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Spotlight: Natti Love Joys

Thursday - Mar 12, 2015 Artists

I'm going to push the veil aside for a second and let you see a piece of the real me.  There are two things I like a lot: Reggae and Buddhism.  Put the two together and what do you have? The Natti Love Joys. Jatti and Marla have been rocking since before most of you […]

Guitar Wing - Another Fun Toy to Play With

Thursday - Mar 12, 2015 Tech

There's never a lack of nutty MIDI controllers on the market.  Enter the Livid Guitar Wing. It doesn't matter what style body you're rocking on your bass or guitar.  The wing will grip right on that sucker and open up your performance to a new world of cray-cray. This beast wirelessly talks to your computer […]

Limp Bizkit vs. Seinfeld!?!?

Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015 Funny

Once upon a time, there was only two thing I remembered about the Limp Bizkit song Break Stuff: MTV gave the video some award, and... People used it as an excuse to destroy the abomination that was Woodstock '99. Now I'm adding a third item to the menu... The Seinfield Remix! On behalf of the readers, […]

Alex Machacek, Austin Powers, & Pentatonics?

Wednesday - Mar 11, 2015 Lessons

From the Pentatonic Guitar God from the Future comes the most polyrhythmic playing you'll ever hear: In the mind of Alex Machacek, Austin Powers was a sensible title for this monstrous melody.  I must admit I have no clue why.  He probably wrote this with his DVD on repeat or something.  My brother wrote many […]

The Artiphon Instrument 1 - Digital Multi-Instrument

Tuesday - Mar 10, 2015 Tech

Currently launching on Kickstarter, Artiphon is out to revolutionize the industry with it's new Instrument 1.  It's definitely coming, because at the moment of me typing this, over 1,500 backers have pledged over half of a million dollars (well over the $75,000 goal)! So what the heck is it?  What's it look like? Okay... so […]

Spotlight: Andy McKee

Monday - Mar 9, 2015 Artists

If you're a fan of solo guitar work, folk music, or just want some relaxing music to focus on or play in the background, I've got a solution for you: You're listening to the one-man-band, Andy McKee. Not only is he a master of fingerstyle playing, he incorporates percussive elements into his songs by slapping […]