Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sam Ash Digital DJ Battle

Thursday night we held the final round of our month long Digital DJ Battle at Sam Ash Music in Puente Hills, CA. Over 100 spectators showed up to witness the battle between area favorites for the title of "Sam Ash Digital DJ of the Year."

The winners:

First Place: DJ B-Side
Second Place: DJ Caution
Third Place: DJ Kidd-O

The event was organized and hosted by our very own Daniel Acevedo (DJ FatBoy) and sponsored by several of our top vendors: EV, RANE, SHURE, M-AUDIO, and MONSTER. Our sponsors contributed over $2000 in prizes!

Panel of judges:

Omar Arnold - EV Rep
Ted Gallardo - Mixx and Scratch Academy
Mario Berco - DJ Super Mario from Power 106 FM

We would also like to thank Rome Dayton and Hector Martinez from Rane, Hugo from M-Audio, Zak Richards from Shure, and Mike Mostert from Monster for all their support to make this event a huge success!

Congrats DJ B-Side!

- Paul Delaney

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sam Ash Blood Drive & Battle of the Bands 2009

The American Red Cross joined forces with two Southern California Sam Ash Music stores in Ontario and City of Industry for a successful blood drive and battle of the bands on Father's Day Sunday.

Thanks to all who donated their time, energy and blood: Mike Seifert, Dave Quezada, Bill Borjan, Eddie Limon... There were 72 blood donors at the Ontario location!

Congrats to Hazner for winning the Sam Ash Ontario Battle of the Bands 2009!

1st Place: Hazner
2nd Place: Sleeping Sea Kings
3rd Place: Kill Butterfly

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sam Ash LA on Twitter

Hey everybody. I set up a Twitter account for the Southern California Sam Ash Music stores:

I'll tweet about what's going on in and around the Sam Ash stores in LA, OC, IE, SF Valley, South Bay...

Let's do this!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Peter Erskine at Sam Ash

Peter Erskine played a great series of drum clinics at Sam Ash Music in Southern California.

Peter was joined by Bob Sheppard on tenor sax and Darek Oles on upright bass. 

The jazz trio played at the new Sam Ash Drums on Sunset store in Hollywood, followed by appearances in Cerritos, Ontario and Canoga Park. Peter talked about how he's been using the Zoom H4n portable recorder to capture his performances on stage, in the studio, in rehearsals and in between sessions. The event was sponsored by Zoom, DW, Zildjian, Evans and Vic Firth.