house speakers. It was so awesome to hear how much the song was transformed by what he did! Cant wait for you to hear it too! Monday we go into the studio with him to put a little sparkle into all the tracks!! We are so excited, now we just have to book all these shows to share all this music!
So every morning I wake up, make a cup of coffee and sit at this computer researching cities that our train stops in, finding venues, cold calling uninterested bar owners, sending persuasive (yet mostly ignored) emails to venues that look cool, and constantly check my inbox to see if anyone has taken the bait and will book us. So you can imagine my happiness when one of those "yes" emails rolls in, especially when its from one of the coolest looking venues I had found!
The Root Note in La Crosse, WI is having us play Oct 6th! As I have said before I am so happy that we have decided to play in La Crosse, WI. This city looks like it has a great music scene, and it is right on the Mississippi with islands and all sorts of cool scenery, at least that's how it looks in my atlas. The Root Note looks like an awesome place to play with organic food and great beer, and a really nice stage. I know that a couple friends are thinking about hopping on the train with us from Chicago and Milwaukee, and I highly encourage you to be a part of this adventure any way you can! All you need is a couple days and a train ticket! Our friend Chris is traveling with us for a couple of these stops and were hoping he will join us on stage too so you can hear this live:
and now here is an update on our shows booked in Oregon thus far:
Oct 10th ~ Boons Treasury ~ Salem, OR
Oct 11th ~ Wilsonville Pub and Brewery ~ Wilsonville, OR
Oct 12th ~ Edgefield Winery ~ Troutdale, OR
Oct 14th ~ Ft. George Brewing Co. ~ Astoria, OR
Oct 18th ~ Eastburn ~ Portland, OR
Oct 19th ~ Everybody Brewing ~ Salem, WA
Thanks agian so much for your support!! By the next time you hear from us we will have dates booked in Chicago, and Milwaukee, and more!!
So much love from us to you!!
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"Blare, Wear, & Stare with a Flare" CD's and Poster all autographed by The Marvins with love, plus a Tee Shirt and some Marvins stickers!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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"Train Tracks Package" Advanced digi download of "Waves of Strange", Marvins Tee, a signed tour poster, the physical CD signed with love, AND......and advanced digi download of "Train Tracks" upon its completion. Plus a Thank you on our website and liner notes of both CD's!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Bring The Marvins into your living room, onto your patio, or to your favorite local watering hole for a concert. Within 200 miles of Detroit, MI, or 20 miles off the stations on our train route to Oregon. The concerts and adventures will be documented and featured in the release of "Train Tracks." And a big hug in our liner notes, and probably in person too!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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WOW!! Arent you generous! You will get everything mentioned in the above "Whole Package" plus you or a person of your choice will be written into one of the songs on "Train Tracks" Shoot I'll even cook you dinner!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012