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Chet Faker’s North American Headlining Tour Begins Today!

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment


” insisted that funk can carve its own digital future.” –New York Times

“supple grooves and silky croons”Washington Post

“He has undeniable charisma and a distinct voice that’s effortlessly soulful.”Paste Magazine

“Cigarettes & Loneliness” named one of “The 24 Songs Every Man Should Listen To In 2014” – Esquire Magazine

“1998” Video | Audio Stream

“Talk Is Cheap” Video | Audio Stream

Australian singer & producer Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years. His recently released debut album Built On Glass (Downtown Records/Future Classic) has been garnering praise, and fresh off a sold out UK & European tour, he is set to kick off his headline North America tour today with a sold out show at Brooklyn, NY’s Output. He has already sold out most other dates on the tour including a second New York show, two Los Angeles dates at The Roxy, shows in Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and more, and upgraded to a larger room due to demand in Boston.

Latest track “1998” has received raves from the likes of NPR Music, Esquire & Stereogum, and followed the release of single “Talk Is Cheap”–a track that crystallizes Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since the release of “Talk Is Cheap” in mid-February, it has received well over 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker-the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy-performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam. More information on all shows including ticket links, can be found at:





May 13 Brooklyn, NY – Output –SOLD OUT

May 14 Boston, MA – Paradise

May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton –SOLD OUT

May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall –SOLD OUT

May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge –SOLD OUT

May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club –SOLD OUT

May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre

May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent –SOLD OUT

May 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy –SOLD OUT

May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy –SOLD OUT

May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah –SOLD OUT

May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Onkyo Stereo Receiver Mixes Vintage Charm With Class-Leading Amplification Technology

August 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Onkyo is now shipping the TX-8020 to reinvigorate its stereo receiver line, stripping back unnecessary extras and focusing on delivering the rich, full-spectrum analog sound for which the brand is celebrated.

The 50 watt per channel TX-8020 is a high quality audio component aimed at users that don’t require video switching or A/V processing capabilities, but instead seek a powerful, versatile, and affordable amplification solution for all their home entertainment sources.


To best equip it for this role, a total of five analog inputs accept audio from TV, BD/DVD players, CD players, and AirPlay-enabled devices such as Onkyo‘s DS-A5 RI Dock for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®. An FM/AM tuner with 40-preset memory is also included, while a moving-magnet phono stage caters to the vinyl record collector.

Two sets of banana plug-compatible speaker A/B terminals on the rear panel allow the receiver to drive a single pair of 4-16 Ohm floor-standing or bookshelf loudspeakers (A or B), or two pairs of 8-16 Ohm speakers (A+B) in a distributed multi-room setup. The TX-8020 also provides a subwoofer pre-out for those looking for an enhanced low end.

The TX-8020 recalls the glory days of hi-fi with its bulletproof all-metal construction and clean, functional front panel. And just like the vintage classics, this receiver includes bass, treble, and balance controls to enhance the tonal characteristics of different source material, and to correct for room acoustics or speaker frequency response curves. These carefully designed circuits have no discernable impact on sound quality.

At the heart of the TX-8020 Stereo Receiver is Onkyo‘s Wide Range Amp Technology, WRAT, which is based around a high-current, low-impedance drive to handle speaker impedance fluctuations and sudden signal gains. Low-negative-feedback amp circuit topology improves dynamic range while preserving the lifelike quality of the original recording. Left- and right-channel power devices are fully discrete-not integrated into a printed circuit board-and closed ground loops are used to cancel circuit noise.

This combination of high instantaneous power and low distortion adds up to distinctively accurate and musical sound quality for all kinds of audio content.

Onkyo prides itself in creating high-performance products for movie and music fans, with solutions to suit every listening space and budget. This new addition carries Onkyo‘s 65-year hi-fi legacy forward to a new generation of passionate audio enthusiasts.

The TX-8020 has a suggested U.S. retail price of $199.

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For more information, please contact:

Mike Heyliger 

‘stache media 

WiFi Enabled 9.2 Powerhouse Crowns Onkyo’s Mid-Range A/V Receiver Lineup

May 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Onkyo announces the release of a fully loaded 9.2-channel TX-NR929 Network A/V Receiver to crown its mid-range lineup, introducing value-conscious consumers to the visceral thrill of nine-channel entertainment. The all-new model is positioned between the 7.2-channel TX-NR828 Network A/V Receiver also on release, and the company’s existing audiophile-grade flagship products.

The launch of these two THX® Certified receivers-together with the recently unveiled TX-NR727 Network A/V THX Certified Receiver-marks the 20th anniversary of Onkyo‘s collaborative partnership with THX Ltd. Onkyo was one of the first manufacturers to embrace THX quality assurance standards for home theater components, releasing the first-ever THX Certified A/V Receiver in 1994

THX certification is an assurance of the highest quality and performance reserved solely for products that deliver an entertainment experience that’s true to the original creator’s intent. THX Certified Onkyo A/V receivers guarantee THX Reference Level volume and audio quality similar to that of commercial cinemas and professional mix rooms.

“As one of the first CE partners to help bring the THX Certified cinema experience into the living room, we value Onkyo‘s dedication to the THX certification process,” said Peter Vasay, VP technology operations, THX Ltd. “For 20 years Onkyo has collaborated closely with THX engineers through vigorous testing to each THX Certified AVR, all to deliver home theater enthusiasts with the promise of an accurate and powerful audio performance – receivers that preserve artistic integrity and deliver movies and music as intended.”

With the widest selection of THX Certified A/V receivers, Onkyo‘s TX-NR929 and TX-NR828 are both THX® Select2™ Plus certified, signifying they passed more than 2,000 bench tests, ensuring consumers a best-in-class home theater experience.

Onkyo is also among the first to include built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology on its entry-level and mid-range A/V receivers, enabling universal wireless audio streaming and adding to an extensive suite of proprietary and licensed technology, including:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi to enable lossless audio streaming from iPhone® and Android devices, as well as app-controllable 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, Apple Lossless, Dolby® TrueHD, LPCM, and DSD streaming from NAS and personal computer (via network and DLNA)
  • Onboard Bluetooth technology for fast and convenient audio streaming
  • Passthrough of 4K Ultra HD content via HDMI®, and upscaling of lower-resolution video to 4K with Qdeo™ processing technology from Marvell
  • Audyssey’s premium MultEQ XT32® room acoustic equalization on the TX-NR929, and Audyssey MultEQ® on the TX-NR828
  • Upmixing solutions comprising DTS Neo:X™ (TX-NR929 only), Audyssey DSX®, and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz
  • Nine HDMI inputs (including frontside MHL™) and two outputs (TX-NR929); and eight HDMI in (including MHL) and two out (TX-NR828)

The TX-NR929 Network A/V Receiver pushes the boundaries of what is possible from a production home theater, with 11.2 multichannel pre-outs and DTS Neo:X™ upmixing for surround-sound playback through up to 11 channels. If preferred, the user can assign four of the nine available channels to drive audio in Zone 2 and Zone 3 simultaneously. The receiver also has an extra HDMI output for sending high-def video to a second display. Multi-zone entertainment is managed via smartphone app, which encompasses the selection of online streaming services, internet radio channels, and network audio files.

Onkyo 929

As well as having the power to steer high-res movie soundtracks through nine channels at theater-reference volumes, the receiver is loaded with high-end features to optimize two-channel performance. Pre-processing incorporates th.ree 192kHz/24-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs (with one stereo DAC per front channel in Differential DAC Mode). Amplification comes courtesy of Onkyo‘s WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) and discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, a combination that preserves a distinctively musical sound even at high volumes.

Audiophiles wishing to bi-amp their front speakers can find performance increases from Onkyo‘s proprietary Digital Processing Crossover Network. Digital Signal Processing splits the audio signal very precisely into separate high- and low-frequency signals, feeding them to the appropriate speaker drivers. This all but eliminates frequency overlap at the crossover point for a more transparent stereo image.

Delivering a similarly high power output, but through 7.2 channels, is the TX-NR828 Network A/V Receiver-a heavyweight model with an appealing blend of features. Along with 4K passthrough and upscaling, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology, and THX certification, the receiver has Audyssey DSX® upmixing and Audyssey MultEQ® room acoustic equalization. A full complement of analog and digital A/V connections-including 7.2 multichannel pre-outs and a phono stage-provide the flexibility for user customization. The receiver offers both Powered Zone 2 outputs and Zone 2/3 line-outs to deliver network audio sources to an existing hi-fi system in third zone.

Onkyo 828

Like its larger sibling, this A/V receiver is very simple to set up and use, with an icon-based overlaid graphical on-screen display and InstaPrevue™ video switching technology. Hybrid Standby, meanwhile, preserves a network connection and HDMI passthrough while the home theater sleeps, allowing the use of TV and media players with the receiver powered down.

With the release of these two receivers, Onkyo consolidates its reputation for building lavishly equipped products to a high standard of excellence. Lauded for their immensely powerful yet detailed surround sound, the company’s A/V receivers ensure a stress-free user experience with faster access to media, wherever it might be stored. It’s this dedication to fidelity, functionality, and value that keeps Onkyo on the leading edge.

The TX-NR828 and TX-NR929 network receivers will have suggested retail prices of $1099 and $1399 respectively. The TX-NR828 will be available at retail in June while the TX-NR929 will be available in July.

THX, the THX logo and Select2 are trademarks of THX Ltd. THX and the THX logo are registered in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.  All rights reserved.

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For more information, please contact:

Mike Heyliger 

‘stache media 

schwag ‘stache: Win a Pair of MARLEY HEADPHONES From Relix Magazine

August 8, 2012 2 comments

Our friends at Relix Magazine are giving away a pair of these Positive Vibrations headphones from The House of Marley. These headphones are best served with summer jams from The Dirty Heads and Matisyahu, on tour together now (tour dates here). Find out more about these sweet headphones and enter to win a pair here.

In celebration of the Dirty Heads’ new album, Cabin by the Sea, Marley and ‘stache media sponsored their release party in New York City. Here’s a video of their song “Spread Too Thin” from the party.  And, check out their new radio single “Dance All Night” (featuring Matisyahu) here.

Spark Seeker


Pre-Order Spark Seeker iTunes | Amazon | Artist Store

The House of Marley

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video ‘stache: House Of Marley Presents: THE DIRTY HEADS Live

‘stache media and House Of Marley joined forces to curate a secret show featuring The Dirty Heads. The band performed a stripped-down acoustic set at Idle Hands Bar in NYC on May 15th, 2012.

“Spread To Thin” is the latest single from the album “Cabin By The Sea,” out June 19th, 2012 from Five Seven Music. The band is scheduled for a summer tour with Matisyahu, check out dates here.

Learn more about the rad headphones and other products from House Of Marley and watch our video coverage from the event below.

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video ‘stache: INTERNET WEEK Video Recap

This Year, ‘stache media rocked Internet Week NYC, here’s a clip of “The Best Tech in Music – FlashFWD Awards 2012”

The biggest names in music/tech talk to Fuse at the 2012 FlashFWD Awards. Honorees include Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber’s manager) Spotify, Square, and Bandpage and is Hosted by Dan Brown.

For our past coverage of Internet Week, check it out here.

live ‘stache: INTERNET WEEK’s Music Futurists: What’s Next?

Featured Internet Week panel, Music Futurists: What’s Next?, will bring together some of the top thought leaders in the digital music industry to discuss the future of the digital music market.

‘stache media’s very own Allison Moore will be one of six industry speakers in the Music Futurists: What’s Next? panel at Internet Week New York’s Music: Tech Day on Tuesday, May 15th at 11:00am. Presented by SoundCtrl,  Allison, along with five other panelists, will discuss their predictions on how music will be marketed, discovered, recommended, and consumed digitally in the future.

For more information on the Music Futurists: What’s Next? panel and its featured speakers, click here. Information on the location and how to buy a pass to the full day of panels and keynotes at Music: Tech Day is listed below:

SoundCtrl Music: Tech Day @ Internet Week HQ
When: Tuesday, May 15th | 11:00am-6:00pm
Where: 82 Mercer (at Spring)
Attend: Buy A Pass

We mentioned last week in our post on Internet Week that SoundCtrl will kick off its FlashFWD 2012 ceremony and concert at the Gramercy Theatre at 7:00pm that evening. RSVP to the event here.

Follow @SoundCtrl for regular updates and further announcements on Internet Week.