Blues Music

This picturesque jazz and blues festival is the perfect city escape

Get out of the big smoke and into a world of music and sunshine.<p>Situated in the foothills of the Yarra Valley, <b></b>Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend is …


Tanglewood Java TWJP Review

If you’ve never played a parlor guitar like the Tanglewood Java TWJP, you’ll likely be struck by how small, narrow, and super-light it feels. You …


Johnny Iguana of the Claudettes Plays Blues So Hard Piano Keys Break

But he says telling him not to play so hard is like telling someone who’s a loud talker to keep his voice down. It’s probably not going to work. …

Howlin' Wolf

The Pitch

The Band (or at least its original formation) said goodbye 40 years ago this week, during a star-studded Thanksgiving blowout in San Francisco, captured in all its gaudy mid-’70s glory in Martin Scorsese’s <i>The Last Waltz</i>. In addition to the Band’s own set and various guest appearances, Scorsese …

Bo Diddley

Sights and sounds of BBQ and Blues Festival

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Legendary 1960s Bradford music club to be revived

AN UNDERGROUND club from the 1960s, which hosted the likes of The Beatles and Rod Stewart, could be making a comeback if a one-off night is …


I Spent a Month Learning Guitar on the Internet and It Actually Worked

As the legend goes, the Sex Pistols's bass player, Sid Vicious, didn't know how to play his instrument. High on amphetamines, he stayed up one night picking along to a Ramones album on a beat-up Fender. The next day, he was no Jaco Pastorius—but in the same way I hold a guitar after spending a …


Memphis Blues Again

I had never been South before.<p>My brother and I set out for Memphis in a Volkswagen that lost its clutch in Knoxville, and as we got closer, it seemed …

Howlin' Wolf

In Photos: London Street Style From The 50s and 60s

Fashion has always flipped and changed over the decades, but one of the major turning points for London came in the 1950s and 60s when youthful …


Tour America’s Music Cities with Amtrak

Amtrak’s 9-day journey takes in three legendary US music cities.

New Orleans

Premier Oil appoints Roy Franklin as chairman

Premier Oil has announced that industry veteran Roy Franklin will take over as chairman of the group from next month, replacing Mike Welton who …


A Connoisseur of Fine Things: Interim Thoughts on the Life and Career of Chubby Checker

While Bob Dylan was furiously writing “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” Chubby Checker was busy with his Trinidadian dance for the teenybopper diaspora. …

Bo Diddley

Performing Fluid Arpeggios Using Two-Hand Tapping

Hello everyone, and welcome to my new <i>Guitar World</i> instructional column! Over the course of these columns I will demonstrate a handful of the …


Nine Songs: Grizzly Bear

Daniel Rossen talks about the songs that have inspired Grizzly Bear.>


Into The Unknown: A Reflection

Barbican's exhibition of 200 years of sci-fi failed to impress...

Science Fiction

Festivals, fun and forecasts: here’s our bank holiday guide

The best things to see, visit and do over the next four days

News (Ireland)

Dark Mesas Under an Ancient Light: Southwest Under Siege

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands. Photo: Phil Armitage.I am lost in a labyrinth of stone. I only know I must go down. I must follow the striated pink …

Bo Diddley

CBC's Chris Walker hosts the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

August 17-20<p>Blues fans - get ready! CBC is once again proud to sponsor the <b>CBC Blues Stage</b> at the 25th annual <b>Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival.</b> …


Join Knight in Akron for these August 2017 events

As summer is winding down, the events are just heating up. In celebration of our foreign-born neighbors, the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron …

Farmers' Markets

Cash Box Kings shake up SPACE with 'Royal Mint'

The most haunting moment in the Cash Box Kings’ show Monday night at SPACE, in Evanston, came at the very end.<p>After nearly two hours of classic blues, contemporary songwriting and ample energy, CBK singer and co-leader Oscar Wilson called to the stage Chicago guitarist and SPACE partner Dave …


What's on: 12 things to do in Northern Ireland this week

It's a busy week across Northern Ireland as we head into August, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained.


Rare Footage Of Jimi Hendrix Jamming With Buddy Guy Circa 1968

Jimi Hendrix was a rock god and a hero to many musicians, but in Jimi's eyes the mighty Buddy Guy was a real hero, and one of the only musicians who …

Buddy Guy

The Cast of Titanic: Where Are They Now?

1 of 11<p>KATE WINSLET (ROSE DEWITT BUKATER)<p>The better question is where <i>hasn't</i> Winslet been? In the 20 years since <i>Titanic</i>'s release, she's become one of …


Charlize Theron fight training for Atomic Blonde

Move over John Wick, as it looks like we have a new assassin in town. Starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron; Atomic Blonde is an action …


Born of the beauty of the blues: A life of Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi, 46, was not born of the blues.<p>Born in Boston and raised in a middle-class upbringing in semirural, neighboring Norwell, Tedeschi’s …


Who trusts — and pays for — the news? Here’s what 8,728 people told us | RJI

Vote now: RJI Fellows’ proposed SXSW sessions target trust in news and media censorship<p>RJI in the news <br>MarketWatch: These are the most — and the …


Cash Box Kings celebrate classic Chicago blues

When Joe Nosek was a teenager growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, he snuck into nightclubs to experience the music he'd come to love from records and radio: classic Chicago blues.<p>Not rock derivations of this foundational American sound but the real thing: James Cotton, Junior Wells, Sunnyland …


Remembering the Chicago blues

<b>British journalist and photographer Alan Harper was still a student when he made his first trip to Chicago in 1979 in search of one of its most famous exports: the blues.</b><p>When he went back in 1982, he was armed with a camera and notebook. "It was a bit like a gap year that got out of hand," he …


A Simple, But Advanced Sounding Way To Fingerpick Blues On Your Acoustic Guitar [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Learn how to fingerpick your way through a 12 bar blues while playing both the lead and rhythm parts at the same time on your …


Barbara Sinatra, Frank's 4th wife and philanthropist, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children's advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused youngsters, died Tuesday. She was 90.<p>Sinatra died of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home …