It’s been a busy couple of months over at the Apple Store in Soho with the iTunes Live from Soho series. Soho was abuzz when The Roots took to the stage with songs from their newest album How I Got Over. The band played a cover of Guns n Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” that was stadiu- worthy and brought the crowd to their feet. Also in Soho, British singer-songwriter David Gray captivated fans for 45 minutes with a solo-acoustic set showcasing songs from his new album “Foundling.” The set also included standards such as “Please Forgive Me,” “This Years Love,” and“Sail Away.” Other performers on the Live From Soho stage included Kidz in the Hall promoting their new album “Land of Make Believe,” Mexican metal band Moderatto promoting their “Queremos Rock”album, and Latin Grammy-nomanies Nortec Collectivepromoting their “Bostich and Fussible” album. Franco-Chilean hip-hop songstress Anita Tijoux, formerly of Makiza fame, was also a featured artist onLive from Soho. Tijouz brought her brand of Sudaca rap to Soho’s Apple Store, as part of the 2010 Latin Alternative Music Conference. Jason Marcucci tracked the concerts and Mike Judeh assisted.
Atlanta born rapper B.o.B was the featured artist on MTV Unplugged this month. The artist performed songs from his recent B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray CD for an enthusiastic audience in Manhattan. Jason Marcucci recorded the taping and Mike Judeh assisted.
The new film by writer/director Elizabeth Lucas is now out at selected theaters. “Clear Blue Tuesday” is a pop musical about living in New York City post-9/11 and is receiving rave reviews. The albums’ soundtrack out on Sh-K-Boom Records was mastered here at Dubway Studios by Engineer/Owner Mike Crehore.
Guests on Live from the Artists Den this month included Grace Potter and The Nocturnals at Bryant Park and 80’s UK pop group Squeeze. Ms. Potter is currently on a national tour with her band promoting their self-titled album on Hollywood Records. In support of their newest release Spot the Difference,Squeeze is touring as well. The album contains new recordings of Squeeze classics. Both concerts were recorded by Dubway engineer Mike Judeh and will air later this year on PBS.
Bravo Television’s newest TV show “The Approval Matrix” based on the New York Magazine article of the same name began taping casting sessions for the show this month and Dubway engineer Chris Abell was there to record the audio. Look for it to begin airing later this year.
Over at the Apple Store in Soho, the Live From Soho series has been going strong this month. Atlanta based indie buzz-band Deerhunter and Utah based alternative band Neon Trees performed live sets for enthusiastic fans in Soho. Sony Recording artist Sara Bareilles made a New York City tour stop and graced the iTunes stage performing songs from her new album Kaleidoscope Heart. Columbia Recording artist John Legend and The Roots hit the iTunes stage playing songs from their new Wake Up album. Legend and The Roots have teamed up on the new album and have been spreading their music around the globe on a world tour. Dubway Chief Engineer Jason Marcucci recorded the live concerts and Mike Judeh assisted.
Meanwhile, Dubway continues it’s live recordings of Live from SoHo, with Josh Groban, and the Goo Goo Dolls. Jason Marcucci and Mike Judeh engineered the sessions, and mixed the recordings afterwards for exclusive release on iTunes.
Dubway hosted authors Amor Towles ("Rules of Civility") and Nina Darnton ("An African Affair") in a recoding session for Penguin Books.