An open mic night might look like a simple feature, but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Find out what the details are!
Learn the ins and outs of an open mic night. What is it like to work an open mic? How long does an open mic last on any given night? Who is responsible for setting up? What is involved during an open mic set-up? What genres of music are performed during an open mic? Who […]
Safety is always important during live performances, and places such as Trend Coffee and Tea House always have the safety of their performers in mind.
Safety is always important at Trend performances. For part one, please click here. Another safety issue that is all too common in some places are loose electrical boxes, exposed wiring and broken socket plates. I can’t tell you how many times I went to a club owner or manager and pointed out exposed wiring and loose socket plates. If […]
A drummer and a singer/songwriter might have their differences, but make sure you can use those differences to make great music!
Drummer and acoustic performers can clash on stage. Drummers and acoustic singer/songwriters often clash at times due to a variety of reasons, some of which are quite obvious, such as: dynamic and tempo issues evolving sometimes into rhythmic problems, too much snare, the bass drum is too loud, etc. These things at times can drive a […]
Montclair offers a wide variety of performances, perfect for those looking to show off their skills and being a musician, playing for change is essential.
Being a musician means playing for change. Playing for change, what does that mean? According to Wikipedia, the term “busker” seems to be loosely related, although “busker” is more associated with street performers who perform for tips. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, busker is “a person who entertains in a public place for donations.” However, that term […]
Open mics and jam sessions are popular around Montclair. Be sure to show off your talent in the new year and know where to experience the talents!
Open mics and jam sessions around town. The difference between open mics and jam sessions can be quite confusing to the novice. Many people believe that they are one and the same, but in reality they are quite different. Traditionally, “open mics” tend to be acoustically-focused, although some open mics can get heavy on the electric side of […]
Willie Nile and his band to perform at the first Outpost concert of the new year on January 10.
Willie Nile sings away at the Outpost. The holidays may be over and things are back to business as usual. That is no reason to not keep cheerful spirits alive. Robert Anthony Noonan, much better known as Willie Nile, will bring his youthful energy, husky tenor and rocking tunes to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church […]
No extremity of heat waves or heat advisories kept this week’s open mic night from being almost entirely led by the young people.
Heat waves doesn’t keep everyone inside at Trend because they offer open mic. The young have the most positive energy at times, and it showed in open mic favorite Kyle Dowling, who plays acoustic guitar left-handed and has a voice almost comparable to a mix between Jason Mraz and Joe Don Rooney, the latter of […]
Open mic nights at Trend Coffee and Tea House bring something new to the town of Montclair every week.
Trend Coffee and Tea House is all about music. Although not a new event, open mic nights hosted by Greg Spinelli are held each Wednesday night at the Trend Coffee and Tea House in Montclair from seven to 11 p.m. If there is a time and place to get any budding musician, poet or performance […]