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Nemes – Live at Q Division

Live at Q

Nemes rolled into Q Division this past winter and tracked a batch of songs live in Studio B (RIP) with James Bridges, and released them for Record Store Day. This stuff sounds immediate and fun – check it out on Bandcamp, or order your very own cassette tape!   Live in Studio – Q Divison […]

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Jenny Dee, Ruby Rose Fox, The Lights Out, and Sidewalk Driver

Jenny Dee, Ruby Rose Fox, The Lights Out, and Sidewalk Driver

All four bands got together to collaborate on a version of Chain of Fools.

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The Ballroom Thieves & MYRO – Archers

The Ballroom Thieves & MYRO – Archers

Live from Studio A, under the meticulously watchful ears of Matt Baudoin, comes this great performance of the song Archers by The Ballroom Thieves and the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra.  Really fun watching this large ensemble fill Studio A, hearing Matt’s recording and (rough!) mix of this track, knowing it was all captured within the […]

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Always Was You – Ross Livermore Band

Always Was You – Ross Livermore Band

Ross Livermore Band rolled into Studio A a few months ago and recorded a bunch of songs LIVE, to our 2″ tape machine, filming the whole thing. This is how their song Always Was You looked and sounded. Matt Pendergast produced, and Q’s Sean Cahalin engineered.

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Rich People Food – Run Riot Run

Rich People Food – Run Riot

While hosting Converse’s Rubber Tracks sessions bands get a day of studio time in Studio A. Rich People Food filmed themselves playing a bunch of songs live. Matt Beaudoin engineered the session.

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Blue Ribbons Foolin’ Around (Video)

Blue Ribbons Live in Studio A

The Blue ribbons recorded and filmed TWO sets of live music in Studio A. Matt Beaudoin recorded and mixed the tracks, and Tall Joe Tooley was in charge of the live sound. This tune is called Foolin’ Around.

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The Blue Ribbons

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The Blue Ribbons, a band familiar to anyone who’s set foot in Toad in Porter Square on a recent Tuesday night, recorded AND shot a completely live album in Studio A, in October of 2013. They spent an afternoon setting up the band: Mike Castellana plays guitar, Jeff Charland and Tauras Biskis on bass and massive drums respectively, and […]

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Charlie Chesterman – Carolina Blue (BC)

A collection of rarities and outtakes. Includes a track recorded at Q Division for this collection.

The last studio recording by Charlie Chesterman was cut live in Studio A with a band of Charlie’s friends. The result is this lovely tune, Carolina Blue. Rafi and Pete Weiss engineered the recording, and Pete mixed it up in Verdant on his Neve. It appeared on a compilation called Solid Gold Electric Chestnut Dispenser, […]

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Lyle Brewer – Live at Q Division (Video)

Lyle Brewer – Live at Q Division (Video)

Lyle Brewer – Wicked Live. Tracked by Adam Taylor, live, in Studio A.

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Love in Stockholm Live (Video)

Love in Stockholm Live (Video)

Love in Stockholm performs Adele’s “I’ll Be Waiting,” live in studio A at Q Division. Pat DiCenso was at the controls for this one. Love and Stockholm made an EP called Hold Back The Sun that was produced by Ed V and engineered by Pat.

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The Downbeat 5

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Local garage rock heroes The Downbeat 5 recently recorded a live record at Q division called Live (But Not) at Budokan! for the Steelcage label.  photo credit: Joan Hathaway

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Graham Parker and the Figgs Play at Q Division

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The Figgs helped Graham Parker record his new album “Imaginary Television,” and warmed up for a tour in support of that album by playing in front of a small audience in Studio A. Check out more photos from the performance on Steve Latham’s website.

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Susan Werner – Classics

Susan Werner – Classics

Susan Werner came to Q with producer Crit Harmon in 2009 and recorded a great batch of songs. What was unusual about them are the arrangements and the performances. Following is an excerpt form an interview with NPR’s Weekend Edition: Now, Susan Werner has taken pop songs by others and written chamber music settings for […]

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