Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Frame | The Summer of Love was about more than just music

In the summer of 1967, music and popular culture changed forever. The Vietnam War and race riots caused the new generation to question social norms and the women’s movement was burgeoning. The result was a counterculture that used music and art as a form of activism and protest.   In the new book “1967: a […]

Epiphone unveils James Bay ‘1966’ Century signature guitar

When Epiphone revived the Century last year, it was undoubtedly due to the success of Brit singer-songwriter James Bay, who used the archtop to great effect on his Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos And The Calm. Now, the guitarist has been rightly honoured with his own signature version. Based on Bay’s own 1966 Century, the Ltd […]

Atlanta United MOTM awarded custom-built guitar after every home match

Have you heard the story behind @ATLUTD’s Man of the Match Guitar? It’s quite interesting. #UniteAndConquer — FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) June 30, 2017 John Hiatt once expressed his disdain at performers smashing “perfectly good guitars” at the end of a rock concert. Chances are, Atlanta United players are right there with him. That’s because […]

Rock City Hosts Summer Music Weekends

Summer Music Weekends at Rock City kicks off 10 straight days of entertainment June 30–July 9, and every Friday–Sunday through Labor Day. Enjoy the sweet sounds of summer from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with live performances by NBC’s The Voice Finalist Amber Carrington, The Old Time Traveler Matt Downer, Highbeams, Tarryn Aimee Smith and […]

Exploding guitar, treadmill and more: ‘Texas Law Hawk’ firework safety

Landon Haaf, WFAA 3:30 PM. CDT June 30, 2017 The Texas Law Hawk gives fireworks safety tips for the Fourth of July. Photo: Screengrab Fort Worth attorney Brian Wilson is back again, this time with a patriotic edition of his famous “Texas Law Hawk” videos. Wilson stands in the way of flying fireworks and blows […]

Cafe Tecvba continues exploration of new musical roads with latest CD

When he thinks back to the late ‘80s and the formation of the band he would spend the next three decades with, Quique Rangel recalls an uncertain time when nothing was for sure. Café TacvbaWhen: 5:30 p.m. July 6 at Taste of ChicagoWhere: Petrillo Music Shell, Grant ParkTickets: $22 (seated), free (lawn)Info: “There was […]

Ever wondered what Meat Loaf was on about? This musical unlocks the mystery

No one would call Kraftwerk a conventional pop or rock band. You shouldn’t really call them a band at all: in this late phase of their long career, especially as a live act, they are more like conceptual artists as they tour from city to city, experimenting not only with electronic music but with video […]