Monday, December 10, 2012

Jessy J live at Buzz City performing “Tropical Rain”

Rehearsal TV presents Jessy J live at Buzz City performing "Tropical Rain"
Smooth jazz recording artist, saxophonist Jessy J is on the show today and we’re all in for a real treat. Jessy and the stellar group of musicians she has in her band are going to perform a soothing song for us off her 2nd CD titled “Tropical Rain”.

By the end of her performance you’ll see why Jessy is an international star who performs for crowds around the world. Check at her website ( to find out where her next live performance is at and go to the show. And while you’re there you can pick up her latest CD “Hot Sauce” on the Heads Up | Concord Music Group record label.
All of us here at Buzz City want to thank Jessy and the guys for letting our cameras in during their rehearsal, it was incredible!  The Buzz City show airs on the internet TV channel  Take a look around.

Song:  “Tropical Rain”
Jessy J – saxophone; Eric Mondragon – keys; Iajhi Hampden – drums; Michael Angel Alvarado – guitar and Frank Abraham – bass.
Location:  Auditorium at
Hothouse Studios
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Produced by: Rehearsal TV
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank YOU from Hothouse Studios

There is plenty to be grateful for on a daily basis, but on Thanksgiving Day each of us especially thinks about how blessed we really are.  Give Thanks to your family and friends, and everyday becomes Thanksgiving Day. 
With our deepest gratitude we thank all of YOU the superbly talented artist and bands that fill the studios with your magnificent music and have become our friends over the past 10 years.  We wish each and every one of you a successful life.
Giving thanks is good for your health. Decades of research has shown that adults, who feel gratitude more often, have better social connections, optimism, and energy.

On this Thanksgiving Day we take time to appreciate all of the good things we have in life.

The Staff at Hothouse Rehearsal Studios
Wishes you and yours all the best.
Thank you for your business!
Christian, Don, Lou and Richard

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

How to Create a Wet-Dry-Wet Amp Rig

There are approximately 19,372.3 different ways to use effects within a guitar rig. You can use inbuilt amp effects like tremolo and reverb. External pedals like wah-wahs and overdrives. Little units that actually plug directly into your guitar. Effects racks. Multi-effect floorboards. Even an iPad can be used in line with the rest of your gear to provide effects or even synth sounds. But there's one particular method which is preferred by many pro players, yet it's relatively unknown and definitely under-utilized by the average shredder in the street: the 'Wet-Dry-Wet' rig.

Put simply, this is a rig using one unaffected mono signal along with a stereo effect chain feeding its own speakers. The idea is that your spatial effects like delay and reverb, (and sometimes modulation effects like chorus and flanger) can live in their own stereo rig while the unaffected guitar gets its own speaker. Aside from adding quite literally three-dimensional depth to your tone, it also gives you unprecedented clarity because the effects aren't all being crammed through a single amplifier and competing with the dry sound. This is especially a concern with effects like delay and reverb, where their detail can be smeared and mushed up in a mono rig.

There are lots of ways to accomplish this, and the pros often do so with elaborate buffered, power-conditioned, mega-thousand-dollar-costing rigs. If you have the budget, go nuts! A common way to do it is to plug your guitar into your amp, send the amp signal to a splitter/dummy load and into separate power amps - one for the dry guitar feeding a 'dry only' speaker cabinet, and another into a stereo effect unit or ten, then into a stereo power amp to drive the 'wet' speakers.

There's a much cheaper way which may not give you quite the fidelity of a full pro-assembled rig but it'll get you pretty close: a stereo combo amp with a stereo effects loop. There are plenty of these on the market, especially used solid state or hybrid tube/solid state amps from the ‘90s. And it's not much different to using a regular effect loop. Just plug a cable into your main amp's effect send, hook up some stereo effects, then send the outputs of the last effect into the effect return of the stereo combo. Your dry sound will continue to be sent through your regular amp but the effects will go through the combo. You may or may not need a ground loop eliminator if you happen to get some hum, and it's a good idea to use a filtered power supply for your effects. But once you've laid the ground work this can be a very effective technique.

A few tips:

* Use a delay that allows you to turn the dry sound all the way down. That way you won't get weird phase cancellation issues between the dry and effect speakers.

* Some effects should remain a part of your dry amp's signal chain: overdrive, fuzz, distortion, tremolo, wah-wah and octave pedals are particularly suited to being a part of your main sound rather than a parallel effect.

* Some effects like phasers and flangers will be more pronounced when used in a wet-dry-wet rig because their swooshy character will contrast with the dry sound.

* You can even get creative with the stereo signal chain and use one speaker for delay and the other for reverb. Or, for a classic ‘80s hard rock delay sound, try two or three slapback repeats at around 40ms delay time in one speaker and a couple of longer repeats in eighth notes in the other speaker.

* Most harmonizers give you the ability to send separate harmonies to different outputs.

* If chorus makes you feel a little queasy through a wet-dry-wet rig, try the Eddie Van Halen trick of using a stereo pitch shift effect (harmonizers are capable of this) with one voice shifted just a few cents higher than the dry note, and the other voice set just a bit lower. You'll get a broad, rich multi-voice sound that doesn't waver in the way the chorus does.

* Take advantage of stereo pan effects and subtle tremolo!

* Use an expression or volume pedal to fade the effects signal in and out as needed. This can really add drama to a solo or a particular part of a song.

The only real problem with running a wet-dry-wet amp rig is that it can be hard to go back to a regular mono effects setup!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Top 10 Metal Guitarists

A look at the axemen who pack both fantastic soloing and technical precision, inspiring generations to keep on shredding.

Of all of rock ‘n’ roll’s many styles, metal is the most brutal, with its high volume, broadening textures and pure drama. No matter the exact sub-genre, metal music is held together by a reliance on loud, riffing guitars and, of course, an inspiriting lead guitarist.
In honor of these electrifying players, counts down our Top 10 Metal Guitarists of All Time, showcasing axemen who pack both fantastic soloing and technical percussion, inspiring generations to keep on shredding.

10. George Lynch (Dokken)

With fantastic solos and a high-energy, guitar-wizard style, George Lynch helped drive Dokken towards mainstream rock success, before the original lineup disbanded, leaving Lynch to pursue his own solo fame. Lynch still issues solo albums regularly, and tracks such as “Rattlesnake” (which packs a pretty snazzy hook from Lynch) and smoky blues-rocker “Son or Scary” off 2011’s Kill All Control show creativity and killer shred-work haven’t run dry from this former headbanger.

9. Dave Murray, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)

When Iron Maiden came onto the scene, guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith were quickly recognized for their high-speed agility of soloing, sinuous technique and telepathic rhythm work in partnership together. This duo, so it seemed, were true musical soulmates. Adrian Smith left Iron Maiden after 1988’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, altering the band’s musical chemistry and foreshadowing a grim creative drop for a period. But with Smith and Murray both back in toe, Iron Maiden is at their proggiest, and almost every track on 2010’s The Final Frontier has a riff-heavy chorus that leaves its own stamp.

8. Adam Jones (Tool)

Tool had a talent for capturing the choked up angst of ‘90s alternative America and spitting it out in the form of striking metal songs that had something meaningful to say. Much of that knack had to do with guitarist Adam Jones’ winning combination of heavy riffs, technical brilliance and artsy, experimental passages. With Jones’ unorthodox technique and disciplined aggressive attack, Tool proved that underground metal could be intellectual, emotional, vicious and very commercially popular.

7. Adam Jones (Tool))
With a musical backstory that includes playing lead guitar for Ozzy and fronting his own heavy metal group Black Label Society, Wylde is certainly one of the most distinguished metal guitarists in the world. As the axeman for Ozzy, each song became a guitar showcase. Blues-inspired hooks, sky-scraping solos and snarling riffing became something of Wylde’s crowd-pleasing stage shows, and his golden guitar still shines bright in Black Label Society.

6. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen altered what it means to play electric guitar with Van Halen’s 1978 self-titled debut, creating a dazzlingly, lightning-fast technique with meticulous tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs and wild-sounding effects. It was madly dramatic, and coupled with theatrical singer David Lee Roth, the style brought metal to a new level of performance art. Flying solo, Eddie also backed other artists’ records, everyone from Michael Jackson (on “Beat It”) to Rodger Waters (“Lost Boys Calling”). With Van Halen’s new album reportedly almost finished, Van Halen interest is at a peak, and Eddie, once again, is stealing the spotlight.

5. Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan)
The most popular metal band of the first part of the '90s, Pantera cut through ‘80s hair metal to establish their own unmistakable style. That signature sound largely came from guitarist Dimebag Darrell, whose rhythmic attack and hard-hitting sledgehammer tactic proved metal guitar could shred wildly, but still groove. Tragedy struck on December 8 of 2004, when Darell, then 38, was shot and killed by a concertgoer during a club show in Columbus, Ohio. He’ll always be remembered as one of the most significant engineers of modern metal.

4. John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

When Dream Theater’s rank rose in the early ‘90s, six (at times, seven)-stringer John Petrucci was straight away recognized as one of the most technically proficient guitarists in all of contemporary heavy metal. Even as the band makeup has changed, Petrucci’s hard work and constant drive to push have helped take Dream Theater to new heights with their instruments, delivering imaginative, razor sharp progressive metal music.
3. Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
With Randy Rhoades on lead guitar, Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo release, 1980's Blizzard of Ozz, had no chance to fail. The record was one of heavy metal’s supreme releases, very much thanks to Rhoads' blistering playing. While other guitarists of the era emulated Eddie Van Halen, Rhoades stepped out on his own, incorporating classic music into his passages. His untimely death in a freak airplane accident in 1982 remains one of metal’s biggest heartbreaks.
2. Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield (Metallica)
Metallica is the definitive metal band, and Flying V man Kirk Hammett certainly helped secure that tag, shaping the band’s sound on 1984's wildly popular Ride the Lightning and 1986's groundbreaking Master of Puppets. As the years went on, Hammett’s playing evolved and shifted from primarily metal to a soul-filled, near-blues style, locked in with James Hetfield’s metal riffs and shout-y vocals.
1. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
Tony Iommi’s dark, distinct guitar textures in Black Sabbath helped spearhead the heavy metal movement and its signature massive riffing. “Iron Man” “Black Sabbath” and “Paranoid” boast some of the most memorable riffs of all time, with lumbering heavy metal and crushingly heavy choruses. Iommi’s playing is certainly immortalized through the generations of heavy metal bands that have followed.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paul McCartney Pokes Fun At Curfew Mishap

Sir Paul McCartney has poked fun at the curfew controversy which ended his encore showdown with Bruce Springsteen in London last weekend by bringing rehearsals for the Olympics to an abrupt end.
The former Beatle has posted a new video on featuring the set up for the rehearsals at a secret location.

Appearing excited that his London Games opening ceremony spectacular is just a week away, McCartney introduces a slice of what he and his band might play – counting in a rendition of I Saw Her Standing There.
The rocker gets through the first verse of the song when the power appears to stop the band in its tracks.

Looking mystified, McCartney yells, “Who pulled the plug?”
The star’s encore performance with Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park last Saturday ended abruptly when concert organisers pulled the plug after the two stars sailed past the venue’s strict end time.

Springsteen poked fun at the curfew calamity earlier this week when he took to the stage at Dublin’s RDS Arena in Ireland on Tuesday and switched a huge fake generator back to ‘on’, before launching into the final minute of Twist And Shout – the track he failed to finish in London with McCartney.
He then held up a placard with the message “Only the Boss says when to pull the plug”.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Beach Boys - Tour Rehearsals

The Beach Boys at CenterStaging during their 50th Anniversary tour rehearsals.  If the rehearsal studio looks familiar… well it’s because Studio 1 and Studio M here at Hothouse Studios were built by the same construction company using the same materials and specifications as the world class studios at CenterStaging.  You know how we operate at

Hothouse Studios the best for our artist at a fair rate.

In a few months Hothouse Rehearsal Studios will be in operation 9 years.  Ask anyone that uses our facility and they’ll tell you we’ve keep our side of the bargain of having the studios clean, fully operational*, ready for you at the time you reserved, with a staff glad and willing to assist and serve you.  We’ve create an atmosphere that the artist tell us is conducive to productive band rehearsals.  Come on in and find out first hand why Hothouse Studios is “Where Music Grows”

*When we say operational we mean the guitar amps have their footswitches and are working to spec. No blown out bass amp speakers.  A drum kit and hardware that isn’t falling apart and is all there and tuned.  With a set of cymbals that aren’t all destroyed (ride, hi-hats, 16” and 18” crashes).  A sound system with no blown out speakers, powered by 800 watt amps with a mixing board and microphones.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

LA Style Productions
Shoots Music Video

The end of June we hosted a video shoot for our dear friend Ro Reyes and his production company LA Style Productions. LA Style Productions is well equipped and specializes in Weddings, Debut, QuineaƱera, and special events. But they are not limited to these types of services. As you can see from the music video they shot here in studio 1, LASP is capable of shooting and editing your next music video.

Click here to learn more about LA Style Productions.
You can see more of LASP’s video work at their YouTube profile here.

Ro wrote: ""Waiting"
Recorded at LA Style Productions
Filmed on Location at HOT HOUSE Studios
in Sante Fe Springs, California USA.
Special thanks to Richard Hothousestudios Morales
for the support.
Lyrics by: Ro Reyes
Music by - Joe Alfaro
Video: Director - Ro Reyes
Producers - Rowena Infante Reyes & Ro Reyes
DP - Jeff Dolante
Cameraman - Dan Pasamonte
Production Assistant - Trixie Corpus
Extra Camera work - Rowena Infante Reyes
Drummer - DJ Wapcharle
Bassist - Jeff Dolante
Guitarist - Jet Lopez
Presented by LA Style Productions.
Copyright 2012."

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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Bless God for America - Happy 4th of July

"God bless America. Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her, Through the night with the light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the ocean, white with foam. God bless America! My home, sweet home, God bless America! My home, sweet home." Author: Irving Berlin
Very Inspirational…Blessed Art Thou, O Lord, Our God, King of the Universe who brought forth good men to create America.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sax and the City Tour Rehearsals

It was such a pleasure hosting the rehearsals for the super group "Sax and the City".

Jessy J, Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor team up for what is being called the Contemporary jazz Tour of the season.”

Jessy infuses her spicy sax with two of the most recognized sax voices in the business…Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows. This dynamic trio is joined by pianist, vocalist virtuoso, Joe McBride.

For more information about the “Sax and the City” tour click here.

They had the studio buzzing with the kind of music everyone enjoys. Thanks guys.

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Break out the Tequila, Chips and Guacamole for a pre-CINCO de Mayo day concert with Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party! This Firday May 4th at Brixton on the Redondo Beach Pier. Hear all your favorite Oingo Boingo songs live, performed by some of Original members who created them, Johnny Vatos on Skins, Sam “Sluggo” Phipps on Sax, Carl Graves on vocals/keyboards, and Doug Legacy with a Special Appearance by the one and only Steve Bartek on Guitar and many others! Just announced opening the shown, the reunion of FOOD FOR FEET. Tickets on-sale now at the Brixton Southbay Box office See you at the show and don't forget your Sombrero.

The rehearsals have been incredible and the guys left last night on a super high. Don’t miss the show you’ll be sorry you did.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Set Your Goals - Lobby of Hothouse Studio

We are so grateful to mega group Set Your Goals. They were in Los Angeles here at Hothouse Studio rehearsing new material as they get ready to record some songs with their boy @xChadballx Mayeeeeeeee!!! Their new album "Burning at Both Ends" is in stores now. Here's a link.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston, who found fame as one of pop’s biggest voices, has died. She was 48.

Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died.

The Beverly Hills Police Department responded to an emergency call at the Beverly Hills Hotel Saturday, Lt. Mark Rosen, of the Bevery Hills Police Department said.

Members of hotel staff and fire department officials attempted to revive a person on the fourth floor, who has since been confirmed to be Houston, Rosen said.

Officials did not see obvious signs of criminal intent, and are currently investigating to determine the cause of death, he said.

Houston’s death comes on the eve of the Grammys and on the night of Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala, at which she performed last year and was expected to attend this year.

No cause of death has been announced and law enforcement sources said the singer was found in a hotel room at the Beverly Hilton, where emergency medical personnel were called sometime Saturday.

The Hilton is the scene for Davis’ annual gala. On Thursday, Houston dropped by the rehearsals to offer vocal tips for Brandy and Monica, who were slated to be one of the evening’s headliners.

Press, including The Times, were in attendance for a junket with the reunited R&B divas and Davis. Though Houston greeted people her with a warm smile, she appeared disheveled in mismatched clothes and hair that was dripping wet with either sweat or water.

The visibly bloated singer displayed erratic behavior throughout the afternoon -- flailing her hands frenetically as she spoke to Brandy and Monica, skipping around the ballroom in a child-like fashion and wandering aimlessly about the lobby. It was mentioned by a Grammy staffer that security personnel received calls of the singer doing handstands by the pool.

After leaving rehearsals, Houston returned to the ballroom -- with her teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina in tow -- as camera crews set up for interviews. The singer smelled of alcohol and cigarettes. A Grammy staffer said that during the interviews with Brandy, Monica and Clive, Houston was dancing just off camera to make the singers and Davis laugh. Grammy personnel expressed concern that she'd be caught on camera, and that reporters would write about her behavior.

Finally her daughter pulled Houston out of the room, and the singer skipped off. In our post of the event, we called Houston's behavior "loose and lively."

“She really loves and supports us both. For me, I went through a lot of very tumultuous moments and she would show up, not just with a phone call but physically when I needed,” Monica said when we asked about Houston coaching them. “That's something that I've carried with me, especially with all that she's been going through over the years herself. She's never turned her back on the people she cared about.”

Later that evening Houston appeared at Hollywood nightclub Tru, for fellow R&B singer Kelly Price’s pre-Grammy party. "Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For the Love of R&B" served as both a celebration and a jam session to preserve that genre, which was scaled back from eight categories to four this year.

Houston was billed as one of the evening’s special invited guests but after her appearance earlier it was shocking to see the singer arrive. More put together in her appearance, Houston briefly sang a duet with Price. In what has become her final performance, clips of the two singing a gospel hymn made the rounds because of the singer’s unsteady vocals.

At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world's best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen.

Her success carried her beyond music to movies, where she starred in hits like "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting to Exhale."

She had the perfect voice, and the perfect image: a gorgeous singer who had sex appeal but was never overtly sexual, who maintained perfect poise.

Six-time GRAMMY winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day Three of the 2012 NAMM Show

The third day of the 2012 NAMM Show continued to offer attendees more industry insight and business tips to take home with them, starting with a Breakfast Session called “The Top Web Marketing Trends for 2012” presented by John Arnold, marketing author and columnist at

The session demonstrated the best ways for companies to spend their time and money, and recognize the new technologies that are less likely to pay off. It also outlined how to start using tools such as social media, search marketing, mobile devices and marketing locally on the Internet.

As attendees filed through the convention center doors, they were greeted by the music of Polka Floyd, a tribute band with the unusual twist of an added accordion and a polka beat.

Meanwhile, the Hands On Training (H.O.T.) Zone offered numerous educational sessions focused on the pro audio, entertainment technologies and music business operations segments. Today’s sessions drew hundreds of attendees and included a Logic Pro Clinic, “Cloud Technologies for Pro Audio,” “Bass Players Summit-BX3 Revisited,” “The Virtual Recording Studio Program,” and “Lawyers, Deals and Money: Current Trends in Music Business and Law.”

The NAMM Foundation kicked off its “Music Education Days,” a program that provides an opportunity for music educators to interact with each other and music industry professionals to address mutual concerns about access to music education for all children. Today’s program included a welcome breakfast, a keynote session called “One Is Too Small a Number to Achieve Something Great,” presented by Marcia Neel of Music Education Consultants, Inc., and a session called “A Place In the Choir” presented by John Jacobson, a.k.a. Mr. “Double Dream Hands.”

The NAMM University sessions continued at the IDEA Center on the show floor, and included presentations on “How to Ignite Your Business In Five Minutes or Less!,” “Call Your Store and Change These Four Things Now,” “Monetize Your Facebook Page,” and “Financial Questions Every Music Retailer’s Afraid to Ask.”

Tonight on the main Lobby Stage, NAMM will proudly present the second year of its “Celebrity Jam” featuring the Band from TV Stars including Scott Grimes, James Denton, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Anthony Ruivivar and others will show how much they love to play music when the cameras stop rolling.

Also tonight over at nearby Downtown Disney District, will be the finals of NAMM’s SchoolJam USA bringing together the best teenage bands in the country to battle for bragging rights and prizes for their band and their school music programs. The event will be co-hosted by teen pop sensation Greyson Chance and singer/songwriter Shaun Barrowes. The winning band will be announced tonight.

The show continues through tomorrow and will feature the traditional “Best In Show—This Year’s Hottest Products,” Breakfast Session with Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and a panel of music products professionals sharing their best picks from the show floor this year.

Celebrity sighting included Tommy Lee, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Donovan, Greyson Chance, Greg Grunberg, Scott Grimes, Bob Guiney, Chuck Lowery, Tinsel Korey, David Crosby, Shaun Barrowes, Maya, Joel and Benj Madden, and Jackson Brown.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Every January, over 1500 musical instrument manufacturers from across the globe descend on NAMM in Anaheim, California to show their latest products to musical instrument retailers. As the largest musical instrument retailer in the nation, Guitar Center often gets the first shot at presenting these products to the public at large. This is just a small sampling of some of the gear creating the most buzz at this year's NAMM show. View now.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Photo Shoot TV Presents Alicia Marti

First set of images from Alicia Marti's photo session at Photo Shoot TV. What a fun time it was working with Alicia and Joven. These photos were requested by Cover Girl magazine for consideration as a featured model.

Photo Shoot TV is using studo 1 "the auditorium" as it's set for the filming of their TV show. All of us here at Hothouse Studios are stoked to be chosen as the location for their show.

Photographer: Joven Calingo
Model: Alicia Marti
Location: Hothouse Rehearsal Studios

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year from Hothouse Rehearsal Studio

May this New Year bring You and Your Loved Ones
Happiness, Love and Prosperity

The staff at Hothouse Rehearsal Studios

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Friday, December 30, 2011

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

This holiday season all of us here at Hothouse Studios want to celebrate and share our peace and joy with everyone by wishing you and all those you love the greatest holiday season ever,full of good cheer and thanksgiving.

We are thankful to all of you who supported us throughout the year and made us the #1 neighborhood rehearsal facility in Southern California.We are grateful for your allegiance and look forward to our continuing relationship.

We are committed to providing you with our time honored service and support.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Let music fill the air...

Warmest Regards,
Your friends at Hothouse Studios
Don, Christian, Louie and Richard

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Radiohead Rehearsals

The Radiohead appearance on the From the Basement TV series from the BBC is available in gorgeous, full hi-def video. The video features a full King of Limbs performance and drummer Clive Deamer playing with the band, along with an entire case of extra characters. From the Basement is a series of shows produced and recorded at Maida Vale Studios by Nigel Godrich.

Good news for those visiting the Radiohead tour in 2012 ... you're likely to hear new Radiohead songs: "We're trying to keep it creative. We've got new songs, we've been rehearsing about four or five new songs this week so we're going to try and take those on the road. It feels really good," said guitarist Ed O'Brien when speaking to XFM's Mary Anne Hobbs.

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke said the same thing back in October when in the U.S., speaking to Rolling Stone: "We can get things together quite rapidly at the moment," talking about a new song titled "Come to Your Senses." "We have this version of it. It's a five-minute rehearsal, but it has the essence of what we need. There are a few of those. It would be fun to have them ready when we go to play next year. I don't know how we would release them."

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rehearsal TV News
Fenix 5-4

Roland's Birthday Bash and Young Lion Apprentice are competing in round 2 of DUB CITY's BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!! Both at Fenix 5-4 THIS SUNDAY (12/11/2011). Come party it up with Roland as well as to vote for YLA to become Dub City Champions!!!!!

Where: Fenix 5-4 6754 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Time: 7pm – 11:30pm

Art’s Pawn Shop and Fenix 5-4 have joined forces to host the BIGGEST Battle of the Bands Whittier has ever seen! It’s going to be 12 Sundays of awesome high energy shows!
Come join the fun! Plus fan voting is added to the scores so come support us!
-It’s FREE to watch
-Open to all ages
-Penny Beers…(not open to all ages)
Stop by their shop to pick up a special coupon for Penny Beers! (No purchase necessary)
-$3 Pizza
Fenix 5-4 designed a special Art’s Pawn Pizza! It has Italian sausage, pineapples, tomatoes, 4 cheeses on a pita bread. It’s delicious! Normally sells for $7.00, but Art’s Pawn Shop has a coupon for $4.00 off bringing it down to just $3 for a pizza!
Get a pizza, a beer and a show for just $3.01!
Visit Art’s Pawn Shop today to pick up both coupons! It’s big, clean, their staff is nice and they play good music!
6542 Greenleaf Ave
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11823 Slauson Ave. Unit 41 Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Flopocalypse Now, Guitar Jam at Hothouse Rehearsal Studios The Flo Guitar Enthusiasts

On November 26th, 2011 a group of musicians got together at Hot House Studios to jam, talk gear, and test out their latest in amps, pedals and guitars. Some of the songs played were: Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones, Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix, and Changes.

The Flo Guitar Enthusiasts is a worldwide group that loves to talk Tone, Guitars, and all kinds of musical equipment. Feel free to check out their Facebook site at:

Players: Jeff Floro, Joe Mazzeo, Scott Sill, Henry Cendejas, Mike Pelzman

Equipment Used: Gibson Nighthawk Standard with Floyd Rose, Fender '57 Custom Twin, Gibson GA-15RV, Hilton Volume Pedal, Ibanez Tubescreamer (TS-808) and (TS-808HW), MXR Phase 90, MXR Carbon Copy, Jackson Guitars, Boss Pedals, Fender Stratocaster, DegroovieS Cables, Fender Princeton, Fender Volume Pedal, Pedaltrain Pro Pedalboards, Gibson ES-335, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Zoom H4n, Canon Mark II 5D.

Hothouse Rehearsal Studios 11823 Slauson Ave. Unit 41, Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rehearsal TV’s Nikki Calvert

Here’s our host for Rehearsal TV Nikki Calvert giving us some directions during rehearsals prior to the taping of a new episode of Hi-Fi Friday. For some reason this photo reminds of the movie Pulp Fiction.

Rehearsal TV is shot in our mini stage studio 1 here at Hothouse Studios in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Tons of band rehearsal videos are shot here at Hothouse Rehearsal Studios.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Flo Guitar Enthusiasts at Hothouse Rehearsal Studios

A special thanks to Jeff Floro of The.Flo.Guitar.Enthusiasts Joe Mazzeo, of the Grumps, Henry Cendejas, and JimmyRay Hawkins for bringing all the gear and playing on our video. You guys are the best. Joe built a custom switch for us to change speakers at a moment's notice, besides putting all those speakers in all those cabinets. An amazing collection of vintage and new speakers were assembled. Henry brought in some amazing amps and everyone loved his EVM 12L cabinet. It sounded amazing. JimmyRay brought a couple of guitars he assembled which sounded amazing and played some awesome stuff which really showed the differences between the speakers. The edited video will be coming soon, and some surprises.

Here’s an outtake of the video…Joe Mazzeo, of the Grumps, warming up before performing for the video.. He is playing his Jackson through a Ceriatone Chupacabra 50 watt head through his Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Celestion Greenbacks.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Hothouse Studios

There is plenty to be grateful for on a daily basis, but on Thanksgiving Day each of us especially thinks about how blessed we really are.

The Hothouse has been blessed and we know why. It's YOU,
all the incredible people in the Hothouse studio community.

With our deepest gratitude we thank all of YOU the superbly talented artist and bands that fill the studios with your magnificent music.
We wish you all a successful life.

Hothouse Studios continues our commitment to Giving You, the most creative, friendly and professional rehearsal facility in the world,

The Staff at Hothouse Rehearsal Studios wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday.
Thank you for your business.

All the Best for You!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Celebration of Randy Rhoads

On Dec 3rd we will be having A Celebration of Randy Rhoads to celebrate the life of the legendary guitarist. The event will be MC'd by Mr 80's Julian Douglas and there will be a very special performance by Kelle Rhoads being backed by Ronny North and his band. also be a Q&A with the Rhoads family and special guests too. On display will be some cool Rhoads memorabilia. Admission is free and it's all ages.

Click here for all the details.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crystal Starr Knighton 2011 HMMA’s Winner

Congratulations to our good friend Crystal Starr Knighton …she’s the 2011 Hollywood Music Awards winner for Best R&B Vocalist.

Always energetic and engaging Crystal was just in on Wednesday rehearsing for an upcoming show and showing us why she won the Best R&B Vocalist award just hours later. What a voice…

Thank You Crystal for your friendship. Our old friend bassist Stoney Dixon put together the rehearsal.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party at Rehearsal TV News.

Johnny Vatos is talking with the host of Rehearsal TV News Desy Jean. He's giving her all the details about the forthcoming shows for his band Boingo Dance Party.

Halloween is always Boingo time and the group is performing on the October 29 in Long Beach, Ca at the Zombie Walk. This will be wild.

On October 31st Halloween the guys will be at the Brixton in Redondo Beach, Ca and not only is it the Boingo Dance party on Halloween night it's the groups CD release party .
Do i have to say it .

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blendin Ashes – Wanda Video

We have been fortunate to watch as the band Blendin Ashes has grown from their first rehearsal here at Hothouse Studios to now producing this very nice video for their song “Wanda”.

TV Hostess Agostina Fusari & Paulina Garces star in this fun wacky adventure of a man who is in love with an illegal alien, only to find out that he's not alone. Everybody else wants her and he has to share the love for his bride to be... also starring Esther Anaya, Onia Nevaeh, Lanea Amick and Ash Soliman.

Blendin Ashes is a mixture of rock, reggae, Spanish and pop music. The band hails from Los Angeles, California.

To contact the group email Ash Soliman

Learn more about Blendin Ashes at their websites:

You Tube Channel:

Friday, July 08, 2011

The Smooth Jazz Music of Jessy J
At Hothouse Rehearsal Studios

Jessy J and Eric Mondragon

#1 Smooth Jazz artist saxophonist and vocalist Jessy J held rehearsals for her forthcoming show this weekend at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. Jessy and the band featuring Eric Mondragon on keys, were working on Jessy’s new material off her NEW release “HOT SAUCE”. I’ll tell you Jessy has talent, chops, and originality.

This is an all star band and they were filling the studio up with their pro sound. Thanks Jessy for a great morning of smooth jazz. Special thanks to our great friend Eric Mondragon of the Hottest Soul Latin Group around - DW3 - for thinking about us for his music projects.

Go see Jessy J perform this weekend…you won’t regret it.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011 1:00 PM
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Learn more about Jessy Y at her website: or
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Richard Morales and Jessy J

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Rehearsal Experience
Call Hothouse Studios
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Winds of Plague Blow into Vans Warped Tour

Winds of Plague in studio 1 at Hothouse Studios

Winds of Plague stopped by on Monday to go over some transitions before taking off to Dallas Texas for the official start of the Vans Warped Tour, on June 24th, 2011 at the Superpages Center. Check out their tour dates section at
facebook and let them know who's coming out!

After rehearsal Jon and I started talking as he waited for the trailer to arrive. During our conversation the topic of rehearsal volume came up and I commented “how it was good to hear the band keep their rehearsal volume at the right levels and how their power was coming from their synergy and not from volume”. Jon said “Oh yeah I agree, we keep our volume low so we can communicate with each other, and you’re right our power comes from arrangements of the songs.” I second that motion.

Thanks guys for thinking about Hothouse Studios for your rehearsal needs.

Winds of Plague
Jon - vocals

Nick E. - guitar
Nick P. - guitar
Andrew - bass
Alana - keyboard
Art - drums

For an First Rate
Rehearsal Experience
Hothouse Studios
"Where Music Grows"

Hothouse Rehearsal Studios, 11823 Slauson Ave., Unit 41, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, USA 562.945.1300