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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce

Coldwater
Self-distributed
 
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Shannon McNally still prefers to write narratives that favor punch lines over actual choruses or refrains, but on Coldwater, her songwriting is tighter and more disciplined than ever. Lyrically (“Lonesome, Ornery And Mean”) and musically (“Lovely”) her songwriting style still owes (more…)

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X Announces South American Tour With Pearl Jam

 

L.A. punk-rock band X has announced plans for it first-ever South American tour. The band will visit various parts of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico City this November as the guests of Pearl Jam. Prior to the tour, X will take to the road for a series (more…)

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Teeny Tucker

Keep the Blues Alive
TeBo Records
 
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The daughter of Tommy Tucker (of “Hi-Heel Sneakers” fame) has been playing the blues circuit for years. As a vocalist, she has made a name for herself with her brassy delivery and original lyrics. All of that is featured on her latest release, with (more…)

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Vanilla Fudge

Box of Fudge
Rhino Handmade
 
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Maybe it’s the name, maybe it’s the band’s insistence on turning everything from Michel Legrand to Sonny Bono into an epic, but Vanilla Fudge has never gotten the respect it deserves. But in its short span (forming in late ’65, splitting in ’69), (more…)

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Pigtronix Offers Class A Boost

 

The Pigtronix Class A Boost uses a Class A J-FET design and discreet transistor topology to boost a guitar’s pickups or line level signals up to 20db without clipping and with a flat (more…)

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Axl Launches Badwater 1216 Jr.

 

Axl’s Badwater 1216 Jr. has a contoured neck heel, set mahogany neck, mahogany body, and an Alnico P-90 pickup with controls for Volume and Tone. Read about it at axlguitars.com. (more…)

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G&L Intros Tribute Series ASAT Deluxe Carved Top

 

G&L’s ASAT Deluxe Carved top has a bound, maple-topped mahogany body, 25-1/2” scale C-shaped maple neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard and 12” radius, a G&L Saddle Lock bridge, G&L Alnico humbuckers. (more…)

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer

A Time and A Place
Shout Factory
 
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Coinciding with ELP’s recent reunion show is this quadruple-CD box set containing 40 years of unreleased live tracks. The anthology is nicely arranged and annotated with one distinct era per disc – early-’70s, late-’70s, the ’90s, and a CD devoted (more…)

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Miles Davis

Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary editions
Columbia/Legacy
 
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Debates will forever rage regarding the dawn of jazz-rock fusion – its birth attributed to everyone from vibraphonist Gary Burton (and/or his guitarist, Larry Coryell) to Cream. There were definitely examples prior to Miles Davis embracing the hybrid, but when the jazz icon (more…)

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Great American Guitar Show (Summer Philly)

 

7/16/2011 – 7/17/2011

at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Rt. 422, Exit at Oaks, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA. For more info, contact Bee-3 Vintage at (828) 298-2197. bee3vintage.com.

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