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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
Bigrock unveils 21st Century replacement for the 16th Century bridge pin
Bigrock Engineering has developed and released a new system for stringing and tuning acoustic guitars.
The Bigrock Power Pins replacement bridge system is a modern update on what is essentially a 16th century technology. The Power Pins system makes stringing and tuning easier, while also offering better protection for the bridge assembly from wear and damage from… Read More
Bryant Carter has been writing and performing music since he was 15. Together with his four-piece outfit, the Bryant Carter Band, the singer/guitarist has built up a good regional following in and around Kansas City where they’re based. Carter is backed by guitarist Shawn Buxton, drummer Jake Franklin, and bassist Ben Wemhoener. Together the band specialize in honest countrified rock with a dash of attitude. They’re certainly a formidable live force as you’ll see form this video of the Bryant Carter Band… Read More