Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey: MusiCares Announces Relief Resources for Music Community

MusiCares has established a relief fund to support members of the music community affected by Hurricane Harvey. The charity is also partnering with Guitar Center to launch an initiative to help impacted musicians, songwriters, recording studios, and audio professionals rebuild their lives. Guitar Center will match up to $25,000 of contributions donated to any Guitar Center or […]

A Giant Dog Proves That Rock ’n’ Roll Is Becoming Something Better Than Ever

Photo: Sean Daigle In the past year, journalists have doubled down on ringing the death knell for rock music, which some say is drowning in a rising tide of synth-enhanced pop music and thumping hip-hop. The various pieces — in Billboard, The New York Times, Forbes, The New Republic and others — paint similar portraits: […]

Kim Wilson Announces New Album, ‘Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1’

Longtime Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson has announced a new solo album, Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1, which is set for an October 20 release via Severn Records. Wilson has gone back to the basics—not to mention old-school Chicago blues—for the new disc, which features guitar work by Big Jon Atkinson, Bob Welsh, Billy Flynn and Nathan James. The […]

Jericho Guitars Announces Fusion Walnut EverTune Model

Expanding on its popular Fusion Series, Jericho Guitars—in partnership with EverTune—has announced the limited-production Fusion Walnut EverTune model. From the company: Loaded with the best components on the market and boasting a professional range of capabilities, the Fusion Walnut Evertune is a true merger of tone that add volumes to any style, both live and in […]

LCD Soundsystem honors Bowie on stirring reunion record ‘American Dream’

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem(Photo: Suzi Pratt, WireImage) There’s a certain amount of cynicism that comes with listening to LCD Soundsystem’s latest.  After all, it’s hard not to be skeptical when a band literally announces new music with a lengthy apology letter. That’s precisely what grizzled frontman James Murphy did last year, in response to […]

Downtown’s former Saks site could be tuned to venue for live music – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Downtown’s former Saks site could be tuned to venue for live musicPittsburgh Post-GazetteHe compared the venue under consideration to “something like you’d see in Austin, Texas, or Nashville,” perhaps featuring blues or rock music. “I think a music venue in Downtown would be really cool,” he said. “We’re trying to make Pittsburgh a […]

Jericho Guitars Announces Fusion Walnut EverTune Model

Expanding on their existing Fusion Series, Jericho Guitars—in partnership with EverTune—announces the limited production Fusion Walnut EverTune. Loaded with the best components on the market and boasting a professional range of capabilities, the Fusion Walnut Evertune is a true merger of tone that add volumes to any style, both live and in the studio. Features: […]