Charlie Christian: The First Guitar Hero

The information in this article was gathered from PLAY IT LOUD a book about the history of the electric guitar by Brad Tolinski and Alan Diperna. “Who the hell wants to hear an electric guitar player,” said Benny Goodman, head of one of the most popular orchestra’s of the 1930s, to his talent scout, John…

Puzzlewood

Lately I find myself searching for music that is raw, chaotic and different, something that can be hard to do in a world where the overproduced and artificial is celebrated so highly. So when I discovered Russian Prog band, Puzzlewood, I was instantly impressed. Their debut album, Gates of Loki, flows together very nicely, each…

Meet The Chats

Australia has brought the world some amazing music acts, from ACDC to INXS, who have brought a mix of aussie attitude and flavor to the industry. The Chats are well on their way to joining those giant bands as their recent hit “Smoko” surpasses 1 million views on youtbe. They have went viral, and for…

New Hendrix Album Due this Year

Nearly fifty years after his death, Experience Hendrix LLC is releasing more of Jimi Hendrix’s recordings. The latest album, Both Sides of the Sky, is part of a trilogy of albums which also includes Valleys of Neptune and People, Hell and angels.  Hendrix became a professional musician in 1962, however his career really didnt take…

RaR 

RaR (Rich and Raymo) is an EDM duo from Austrailia who recently formed with a mission to bring the fun and excitement back to the EDM scene around the world and are gaining in popularity on radio stations here in the states. Rich has been entertaining crowds with his music for many years now from…

Gary Clark Jr releases video for Justice League soundtrack

With the Justice League movie only weeks away, Gary Clark Jr. has released the action packed video for his gritty cover of the Beatles’ classic “Come Together,” featured on the film’s soundtrack. The video features a closer look at your favorite justice league members in action, as Clark jams on badass Gibson Sg in a…

JC and the Voidz are back

 In 2013,  Julian Casablancas, best known as the frontman for The Strokes, formed an experimental rock group comprised of creative musicians who had a knack for heavy, avant garde music. JC and The Voidz released their debut album, Tyranny in 2014. Each song on the album is completely different from the last.  The first single…

Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Birth of Rock N Roll

​When you think of rock and roll you probably think of names like Chuck Berry, little Richard or Elvis Presely. However, none of them deserves the credit for creating the genre as much as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a Black Christian Bisexual woman and the true Godmother of Rock and Roll. Born in Cottonplant, Arkansas in…