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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys

Radio Shows
 
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Jim and Jesse’s music, with signature tunes like “The Flame Of Love” and Paradise,” never crossed over to pop success. But from their first broadcast on a Virginia radio station in 1947 through their many years with the Grand Ole Opry starting in 1964 (more…)

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Keeley Offers Black Glass British Fuzz

 

Keeley Electronics’ Black Glass British Fuzz is hand-built in the U.S. using an OC81-based design with a circuit modified for increased high frequency and low noise. The company says other design mods have solved temperature issues that often affect fuzz units, and it accepts a (more…)

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DOD Offers 440 Envelope Filter

 

The DOD 440 Envelope Filter is slow-filter sweep pedal that reacts to pick attack and creates vowel-like/crying sounds. The company has added a Voice switch that lets the user decide which part of the sweep to emphasize. Other controls include Level and Range controls. Other features include (more…)

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Summer Philly 2014 – photos by Lisa Sharken

 

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Guy King

I Am Who I Am And It Is What It Is By Myself
 
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Two words describe these two records from Chicago guitarist Guy King: mature and eclectic. That holds especially true for the double record, I Am Who I Am And It Is What It Is. King has an affinity for old Ray Charles songs, and does an (more…)

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

9 Dead Alive
 
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This is Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero’s first album of new material in five years. It comes two years after the duo’s big collaborative effort, Area 52, and marks a return to the intimacy that brought them to national attention with their accessible fusion of flamenco and acoustic metal.

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The Misunderstood, Fat Mattress, and others

Love, Poetry And Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes, 1966 to 1972
 
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The 1972 Lenny Kaye-compiled Elektra double-LP Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 spawned the Pebbles series, Rhino’s various regional Nuggets volumes, and eventually 2001’s Nuggets, Vol. 2: Original Artyfacts From the British Empire & Beyond. While Vol. 2 featured such established Brits as (more…)

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Ray Bonneville

Easy Gone
 
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The latest from Ray Bonneville features 10 songs that seem to work together as one large body of music. The tunes here revel in a minimalist yet swampy vibe. Bonneville’s guitar and harp playing perfectly match the moods of his lyrics. He travels from melancholy (more…)

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Malinoski’s New Moon

On The Horizon
 
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The Hold Steady

Teeth Dreams
 
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You’re hearing it here first: The Hold Steady returns with its sixth studio album, and while the focus is usually on frontman Craig Finn and his idiosyncratic lyrics, this is one of the best-sounding guitar albums of the year. Thanks to the twin-guitar onslaught (more…)

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