"The Discipline of Curiosity" and "Midnight and Raining" from the album entitled "Mind Heart Fingers". Recorded LIVE at 20 Front Street (http://20frontstreet.com) in Lake Orion MI on March 25th 2017. Video: Clément Ducasse https://www.facebook.com/clemducasse iTunes:...Show More Summary
“To repeat the same sequence of eight notes over and over again while staring at the back of John Mellencamp’s head as amplified guitars and boisterous audience members drown out most of the sound—I can’t think of a greater privilege than that. The only thing better would be playing with Jon Bon Jovi, but I’m […]
Sam Craighead is a musician from Columbus who has spent the past decade-plus quietly releasing some incredibly beautiful low-key indie rock. Whether sitting at a piano with Heavy Mole or strapping on a guitar with Feature Films (whose 2015 debut album you really must hear), Craighead has long been a master of crafting understated, melancholy…
If you’re a fan of the synthwave genre you’re no doubt familiar with Dance With the Dead (Justin Pointer and Tony Kim) and their fist-pumping blend of guitars and retro synthesizers. The duo have a new track appearing on the upcoming The Rise of the Synths EP1 from Lakeshore Records titled “Dead of Night”. The EP celebrates […]
Self-Release/Independent 2017 Postal is a (hardcore-leaning) crossover band from Columbus, Ohio that is currently comprised of Jimmy (lead vox), Joe (guitar/vocals), Matt (bass/vocals), and KB (drums). This three track demo serves as the group's latest release. Show More Summary
It is hard to find a good reference point for the music of Mike Cooper. Over the course of a career now stretching past 50 years, first as a British blues guitar guru (sharing the stage with Howlin Wolf and John Lee Hooker, among many)...Show More Summary
Filthy Friends “Any Kind of Crowd” Filthy Friends is essentially the touring version of R.E.M. minus Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, but with Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney on lead vocals and Kurt Bloch from the Fastbacks on guitar. It sounds almost exactly like what you’d expect, but… even more so. “Any Kind of Crowd” sounds […]
It’s not in chronological order, nor does it list any tracks, but that just means you’ve got to rise to the challenge to identify all the tracks that inspired GMC Guitar’s epic lead guitar medley. Guitarist Ben Higgins was kind enough to provide tabs if you dare attempt it yourself.
We have come to expect a certain amount of bizarro-weirdness from Ty Segall, indie’s reigning garage-rock god and all-around oddity. But his new video “Break a Guitar” is pretty absurd even by his high standards. It also happens to co-star Jack Black, SNL and Portlandia alum Fred Armisen and living rock god Henry Rollins. Watch […]
Inspiration can be found everywhere, music can be very inspiring. I experienced a musically inspired moment while preparing a Moonlight White Pu’erh Tea and listening to a Beatles song written by George Harrison, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and coincidentally the song is from the White Album. Show More Summary
When you make a video for a song called "Break a Guitar," there is a certain audience expectation for guitars to get broken. Thankfully, Ty Segall and director Matt Yoka deliver. Continue reading…
Ty Segall has shared the music video for his song “Break a Guitar,” off the self-titled album he released earlier in the year. It’s a star-studded affair; the video opens with a shot of Fred Armisen, who dons martial arts robes, before devolving into a kaleidoscopic visual of exploding guitars and head-banging. Show More Summary
Psychedelic rock warrior Ty Segall just shared his video for "Break A Guitar," the revved-up hammerhead beast from this year's self-titled album, and it is immediately the best video that Ty Segall has ever made. The clip, which comes from director Matt Yoka, opens with a beautiful sight: Fred Armisen, playing a drooling karate master,…
Hanging up the guitar and getting really into gardening feels like exactly what he should be doing.
How Airlines Made it into Pop Culture You broke it, you should fix it, You’re liable, just admit it; I should’ve flown with someone else, Or gone by car; Cause “You-Know-What-Airlines” breaks guitars. The story of a musician with dreams...Show More Summary
On weekends I try to focus on arts and music and software construction, to recharge the remaining brain cells in preparation for another week of Trump Horror bad craziness. Here's another great performance to help do that, from Grayson Erhard.
Soon the transcription + backing track will be released at Jam Track Central. Stay tuned. (:
With all the rap and electronic music at this year's Coachella, the guitar seemed like an endangered species. But a handful of artists proved it still has a vital place at America's biggest festival.
As a teenager in the 1990s, I had two overarching career aspirations: to be a comedian and to play in a rock band. The fact that I suffered from crippling social anxiety and didn’t know a single guitar scale didn’t seem like a hindrance to either. Show More Summary