Friday, May 22, 2020

WEHM Radio hosts "Virtual Concert for Care Givers" Memorial Day Weekend

WEHM radio, serving the local Suffolk County NY community on two FM broadcast signals, 92.9 and 96.9, as well as its worldwide audience via its Internet stream at, hosts a "Virtual Concert for Care Givers" on Friday MAY 22, 2020.

Some great names are involved!

Tune in to this link to catch it:

Thursday, April 9, 2020

First Live Stream MH Show SAT 11 APR 7pm

Things have changed - we've gotta catch up!
I'll do an hour long music performance, covering a lot of ground...
Saturday April 11 7-8pm Eastern

A Live Facebook Streaming Event presented by Don Audio
Hope to see you then!  mh

Friday, April 3, 2020

Today's Private Live Stream Performance Went Well.

My livestream test run today, which was really an actual private happy hour showcase for a bunch of nice folks in and around our nation's capitol, went very very well. 

Google Hangs was the app used. The sound (laptop mic) was apparently good on the other end. The picture on my end lagged a bit, probably a function of my WiFi setup here, but no picture complaints from the audience. There will be more, and they'll be public. 

Everything is super effing weird for everyone right now, but for a little while, things were a little less weird for me. It was very emotional for me afterwards. 

The two-way sound/picture enabled audience feedback, and boy howdy, do I miss the heck out of THAT give and take. 

Today was a reminder to me: That relationship is one of the most important things in the world to me. Without an audience, we performers don't got nuthin'.

These screen grabs were sent by the host, and they know who they are. MWAH XO 


Thursday, April 2, 2020

New Mick Hargreaves Music On The Way.

I took this photo last night after cutting vocals for a new Mick Hargreaves & The King Guys single release.

Part of me feels like making music now constitutes fiddling while Rome burns, or maybe doing a gig on the deck of the Titanic.

Then I remember that I was in the ocean the morning of 9/11. Surfing. To this day every time I get in the water (which is far too infrequent) I remember that some surfers didn't live to see September 12th. And I paddle out for them.

So one big reason I will continue to make music until I can't any more is that I'm thinking of the musicians who aren't with us any more.

I've learned so much from them.

We carry those lessons forward, for them.

My new song is called "See What You Can Make With This". Pete Mancini (Diversion Records) does some great electric guitar work on this one, and my longtime buddy Chris Mehos is on drums.

Release date to be announced.

Thanks, Everyone.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Back To Work On My Solo Release!

Recording a hi-strung Martin acoustic guitar part.

I've set up shop upstairs in George Howard's RetroSound on the third floor at the LSRR (Lantern Sound Recording Rig), and work on my next solo release has resumed! George's loft is a ProTools room centered around a Soundcraft 24x8x2 console, but I've also got a Mac/Logic DAW routed to/from the console.

I can do some of my solo overdub sessions up there, and keep my mess away from artists using the Lantern Sound Recording Rig on the first floor here.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

PHOTO by Eric Fieldstadt

Station Pub, Sayville NY October 22 2018
playing bass w/Rob Europe, Matt Swain, drums
photo: Fieldstadt

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Music Video: "Crystal Ball" Mick Hargreaves & The King Guys

Written by Joe Delia & Mick Hargreaves
(Slymoon Publishing BMI / Crazy World Ain't It Music BMI) 
Words & Music © 2011 All Rights Reserved 

Directed by Mick Hargreaves • Camera & Editing: Jody Gambino for JTiL Productions

SPECIAL GUEST: Joe Delia - Organ • Mick Hargreaves - Vocals, acoustic guitar, 6 & 12 string electric guitars, 6 string bass, harmonicas; Jennifer Hargreaves-Pawliczak - Vocals; Michael Bifulco - Tremolo Telecaster Guitar (L); Gary Dawson - Gibson Electric Guitar (R); Don Mangels - Electric Bass; Chris Mehos - Drums • Produced by Mick Hargreaves @ the Lantern Sound Recording Rig • Recorded at The Groove Shack & "The Farm" • Additional Engineering: Sophia Aley, Austin Ferreira, Richard Anthony Nardo • Mastering: Gene Paul at G&J Audio Sound Recording • © 2017 All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Photo of The Day: MH on bass w/ Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks

Playing bass w/ Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks recently, at Greenport Harbor Brewery. (Photo: Bill Callas)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Live On The Farm" House Concerts SAT DEC 9 8pm - 2017 Holiday Edition

SAT 12/09 Free Grass Union / Mick Hargreaves
w/ Special Guests

Previous  Fall 2017 shows:

SAT 10/14 Rob Europe/Julia King 
SAT 11/11 Astronauto/Claire Raby

Please visit the Lantern Sound Recording Rig Website to get details and RSVP.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Old Song Gets New Music Video: "Real Fine Beauty"

Official Music Video for "Real Fine Beauty" (M. Hargreaves) from the "Best" CD. 
Directed and edited by Skip English.
All Instruments: Mick Hargreaves, with Matty Liot (lead guitar).
Recorded with the Lantern Sound Recording Rig, produced by Mick Hargreaves.
Music, Film © 2013, 2017 - All rights reserved, Crazy World Ain't It Music (BMI)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lantern Sound Recording Rig - House Concert Schedule, Fall 2017

Mick Hargreaves performs opening set for these 8pm Saturday evening shows.

SAT 12/09 Free Grass Union w/ Special Guests

Previous shows:
SAT 10/14 Rob Europe/Julia King
SAT 11/11 Astronauto/Claire Raby

Please visit the Lantern Sound Recording Rig Website to get details and RSVP.

Latest Free Song Download from Mick Hargreaves:

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last MH Show For A While - THU AUG 03 #Patchogue NY Alive After 5 ARTS STAGE #AA5Patch

It's time for the pear tree to bear some fruit.

My last show for a while will be on the ARTS STAGE at the Alive After Five (AA5) Street Festival in Patchogue, NY. Other performers that night are the musical Veterans from the Project 9 Line, and the Acoustic Electrix, PLUS poets Donnie Lamon and George Wallace.

I was brutally attacked in an early morning ambush after a gig six years ago today, to the day, July 31, 2011. Considering how bad that was, it's STILL amazing that I'm alive. It probably always will be, I figure.

Since then, in my "comeback period", I've been working really hard focusing on building up the Lantern Sound Recording Rig (LSRR) into a viable, working recording situation, where artists can come and feel 10 times more comfortable and relaxed than any other option they might choose in this area, with me at the helm, obsessing over the goal of making an artist happy. We liken working here to making a record inside an Edward Hopper house that's depicted in a Norman Rockwell painting.

It's working. We have about six records in here that are being worked on simultaneously, by last count. One of them, the one that is at the bottom of the list, is mine. All others get worked on first, before mine. Artist first. Always.

So, in order really knuckle down and clobber away at this exciting load of work, including pushing my record over the finish line, I'm curtailing my own gigs for the time being, at least until this record is done, and I can assemble a band to support it. (Beards will be fine. No mercenaries though; and nearly everyone is a mercenary these days... so we'll see.) Things are so busy, I'll probably have to adopt a "touring" mindset, one where there will be a bunch of MH shows regionally over a finite period of time, after which I will get back into the studio to focus on that work.

Again, here at the LSRR, it's artist first, so I've got to keep the decks clear for that.

You'll be able to stop by and say hello every remaining Thursday this summer, as the LSRR does the sound and staging for the Arts Stage (directed by Dorene Rose) at every AA5 and Alive On 25 (AO25 - Riverhead) festival date right up to August 31st. Plus, you'll see me with the bass on too, performing with artists such as Rob Europe and Bryan Gallo.

For today ONLY, my recording of the song "Crystal Ball" (co-written with Joe Delia) is being brought back as a free download over at Bandcamp. It comes with the story of what happened July 30-31 2011, as a PDF file. Click through here for FREE download options, and we'll see you around campus.

Locomotive - Edward Hopper (1944)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mick Hargreaves hosts 2017 ARTS STAGE @AliveAfterFive_ #Patchogue and @Aliveon25 #Riverhead

Every Thursday This Summer:

Mick Hargreaves hosts the Alive After Five (Patchogue) and Alive On 25 (Riverhead) ARTS STAGE, directed by Dorene Rose. Sound and staging are provided by the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.

Mick also performs
in Riverhead on July 27, and in Patchogue on Aug 3.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

2NITE FRI FEB 24 9:30p @CabinFeverMusic #Festival Closing w/e @LanternSound Stage - Doran's #HamptonBays

The Lantern Sound Recording Rig stage at Doran's on FRI FEB 24 9:30pm in celebration of The Cabin Fever Music Festival's TENTH ANNIVERSARY! This is the closing weekend of the festival!
FB Event
DORAN'S - 2 W Montauk Hwy Hampton Bays, NY 11946  (631) 728-9560

Mick Hargreaves & Grand Theft Aloha
(Rev. Jim Nanos, Alex Sarkis)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Video/Music Preview: @RobEurope @Kmaxwellmusic #DJ JTiL @"Live on the Farm" #HouseConcert @LanternSound SAT DEC 17 8pm

Facebook Event
Official Announcement

Kirsten Maxwell "Crimson"

Live Video from Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
Providence RI USA

Rob Europe "See You At The End"

Sneak-peek track from Rob's forthcoming 10-song CD "The Fear"
Recorded at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig,
produced by Mick Hargreaves and Rob Europe.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#HouseConcerts @LanternSound #DJ #JTiL w/ SAT NOV 19 #ClaireRaby @forrestrose #JPVest SAT DEC 17 @Kmaxwellmusic @RobEurope

Two houseconcerts at the LSRR are ON.

The tenth and eleventh installments of our acoustic house concert series at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig Recording Studio (Manorville, NY) are two Holiday Editions in 2016. Starting time for all shows is 8pm. DJ JTiL takes care of the after-party at both shows. Seating is limited, and RSVP is required.


SAT NOV 19 Facebook Event Page

The SAT NOV 19 episode features guitar wizard/songwriter JEAN-PAUL VEST (Last Charge of the Light Horse) and his off-beat tunes, along with CLAIRE RABY, a singer/songwriter who writes dark, emotive ballads with layers of harmonies and rounds of infectious melodies. Facebook Event Page


Photo: Dustin Finn


SAT DEC 17 Facebook Event Page
The SAT DEC 17 episode features blues songwriter ROB EUROPE (who's just finished a record here at the LSRR that covers many, many bases) along with the angelic, mesmerizing KIRSTEN MAXWELL, who has been lighting up stages all over the eastern USA. Facebook Event Page.




We are located in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens, near exit 70 of the Long Island Expressway. RSVP to Mick Hargreaves via all the usual Social media avenues, email (info@lanternsoundrecordin, or call The LSRR Studio at 631-909-3432 to RSVP, get details and location info. Beverages, snacks will be available, and a $15 suggested donation goes to the artists. Bringing a dish to pass & BYOB AOK. Doors 8pm, Music 8:30 pm.

No flash photography.
No undue talking during performances - we are recording all shows.

Monday, November 7, 2016

#NEW SONG: #Election2016 #FreeDownload "(I've Got) A Guy For That" @Bandcamp

SPECIAL ELECTION-EVE RELEASE: Monday November 7, 2016.

FREE DOWNLOAD: When prompted for a price at Bandcamp, enter "0".


This is a solo acoustic version of a song that is getting a full-band treatment by the recording team of songwriters Pete Mancini (Butcher's Blind), Chris Mehos, Kevin Giordano, and Mick Hargreaves.
Performed and produced by Mick Hargreaves. Recorded with The Lantern Sound Recording Rig.

© 2016 Mick Hargreaves (Crazy World Ain't It Music/BMI)

I need a wall around my house, to keep the riff-raff out.
I'm heard a lot of bad things that I know nothing about.
One quick fix'll do the trick, with no questions asked.
Send the bill to me later, I've Got a Guy For That.
I've Got a Guy For That.

I need a slogan on a poster, a foot inside my mouth.
A wet blanket statement curled right up there on the couch.
I'm seein' crazy scary stuff, I just might pick up a bat.
Steal the words if you have to, I've Got a Guy For That.
I've Got a Guy For That

I need someone to blame, it doesn't matter who;
I don't need a face or name, five numbers will do
It's their fault, case closed, I'm telling' you Jack
Stand up and point a finger; I've Got a Guy For That.

I need a mask to hide my mind, can't let them know it's me
They say what I mean, and that's the way it's gotta be
I got my leader up in front, I keep my woman in back
It's the truth what they say and, I've Got a Guy For That.

I need a new reality, that puts me back on top.
I deserve to be king, but I'm pushin' a mop.
We're gonna take out the trash, and get our kingdom back
We might need to bust some heads, but... I've Got a Guy For That.

I need someone to blame, it doesn't matter who;
I don't need a face or name, five numbers will do
It's their fault, case closed, I'm telling' you Jack
Stand up and point a finger; I've Got a Guy For That.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pre-flighting an artist's mixes before they go out the door to mastering.

Burning a CD for review, direct from the final WAV 24bit/48kHz mixes.

At the Lantern Sound Recording Rig, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes nuts-and-bolts thoroughness the artist rarely sees. It's boring, tedious stuff, but totally critical to the overall health and sound of the creation. Take the pre-mastering phase of the process, for instance.

Before finished mixes get sent off to mastering, we run them through the pseudo-mastering "Waveburner" software, pictured here. This is a final check-phase where we examine levels, file integrity, sequence, gaps, and peaks to ensure we're giving the mastering house the best possible files we can. We also burn a CD from Waveburner and generate a list of files indicating bit and sample rates, formats, filenames and desired gaps. This is made into a PDF and sent with the files.

We deliver finished mix files, generally, in the original recording spec: 24-bit / 48 kHz WAV format. (CD spec is 16-bit / 44.1 kHz, and the mastering house is the best place to to that down-sampling gear-grinding).

We don't master stuff. We're not a mastering house, we can't generate DDP files. Besides, you REALLY want an unbiased, fresh set of ears with decades of mastering experience caring for your creation.

If you are mixing your creation on headphones, and then "mastering" things yourself, we may need to have an intervention; We have mastering houses we work with regularly.

Here's an interview with mastering icon Bob Ludwig:


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