Posted by tspicer on 04/03/14

The time has come to vote for your favorite song submitted to our Battle of the Recorded Bands contest!!!! Each of these songs (by 4 different bands!) were either recorded or edited in the library's digital studios! The band whose song wins it all will play a live set at the library!!  It's gonna be a tight race ... all the songs are so goooooood!
Listen and vote, through April 31st,  here:

Posted by emather on 04/16/14

At April 6th's GuitArduino program, a bunch of teens built musical instruments using an Arduino microcontroller. We learned the basics of Arduino and how to code it, some circuitry and electronics skills, and eventually built light-sensitive music players. Check out these videos of some teens tearing it up on their creations!

Posted by emather on 04/08/14

On the Friday before Spring Break, Chicago indie rock band Sunjacket come by AHML to eat pizza, talk with teens about the ins & outs of being a working musician, and then trained them to be their "roadies," setting up all of their equipment to play a live gig in the library. We learned how to set up some audio gear, do a sound check, made a lot of noise, and had a lot of fun!
Check out this music video for their song "Partition" (It's misspelled in the video. Oops!) with footage from the night shot by HUB Teen Advisory Board volunteers!