Alastair is going to be a Panelist

Howdy. I'm going to be part of the DIY Sound Recording panel at 1:30pm on Sunday June 14 at the REAX Space (1911 19th St N in Ybor). It's part of Homemade: A Music Symposium, taking place this Saturday and Sunday at various locations throughout Ybor City. Check out the schedule of events below. Hope to see you out there.

2009 Schedule

Wednesday - June 10 2009

The Dirty Shame
7th Ave and 20th St in Ybor City (map)
7:00 PM An Evening with Tony Michaelides
Stories from the ’24 Hour Party People” scene in Manchester UK and the birth of Punk and Rave Culture — Tony presents his personal reflections on relationships with icons like Tony Wilson from Factory Records, Martin Hannett, Joy Division, and The Happy Mondays with some never before seen video and audio.
Free and open to public

Saturday - June 13 2009

HCC Art Gallery
HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Center (
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Opening Reception 9:00 – 10:30 AM. Coffee and nibbles. One-day show, closes 7 PM. Special exhibit featuring art works inspired by music and music makers. Featuring a live generative deconstruction sound/performance installation by AVAACC.
Main Stage
HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Center
10:00 AM Poets of Popular Song - The Lyrics and Lyric Writers of the Great American Songbook
Rosa Rio, Paul Wilborn, Eugenie Bondurant
Noon Lunch
Network with area professionals or check out some of the great restaurants in Ybor City
1:00 PM TuneCore and Digital Media Distribution
Peter Wells, Co-Founder of TuneCore
2:00 PM Area Record Labels and Artist Managers Panel
Ivan Peña (Mohawk Bomb Records), Brett Steele (Steele Management), Joe D'Acunto (THX MGMT), Steve Dube (Decadent Suite)
3:00 PM Alternative Media Promotion: Making the Most of Twitter, Facebook, and the Blog Network
Julia Gorzka (Social Media Consultant), Megan Voeller (Editor, artsqueeze.com), Darrin Guilbeau (siliconeadvantage.com), Stephen Hammill (Creative Loafing), Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
4:00 PM Marketing, Touring and Band Management: Content Managing for Bands
Joran Oppelt (Creative Loafing), Ivan Peña (Mohawk Bomb Records), Stephen Hammill (Creative Loafing), Shawn Kyle (REAX Magazine), Joe D'Acunto (THX MGMT)
5:00 PM How to Get the Most Out of a Studio Session
Steve Connelly (Zen Recording), Wes Price (Polysound Studios), Brian Merrill (Studio B), John Stephan (Springs Theatre)
6:00 PM Meet the Press: Area Music Critic Panel
Julie Garisto (St. Petersburg Times and tbt*), Curtis Ross (Tampa Tribune), Lee Courtney (WMNF Radio), Scott Harrell (REAX Magazine), Leilani Polk (Creative Loafing)

Studio Theatre
HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Center
3:00 - 6:00 PM Theatrical Concepts in Video Recording
Stan Arthur (Filmmaker and Musician), Fred Smith (Grown Man Brand). Featuring Hypnophonic Band.

Rehearsal Hall
HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Center
3:00 PM The Pranayama of Voice
Denise Moore (jazz vocal stylist and yoga teacher)
5:00 PM Using Your Electronic Press Kit and Website to Put More Money in Your Pocket
Ivan Pena (Mohawk Bomb Records)

HCC Art Gallery
HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Center
3:00 PM Special exhibit featuring art works inspired by music and music makers.

Saturday Night Showcase - June 13 2009

An evening of Special Guests and Performers at Venues All Across Ybor
$5 per venue or $10 for an All-Access Pass (Sold at the Symposium and New World Brewery)

New World Brewery
1313 E 8th Ave (map)
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Homemade Symposium Showcase
Featuring Will Quinlan, Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, Lorna Bracewell, Skull and Bone Band, and 10th Concession
Sonic Departures: Avant Garde Interludes
Featuring the Aripeka Stompers (Clogging), Rayzilla (Psychedelic Bass), Lee Hinkle (Avant Garde Zarb), John McCoy (Nintendo DS Techno), The Hole (Ukulele)

1812 17th St N (map)
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Mohawk Bomb Records Showcase
Featuring Hat Trick Heroes, The Orchid Thief, Ascending to Avalon and Rise of Saturn

The Roosevelt
1812 15th St N (map)
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Project 3.0 & Tek-nique Entertainment Present

Re:Create The Art of Upcycle
"Upcycling the practice of taking something disposable & transforming it into something of greater use and value."
Art & Live Works By:
Carlos Pons Paz, Isiah Perkins (Boundless Creativity), Efrin Rebugio Jr. (Everyday Research), Christine Galas, Greg Latch (Y.A.A & Ybor Art Colony)
Performing live:
Dynasty, Slimm Hustle, Shardz of Glass, Dj Furious and More TBA
Poetry By:
Xzanthia, Katie Punto + More

Arts on 9th
1513 E 9th Ave (map)
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM New Performers from the Next Generation
Featuring Next Exit and Friends

Sunday - June 14 2009
Free and Open to the Public

Ybor City Museum State Park
1818 E 9th Ave (map)
1:00 PM Stephanie Carpenter
2:00 PM Hypnophonic Band
4:00 PM Francillia & Lorna Bracewell
5:00 PM Ella Jet featuring Experimental Pilot

Tre Amici @ The Bunker
1907 19th St N (map)
1:00 PM In Vogue: Tips on Promotional Photography
Jesse Stehlik (Stehlik Photography)
2:00 PM Bunko Squad and Ronnie Elliott
3:00 PM State of the Scene
Town hall meeting to discuss pertinent issues in the area music scene
4:30 PM Insights from the Engine Room
Tony Michaelides
6:00 - 8:00 PM Homemade Wrap Party

REAX Space
1911 19th St N (map)
1:30 PM DIY Sound Recording
Stephen Hammill (Creative Loafing), Brian Merrill (Studio B), Alastair St. Hill
4:00 PM Using Homebrew Software in the Nintendo DS and Audiomulch
John McCoy

Arnold Martinez Gallery
1909 19th St N (map)
1:00 PM Steve Vaclavik
2:00 PM Papos Frassica
4:00 PM Emily Roff

Mermaid's Slipper
1903 19th St N (map)
1:30 PM 10th Concession
2:30 PM Liz Hollister
4:00 PM Fred Slutsky
4:30 PM Charlotte Lee
5:00 PM Harry Hayward

Tuesday - June 16 2009
Free and Open to the Public

Main Stage
HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Center (
7:30 PM Theatrical Music for Solo Percussion
Lee Hinkle, Doctoral Candidate at University of Maryland, and Robert McCormick, University of South Florida Professor of Percussion, and will present a concert of contemporary percussion music that incorporates a variety of performance genres into the art of percussion. Highlights include the Daniel Adams marimba duo "Road Traversed and Reversed" and the Florida premiere of Stuart Saunders Smith's "The Authors for Marimba / Vocalist".