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SugarHill Goes Live on the Web

Benjamin Wesley at SugarHill Studios

Houston's own legendary SugarHill Recording Studios is making the leap into the world of live Internet broadcasting 7 p.m. tonight at http://www.ecslive.com. The first musical gues is Benjamin Wesley of Tha Fucking Transmissions, Robert Ellis, Grandfather Child and Sad Gorilla. The show will also feature live session footage, with the guys at Houston's own Zenfilm doing the honors.

"Live from SugarHill" producer and SH marketing director Gina Miller is especially excited about tonight's maiden voyage. "In our program I am expecting instant magic", she says. "Even more exciting are the audio/visual components and possibilities to incorporate a televised broadcast in the future."

This means if all goes well, maybe one day we could have our own Houston City Limits beaming directly from that storied studio. Local acts could come in to preview material before they hit the clubs and hell, maybe even national acts could swoop in for an intimate session similar to KPFT's monthly "SugarHill Sessions." Sounds like a plan, Stan. - Craig Hlavaty 

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