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Striking hollow body evokes the ’50s and ’60s with a few modern touches
Visually stunning and with few modern features to speak of, the Guild X-175 Manhattan is a hollow bodied beauty with a truly retro character. The guitar boasts a floating bridge and a number of other features that are somewhat surprising to find on a new guitar manufactured in 2013. But the X-175′s… Read More
Marshall has unveiled the new AS50D, an acoustic combo amp that delivers superb natural tone along with high quality performance.
Backbeat Books publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook
If you’ve been curious about learning to play jazz guitar but are unsure about how to get started then Backbeat Books’ new publication, The Jazz Guitar Handbook may be the book for you. The 256 page compendium offers comprehensive instruction in learning and mastering one of the most challenging but rewarding styles of guitar playing.
Hailing from Chicago, IL, the Michael Harper Project 1967 is a retro rock reggae outfit with a sound that’s heavily influenced by Stax and Motown artists from the 1960s. Led by vocalist and frontman, Michael Harper, the band’s live shows are like soul revival shows with backup singers and a talented multi-piece band laying down the sound behind Harper and his swanky moves up front. Dig the sound of the Michael Harper Project 1967 in this suitably retro Sixties video for “Lies, Lies, Lies.”
South African rockers SON OF 1000 are a Johannesburg act with a sophisticated alt rock sound that’s easy on the ears. Lead singer Shaun “Soulo” Parsons has a decadence in his voice that recalls Roxy Music era Brian Ferry and the guys behind him are capable of laying down slinky pop grooves that Duran Duran or Robert Palmer would be… Read More
Wayne Coyne and co. are back with uncharacteristically straightforward new video for “Turning Violent”
The Flaming Lips have released a new video for “Turning Violent” off their latest album, The Terror.
The video is somewhat of a departure from the usual sort of videos the band releases. The rampant craziness the Lips are usually known for is reigned in significantly and aside from a bit of psychedelic lighting and glimpses of women lolling around in glitter, it’s basically about the… Read More