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Category Archives: Music

Big Lazy

Don't Cross Myrtle
 
Big-Lazy

The guitar universe has been inundated with all things “retro” for the past decade, but the all-instrumental trio Big Lazy gives it a fresh spin. Old-school twang meets gritty Hollywood-soundtrack music here, with guitarist Stephen Ulrich offering a slow, drawling style and fat vintage tones. A (more…)

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Jimi Hendrix

Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge
 
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Experience Hendrix is the gatekeeper to the legacy of Jimi Hendrix, and thankfully so. In addition to protecting the music of the greatest rock guitarist of the ’60s from unscrupulous opportunists, they’ve released posthumous albums that do justice in honoring his memory. Originally released in (more…)

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George Clinton

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir
 
George-Clinton

Let’s get it out of the way. That title… one of the best in recent memory. Then again, what else should we expect from the man who arrived in the Mothership to bestow on the world funk albums with titles like Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tale (more…)

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Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons’ Art & Science Of Sound Recording – The Book
 
Alan-Parsons

For the recording enthusiast, Alan Parsons talking about recording techniques is cherry stuff. Parsons of course was the assistant engineer on The Beatles’ Let It Be and Abbey Road, and the engineer on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon. That’s just the tip of (more…)

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Deke Dickerson

The Strat In The Attic 2
Guitarchaeology
 
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When Deke Dickerson’s first Strat In The Attic book debuted in 2013, it was an instant best-seller among guitarists in the smart set. Beer parties were abuzz; jam sessions dissolved into ersatz book groups rife with heated literary discussion. As the subtitle promised, the volume was (more…)

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Ruf Records 20 Years Anniversary

20 Year Anniversary
 
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The guitar was once derided as a “woman’s instrument,” and in the early 20th century, blues was considered a woman artist’s medium. Things have changed over the intervening years – and perhaps too much so. Nowadays, too often too little attention is paid to female guitarists, (more…)

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JD McPherson

Let The Good Times Roll
On A Roll
 
JD-McPherson

JD McPherson was a middle-school teacher in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, with a rock and roll band on the side. Then he lost his job and decided to make a record. He cut Signs And Signifiers at the oh-so-cool Hi-Style Studio in Chicago, got picked up nationally (more…)

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AC/DC

Rock or Bust
 
AC-DC

With the sad news that rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is battling dementia and will never play again, the future of AC/DC lingered in doubt. But, on Rock Or Bust, Angus Young and his mates brought aboard nephew Stevie, an Aussie who does a perfect job keeping (more…)

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Warner E. Hodges

Gunslinger
 
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Fans of no-frills rock and roll and guitar playing will be thrilled with this new outing from Warner Hodges, the lead guitarist in Jason and the Scorchers. With the help of his bandmates in another project, the Bluefields, Dan Baird, Brad Pemberton, and Joe Blanton, Hodges (more…)

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SimakDialog

Live At Orion
 

Hailing from Indonesia, SimakDialog is one of the best jazz-rock bands on the planet and this two-CD live set proves it. This performance features virtuosic playing from lead guitarist Tohpati and electric-piano master Riza Arshad, along with bass and three percussionists playing traditional instruments. If you didn’t know better, you might think this is a […]

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