Nick Edelstein


3 Sep 2013 | 11:23 am GMT+5
Jagged Stones
I am pleased to announce that I’ll be joining The Jagged Stones this Saturday, September 7th on trombone. Some of you have seen me rock with them before, and know this energy-packed show is worth every penny! Come and bring your neighbors! In addition to being excited about the concert, this will be my first time [...] [Read more]

4 Sep 2012 | 2:58 pm GMT+5
Under Construction
I’ve received some much-deserved inquiries regarding my blog inactivity over the past year. Lyrics, Discography and Tour pages have gotten periodic updates, but my last blog entry was Dragon*Con 2011. The short story is that I focused my energy on Nick and The Grooves instead. We released Adapter, our debut record, in July. It’s an [...] [Read more]

15 Sep 2011 | 11:11 pm GMT+5
Pros and Cons: My First Dragon*Con Experience
I had an awesome time at Dragon*Con 2011! My decision to attend was rather abrupt but I felt prepared, having seen the PBS documentary. I’ve also had my share of music and numismatic conventions . If you go, use their nifty iPhone app to navigate the plethora of panels and hotel maps. [...] [Read more]

2 Jun 2011 | 2:07 pm GMT+5
Creative Twitter Hurdles Simfy on FB
Some very interesting things happened online today.Twitter launched a photo sharing service. Simfy beat Spotify to Facebook. Facebook’s behavior re: Pages brought some artists to reconsider their methods of fan interaction. Creative Commons is now on YouTube. Overall it was a great day of progress, introspection and optomism. The Twitter photo sharing thing doesn’t suprise me, honestly. NPR did an [...] [Read more]

23 May 2011 | 8:03 pm GMT+5
Center Stage Recap
Had an awesome time playing Center Stage with The Grooves on Saturday night! Super excited to see the HD video footage by Copperdog Photography, and hear the audio mix by Newt Carter. Soon as editing is done, a DVD of the show will be released. So if you don’t live near Atlanta / weren’t able [...] [Read more]

23 May 2011 | 7:21 pm GMT+5
Word Wars II: Words With Friends
If you follow my Twitter, you may have noticed that I began playing a new game in April. Words With Friends – essentially Scrabble with slight alterations (probably just enough to avoid a lawsuit) – has become my favorite iPhone game. I’m not addicted, but I do average ten simultaneous games. Avoiding insanity is easy: one major difference [...] [Read more]

27 Mar 2011 | 11:16 pm GMT+5
Regional Winner – Shure SM58 Give It Voice Tour
Tuesday, January 25 2011 @ Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN: Nick and The Grooves performed second, between Michigan duo The Spektators and Nashville natives Ingrid Salas y su Grupo Black Shadow. Their first performance ever, it was quite the debut. Wildhorse is the largest non-arena venue in Nashville, located downtown across from the Hard Rock. [...] [Read more]

10 Feb 2011 | 7:28 pm GMT+5
AJMF Announces Lineup
Last night, during SoCalled’s concert at The Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta Jewish Music Festival executive director Russell Gottschalk announced the official lineup for AJMF 5771 (that’s 2011AD to all you goyim). Nick and The Grooves are thrilled to be on the schedule for AJMF’s “Closing Night Party” at Center Stage on Saturday, May 21st. If you have never been [...] [Read more]

27 Jan 2011 | 3:17 pm GMT+5
Secrets Of Success
I’m going to give you the secrets of success. As I tell my students, this may be the most important advice you ever receive. Sure, I still have goals to achieve - but I’ve reached some and am confident you’ll find this post helpful. It was inspired by Tuesday’s event in Nashville, where my band won regionals in the Shure SM58 Give It Voice Tour: Two [...] [Read more]

25 Jan 2011 | 1:51 pm GMT+5
Event Horizon
Nick and The Grooves have arrived in Nashville for what has already become a momentous occasion. In less than 3 hours we’ll load our gear into the largest club in town – 66,000 sq.ft. known as The Wildhorse Saloon – and battle for a slot at SXSW. I’m writing from the van, where Bill and [...] [Read more]