Jimi Hendrix

An Artist with Synesthesia Turns Jazz & Rock Classics Into Colorful Abstract Paintings

For those in the arts, few moments are more blissful than those spent “in the zone,” those times when the words or images or notes flow unimpeded, …

Culture

Charles Manson’s Radical Chic

Some on the left adored him, before and after the murders.<p>The history of the postwar period is the history of the struggle against Communism. What’s …

Joseph Stalin

My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields on the Agony and Ecstasy of 'Loveless'

In the past few months, Kevin Shields nearly went bankrupt, as he pursued the seemingly Sisyphean task of making new, completely analog vinyl …

Brian Eno

The simple statistical analysis that explains the entire history of popular music

In national security, social network analysis is used to identify potential terrorists. In marketing, it can uncover the Instagram influencers who are best positioned to sell a company’s product.<p>But social network theory—the study of how different people or things interact with one another, often …

Frank Zappa

Charles Manson's last insane act was to try to retain his infamy

REUTERS<p>Charles Manson, the murderous cult leader who orchestrated a string of killings in the late 1960s, has died while serving a life sentence.<p>He …

Crime

Five Puerto Rico Fundraising Events in Seattle This Week

It's been two months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, but the island's continued crisis mode remains in the news. If you want to help out back …

Caribbean

What's In Your Fridge: Frankie Neilson of Beatmerchant Record Store

Mike Usinger<i>What’s In Your Fridge is where the</i> Straight<i> asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and,</i> …

Jim Morrison

For the Sake of the Song: Accompaniment Tips and Techniques

Bill EvansNovember 18, 2017<p><b>From the January 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS</b><p>Great accompaniment is an art that an audience …

Guitar

The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone

What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury<p>When I got to <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the party was over. I turned up just in time to see a cigarette floating in the last cocktail of the night. It was 1993, and I was in my mid-20s. I went on the road with the Rolling …

Hunter S. Thompson

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

"From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. …

Jacqui Lambie

What links Richie Havens at Friday 5pm and Jimi Hendrix at Monday 9am? The Weekend quiz

From a football club to Ophelia, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz<p>The questions<p><b>1</b> What is inscribed with three versions of a decree issued at Memphis in 196BC?<b><br>2</b> What is measured by the Gini coefficient?<b><br>3</b> Which London football club now has “London” on its crest?<b><br>4</b> The roofless St Michael’s …

Glastonbury

The Harvard professor of Bob Dylan studies: 'My thesis is that he has become Odysseus'

He mentions Dylan in the same breath as Ovid, Virgil and Dante. Meet Richard F Thomas, the classics professor who has spent half a century decoding Bob’s imagery, sources and allusions<p>‘People who know Bob Dylan slightly, or know of him – the book is to help them to understand why he’s important.” …

Bob Dylan

Lil Peep was going to take emo and rap to new places

Lil Peep didn’t have to be an innovator to instantly master a sound. The Long Beach, New York, artist — born Gustav Åhr — sing-rapped memorable tunes …

Lil Peep

Tone makers: Electro-Harmonix founder Mike Matthews

<b>We talk about effects units old and new with Electro-Harmonix’s charismatic founder.</b><p>1. What was the first pedal you built and how did the design come …

Guitar

How Hollywood Secularized Johnny Cash, a Great Man of Faith

Johnny Cash had two loves, and we all met one of them thanks to the biopic “Walk the Line,” which was released in 2005. Her name was June Carter.<p>But …

Jackie Robinson

13 awesome things to do on Newburgh Street, Soho

Carnaby Street may get all the attention, but Newburgh Street was once home to the shop credited with kickstarting the ’60s fashion revolution. …

London

Meet Lana Del Rey’s spirit guide and good friend, Medium Fleur

"Lana is a tremendous advocate for mediumship"<p>Meet Medium Fleur – an in-demand medium based in Los Angeles, who has read for famouses such as Lana …

Lana Del Rey

On View: All the Jewish Art You Need to See This Week, November 17th Edition

<i>Each week, the Scroll highlights upcoming exhibits, performances, and cultural events around the country.</i><b>Atlanta, Georgia</b> Continue reading "On View: …

Jewish Culture

How to Add Harmonic Distortion for Analog Warmth

Harmonic distortion was a given in the analog recording world and helped create excitement in analog recordings: get tips on how to achieve it …

Guitar

Luke Kuechly Believes Consistency Can Make Any Football Player Excellent

Luke Kuechly is spending a rainy Tuesday afternoon seated in a popular Charlotte restaurant. The All-Pro linebacker isn’t just there simply to grab a bite to eat — he’s promoting some soup as one of the new faces of Campbell’s Chunky Soup. The Chunky Soup brand has had some hilarious television …

Sports

'Silence is betrayal': the jazz musicians putting the political into their playing

From Martin Luther King to Hendrix, and New Orleans to Bengal, jazz musicians are examining history, power, politics and even identity in radical and vital music<p>Martin Luther King’s baritone voice booms over the PA. “A time comes when silence is betrayal,” he hollers, in an extract from a 1967 …

Politics

Betty Davis documentary premieres in Amsterdam

Film maker Phil Cox has written and directed a documentary about the reclusive funk songwriter and vocalist Betty Davis. Called <i>Betty – They Say I Am</i> …

Music

How to roll a joint

STEP 1<p>If you’re looking for a strain that doesn’t make you too tired stick to sativa, which is a head high, versus indica, which is a body high. If …

Hacking

Historic Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Prince, Tom Petty, Johnny Winter Guitars Up for Auction December 2

Guernsey's auction house will offer up a remarkable group of historic guitars on December 2 at the Boehmian National Hall in New York City.<p>The group …

Guitar

Show Us Your Space: Electric Lady Studios

Welcome back to Show Us Your Space, our series where we invite musicians and producers of every kind to share their studios and surroundings with …

Lou Reed

Colors of the Comanche Nation Flag by Stuart Youngman 'Sy' Hoahwah

Red<p>Mupits’ breath, in moonlight, outside a child’s bedroom window<p>Hunter’s bones scattered on the prairie<p>Fragrance of Comanche gangstas who entered …

Moonlight

UK Jazz Is Killing It Right Now

It’s no secret that jazz in London is in a good place right now.<p>There’s a lot of talk about a resurgence, a renewal of energies, and while there’s …

Jools Holland

Does America need a new national anthem?

Religious folks complain it's too secular -- why not sing "God Bless America" or "America The Beautiful"? Plus, the song's huge range makes it nearly …

Star Spangled Banner

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: “I was always drawn to sounds that didn’t sound like the guitar”

<b>Ed O’Brien is the unsung hero of Radiohead. Where Jonny Greenwood is the man performing the wiry, acerbic anti-solos and Thom Yorke the rhythmic</b> …

Guitar

Edward Van Halen Rock Walk Induction

On November 13th Edward Van Halen placed his hands in cement as he was inducted into the Hollywood, California Rock Walk. The Rock Walk is located in …

Guitar