"The music's as thick as the air, it just kind of works," says Black Tusk bassist Johnathan Athon of the band's signature sound. Dubbed "swamp metal," the Savannah, Georgia-based band released their latest album, Set the Dial, earlier this week, an album that's sure to land near the top of many a year-end list. While there's nothing "progressive" about the album, the guys have noticeably honed their craft.
Sean Chambers is no stranger to the Long Island Blues Warehouse radio show. After a successful appearance last year, he and his band — drummer Paul Broderick, bassist Tim Blair (Note: Jeff Artabasy, formerly with Dan Toler, recently became Chambers’ bass player) and harmonica player Gary Keith — were invited back for an encore in 2011.
Kenosha, Wisconsin, has to be the unlikeliest source of heavy metal, but we all need to thank this town for producing Lazarus A.D., an absolutely killer band that started out of there around six years back. Their music can be described as a blend of thrash and groove metal, with elements of traditional heavy metal thrown in for good measure. Their debut album, The Onslaught, was released in 2009, and they were on tour with Testament not long after that.
Ever dream of a room full of guitar pedals that you can try for as long as you like with no sales pressure and all your questions answered? So did New York’s The Deli Magazine, so they put together their CMJ StompBox Exhibit, a sort of petting zoo for pedal-files.
Marshall Crenshaw may be known for a lot of things, but slacker isn't one of them. Some readers may not be aware of Crenshaw’s portrayal of John Lennon in the off-Broadway hit Beatlemania, but they might remember him as Buddy Holly in the Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba, which starred Lou Diamond Philips.
TC Electronic raises the bar once again as it introduces a new mind-blowing technology guaranteed to take inspiration to new heights! Guitarists everywhere -- prepare to be blown away, as TC Electronic is about to introduce a new technology that will take tonal flexibility and creativity to a level that is one step below pure magic.