Personal audio products have made earphones ubiquitous, but they've also raised the potential for hearing loss and nerve damage. Crescendo wants to change this. The Miami-based company has made hearing protection something of a cause, such as with ear plugs that allow performing musicians and their audiences to enjoy the show without blowing out their ears.
While The Beatles spent the first months of 1969 getting back to their roots with the Let It Be sessions, EMI's Abbey Road Studios was moving headlong into the future. On November 23, 1968, Studio Two's control room had been outfitted with EMI's new TG12345 mixer, the first transistorized recording console in Abbey Road.
Established in 2001 in Dayton, Ohio, post-hardcore veterans Hawthorne Heights are packing their bags for the second-ever Stripped Down to the Bone Tour. The tour, which will feature old fan favorites plus material from their most recent self-released EP, Hate, will find the guys breaking it down for smaller venues and cities they've either never seen or haven't seen for a while.
Charleston, South Carolina, indie rockers All Get Out were established in 2007 and have two Favorite Gentlemen releases to their credit, including a self-titled EP from 2008 and their debut full-length, The Season, released last September. The band -- Nathan Hussey (vocals/guitar), Mel Washington (guitar/vocals), Mike Rogers (bass/vocals) and Gordon Keiter (drums) -- are about to set out for a six-week US tour in support of La Dispute, beginning Saturday, March 24.
When I spoke to Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste back in August, right as the band hit the studio to begin recording their new album, he promised that it would up the ante on aggression from their last album. A tall order, considering the band's 2009 effort was titled Massive Aggressive.
Just a week after we wrote our story about 50 classic albums celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2012, EMI has announced the release of a 40th anniversary edition of David Bowie’s 1972 masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.
Legendary guitarist Joe Walsh has announced a June 5 release date for his new solo album, Analog Man. The title track of the album is also available for streaming now, and you can listen below, or over at Joe's official website.