Magik Dayze Bass Player Mike DiMattio Hosts Weekly Blues Jam in Huntington Beach

The hottest local blues jammers converge on Tumbleweeds Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach every Wednesday night.

If you are looking for a great place to jam in Orange County and meet up with fellow musicians who love the blues, this is the place. Located on Beach Blvd. just one block from Huntington State Beach, the Huntington Beach Blues Jam is open for intermediate to advanced musicians who can play the blues.

The Huntington Beach Blues Jam is a great place to network with other musicians in Orange County, California. Many Orange County blues musicians have met here and made connections for gigs and recording dates.

Mike on bass at the Huntington Beach Blues Jam.
Mike on bass at the Huntington Beach Blues Jam.

“We get a lot of regular blues jammers and we’re always happy to see new faces.”

Jam goes from 8:30-pm till 1:00-am! Full Bar, Great food, Great people and great tunes!

All jammers welcome! Guitar, Bass, Drums, Harp, Keys… If its got the blues it can jam!

See you all there!

ARIZONA MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT HALL OF FAME INDUCTS MR. LUCKY’S

Magik Dayze performed here on a regular basis from 1979 – 1981

Inductee Biography for MR. LUCKY’S

In 1966 Phoenix businessman Bob Sikora built and opened what was to become Arizona’s first gambling casino called Mr. Lucky’s. When the state of Arizona vetoed the idea of casino’s Mr. Lucky’s reverted to a nightclub featuring country music upstairs and rock and roll teen acts in the basement !

A country band called VIRG WARNER & THE ROGUES would begin packing in music fans and dancers to the huge Mr. Lucky’s dancefloor and the west side club became a hit with the locals. J. David Sloan who had been touring with Willie Nelson in Nashville moved to Phoenix to leave the music business and get into construction when he was lured away to Mr. Lucky’s to eventually lead the ROGUES band for over 30 years.

This nightspot became a local legend featuring concerts with all the big name acts of the day in country music. Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Marty Robbins, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney and many others also played the club. The Friday night fish fry was open to families with children and a talent contest would feature area children and aspiring singers. One of those talent contest winners, Jordin Sparks would go on to win AMERICAN IDOL on network television in 2007.

In the 80’s members of the ROGUES band would produce albums and tour with newcomer LYLE LOVETT helping to launch his career. By 2004 times and musical tastes had changed and Mr. Lucky’s closed its doors after a nearly 40 year run as one of the most popular country nightspots in the USA ! (bio by Jim West)

Russian Pirates Steal The Music Of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Magik Dayze And More

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Multiple Russian and Ukraine based “free” music download sites offer music to stream or download with no royalties paid to the artists.

I googled “Magik Dayze” and was shocked to find the complete album, 1978, plus additional Magik Dayze bootleg tracks on various sites located in Russia, Ukraine, Greece and Japan. Some of the sites charge money to download the pirated music while most stream and download for free. The amount of music there is quite extensive.

The site musicmobi.ru has this to say.

“MusicMobi – contemporary music portal covering the “indecent” complete collection of music of various genres. Here you can listen to the songs and download music to your computer for free. All songs are presented on the site, carefully sorted by artist and album. We offer high-quality music mp3-format wide variety of styles, genres and styles. In order to listen to songs for free online mode, you just need to use the convenient search filter and select the desired track, album, or a genre. We can listen and download new songs without restrictions. There is no limit on the number of downloadable music. Moreover, you do not even need to register!”

So much for international copyrights.

MusicMobi is a new site but is growing quickly in popularity according to alexa.com.

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Please help artists by buying music only through legitimate outlets.

 

First Track From Upcoming Katherine Drive CD Now Available

Download Now From The Magik Dayze Store

Taking My Place

Recorded at Katherine Drive, Huntington Beach, CA.

Robin Evans – guitars and vocals
Doug Bonnell – drums and vocals
Charles Thaxton – synths, B-3, Mellotron and vocals
Michael DiMattio – bass, Taurus pedal, guitar and vocals
James Brian Davis (James Robert Davis) – vocals

Look up James on iTunes.

Engineer – Joe Orians
Mix and Master at original session – Joe Orians, Magik Dayze
Cover Art – Michael DiMattio
Digitized and remixed for CD – Michael DiMattio, Hot Springs Studio

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More Rare Vinyl Sightings of Magik Dayze 1978

An Ebay sale from March, 2013. This one sold to the UK. Winning bid: US $140.10, Approximately £85.53.

ebay sale 140“Up for bids is a RARE, Private, 1978 pressing of the LP Magik Dayze. All original as I found it and untouched. Vinyl is scratchless VG++ but has medium surface dust. The VG cover has slight wear with all sides tight. The LP retains all its promo materials that include, a lyric sheet, hand written note and envelope and the original inner sleeve. The two sided lyric sheet is printed but the note appears to be hand written and signed in felt pen by Robin Evans. Also the song listing on the back of the LP cover appears to be hand written by the same band member. This is a rare opportunity to acquire this private hard rock gem in its complete form, bid NOW. See PICS . Check out past sales on this rare LP on Popsike. No reserve! Shipping will be Media for USA . Priority for Canada and all other world countries. Not responsible for worldwide mail handlers loss or damage. Will register if requested ( $15.00 USD ) Local pick up always welcome. Any questions please ask at least 12 hours before the end of the auction.”

Popsike.com is a great resource to research vinyl sales

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Moving Backwards and Forward at the Speed of Sound

The boys are back in the studio on the West Coast and the Midwest tracking and producing an album of new music due to hit juke boxes and ipods across the universe this summer. Chris Stoll at Zeta Studios in Toledo will be finalizing the mixing and mastering of the new CD.  At the same time production is under way on several archival projects that were recorded at Katherine Drive Studio in Huntington Beach, CA, IAM Studios in Irvine, CA and a live concert collection. Look for these releases and an intergallactic tour later in the year.

CDs are ready to roll and rock!

We’re excited to announce that the CD of the 1978 Uncle Dirty’s session is in the final stage of completion. Freshly remastered and spruced up for 2012 it includes the tracks from the original vinyl pressing plus three additional songs – Sea Me Home, Love is the Key and Lucy. A 12 page insert booklet contains lyrics and  photos from the session and performance photos shot by Steve Hough. The first 100 copies of this limited edition will also be signed by the band members during our private reunion show on May 26, 2012.

Please comment to this post to get your copy. I will notify you when they are ready to ship.

Thanks,
Mike

Magik Dayze Vinyl Spotted at Rockaway Records

Extremely rare self-published album available at Rockaway Records in Los Angeles, CA.

The 12″ vinyl LP is listed at a sale price of $200. Brothers Wayne and Gary Johnson began re-selling albums in 1979 after attending one of the legendary record swap meets in the Capitol Records parking lot in Hollywood. What began as a hobby more than 30 years ago, quickly turned into a business when they were virtually forced to open a store, if only to house their growing collection!

Rockaway purchased “Rainbow Records”, a small well-known record store in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. They now started selling new and used records and cassettes in addition to collectibles. Rockaway grew so quickly, they had to move 2 more times, finally settling into the present Silver Lake location in 1992.

In 1984 another brother, Alan, opened a Rockaway in Mesa, Arizona. Sadly, that store is now closed. Then in 1992, yet another brother, Scott, opened a Rockaway in Brisbane, Australia.

While nearly every independent record store (and many chains) in Los Angeles has closed, Rockaway is flourishing. Wayne and Gary are aggressively acquiring extensive record industry collections and purchasing personal collections of CDs, records, DVDs, concert-related items, tour programs, toys, as well as rock ‘n’ roll promo items and collectibles. Frequently paying five and six figures for valuable collections, Rockaway recently paid $600,000 for a single collection of vinyl and $150,000 for a CD collection. Continue reading “Magik Dayze Vinyl Spotted at Rockaway Records”

“Highway Blues” hits the road

Another “sad to be leaving town” song. Features excellent lyrics and lead vocal by Robin. Nice overdrive on the guitar solos with just the right amount of Mellotron orchestration. A tight bottom end rhythm drives this song down the road.