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…

Hyvmine bursts onto the scene with EARTHQUAKE

Hyvmine is a fresh new band making seismic waves in the metal world. I discovered Hyvmine thanks to the Ibanez instagram page which posted about the band’s debut album. I had some free time so i decided to check out their music on spotify. If you enjoy screaming guitars and heavy bass then Hyvmine will…

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…

Jack White returns with 2 new singles.

Jack White released a couple of singles from his upcoming album, Boarding House Reach, due some time in 2018. White is known for his distinct style that combines elements from genres like folk and electric and every thing in between. His single, Connected by Love, stays true to the style that he has developed throughout…

Hologram Concerts

Holographic performances are becoming more and more frequent as the technology becomes easier to use and more people are willing to pay money for such an experience. But I personally do not understand the appeal of such a gimmick; I feel like this sort of thing makes the music world a little more cheap and…

Animals as Leaders

I’ve been in love with the guitar since I was a little kid, but recently i started playing on an 8 string guitar made by Schecter, which has completely changed the way I play. I wasnt even sure how to tune the thing at first, let alone properly utilize the two extra strings, so i…

RaRĀ 

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…

Zeal and Ardor

Metal, and its subgenres, is full of diverse sounds, viewpoints and artists. Metal is all about rebellion, pain, and power making it an internationally resonant genre giving hope and a sense of strength to headbangers all over the world. About three years ago, a Swiss-American artist named Manuel Gagneux, the mind behind Birdmask, created a…