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Monday, March 28, 2016

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

 

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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

mick_hargreaves at yahoo dot com
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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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    Vintage Gear

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    Bringing the full-band #RockAndRoll FRI 8/21 6:30p @ENEMontauk #Montauk, SAT 8/22 9:30pm #BlueCanoeOysterBar #Greenport #LiveMusic

    http://www.eastbynortheast.com/

    http://bluecanoeoysterbar.com/

    ALL SHOWS ARE FREE.
     
    FRI AUG 21 6:30p - East By Northeast (Montauk NY)
    w/ Alex Sarkis (drums) Jim Nanos (bass). Indoors in the bar. Mick on guitar!

    SAT AUG 22 9:30p - Blue Canoe Oyster Bar (Greenport NY)
    w/ The King Guys (Mike Bifulco, Gary Dawson, Alex Sarkis). Outdoors on-deck. Mick on bass!

    Saturday, August 8, 2015

    LIVE AT THE FARM #HouseConcert No. 5: SAT AUG 8 Libby Johnson / Lynn Blue & Mick Hargreaves

    8PM Saturday August 8th, 2015 The Lantern Sound Recording Rig presents the fifth installment of "LIVE ON THE FARM", a house concert series and ongoing recording session all rolled into one, taking place in a historical farmhouse tucked away in Long Island's Pine Barrens. Doors open at 8pm, Music at 8:30pm.


     Libby Johnson

    Libby Johnson started recording her follow-up to 2006’s acclaimed "Annabella," between the trails (or trials) of living as a troubadour artist, moving from New York to a rural setting and back again, family life and various activist projects. In January 2010 Perfect View was released on the Wrong Records label. Sometimes wistful in tone, Perfect View’s sweeping moods encompass such life changes.

    “Spellbinding” -Philadelphia Inquirer “...beautiful, bittersweet...her songs move seamlessly from searching and yearning to bruised and ominous....” -New York Daily News “Johnson’s vocals are versatile- alternately tough and tender, changing as the song demands, and offering something to please every listener” -Performing Songwriter “...an unexpected treasure....one of the best debuts of the year...”Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe



    Lynn Blue and Mick Hargreaves brand-new vocal duet venture has delighted audiences wherever they've performed locally in 2015. This will be their first venture into the studio.

    Expect some surprises!

    8pm Doors 8:30pm Music
    $15 Suggested Donation.
    BYOB and, a dish to pass if you like.
    Additional refreshments and snacks will be provided.

    RSVP to receive location information and reserve a seat:
    ✉   mick_hargreaves at yahoo dot com;
    ☏  516-312-1618 
    ✉   https://www.facebook.com/lanternsound

    This is an indoor event, and will be audio/video recorded for later webcast. Our first episode recently debuted over at YoutTube:

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