“THE GUITAR IS my voice,” says Seattle-based axeman Jimmy James. “I don’t really sing, so my guitar is a representation of who I am.”
James’ guitar can be heard in full cry on I Told You So, the new album by the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio. The disc’s nine instrumental tracks are drenched in the classic spirit of Sixties-era Stax Records and the soul-jazz stylings of Hammond B3 masters like Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack McDuff. Lamarr kicks funky, fluid bass lines on his organ’s bass pedals while simultaneously functioning as the group’s featured soloist.
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HOW THE ROOTS GUITARIST AND FALLON VETERAN HELPED TURN THE “UNDERREPRESENTED” SG INTO A JACK OF ALL TRADES
THIS VAN'S A-ROCKIN' ON THE NEW VAN WEEZER.
WEEZER’S RIVERS CUOMO OPENS UP A “PANDORA’S BOX OF EVIL GUITAR TOOLS” AND GOES CRAZY. BELOW, HE DISCUSSES HIS POST-EDDIE VAN HALEN SHRED INFLUENCES, EIGHTIES HAIR METAL AND WHY OZZY OSBOURNE HAD TO APPROVE ONE OF WEEZER’S NEW SONGS
WITH HER NEW BAND, FORMER CALPURNIA GUITARIST (AND WEEZER MUSIC VIDEO STAR) AYLA TESLER-MABE HEADS FOR UNDERSTATED, GROOVE-FORWARD WATERS
WITH LEAD GUITARIST OL DRAKE NOW MANNING THE MIC, ENGLAND’S EVILE RETURN TO UNLEASH VINTAGE THRASH METAL HELL WITH THEIR LATEST ALBUM
THE WILD TIMES, FINAL DAYS and LAST RECORDINGS of ALEXI LAIHO 1979-2020
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH HIS BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT BANDMATES DANIEL FREYBERG AND MITJA TOIVONEN, PLUS FORMER CHILDREN OF BODOM GUITARIST ROOPE LATVALA.
The Ides Have It
MYLES KENNEDY — THE MAN WHO ONCE AUDITIONED FOR LED ZEPPELIN — TALKS US THROUGH THE BLISTERING PENTATONICS AND VINTAGE GEAR HEARD ON HIS SECOND SOLO ALBUM, THE IDES OF MARCH
INQUIRER GEORGE THOROGOOD
LONESOME GEORGE TALKS ROOTS, HIS FIRST GUITAR AND THE WONDERS OF THE ES-125
THE TALKBOX-TOTING GUITAR LEGEND TALKS NEW COVERS ALBUM, MODDED MARSHALLS AND BEING REUNITED WITH HIS PRIZED LES PAUL CUSTOM AFTER 30 YEARS
ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELECTRIC WARRIOR, PRODUCER TONY VISCONTI DISCUSSES THE GENIUS OF T. REX GUITARIST MARC BOLAN
ALL HALL THE KING OF SKA GUITAR
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAMAICAN GUITAR LEGEND ERNEST RANGLIN
JOHN COLLIER Fact & Fancy
Every generation or so, John Collier (1901-1980) is rediscovered. A poet, screenwriter, and novelist, Collier is best remembered for his short stories. His collection Fancies and Goodnights won an Edgar Award in 1952 for Best Story (which in MWA’s early years was occasionally awarded to a volume of stories).
In the Stars
Whether talking or blogging, now’s the time for Geminis’ message to be heard.
EVIL GENIUS 2: WORLD DOMINATION simulates both the devious delights and fiendish frustrations of being a frothing megalomaniac.
SEYFRIED LENDS GROUNDING PRESENCE TO CAMPY THRILLER
Hollywood thrillers in which sophisticated, attractive city folk move to creaky old country homes and experience scary things are a dime a dozen. Less common is when those Hollywood thrillers are based on the theology of 18thcentury Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg.
Dance Dance Revolution
Ballet principal James Whiteside has expanded the audience for his art by pushing its boundaries.
The venerable calculator is updated
US JOBLESS CLAIMS FALL TO 547,000, ANOTHER PANDEMIC LOW
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, the lowest point since the pandemic struck and an encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
CHOPPERTOWN LIVE AT THUNDER BY THE BAY
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE A GOOD HEALTHY MIX, OF OUTRAGEOUS CHOPPERS, VANS, HOTRODS, SKATEBOARDS, GREAT BUILDERS, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND PERFECT FLORIDA WEATHER?
MORMON CHURCH SUED FOR $100 BILLION CHARITY SCAM!
Outraged member charges donations used to build insurance & property empire
Fear of a Digital Dollar
Central bankers are looking at virtual currencies that could work without banks