Mobtown Laboratories

Distilling all the kinetic energy and sonic kaboom of a large venue show into a teeny pint-sized house concert package, behold, the Mobtown Microshow.

Birth Defects


Albert Bagman

Albert Bagman - Microshow
Scroll Downers - Microshow
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The BSide Sessions

Revealing a distinctly intimate story narrated by song and sometimes-rowdy, sometimes-weary aftershow convo.

Hatis Noit

The BSide Session
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The Flying Eyes

The BSide Session
The Flying Eyes - The BSide Session


The BSide Session
DRGN King - The BSide Session

ellen cherry Microshow

Our first Mobtown Microshow was a grand success! Ellen and Mike Prout played beautifully. The crowd was great and I was excited to see so many folks turn out on such a gloomy cold and rainy night. It was excellent to see a few familiar people, but it was even cooler to see so many new faces.

ellen cherry joins us in the studio for a Microshow (December 11, 2008).

On a technical note, we used ribbon mics on the acoustics (around the hole, but a little up the frets), mixed in with Ellen and Mike’s fancy DI’s. The U87 was used on Ellen’s voice. And we used PZMs for room and audience sound.

Thank you to Ellen Cherry and Mike Prout. Big thanks to WTMD and The City Paper for the props. And also to Ed for shouting out unplayable acoustic numbers.



Recorded on December 11, 2008 at Mobtown Studios

Guitar and vocals by ellen cherry

Guitar and vocals by Mike Prout

Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Artwork by David Manchester