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Live Music

Bruno Mars & The NFL Marketing Machine

It’s old news (in internet time) by now that Bruno Mars is your Super Bowl halftime act.  Everyone has had a chance to scoff at it.  The old timers have already griped about how we need to go back to marching bands, the baby boomers have already complained we need Paul McCartney again, the millennials […]

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Good Finds

New Arcade Fire Song

The Arcade Fire has a new song, and they debuted it on YouTube.  That’s weird, because I always thought the band appealed to people age 30-40, and those people don’t use YouTube as their radio.  But, maybe I’ve completely misjudged their youthful appeal. Beyond that, the band seems to be changing directions, or evolving, depending […]

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Good Finds

Eight Year Old Girl Shreds My Face Off

The thing that always intrigues and confuses me about guitars of wee tykes playing insane guitar tracks is that they always play them on relatively expensive, full sized guitars.  It’s not like decent, short scale guitars don’t exist or that you can’t buy them for almost no money. Either way, this is impressive.

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Live Music

Zappa Plays Zappa & The Lack of Fun in Music

I saw Zappa Plays Zappa last night.  I’ve been a fan of Zappa (Frank) since my teens, but as someone who grew up in the 80’s, I never had the chance to see him live.  So having the bloodline carry on the music is a pretty good option. The show was awesome.  Musicianship that makes […]

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Gear Good Finds Silly

From Around The Web – 09.09.13

Daft Paragon watches a bunch of videos so you don’t have to waste your time.

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Good Finds Lessons

David Fletcher Shows You How to Get it Done

Every so often I get it stuck in my head that I want to build the perfect guitar, so I fire up the AutoTrader Machine and point it at a website which isn’t dedicated to increasing my carbon footprint.  After spending some time tooling around Warmoth I inevitably come to the same conclusion: putting together […]

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Good Finds

Evert Zeevalkink

Update: Evert was awesome enough to do an interview with us, and we are quite honored – Please check it out! Evert Zeevalkink is a guitarist from a far away land where everyone has Lars Ulrich’s accent one of my favorite BMX websites is produced. He releases YouTube videos of him playing through a space station sized […]

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Live Music

Why I Fell Asleep In the Middle of Your Show

You know how sometimes music is just overwhelmingly beautiful or moving or complex and you have to close your eyes for a minute so your ears work better and your brain can process more deeply? This wasn’t that.

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Band Life Live Music

Club Owners vs Bands

The other day, several of the folks at Reddit had an aneurism over this post.  The major issue is a long standing point of contention in the music world.  The idea of club owners taking advantage of musicians. Generally this is “pay to play” or maybe unpaid gigs.  Generally the club puts zero effort into […]

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Interviews

Gear Talk: Adam Fox

This is the second installment of the interview series, we’re talking to Adam Fox.  Adam is renowned as a musician, producer and voiceover talent.  Part of a musical household, Adam has been involved in music & performance since early childhood.  He’s been deeply involved in audio production as well as songwriting for decades.  Adam’s gained the acclaim […]