Hello. My name is Joe Smiley. I am a musician and recording/live sound engineer operating in the Philadelphia area. I have been playing in bands since 1997, recording since 1999 and doing live sound since 2003. I started Red Planet Recording, Live Sound & Rehearsal in May of 2004 with my friend and former band mate Bruce Howze (Dangerbird, Hulk Smash, Fire Down Below). This blog will be mostly about music from my personal professional and recreational view point, but may also delve into other areas of my interests.
Bands I have worked with in the studio include: Abiku, Alyosha, Bear Is Driving, +Church+, Cosmonaut, The Dead Outnumber The Living, Deathbeds, The Emotron, Fifty Days At Ilium, Fighter Hayabusa, Gholas, The Grinders, Hollenlarm, Hulk Smash, Lighten Up, Lost Cause, Mose Giganticus, Near Dark, Of Thieves And Wolves, Red Devil, Seafrost, Stay Sharp, and Woe
Bands I have performed live FOH mixing for include: 108, A Little Affair, Abiku, Affirmative Action Jackson, All Else Failed, Amanda Woodward, Animal Collective, Armalite, Atomic Tom, Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza, Baroness, Bigwig, Blacklisted, Breather Resist, Brown Recluse, Cannons, Clouds, Cobra Skulls, Cop Problem, The Coup, Dangerbird, Danni Rosner, Deathbeds, Devendra Banhart, Doomriders, Dysrhythmia, Emilyn Brodsky, The Ergs, Evolett, The Fall Of Troy, Fight Amp, First Aid Kit, Frida Hyvönen, Frodus, Gliss, Gods And Queens, Greg Attonito, Halo Of Snakes, Hulk Smash, J Church, Joanna Newsom, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Kylesa, Lemuria, Lighten Up, Lost Cause, The Loved Ones, Madball, Mare, Mariee Sioux, Matmos, MC Chris, McRad, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Milemarker, Mose Giganticus, Murphy’s Law, My Turn To Win, None More Black, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, One Dead Three Wounded, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Paint It Black, Passion, Piebald, The Queers, Quintron, Reign Supreme, Rosetta, Sean Carey, The Spring Standards, Stinking Lizaveta, Strength For A Reason, Strife, Strike Anywhere, Sunn, Tarantula AD, Themselves, These Arms Are Snakes, Tristen, Twin Temples, Vision, Wisdom In Chains, and Youth Of Today