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Monday, August 1, 2016

#NEWMUSIC #FREEDOWNLOAD "Crystal Ball" written by Joe Delia w/ Mick Hargreaves, performed by MH & The King Guys, recorded @LanternSound




LIMITED TIME FREE DOWNLOAD (Enter "0" when prompted for price) includes the written piece "Crystal Ball - The Story of July 30-31st 2011 and Beyond" by Mick Hargreaves, in PDF format.

The morning of Saturday July 30th 2011, a demo recording of "Crystal Ball", a song that Joe Delia, pianist/organist and superb musician brought me into on a co-write, with the purpose of using the song in a film he was scoring, was committed to posterity as a simple demo recording, with Joe playing piano, Mick singing, at Joe's condo in Montauk NY.

Later that evening, after the debut show of my band "Mick Hargreaves & The King Guys" at the wonderful Grey Horse Tavern, I became a victim of a horrible, violent crime that occurred when I was brutally attacked in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 31st, 2011.

Now, I present a full-band version of "Crystal Ball", recorded with The King Guys, with Joe Delia guesting on organ.

Photo: Jody Gambino

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mick Hargreaves Solo #Acoustic at #BuzzBar #Brooklyn WEDS JUL 27 6:30PM #FREE

Mick makes a solo acoustic appearance WED JUL 27 6:30pm at the Buzz Bar Summer Concerts On The Pier, hosted by Mariann Megna. Mariann does a short set to open the evening's entertainment. Mick takes the stage at 7pm, and will perform for two hours, until to 9pm.

The Buzz Bar is located at the Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn USA.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

#AliveAfterFive #Patchogue NY begins tonight THU JUL 07 5pm - Mick Hargreaves hosts Arts Stage #AA5




Curated by Dorene Romero, the exciting Arts Stage at Alive After Five 2016 in Patchogue NY will feature original musical and spoken-word performers from the Long Island area. The immediate area surrounding the stage will be filled with area visual artists creating their craft in real time.

The Arts Stage will be located directly in front of the Suffolk County 6th District Courthouse at 150 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772-3003, and will be hosted by Songwriter/Producer Mick Hargreaves, with sound provided by the Lantern Sound Recording Rig. Performances run from 5pm to 9pm.

Links to Facebook event pages for each date are included here:
Thur July 7th  -  Thur July 21st   -  Thur August 4th  -  Thur August 18th

Raindate: Thur August 25th

Thursday, June 9, 2016

#NewMusic release coming July 30, 2016; Twin Stills #Moonshine performance SAT JUNE 11 2pm #Riverhead NY

A release date for a full-blown, Mick Hargreaves and the King Guys rendition of the song "Crystal Ball" (co-written with Joe Delia) is now set for July 30, 2016.

The Lantern Sound Recording Rig has been very busy (most notably with Rob Europe, currently in the mixing stages of his first full-electric release ever). Live performances have started up again, beginning with a solo set at Twin Stills Moonshine Distillery (Riverhead NY) on Saturday June 11 at 2pm. Free. It's a great hang - music and moonshine.
http://www.twinstillsmoonshinedistillery.com/

Every Wednesday, Alex Sarkis, Rev. Jim Nanos and myself are "Grand Theft Aloha",
house band for Open Mic Night at the Quogue East Pub.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quogue-East-Pub/125436457506495

Recording guitar parts for "Crystal Ball".

Interns prepping the third floor for expansion at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.

Antique Irons are great microphone stand counterweights.

Sometimes I record bass parts for other people's projects.

Here's an early demo version of "Crystal Ball":


 

Monday, March 28, 2016

#OMG @ #QEP "Grand Theft Aloha" Wednesday Residency: Alex Sarkis, Jim Nanos, @MickHargreaves host #openmic night

 

Facebook Event Page


Open Mic Gathering at The Quogue East Pub
Every Wednesday at 8pm beginning March 2nd 2016

Resident House Band: GRAND THEFT ALOHA

(Mick Hargreaves, Jim Nanos, Alex Sarkis & Mystery Guest)

All Styles Welcomed - No Reasonable Request Refused

FREE ADMISSION - $3 Beer - $4 Shots
Signups at 7:30pm

"The Invitational, Inspirational, Lowest Common Denominational" OMG @ QEP.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

#HAPPYNEWYEAR: Thanks for a great 2015 @LanternSound Recording Rig


 

Happy New Year from the LSRR !

No time to stop now...
We're working right through the weekend.
Thanks!

... to all the artists and vendors we work with ...
... to the audiences at our "Live on The Farm" House Concerts ... 
... to you, the listeners of music.

Much to announce soon...
See you in the New Year!

Mick Hargreaves

photo: G. Volpe

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sat 12/12 8p LIVE ON THE FARM #Houseconcert No. 9: #Holiday Edition w/ @RobertBruey @mickhargreaves #whaleheart #DJ JTil

"Live On the Farm" - House Concert Installment No. 9
SAT DEC 12 2015 - Doors 8pm / Music 8:30pm.
F A C E B O O K  • E V E N T  • P A G E

Last "Live on The Farm" show of the season, and last house concert here until April 2016!

The ninth installment of our monthly series, and our last for 2015, recorded live for video and audio at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig with JTiL Productions, features acoustic wizard Robert Bruey, plus special guests that will include Whaleheart, and DJ JTiL in the Solid State Lounge. This one will go late.



We are located in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens. RSVP to Mick Hargreaves via all the usual Social media avenues, email (mick_hargreaves at yahoo dot com) to get details and location, or call the Lantern Sound Recording Rig at our new landline:

(631) 909-3432

Beverages, snacks. $15 suggested donation goes to the artists. Bringing a dish to pass and BYOB are AOK.


Robert Bruey - Featured Performer
Singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Island’s North Fork. His roots and how they have helped to shape him are reflected in the original music on his recently released CD, 'Carousel', and are even more evident during a live performance. Robert Bruey’s music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style -- with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment -- provides a perfect complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the meaningful, introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, he paints with words -- imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them.Although he cites such diverse artists as Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Waylon Jennings, Jackson Browne and Damien Rice as influences, Robert Bruey is his own muse blazing his own musical path – one that should lead him into listening rooms and living rooms far and wide.



Mick Hargreaves - Opener and Host
"The songs of Mick Hargreaves can be easily pigeonholed as "Americana", but that would do a grave injustice to the breadth of styles his tunes encompass. Having fronted many different outfits over the years, Mick's songs manage to contain a little slice of each of the roads he's traveled. A little classic twang here, some Early 80's college rock flavor there, but always tied together with strong pop hooks and melodies. It's hard not to compare him to another musical jack-of-all-trades in the legendary songwriter/producer Nick Lowe, as Mick also happens to be known for slinging a 4 string electric bass in addition to pickin' the six string. A veteran of the business, Mr. Hargreaves has cracked the code of what it takes to create some seriously infectious American pop/rock." - Bryan Gallo

At the end of 2014, Mick's Lantern Sound Recording Rig (LSRR) took up residence in a sprawling 1920's farmhouse in the pine barrens of Long Island NY, where he now records, rehearses, and holds house concerts. Many area acts have now made their records at this location, which has quickly become "The Route of the Relaxed Recording Artist".



Whaleheart - Late Set
Whaleheart adhere to a self-administered regimen of "Beer, Beards, and Bowie" and are finishing up a 4-song EP at the LSRR. They will perform a smokey late-night set.








DJ JTiL - Spinning after-hours in the Solid State Lounge
Originally from Eastern Long Island, "JTiL" (Jody Gambino) is a visual artist, filmmaker and jewelry designer. After living in Savannah, Georgia during the height of the electronic era and dub step movement, J TiL traveled back to his home state of New York to introduce a wide range of music to those willing to listen. Inspired by J Dilla, Madlib and Flying Lotus, JTiL can be heard spinning musical genres including (but as not limited to) Electronic, Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, Glitch-Hop, Jazz Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Trap, Bounce,Reggae, Chill Wave and anything else considered Bass Music. JTiL is also known to include samples of classic rock and indie rock in his mixes.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sat 11/14 8p LIVE ON THE FARM #Houseconcert No. 8: #Bluegrass Double Header!


"Live On the Farm" - House Concert Installment No. 8
SAT NOV 14 2015 - Doors 8pm / Music 8:30pm.
F A C E B O O K  • E V E N T  • P A G E

The eighth installment of our monthly series, recorded live for video and audio at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig with JTiL Productions, features a Bluegrass Double-Header: Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, together with The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective.

We are located in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens. RSVP to Mick Hargreaves via all the usual Social media avenues, email (mick_hargreaves at yahoo dot com) to get details and location, or call the Lantern Sound Recording Rig at our new landline:

(631) 909-3432

Beverages, snacks. $15 suggested donation goes to the artists. Bringing a dish to pass and BYOB are AOK.
http://www.buddymerriam.com/
Buddy Merriam & Back Roads
A 2015 Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Merriam has brought Back Roads down to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to perform a few times. They've also performed at the Grand Opening of the BLUEGRASS MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME and Country Music's Fan Fair in Nashville, TN. The group has played at most of the Northeast Bluegrass Festivals (including Grey Fox &Podunk) and at Long Island venues like Hecksher Park in Huntington, Bald Hill Cultural Center, Agawam Park in Southampton, and concerts for LITMA, Huntington Folk Music Society and the Museums at Stony Brook Folk & Fiddle Festival. He hosts the popular weekly Blue Grass Time radio show on WUSB 90.1 FM in Stony Brook, NY. since 1991. www.wusb.fm for live streaming. all shows are archived for one month.


http://brooklynbluegrass.com
The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective aims to capture the best of talent and spirit that resides in the roots music community of Brooklyn, New York. Zack Bruce and Jason Borisoff formed the Collective in the fall of 2014 as a way to record and showcase the expanse of musicianship and style that defines the diverse bluegrass community of Brooklyn. As two musicians working in the scene themselves, Zack and Jason saw a void that needed to be filled by a centrally organized, comprehensive, and musically rigorous cooperative, which would strive to catalog the dynamic sound of Brooklyn bluegrass. Remember your best brunch gig, your best late-night jam in a living room, your best afternoon busking in the park: that’s what we want people to hear.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sat Oct 10 8pm LIVE ON THE FARM #Houseconcert No. 7: @Ludlow_ejacula @ChrisJConnolly


"Live On the Farm"
House Concert installment No. 7
SAT OCT 10 2015
Doors 8pm / Music 9pm.

F A C E B O O K  • E V E N T  • P A G E

The seventh installment of our monthly series, recorded live for video and audio at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig with JTiL Productions, features the science/nightmare pop of Ludlow ejacula (Broolyn NY) and the rootsy alt-rock of Chris Connolly (Long Island, NY).
 We are located in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens. RSVP to Mick via all the usual Social media avenues, or email (mick_hargreaves at yahoo dot com) to get details and location. Beverages, snacks. $15 suggested donation goes to the artists. Bring a dish to pass, BYOB AOK. 
Ludlow ejacula
Science Nightmare Pop.

https://www.facebook.com/ludlowejacula

Inspired by both early American roots music and modern alt-rock, Chris grew to craft his own unique style of writing and phrasing that moves between sublime, evolving and hook based melodies.

http://www.chrisjconnolly.com

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thanks For The Birthday Wishes!


Every year I try to downplay/conceal September 27th, but you nice guys somehow find out. :)

Things could have turned out a lot differently for me in 2011. Ever since then, I don't pull out the stops and celebrate my birthday on just one day. Instead, I silently do a little bit of celebration every day, such as saying to myself, "Holy Crap I've Lived To See Another Day, This Is Awesome".

That's a huge gift.

With that gift... comes a hyper-awareness. Of a lot of things. Contemplating the complexities of a blade of grass can be pleasantly paralyzing at times. Not holding back when calling out injustice, oppression, crimes against humanity, and blatantly obvious bullshit... is the other side of that cursed coin. The way I figure it... Life is too short not to. Things could be a lot worse, and they would have been, if it hadn't been for my friends and family. Continued thanks - You already gave at the office.

Today, I'll be working to get records finished for three different artists. The tomato crop continues to come in, I'm minding my sister's awesome dog, and the man on the radio for some reason is playing me some Junior Brown, Dave Edmunds, and some CSN(Y) with some pedal steel on it. Is that Ben Keith, Jerry Garcia, or Ben AND Jerry?

You'd perhaps expect to see a "selfie" right about now.

Nah. It's not about me. I recommend taking some time instead to contemplate how great the green trees look against the blue sky. In a lot of ways, that's more important than counting how many days it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun, counting money, or God forbid, yet another selfie (yawn).

Although having a Harvest Moon go into full Eclipse on my birthday... IS pretty priceless. Thanks, management-people. I wonder how the view was from the International Space Station?

Well, anyway... Here's a "selfie" of the crew here at the Internal Secret Space Station.

THANKS!

MH




Friday, September 25, 2015

Stringy The Talking #Guitar: Possibly the weirdest #SteelGuitar performance ever captured...

Producer, writer and nice guy Tim Sommer hipped me to this YouTube video of Alvino Rey at work. Steel Guitarists, I hope you're sitting down for this.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sat Sept 12 8pm LIVE ON THE FARM #Houseconcert No. 6: @quarterhorse25, @mickhargreaves

 

"Live On the Farm" installment No. 6 is
SAT SEPT 12 2015. Doors 8pm. Music 9pm.
We are located in the Central Long Island Pine Barrens. RSVP to Mick via all the usual Social media suspects, or email (mick_hargreaves at yahoo dot com) to get details and location.

The sixth installment of our "Live on the Farm" house concert series, recorded live for video and audio, features Quarter Horse, an area americana band with rock, folk, alternative, country, blues, and jazz influence. They are known for three part vocal harmonies, tandem lead guitar, and improvisation. Mick Hargreaves, singer/songwriter, and proprietor of the Lantern Sound Recording Rig, will open the show, joined by Michael D. Bifulco on electric stylings, and they'll do selections from Mick's upcoming release. Beverages, snacks. $15 suggested donation goes to the artists. Bring a dish to pass, BYOB AOK. 

F A C E B O O K  • E V E N T  • P A G E
"LIVE ON THE FARM" Saturday Sept 12 2015 8pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/818045451626014/

QUARTERHORSE
An americana band with rock, folk, alternative, country, blues, and jazz influence. They are known for three part vocal harmonies, tandem lead guitar, and improvisation.


MICK HARGREAVES w/ Mike Bifulco
Mick acoustic and hollering, Mike electric guitars and such.


Monday, August 31, 2015

#Live #Recording: @roriekelly and Mariann Megna #LiveOnTheFarm May 9, 2015

This is a recording of the second "Live On The Farm" house concert we had at the Lantern Sound Recording Rig. We've been behind on the production of video/audio from this house concert series; thankfully, that's because this summer has been busy on the performance and recording fronts. The video portion of this show is now finally moving into edit. Here's some audio selections from that show. Jean Schroeder joins Mariann on percussion, while Claire Raby joins Rorie on harmony vocals.



Here's the recording from our first show featuring ROB EUROPE and BRYAN GALLO.



☀ Unique Recording Studio Live-In Opportunity ☀


- SEPT 1, 2015 -

The Lantern Sound Recording Rig is looking for working musicians and/or creative types housemates who want to live in two available bedrooms in this historical, and magical Long Island Pine Barrens three-story farmhouse, home to a full-blown recording studio (on the first floor). Housemates will be able to use the recording studio. This is also ideal for those who would want to apprentice in the audio recording field. (Remember, Full-Sail University in Florida costs $40K a year.)


We are conveniently located right at the gateway to both the North and South Forks of Long Island.

Distances:

Southampton  -  30 minutes
Long Island Wine Country  -  15 minutes
Long Island Expressway (Hampton Jitney Stop) - 1 mile
Ronkonkoma LIRR Station - 20 minutes
Queens Midtown Tunnel - 1 hour 15 minutes

For $700 a month including utilities, a housemate here at the farm would have their own second floor bedroom, access to the full recording facilities here, plus:

Office space on the first floor.
Washer/dryer.
Second floor full bath, including tub.
Plenty of storage space.
Use of the third floor loft.
Two Requirements: References, and a $700 security deposit.

Scroll down... there's a lot of photos to check out.

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The House
The farmhouse is located on an old horse farm that's been fully refurbished, yet it has no horses. Hiking, ponds, hunting and all major services are nearby.



There is a big country kitchen (gas stove/oven, dishwasher, plenty of cabinet space) with adjoining bathroom on the first floor, a front office with washer/dryer and slop sink, an open front porch, and a closed-in back porch that opens onto a deck. Heat is via municipal natural gas.

The Front Parlour
The farmhouse has plaster-and-lath walls, with original dark wood trim and vintage wall paper throughout. There is a winding stairwell leading up to the second and third floors.

Both available bedrooms have great views of open rural area.
The stairwell leads up to the second floor bedrooms, and...
The Third Floor Loft

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The Studio
Logic 8 • Intel Xeon Macintosh
Equator and KRK Monitors
12 channels of outboard mic preamps • Echo Audiofire 12 I/O
Full complement of microphones and instruments


The control room of the LSRR is located in what was originally designed as a first floor bedroom. The closet of this room has two different amplifier isolation chambers; guitars, bass, keyboards, and even vocals can be done in the control room if need be.

First Floor Control Room
The control room opens onto the main "live" room.
Adjacent to the main room, separated by French pocket doors, is a front parlor.

Amplifier Isolation Under the Stairs


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The Area

There is hiking, hunting, fishing, rivers, creeks, ponds, and much more - just walk out the door.
Shopping, golfing, paintball, farm stands and all major amenities are minutes away.

Just down the road...

Front porch at night
Roofline
Backyard Sky
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