Beginning Tuesday, October 6th, multi-platinum recording artists Thirty Seconds to Mars will begin a Twitter-powered “30 Guitars in 30 Days” giveaway, rewarding one Twitter follower each day with a brand new guitar for the astronomically low price of 1 Tweet.full details
Co-presented by Culture Jam and Michael Kelly Guitars, fans can enter to win 1 of 30 Nostalgia Series guitars (including fitted hard-shell cases) by sending a single tweet through Culture Jam’s custom application at: thirtysecondstomars.culturejam.com. The band will select one winner daily.
The “30 Guitars in 30 Days” giveaway is the most recent fan-focused intiative from Thirty Seconds To Mars. Recently fans have had the unique opportunity to participate in both the recording process of This Is War as well as the album packaging. “The Summit” brought fans from around the world together both online and offline to record sounds that were included on the album and the “Faces of Mars” contest allowed fans to submit photos of themselves which will ultimately end up on multiple different covers of the album.
On October 13th, you will also be able to use the application to become one of the first to purchase Thirty Seconds to Mars’ newest single – “Kings + Queens” – as well as preorder This is War (December 8th, EMI’s Virgin Records) via iTunes and Amazon. http://www.michaelkellyguitars.com/
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
10-5-09 Lick Of The Week Track #7 Trinity from the CD Violet Horizon
9/28/09 Lick Of The Week - Shape Shifter track #6 from the CD Violet Horizon
9-21-09 Lick Of The Week Track #5 Liquid Soul from Violet Horizon
We have a robbalducci.com special, buy the CD for the price of $15.00 with free shipping and get a Violet Horizon autographed poster and a guitar pick for free.
Thanks for your support!
Steel Panther-Fat Girl
Subway Bandit Give me a riff competition winner!!
Steffen H says:
Entry to riff competition. Drum track is Rob's. I doubled the guitar, added a tiny solo guitar in the background and gave it a bass line. I am "pick sync-ing" the video. My gear: PRS 250SC, TonePort UX2, MacBook Pro with Logic 9, Stingray bass. I know my face looks stupid when playing :O) Play loud with proper stereo speakers or headphones! :O))
Re: Give me a riff competition - Win £400 worth of pedals
Steffen H says:
Working on making a full song from the riff. This is a very first rough demo, refinements and vocals to follow soon.
Re: Give me a riff competition - Made a Song from the Riff - This is a rough demo
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telemann menuet 2
Hey guys, just a video of me testing out my webcam,
theres is a bit of audio clipping in the video, in the lower frequencies, and audio phase too,
i'll sort this out and get a better video up soon.
The Frame Rate isn't great either.
Webcam Test - The Rebel Mind Solo
09.10.2009 The Palladium, Worcester USA
10.10.2009 The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie USA
11.10.2009 Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia USA
12.10.2009 Webster Theater, Hartford USA
13.10.2009 Ches-A-Rena, Cheswick USA
15.10.2009 Music Hall, London Canada
16.10.2009 Peabody’s, Cleveland USA
17.10.2009 Uncle Pleasant's, Louisville USA
18.10.2009 The Rave, Milwaukee USA
12.11.2009 Club Roxy, Prague Czech Republic
13.11.2009 Masters of Rock Cafe, Zlín Czech Republic
14.11.2009 Cassosport Hall, Kosice Slovakia
15.11.2009 SKC, Belgrade Serbia
17.11.2009 Petõfi Csarnok, Budapest Hungary
18.11.2009 Seifenfabrik, Graz Austria
19.11.2009 Szene, Vienna Austria
20.11.2009 Backstage, Munich Germany
22.11.2009 Z7, Pratteln Switzerland
23.11.2009 Longhorn, Stuttgart Germany
24.11.2009 Löwensaal, Nuremberg Germany
25.11.2009 Alcatraz, Milan Italy
27.11.2009 Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona Spain
28.11.2009 Heineken, Madrid Spain
29.11.2009 Theatre Barbey, Bordeaux France
30.11.2009 Elysée Montmartre, Paris France
02.12.2009 FZW, Dortmund Germany
03.12.2009 Carling Academy Islington, London UK
04.12.2009 Hard Rock Hell Fest, Prestatyn UK
05.12.2009 JB's, Dudley UK
06.12.2009 Hof Ter Lo, Antwerp Belgium
08.12.2009 Capitol, Hannover Germany
09.12.2009 013, Tilburg The Netherlands
10.12.2009 Paradiso, Amsterdam The Netherlands
12.12.2009 Folken, Stavanger Norway
13.12.2009 Sentrum Scene, Oslo Norway
14.12.2009 Trädgårn, Gothenburg Sweden
15.12.2009 Klubben, Stockholm Sweden
31.12.2009 Screamfest, Enmore Theatre, Sydney Australia
03.01.2010 Hi Fi, Brisbane Australia
05.01.2010 Billboard The Venue, Melbourne Australia
19.02.2010 Pakkahuone, Tampere Finland
20.02.2010 Finnish Metal Expo, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki Finland
25.02.2010 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki Finland
26.02.2010 Club Teatria, Oulu Finland
27.02.2010 Hullu Poro Areena, Levi Finland
28.02.2010 Hullu Poro Areena, Levi Finland
Tracklist for the 2007 Sampler(MP3 Format)
01 dUg pinnick - Life Is What You Make It (Strum Sum Up, MA-9094)
02 Liquid Trio Experiment - Hot Rod (Spontaneous Combustion, MA-9060)
03 Jordan Rudess - Piece Of The Pi (The Road Home, MA-9092)
04 Shadow Gallery - Mystery (Shadow Gallery Prime Cuts, MA-1011)
05 Derdian (Medley) (New Era, Pt 2 - The War Of The Gods, MA-9091)
06 Khallice - I've Lost My Faith (The Journey, MA-9089)
07 Age Of Nemesis - Tree Of Life (Terra Incognita, MA-9088)
08 Anthropia - Question Of Honor (Video Edit) (The Ereyn Chronicles, MA-9087)
09 Ozric Tentacles - Jelly Lips (The Floor’s Too Far Away, MA-9085)
10 Magna Carta Guitar Greats Medley (Magna Carta Guitar Greats, MA-1012)
11 Jordan Mancino - AHHH...The Fadeout (Drum Nation, Vol 3, MA-9086)
12 School Of The Arts - No Time Flat (School Of The Arts, MT-2315)
13 Michael Lee Firkins - One Big Punch (Blacklight Sonatas, MT-2306)
14 Oz Noy - Which Way Is Up (Fuzzy, MT-2314)
15 Alex Skolnick Trio - Mercury Retrograde (Last Day In Paradise, MT-2312)
16 Tishamingo - Are We Rollin’ (The Point, MT-2311)
Michael Lee Firkins, Steve Morse, Alex Skolnick, Charlie Hunter, Oz Noy, Chris Poland: all on one CD
V/A: JAM ON GUITARS buy
1.“Took The Words Right Outta My Mouth” – Michael Lee Firkins
2. “Free In The Park” – Steve Morse
3. “Scorch” – Alex Skolnick Trio - Alex Skolnick with Charlie Hunter
4. “Dance To The Music” – The Clinton Administration – Charlie Hitchcock, Fareed Haque, Michael Lee Firkins
5. “Gulab Jammin” – The Fareed Haque Group – Fareed Haque
6. “Downside Up” – Oz Noy with Mike Stern
7. “Lake Shore Drive” – OHMphrey – Chris Poland & Jake Cinninger
8. “Flashlight” – The Clinton Administration – Phil Upchurch
9. “Dump Truck” – Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Will Bernard
10. “Rome” – Tishamingo – Cameron Williams and Jess Franklin
11. “Disdots” – Ozric Tentacles – Ed Wynne
12. “Starlite Jamboree” – Bill Cutler – Jerry Garcia and Mark Karan
Magnatude Records has captured performances by some of the leading lights in the Jam Band field. Music from blues to folk to jazz and back to hard rock are intertwined, combined and refined.
Featuring performances by:
Steve Morse, Jake Cinninger, Alex Skolnick, Jerry Garcia, Charlie Hitchcock, Fareed Haque, Charlie Hunter, Oz Noy, Mike Stern, Michael Lee Firkins, Will Bernard, Mark Karan, Ed Wynne
The Jam Band Culture has produced some of the most inventive and diverse music that the rock genre has seen in a long time. Influences from blues to folk to jazz and back to hard rock are intertwined, combined and refined. The guitar has been the instrument that all this musical abundance is built around. Magnatude Records has captured performances by some of the leading lights in this field. “Jam On Guitars” illustrates the fact that it’s not about technique. It is about substance. Steve Morse, Jake Cinninger, Alex Skolnick and Michael Lee Firkins join an outstanding line up of players.
Activision plans Guitar Hero iPhone app:
A Guitar Hero application for the iPhone and exclusive tracks written by artists such as Robbie Williams and Gorillaz specifically for new video games Band Hero and DJ Hero are being planned by Vivendi's Activision... Guitar Hero chief executive Dan Rosensweig, the former chief operating officer of Yahoo!, will this week be meeting with music groups including EMI to discuss future collaborations with artists. EMI has been keen to create a Pink Floyd edition of Guitar Hero or Rock Band, as it has done with The Beatles.
Gerald Gradwohl Trio
Sally Beth Roe (CD)
Gerald Gradwohl talks about Sally Beth Roe, "After the release of our last album, "Tritone Barrier" back in 2007, we had many great gigs all over Europe and during this period I wrote a bunch of new songs especially for this trio line-up. When we started thinking about a new album, we decided to make it "as live as possible", to capture the vast energy and fun we have onstage. Three consecutive days of recording, and that's it (except for overdubs on two tunes). In the studio, we initially recorded 2 or 3 takes per tune, however, after a while we noticed that we liked the first takes for most of the tunes more, so by the end of the recording session, we weren't doing second takes anymore - for "Blues", "No Matter" and "Joni" we only did one take. For me, the new album has some kind of "raw and vintage" feel - I hope you can sense the atmosphere, energy and fun we had during the recording sessions! buy
During October, we are happy to promote Asian Guitarists by making very special prices on those CDs!
YanLiang Lee - Superstar
Yanliang Lee - Ski On Mars
YanLiang Lee - I will rock you
YanLiang Lee - Coollion Lee 3
Hisashi - Radiant Heat [Import]
Hideaki Nakama - Point Of No Return [Import]
Cheng Zhen - Highway A20 [Import]
Lei Chen - Love From Six
WenLin - Unattended Battlefield
Wenlin - A Fascinating Journey
Devin Townsend has confirmed his only UK performance of 2010. The twisted metal genius will be bringing his impressive catalogue to a live setting at next year’s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR festival. The man himself checked in with the following message:
“Hey folks, Devin Townsend here. Coming at you after a multi year hiatus of playing live.
I am extremely proud to say that I have the honor of playing the 2010 Bloodstock festival in England this coming summer! It’s been a while since I’ve played any shows so I hope you’ll join me as I finally get the chance to bring this vision to the big stage.
I will be playing selections from Addicted, Deconstruction, Ziltoid, Physicist, Ki, Infinity, Ocean Machine and various other albums from the past 15 years. I’m extremely proud to have the opportunity to finally bring these albums to you, I have been planning this for many years. It will be an experience that I hope we will all remember for years to come.
There’s no time like the present, Lets kick some ass.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Location: The Garage
Street: 20-22 Highbury Corner
Town/City: London, United Kingdom
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Mostar Sevdah Reunion + Special Guests - Live 25.10.2009 @ The Garage, Islington.
Mostar Sevdah Reunion – short bio
Mostar Sevdah Reunion is a group of artists sharing the same passion to decode and to represent traditional music from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although it has evolved over time, Sevdah remains a musical expression full of emotion, calling for old times when people lived easier and loved more. Mostar Sevdah Reunion brings this 400 year old tradition to life. Diversity in musical backgrounds and individual virtuosity in a collective that never performs two identical gigs makes them unique on the World Music scene.
Tatcho Drom – short bio
Tatcho Drom (the true path in Romany Gypsy language), led by Gundula Gruen, is a summary of wisdom of 16 years musical travels through the Eastern parts of Europe; inspired by Gypsy music the repertoire consist of traditional pieces in unique arrangements and compositions - a delight of whimsical musical pleas
Sunday 25 October - Doors: 7:00pm
Tickets: £18.00 + bf
Tickets available online: http://tickets.hmv.com/tickets/slink.buy/e.1GKX/london/the-relentless-garage/mostar-sevdah-reunion.html
Telephone: 0844 847 1678 (open 24hrs)
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Jazz Café Box Office Monday-Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm or in store at HMV Islington.
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20-22 Highbury Corner
beginning of Holloway Road,
opposite Highbury & Islington tube station
Over 14s only (under 16s with an adult)
Stay tuned with us since we are organising STARS from the EXYU block to perform Live for you here in the UK.
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Expect , Chris Geden to be there as well!
I've been dreaming about going to Nakamoto for about three years now. The obsession began thanks to a Korean Airlines in-flight entertainment system, where peppered among the current Hollywood hits and classic movies, were several short Korean documentaries. One of them, subtitled in English as "Addicted To Hot Food," was hosted by a twenty-something guy who traveled with a small camera crew, visiting several places noteworthy for their spicy cuisine. These hot spots, if you will, included Calabria-the hot pepper capital of Italy, Avery Island in Louisiana-home of the world famous Tobasco Sauce, and a close up look at the fiery delights of where I was headed, South Korea.read on plum duff
It's been said that your first hit of marijuana can lead to heroin addiction. Like most, I recognize this myth as a silly scare tactic, despite not being a big fan of pot or of potheads. But when it comes to chili pepper, it is true, at least in my case. My first hit turned me into a hot food junky.more hot sauce
I was eight years old and had simply grabbed a 'Spicy' V8 juice out of the fridge by mistake. The molten red liquid stung like a bee, searing my virgin tongue as if it was suddenly placed on a barbecue. Why would anyone willingly inflict this sort of pain on themselves?
Kosta Vreto - Skin On Strings (Steel Gallery)
Who said that only the outer turns talented virtuoso guitarists; Costas Vretos is one of them! First solo work for the guitarist Horizon's End and, like 80% of solo discs circulating out there, and that is a mix of progressive rock elements with jazz and fusion. But that does not do equal and identical with that move out there. Costas Vretos not put a bet with himself about how quickly can play and how many scales can play while scratching his back. All twelve tracks on the disc moving in a medium tempo and generally mildly. That is not to expect throughout the duration of the pro-space to solo more strange scales, but pretty emotional playing that brings speed only when needed. As each progressive album category, so this is accompanied by the necessary keys per occasion before making an atmosphere behind the piece and sometimes they get first place solarontas. And to break the ice the track''Love For Sale''is the only one with vocals from start to finish. But because we have to change a little the scene amid the disk home and found two very beautiful pieces played only acoustic guitar with one of these is the epilogue of the disc. Very good impression on his first job with very catchy melodies and not fetched things but should the next album might give a little more variety in his compositions. If you are a fan of Kiko Loureiro, Satriani and Steve Vai, then do not hesitate to listen to the album.
8 / 10
£750 worth of PRS guitars to be won at DV with Simon McBride
PRS Guitars will present Simon McBride live at DV with PRS at DV stores this October, as the renowned guitarist appears in-store to wow fans at DV’s PRS Guitar Centres.
Taking place from the 13th to the 15th of October from 7.30pm onwards, each of these special evening performances will also feature a prize draw in which a lucky attendee will win a £250 voucher that can be spent on any PRS guitar over the next six months at a DV store of their choice. Three vouchers are up for grabs, with a new prize draw taking place each night.
The events are an opportunity to hear Simon McBride demonstrate the skills that have made him one of the most respected guitarists in the UK. A one-time winner of Guitarist Magazine’s Young Guitarist of the Year title, the virtuoso rocker has carved an enviable career in the music industry, including a long stint as the lead guitarist with internationally acclaimed metal band Sweet Savage, and a forthcoming solo album.
As a leading endorsee of both PRS and Hughes & Kettner amplification, Simon will be demonstrating how powerful a combination these two brands can be. Even more impressive will be the appearance of the PRS Paul’s 28, an ultra-special edition instrument hand-built by Paul Reed Smith himself, of which only 28 have been made.
Attendees will also have a once-only opportunity to pick up deals on a wide selection of Hughes & Kettner amps and PRS guitars, many of which will be fresh off the plane from the States, having been hand-selected by DV from the PRS Maryland facility.
Entry to the events is free. Simply pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name and which event you wish to attend from the following locations:
Tuesday 13th October at DV Acton at 7.30pm
Wednesday 14th October at DV Cambridge at 7.30pm
Thursday 15th October at DV Romford at 7.30pm