Vans US Open Artist Nathaniel Russell’s Playlist
Nathaniel Russell is one of our artists in the process of working his magic for US Open’s Van Doren Invitational Bowl. We got his music picks he’s currently jamming out to including some Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Steely Dan. And it’s available for you all to hear on our spotify. We’ve got some extra links below as well. Happy listening! 

7. For Every Field There’s A Mole - Bonnie “Prince” Billy 
8. Can You See Me - Spike
9. Now That I Know - Ted Lucas

Vans US Open Artist Nathaniel Russell’s Playlist

Nathaniel Russell is one of our artists in the process of working his magic for US Open’s Van Doren Invitational Bowl. We got his music picks he’s currently jamming out to including some Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Steely Dan. And it’s available for you all to hear on our spotify. We’ve got some extra links below as well. Happy listening! 

7. For Every Field There’s A Mole - Bonnie “Prince” Billy 

8. Can You See Me - Spike

9. Now That I Know - Ted Lucas

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to make a record right in your own home, but how can you make one that stands out? Berklee Online’s Music Production Analysis course teaches you the ins and outs of key production techniques and arrangements, giving you the skills to analyze the elements that make an effective record.
Course teacher Stephen Webber is a seasoned record producer, musician, DJ, and composer who uses popular examples including The Beatles, Miles Davis, and Bob Marley, and gives access to rare demos that contributed to the final product.
With Berklee Online’s Course Samples, you can test out the first lesson for free. If you want to learn more, sign up for the full 12-week course.
Photo: StephenWebberMusic.com

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to make a record right in your own home, but how can you make one that stands out? Berklee Online’s Music Production Analysis course teaches you the ins and outs of key production techniques and arrangements, giving you the skills to analyze the elements that make an effective record.

Course teacher Stephen Webber is a seasoned record producer, musician, DJ, and composer who uses popular examples including The Beatles, Miles Davis, and Bob Marley, and gives access to rare demos that contributed to the final product.

With Berklee Online’s Course Samples, you can test out the first lesson for free. If you want to learn more, sign up for the full 12-week course.

Photo: StephenWebberMusic.com

Miette Hope: Winner of the First Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship

We announced earlier last month that the first winner of the Vans Berklee Off The Wall Scholarship was awarded to Miette Hope-Goldman, a talented 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

We’ve released an exclusive interview with Hope-Goldman in our Vans Women’s Fall 2014 Zine and to celebrate the release, she will be performing tonight at the Vans store in Chapel Hills Mall at 6pm.

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Vans US Open Artist Chris Yormick’s Playlist
Artist Chris Yormick is currently painting the Van Doren Invitational Bowl for the US Open with a bunch of other great artists and we had to know what he was listening to to help him get in the zone. Have a listen to his super chilled out reggae Spotify playlist below as well as links to tracks not available on Spotify:

7. What’s New Pussycat - Bob Marley and The Wailers
8. Corporal Jones - The Termites
9. Rude Boy Prayer - Alton, Zoot and The Wailers
10. Rolling Stone - Bob Marley and The Wailers

Vans US Open Artist Chris Yormick’s Playlist

Artist Chris Yormick is currently painting the Van Doren Invitational Bowl for the US Open with a bunch of other great artists and we had to know what he was listening to to help him get in the zone. Have a listen to his super chilled out reggae Spotify playlist below as well as links to tracks not available on Spotify:

7. What’s New Pussycat - Bob Marley and The Wailers

8. Corporal Jones - The Termites

9. Rude Boy Prayer - Alton, Zoot and The Wailers

10. Rolling Stone - Bob Marley and The Wailers

It takes so much to be in a band that to not fucking get up there and just kill almost ruins the spirit. Like, what fucking right do I have to ask people to pay money to see my show? Not just pay money, but get on the fucking subway, get in the fucking car, like, ruin a whole night of their lives just to see my show. Ask them to pay money to buy my album, T-shirts with my stupid face on it. What right do I have to do all of that, and then not say it’s good enough? More than good enough — to not say it’s special?

Learn the Chords to Any Youtube Video with Riffstation 

Riffstation makes it easier than ever to play along with Youtube videos and learn the chords to your favorite songs. Just type in the song or artist into the search bar and chords will be displayed alongside the video. It can also be displayed on the iPad when you’re in a quick stitch to learn a cover song in time for your band to perform!

Now, get to shredding! 

Ever wonder about the world of concert touring?  With Berklee Online, an extension of Berklee College of Music’s award-winning courses, you can take a free sample course in different parts of the music industry. 

Berklee’s Concert Touring course is taught by John Czajkowski, who’s worked in all different parts of the touring industry for the past decade including tour management, accounting, and production management, and has worked with Bruce Springsteen, The Strokes, and Oasis (to name a few). 

If you see yourself touring, why not give the first lesson a try for free? Love it and you can sign up for the full 12-week course from Berklee.