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Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher is the Managing Editor of Drum magazine. Matt worked as an Assistant Editor at Mix magazine from February 2006 (the April 2006 issue) through October 2016 (the November 2016 issue). While at Mix, Matt oversaw Mix's Live Sound and Current sections, as well as the weekly MixLine and MixLine Live e-newsletters, and provided general assistance for the entire print magazine and mixonline.com Website. Prior to joining Mix magazine in February 2006, Matt was on the editorial staffs of Electronic Musician, Onstage, Remix, Music Education Technology, Desktop Music Production Guide, Digital Piano Buyer's Guide, and Music & Computers magazines. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/American Studies from UCLA. He is also a part-time drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a drummer he has worked with Calle 49, Z'Amico, Mondo Loko, The Grooveloz, Sarava Zamba, La Peña Cultural Center's Latin-Jazz Ensemble, Lau Paiva, Priscilla Rice, Sherie Julianne, and Blind Lemon Phillips, among others.

Bumbershoot 2016

Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival now in its 46th year, is held at the 74-acre Seattle Center, home of the iconic Space Needle. This year’s Bumbershoot took place over Labor Day weekend, from September 2-4, and presented a live music lineup of 167 artists and bands performing in Key Arena, Memorial Stadium (the Main Stage), Fisher Green Stage, Starbucks Stage at Mural Amphitheater,......

Corinne Bailey Rae

British singer-songwriter and guitarist Corinne Bailey Rae has been busy touring behind her May 2016 release, The Heart Speaks in Whispers (Virgin/ EMI), her third studio album and her first since 2010’s The Sea. She began a new leg in the U.S. in August, which included a September 4 appearance with Stevie Wonder at Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Aspen, Colo., five dates with Alabama Shakes in......

Dream Theater

Veteran prog-metal band Dream Theater—John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and Haken Continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums)—began 2016 by releasing a daring and ambitious concept album. The Astonishing (Roadrunner Records) is a fantastical sci-fi rock opera that comprises 34 tracks featuring characters (all but one voiced by LaBrie), locales......

The Arcs

Guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach, one half of The Black Keys along with drummer Patrick Carney, formed The Arcs in 2015 as a side project and released Yours, Dreamily in September 2015 on Nonesuch Records. The Arcs are Auerbach, Leon Michels (keys, backing guitar and percussion), Richard Swift (drums, piano), Homer Steinweiss (drums, percussion, synth), and Nick Movshon (bass). ......

Andra Day

Singer/songwriter Andra Day’s career has been steadily ascendant since her breakout success on the YouTube Music Charts in 2012, followed by her eventual signing with Warner Bros./Buskin Records and the release of her debut album, Cheers to the Fall, in August 2015. Cheers to the Fall paired Day with veteran producer Adrian Gurvitz, who brought in artists such as Raphael Saadiq, Questlove,......

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