11.25.2009

Be Bop Deluxe - Axe Victim



re-up

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Gibson Guitars raided by US Federal Agents



Gibson Guitars is under invesigation for alleged use of smuggled wood. US federal agents raided a Gibson factory, claiming that they may have used illegal rosewood to make their guitars.

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11.21.2009

real blues

Real Estate - ST (2009)



I'm not sure what to make of this band. All I know is, I like it. Simple, moody, dark with some great tones. Sounds like The Velvet Underground or John Cale. Maybe this is what Brian Jones may have sounded like, if they let him record a solo record on the night he drowned.


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Jason Isbell – Sirens Of The Ditch




Sirens of the Ditch was the first solo album released by singer-songwriter and former Drive-By Truckers lead guitarist, Jason Isbell. The album was released on July 10, 2007. After leaving Drive-By Truckers amicably in 2007, Isbell released Sirens of the Ditch on New West Records. Sirens of the Ditch was recorded at FAME Studios, where among the musicians helping to record the album was Spooner Oldham, famous for his work with Aretha Franklin and Neil Young. [1] According to Washington Post writer Catherine Lewis, Sirens of the Ditch has "a more bluesy pop sound" than Isbell's work with Drive-By Truckers. [2] The first single from the album, "Brand New Kind of Actress," deals with the death of Lana Clarkson in Phil Spector's mansion. [3] Another single, "Dress Blues," concerns the death of Corporal Matthew Conley, a US Marine from Isbell's hometown who was killed in the Iraq War.[1] "Down in a Hole" tells a tale of an eccentric character from Jason's locale


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11.16.2009

Black NASA - Duece




Black NASA is a New Jersey based rock band, often placed in the stoner rock genre. They formed in the early 2000s in Long Branch, and were active while the guitarist in Kosnik's other band (The Atomic Bitchwax) was busy with Monster Magnet.[1] The band has a heavy 70s feel.[2] They have not been active since touring to support Deuce.

Members

Chris Kosnik - bass guitar, vox, guitar, synth - (of Godspeed and The Atomic Bitchwax)
Duane Hutter - guitar, slide guitar, dobro, harmonica-(of (Daysleeper, (band), and (Solace, (band)
Corey Stubblefeld - drums, percussion-of (Three Day Funk) (band), and(Viscosity Jones) (band)

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11.15.2009

Ian Siegal



Here's a plug for a very talented artist.

Ian Siegal (born Ian Berry in 1971) is a British blues singer and guitarist, whose style reflects the more rootsy side of the genre, drawing on influences such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Son House, Junior Kimbrough and Tom Waits.
He has been active on the UK blues scene for many years, and is now starting to receive significant attention in Europe and further afield, particularly since the release of his album, Swagger, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Meat & Potatoes. These recordings also feature guitarist Matt Schofield, and has received much praise in the music press, including an entry in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings. In 2008 his latest record The Dust was released. Unlike the previous albums it contains mainly solo performances.

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Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be



Okay this won't be for everyone. I recentlly bought a Gibson Acoustic and I've been drowing in the world
of acoustic rock and folk lately. Here is a cat that was featured in this month's Acoustic Rock magazine.

Devendra Banhart (born May 30, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart was born in Houston, Texas and was raised by his mother in Venezuela, until he returned to California as a teenager. He began to study at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998, but dropped out to perform music in Europe, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Banhart released his debut album in 2002, continuing to record his material on the Young God and XL labels, as well as other work on compilations and collaborations.

Banhart is associated with the New Weird America genre and his music was called "free associative work". His style has been described as psych folk, avant-folk, freak folk, Lo-Fi, and alternative folk.

What Will We Be is Devendra Banhart's seventh studio album released on October 27, 2009, on Warner Brother Records. The album was co-produced by Banhart and Paul Butler from A Band of Bees. Rejoining Banhart are old band mates Noah Georgeson, Greg Rogove, Luckey Remington, and Rodrigo Amarante, all of whom worked with him on his previous album, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.

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