Chicago Blues

Sticky Carpet

Their list of former band members rivals the late Lemmy Kilmister's nutty old band Hawkwind, but with founding members Dick Taylor on guitar and …

Staten Island

The History of the Guitar & Guitar Legends: From 1929 to 1979

In the age of the Classical Education, students pored over and memorized the works of “authorities,” exemplars of grammar, rhetoric, logic, etc. …

George Harrison

More Approaches to Soloing on a Pair of Adjacent Strings

Last month, I introduced the concept of soloing on a pair of adjacent strings and remaining on them while traversing up and down the fretboard. We …

Blues Music

How the Distinctly Syncopated Clave Rhythm Pattern of Afro-Cuban Music Took Hold in Modern Music

The fast talking doodling music theorist and musician 12tone visually and verbally explains the syncopation, the theory behind numerous variations of …

Offbeat News

2018 Chicago Fall Festival Guide

Fall officially begins this weekend, but the changing of the season doesn’t mean the outdoor fun has to end. Gear up for fall festivals, nature …

Oktoberfest

Review: Billy F. Gibbons feels right at home on blues album

Billy F. Gibbons, "The Big Bad Blues" (Concord Records)<p>Billy F. Gibbons hasn't strayed far from the blues but after a 2015 solo debut awash in Afro-Cuban influences, "The Big Bad Blues" is a sort of homecoming in more ways than one — the very ZZ Top-like opening track, "Missin' Yo' Kissin,'" among …

Blues Music

10 Things You Didn't Know About Megadeth's 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?'

Not even drug addiction, band brawls and homelessness could stop Dave Mustaine from making his masterpiece

Blues Music

Noname opens up, and invites us to do the same, on the unapologetic Room 25

In 2016, Noname made waves when she debuted with <i>Telefone</i>, a vivid, soulful collection of jazz-rap establishing her voice among friends and fellow …

Aretha Franklin

Gong Gong Gong - "Siren 追逐劇"

Beijing duo Tom Ng and Joshua Frankly make transnational blues with swarming psychedelic borders as Gong Gong Gong. Drawing from the sounds of West …

San Francisco

Things to Do Thursday!

6 Things to Do for September 20 by Mercury Things to Do Staff<b>DeRay Mckesson</b><br>Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson is an easy-to-recognize face …

Jimi Hendrix

Millie Bobby Brown, 14, is getting advice from Drake about ‘boy stuff’ because he knows about feelings, ok

Drake is the teenage agony uncle you never you needed.<p>The In My Feelings singer has apparently been handing out some solid advice to 14-year-old …

Entertainment (UK)

Direct Energy presents Carolyn Wonderland in concert Sept. 29 at Levy Park

Image 1 of / 1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Carolyn Wonderland will be the featured performer at a free concert at Levy Park on Saturday, Sept. 29.<p>Direct Energy is the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Stranger Things child stars are all grown up at the Emmy Awards

The cast of Stranger Things are no longer the kids were first met in the Upside Down two years ago.<p>The stars of the Netflix hit show, which is up for …

Red Carpet

‘Austin City Limits’ Announces Buddy Guy Webcast

Tonight (Monday, September 17), legendary guitarist Buddy Guy will make his fifth appearance on the <i>Austin City Limits</i> stage. If you can’t make it to …

Austin City Limits

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2018 (A Gallery)

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival returned to Colorado this weekend for its annual gathering, which was lead this year by headliners Gov’t Mule, …

Blues Music

Natalia Dyer Shines Bright In A Glittering Gold Gown At The 2018 Emmy Awards

Natalia Dyer, AKA Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things,’ sure knows how to clean up! See her stunning look on the 2018 Emmy Awards …

Red Carpet

The Blues Train September 16 ......All Shades of Blues

Blues from Jimmie Vaughan,BB King,Lurrie Bell,T Model Ford,Guitar Shorty,Mr Sipp,Jimmy Duck Holmes,Gary Moore,Roy Gaines,Karen Lovely,Kris …

Blues Music

Watch Exclusive Parker Millsap Long Road Interview

Gaining widespread acclaim for his captivating live performances, soulful sound and his memorable, narrative-style songs, Parker Millsap is a young …

Music

Live Review: Greta Van Fleet at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Fri Sept 14

by Ned Lannamann photo by Bob GersztynRising rock upstarts <b>Greta Van Fleet</b> hit the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday night, and their show was …

Greta Van Fleet

The "Stranger Things" Kids Then Vs. At The 2018 Emmy Awards

They grow up so fast!

Macon

See legendary vintage gear in action at Seven Decades’ live UK Guitar Show performances

<b>Alongside a brand-new exhibition of their guitars, the Seven Decades band will be performing Telecaster, Les Paul, and Stratocaster-focused sessions</b> …

Guitar Playing

The Blues Lounge Radio Show 16th Sept 2018 ft The Down Home Blues Box Sets Chicago, Detroit & NY

The Blues Lounge Radio Show 16th Sept 2018 ft The Down Home Blues Box Sets Chicago, Detroit & NY Blues.<br>On the show we go back to the early days of …

Blues Music

Stranger Things’ Natalia Dyer teases season 3 will be the ‘biggest so far’

<b>Stranger Things season two had viewers on the edge of their seats earlier this year.</b><p>Well, fans of the sci-fi Netflix series should brace themselves …

Stranger Things

Europe ’72

I am convinced that God made the Grateful Dead so that they could be heard in concert. Besides the tremendous amount of music which the Dead plays at …

Grateful Dead

Today in History

Today in History<p>Today is Sunday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2018. There are 106 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlights in History:<p>On Sept. 16, …

Armed Robbery

Robert Walter's 20th Congress Releases New Single, "Chalk Giant", Off Forthcoming Album 'Spacesuit' [Listen]

<b>Robert Walter’s 20th Congress</b> is gearing up to release their new album, <i>Spacesuit</i>, due out September 21st via <b>Royal Potato Family</b>. The band has …

Live Music

Windy City Blues Fest

By<p>This post was contributed by a community member.<p><b>Windy City Blues Fest</b> in Lyons. Open air event Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sept. 23, noon-8 …

Chicago

Chicago Bluesmen Pay Tribute to the Stones

It looks like the Stones logo, but on closer inspection, the face around the protruding tongue is a bit more weathered and hairy than the Stones …

Living Rooms

PYREXIA's New Song "Angels of Gomorrah" Is A Brutal Assault on the Ears

Death metal legends <b>Pyrexia</b> are releasing their fifth full length album <i>Unholy Requiem</i> this Friday, Sept. 14th on Unique Leader Records and we're …

Death Metal

Jed Hilly talks AMERICANAFEST

Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, talks all-things AMERICANAFEST 2018 and plays some of his favorites from the past …

Americana