For Adam Lee and his brother, the proverbial lightbulb went on one day when they saw a street musician in their native South Africa playing a guitar fashioned from a rusty oil can.
From Guitar Hero to Fader magazine, major brands have been behind some amazing SXSW events.
A few short weeks after claiming to have reinvented the guitar amp with a pair of AMPLIFi streaming music player and combo instrument amp hybrids, Line 6 is expanding its new connected range with the introduction of the AMPLIFi FX100. Show More Summary
From the tense years of 1999 to 2001, Tad Doyle played guitar and sang in the band Hog Molly, who recorded one album, Kung-Fu Cocktail Grip, with Jack Endino in 2001. Doyle, who used to front TAD during Sub Pop’s heaviest era, now leads...Show More Summary
There’s something about dusty tremolo guitar and sultry female vocals soaked in slap back reverb that send me into a fit of nostalgia for 1960s pop. I’m not talking Monkees here, I’m talking Nancy Sinatra. The minimalist approach to “Dreaming” allows for an enjoyable reprieve from life’s fast pace. Show More Summary
It’s been a long time since I first saw Chris Adolf perform solo as Bad Weather California with a guitar and a glockenspiel at Breakdown Book Collective on Ogden Street circa 2007 or ‘08. You know what’s in that space now? A goddamn Pilates studio. Show More Summary
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher guitar slam / bass-less aftermath Perfect Pussy, who we also caught a day earlier at the Pitchfork day party, played a last-minute late-night show on the South Lamar Pedestrian Bridge in Austin...
Connan Mockasin @ Glasslands in January (more by P Squared) As charming as he is eccentric, New Zealand's Connan Mockasin is the genuine article, whether making quirky guitar pop (2011's Forever Dolphin Love) or deep shag slow jams (last year's Caramel)....
I think maybe it's time that Lady Gaga reinvented herself as a lady who sits on a stool and plays guitar while wearing clogs and a cardigan, because at this point that would probably be more shocking than anything she's choosing to do these days. Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Slowdive, The Velvet Underground, Hockeysmith Song: Anto Dust - 1955 [download here] What's so good? Anto Dust is a London-based quintet led by Anto Cossu (vocals/guitar), who is originally from Italy. Show More Summary
Portland Oregon’s self-described “junkbox blues duo” has a new song “Don’t Come Down” that offers some of the heat and ramshackle alchemy of Henry Christian (Guitar) and John Johnson (percussion), but with this cut there’s more. From the guitar loop running throughout and the reverbed, lonesome vocals, there’s a beautiful menace and a work of [...]
Movies aren't exactly known for caring a whole lot about how physics work, and some of the finest examples of this fact have come in the form of scenes where the power of rock coming from an electric guitar causes all kinds of crazy effects. So, CBC Music asked physicist Ben Tippett to shed some light on the real physics behind those power chords.
Original cover art / Blue Fog Recordings In real life, I can be impatient—once an East Coaster, always an East Coaster—but when it comes to music, I welcome songs like "Sigill," the opening track from Toronto musician and graphic artist Colin Bergh's sole album as Wyrd Visions, 2006's Half-Eaten Guitar. Show More Summary
Wye Oak's new album, Shriek, is out next month and finds the Baltimore duo switching things up, with singer Jenn Wasner switching from guitar to bass, giving things a fresh feel. The band's tour starts in April but they'll...
Add Torres to your list of artists to catch at SXSW. The Nashville singer-songwriter beyond impresses with just her voice and guitar, not unlike Daughter. Get to know her via these Diffuser.fm videos, which include performances of “A Proper Polish Welcome” and “Strange Hellos,” after the jump. And don’t forget, All Things Go is teaming [...]
We just learned that Charli XCX did a session with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for her new album, and damn if this new single “Breaking Up” doesn’t sound like Cuomo’s handiwork. When that cock-rock guitar kicks in, you can practically see the Flying V. Charli, who penned Icona Pop’s aggressive pop smash “I Love It, [...]
New Found Glory guitar player Steve Klein is being accused of video chatting with a minor on an adult website... but the guitarist says he's totally innocent. Klein pled not guilty to multiple felony charges back in December... 2 counts of lewd…
I’m constantly amazed at how many uses people have found for three chords and some loud guitars. The Rich Hands aren’t doing anything new with “Teenager,” but they’re doing it well, and with some goddamn passion. Here’s to the barnburners. The Rich Hands hail from the garages of San Antonio, and you can find “Teenager” […]
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Moses Sumney stood alone with just his electric guitar and whispery whisp of a falsetto. He electronically looped his voice into a choir; shaped his tongue clicks, handclaps and finger snaps into a rhythm section; and gently plucked the six strings until they sounded like a harp. Pretty soon the sound was coming at the entranced audience in undulating waves.
Seriously — just stare at this painting, called "Battle at Monghadi," for a moment, and notice the head of the awesome beast leaping out of the fire with the archer on its back. And tell me you don't hear some serious metal guitar playing in your head. Read more...