Author: Evan Zwisler

  • Album Histories Monthly: New York Dolls – ‘New York Dolls’

    Album Histories Monthly: New York Dolls – ‘New York Dolls’

    Welcome to our new series on Flypaper! Album Histories Monthly will bring you the story of a single album each month, in the month that it was originally released. Stay tuned! New York Dolls – New York Dolls Release Date: July 27, 1973 “The New York Dolls are the new Rolling Stones.” –The Village Voice, 1972 On November […]

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  • The Definitive Guide to Throwing a DIY House Show

    The Definitive Guide to Throwing a DIY House Show

    House shows, and all sorts of DIY shows, are a great way to create an alternative, personalized space to hear live music in your community. If you aren’t near any good venues, need a place to host all-ages shows, or simply want to invite some people over to your house, apartment, backyard, roof, basement (you get […]

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  • How to Be the Band Nobody Wants to Play with — Ever Again (in 10 Easy Steps)

    How to Be the Band Nobody Wants to Play with — Ever Again (in 10 Easy Steps)

    My band, the Gnarly Shredderz, is one of the greatest bands of all time. We’re so awesome, in fact, that bands on the same bill as us never ask my group to play another show with them because they know they just can’t keep up. We just end up embarrassing them with our insanely interesting […]

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  • Waves of Change: How to Make a Bigger Impact with a Benefit Compilation Album

    Waves of Change: How to Make a Bigger Impact with a Benefit Compilation Album

    Late on the evening of November 9, 2016, I felt what many politically left Americans felt: an overwhelming sense of despair and hopelessness that left me emotionally paralyzed. Soon after the initial shock of the moment had passed, I realized that reading friends’ enraged social media posts and stewing in my own misery wasn’t going […]

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Advanced Synths and Patch Design for Producers