Tony Hoffer has produced or mixed songs for Beck, Phoenix, Goldfrapp, M83, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Griswolds, Air, and many more. So clearly I was stoked when my friends and eternal homies The Griswolds hired him to produce their first record.
I showed up about a week into recording with
As many of you know I spent 22 - 29 on the road as a tour manager. Many of the guests I have on my show are friends from this long and harrowing experience. Although there are many great stories from this time, one in particular stands out. It’s a
Since dropping out of high school in 2003 Jennifer Clavin has been involved with one cool punk project after another. Beginning as the singer for underground heroes Mika Miko, followed by a stint drumming for Best Coast, she eventually went off the grid and started her current and most successful
Grace Shaw, also known as Mallrat is an 18 year old wunderkind from Brisbane, Australia. She was never supposed to be on my show. But I messaged Allday’s (Australian rapper) manager about having Allday on the show; he agreed but asked if it’d be cool to have on Mallrat as
A few years ago my cousin called and asked if I’d meet with his friends that’d recently graduated from Berklee School of Music. Reluctantly I headed over to a cafe in Brooklyn and sat down with Holly and Jess from Lucius. At the time they were two unsigned artists hustling
All of us want to travel around the world and party with bands because we know it’s a better life than the one we are currently living. Jonathan is the guy living that life. For the last 4 years Jonathan has been on tour buses across the planet shooting Andrew
Hello everybody, welcome to the Sugar High podcast. It’s the same as the Tour Manager’s Guide just a new name. Also I love Empire Records so it all works out. The show is still focused on my obsession with why certain bands are successful. I dissect artist’s ambitions, triumphs, failures,
Please note that this is the last episode under the name The Tour Manager's Guide. Next month we will return under the name Sugar High.
Bear’s Den are a folk rock duo from London, England. In the last four years they've gone from playing small club nights to headlining clubs and
Allday is the moniker of Australian rapper, Tom Gaynor. Over the last few years he's slowly risen to the top of the Australian rap game. He has a massive social media following, headlines shows, and is played regularly on Australian radio. Amidst this success, Tom decided to move to America.
If you are in a band you probably want to know the following:
How do I get signed to a record label?
How do I start my own label?
Is a record label needed anymore?
These are all valid questions and why I decided to bring a record executive on the