Tag Archives: Detroit
Lineup for 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour Unveiled
The lineup for the eighth annual Experience Hendrix Tour has been announced. As in years past, it contains a downright staggering assemblage of legendary guitar talent including Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Bootsy Collins, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Dweezil Zappa.
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Motor City inspired design meets classic humbucking tone
By Alex Baker
The Gibson Firebird was one of the most radically-designed guitars in production when it was first introduced in the early Sixties. The design for the original 1963 Firebird was in part based on the Gibson Explorer but was heavily influenced by the tailfins of classic Detroit manufactured automobiles from the Fifties and Sixties. The Firebird was in fact designed by renowned automotive designer… Read More
Core Effect are a heavy contemporary rock group from Detroit. This Motor-city four-piece are well-established locally and have opened for the likes of Papa Roach and Seether. Since being formed in 2007, the band has toured extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast, building a large regional following and garnering some spins on mainstream and college stations. We dig Core Effect’s moody film noiresque video for “Killing Me” and especially like lead guitarist Joe Keough‘s tone on the solo. Check it out!
With the success of the Black Keys having opened up new territory for unlikely rock duos, the stage would appear set for a band like These Curious Thoughts, a two-piece indie rock outfit consisting of Sean Dunlop and Jamie Radford. This unlikely duo is perhaps even more unlikely considering they originally met as pen pals and now collaborate with each other from different continents (Dunlop is in the USA and Radford in the UK). In contrast… Read More
Detroit has a long history of producing talented acts, ranging all the way back to the heyday of the Motown sound through to the White Stripes. Rock-rap outfit Suburban Syndicate is one of the Motor City’s latest musical offerings. The diverse seven-piece group is fronted by a trio of rappers and has a musical section that blends funky hip-hop beats with… Read More
As one half of alt-garage rock duo the White Stripes, Jack White made a name for himself with his Zeppelinesque blues guitar style and screechingly melodic vocals. Driven by the steady, simple, thudding beats of his drummer ex-wife Meg, White took raw blues and infused it with punk energy to create some of the most memorable guitar… Read More