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Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • New Weekly Sessions at Main Drag - First up - Drum Tuning with John Fell - Thursday, June 6 at 6pm - Free!


    We're going to be having weekly free sessions here at Main Drag. We'll be covering topics from a wide variety that are of interest to our community and making music here. We'll demo products and have workshops, have some pretty cool guests coming in and overall hope to have you over for a good time - and maybe we can all learn something in the process.

    First up, next Thursday, the 6th of June at 6pm, our resident guru John Fell will be giving a seminar on the art of drum tuning.

    John's going to pass on some wisdom about head selection for the sound you want, different kinds of tuning, muffling and even some playing pointers for getting the sound that you hear in your head for studio or live playing.

    Bring a snare if you like, and if there is time, John will spend some time with you after the seminar having a look at it and perhaps showing you an additional thing or two.

    This is completely free of charge - all you need to bring is open ears and an inquisitive mind!

    See you there!


    Thanks so much for the hundreds of entries we received for the Pigtronix Infinity Looper giveaway! If you didn't win today, no worries, we'll be announcing our next contest next week, so keep your eyes peeled (not literally, that would be a bit nasty)....

    OK - on to the winners

    The winner of the Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal is (drum roll, looped, and again)

    Darin Mickey, from right here in Brooklyn, NY!  Congrats Darin, we'll wing that pedal to you today - hopefully you will get endless repeated use out of it!

    10 Runners-up, and winners of a brand-new Main Drag T-Shirt are:

    • Lloyd Schwartz
    • William van Landigham
    • Chris DuBois
    • Brian Brown
    • Steve Wall
    • Jee Mousavi
    • Lea Thomas
    • Liane Smith
    • Doug McKeever
    • James Sera

    Congratulations to all!  I'll be in touch by email with you today to sort out the details, and for everyone else, best of luck on our next big giveaway!



  • Open call for Brooklyn musicians and music creators - Bands, Solo artists, Engineers, Session people - anyone that makes music here.


    We're going to spend some time this summer and fall profiling our community and the people who make music here. We'd like to show what a wonderful variety of people make up the local musosphere we at Main Drag are part of - bands, solo artists and sessioneers, producers and engineers, rehearsal studios - the whole spectrum.

    We'd love to have you participate, and it wouldn't take up much time and would be a great way to let everyone know about yourself and what you do with music.

    Each profile will include some video, photos and stories about you and we'll feature those on our site and video channel. The main goal is to show just how much work and effort and commitment goes into what we love doing.

    If you are interested in learning more, and perhaps getting involved, please contact Struan at struan@maindragmusic.com - please let us know who you are and how you make music here.

    Look forward to hearing from you - Thanks!

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