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12 05, 2011

Rockin’ Clients – Linkin Park

By |May 12th, 2011|Clients|1 Comment

This is Number 6 in my continuing series of posts on our Rockin’ Clients.  When I look at just a partial list of all the terrific artists for whom we have provided custom stage curtains, it is almost overwhelming!  I am really enjoying this opportunity to review the work we have done over the years and, along with my readers, learn more about these artists.

In the mid 1990’s in Southern California, three high school friends, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, and Rob Bourdon, along with several other musicians, formed a band that they originally called “Xero,” later changed to “Hybrid Theory.” After struggling to get a record deal, the band, by this time named Linkin Park and with the edition of Joe Hahn and vocalist Chester Bennington, was finally signed in 1999 by Jeff Blue of Warner Bros Records and set to work on their first album (named “Hybrid Theory”).

Released in October, 2000, “Hybrid Theory” was a huge success, selling close to 5 million copies in its  first year and receiving a Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance along with two additional Grammy nominations.  Linkin Park also toured frequently, playing more than 300 shows in a year’s time.  The band continued to record over the next ten years, releasing one remix album and thee more studio albums, including 2010’s “A Thousand Suns.”

Sew What? was proud to be selected to produce custom stage curtains, including two cycloramas, for Linkin Park’s Fall 2010 tour.

9 05, 2011

Kabuki Solenoid Systems

By |May 9th, 2011|Products|0 Comments

I’ll told you a little bit about the different drapery collections that we have available for rental at Rent What?  But did you know that we also rent a variety of hardware systems to be used in conjunction with either our rental drapes or your own drapes?  From curtain track to pipe and base, we’ve got a wide selection to choose from.  Today I’ll focus on our solenoid systems.

Rental Hardware Profile – Kabuki Solenoid Systems

Rental System specifics:

  • 1 Solenoid Holds over 500 Lbs
  • Proven Release Locking System
  • Single Or Double Hand Controller
  • Operates on Standard 110v Outlet

A La Carte or Turn-key Rental System

  • Solenoid Head
  • Single Controller
  • Double Controller
  • 5 way loom
  • AC Cable
  • Travel Case

Why We Love Kabuki Systems:

There is nothing quite like the rush of excitement as the music builds, the lights illuminate the band and then the drape drops.

Just watch while the audience goes wild! This easy to assemble and easy to use Kabuki Solenoid System allows you to “reveal, drop and roll” just about any drapery element or backdrop.

Famous Friends:

Alice in Chains decomposed their stage scene with our Solenoid System while Brooks and Dunn illuminated their drapes with a mouth dropping Kabuki reveal. Even Jay-Z and Maxwell have rocked out from behind our magical Kabuki reveals!

3 05, 2011

April Anniversaries

By |May 3rd, 2011|Company|0 Comments

It’s time to celebrate anniversaries again, and doing so made me think, I wonder what the average time frame is for the employees at Sew What?  So I decided to review our employee anniversary list and figure it out. 

I was amazed to see that, with about 30 employees, the average time that our employees have been with Sew What? is almost six years.  That is so gratifying to me to see.  I guess it means that we are doing something right!

That being said, please join me in congratulating three employees with anniversaries in April.

Lola, Project Manager – 10 years

Violet Rangel, Sales – 2 years

Alberto, Sewing Machine Operator – 9 years