Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mika Tyyskä: video for Cancer Society of Finland

Mika Tyyskä
More commercial guitar work. Unlike in the RAY commercial here GUITAR is LOUD. I believe Marko Nyberg produced this, what a previledge! I sure was after some Steve Stevens-ish riffing.

Client: Cancer Society of Finland
Agency: 358 Helsinki
Production company: Teko Film
Animation: Anima Boutique
Music & Sound Design: El Camino Helsinki

Bryan Baker, Ariel Mann: Vesser - "From This Timeless Ash" - gets a release date!

From This Timeless Ash" stands as the debut album from Vesser, a bombastic, ethereal, elemental, utterly aggressive and technically masterful metal group formed by Bryan Baker from the remnants of what was formally his rock/blues group Black Baptista, which disbanded in 2012. Vesser is simultaneously punishing and engaging, pummeling grooves and riffs with complete conviction, while never straying from the band's collectively rich background in harmonically advanced music. "From This Timeless Ash" is currently being recorded and will be released at an unknown date in the future.

releases October 17, 2016

  • Bryan Baker: Guitar, Vocals
  • Ariel Mann: Guitar, Vocals
  • Peter Boskovich: Bass
  • Andy Sanesi: Drums
  • Produced by Vesser

Early demos from the recording sessions.

Bryan Baker, Ariel Mann: The Making of Vesser - hardcore progressive + math

Bryan Baker: announces Photic a follow up to Aphotic - and in the darkness he said... let there be light... and there was light!

Bryan Baker

For those of your who know my first record "Aphotic", things are currently in the works for the forming for a very, very serious band to record "Photic", the sort of conceptual follow-up to that album later this summer. Stay tuned, it's gonna be insane!

Ivan Chopik: Aristides Guitars [4K] - NAMM 2016 - Owner Pascal Langelaar talks about Aristides Guitars and highlights some of their latest models for 2016 at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA. Timo Somers of the band Delain breaks out some tasty riffs to demonstrate the sound of these guitars.

NAMM 2016: Aristides Guitars [4K]

Remi Nicouleau: 4 Licks Around - Logicom - great live fusion performance

Remi Nicouleau : Guitar
Guillaume Ramaye : Keys
Idrîs-Félix Bahri : Bass
Nathan Maliba : Drums
Best Quality :
Remerciements particuliers à toute l'équipe de pour son ENORME soutien de communication et pour la captation video au studio de Bernard Prévost!!!!
Filmé et Enregistré chez Bernard Prévost
Camera : Michel Lecomte & Hervé Bedu
Son, Mixage, Mastering & Montage Video : Hervé Bedu
Lien : : :

4 Licks Around - Logicom -

Kleber K Shima: with Emerson Marciano - "Music Makers Duet" - Prelude II - J. S. Bach

Guitar Arrangement: Kleber K. Shima. Prelude II in Cm - J. S. Bach

Kleber K. Shima & Emerson Marciano - "Music Makers Duet" - Prelude II - J. S. Bach

Adrian Weiss: Album III Studio Report Part 3 (Guitars)

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Also available at iTunes or most other download and CD shops including CD Baby!

Adrian Weiss plays TS Customs guitars and ENGL-Amps.

Adrian Weiss - Album III Studio Report Part 3 (Guitars)

David Preston, Kevin Glasgow, Laurie Lowe: Eponymous debut album getting great reviews

Preston Glasgow Lowe - debut album

"Think Metallica meets Mingus, or Hendrix, Pastorius and Animal from the Muppets on a bro-date."★★★★ The Evening Standard
"A brilliant debut album showcasing the respective talents of three exceptional British musicians... An excellent start... They are the business."
★★★★½ All About Jazz
"There's a real buzz around this London trio, whose live rock energy and left-field smarts are evident on their eponymous debut."
★★★★ The Evening Standard
"There’s subtlety, there’s grace, and there’s excitement.​ ​The variation on the themes are exceptional​.""★​★★★ UK Vibe
"A trio fast-playing and fast-reacting with often spectacular ease."
★★★★ The Scotsman
"​A very promising debut from Preston, Glasgow and Lowe. Rich in intensity and spellbinding in parts, there’s obviously much more to come from this exciting trio.​"
★​★★★​ UK Vibe​

British trio Preston - Glasgow - Lowe release their eponymous debut album with an energetic and technically thrilling record of original material. Writing and performing together since 2012, London-based David Preston (guitar), Kevin Glasgow (six-string electric bass) and Laurie Lowe (drums) have steadily honed their own particular style of complex riffs and thunderous rhythms complete with subtle, low-level electronics and overdubs. The project’s creative and developmental processes open up a panoply of textures and colors – from open, contemplative oases to heavyweight, blistering maelstrom – yet it all emanates from this close collaboration of just three musically-incisive minds.

Preston - Glasgow - Lowe’s carefully constructed sequences invite their own compositional extensions and improvisations to seamlessly flow in and out of the framework, searching for the undiscovered, as intimated by David Preston: “For me, the trio format is one of the most interesting, with its opportunities and challenges to either create or fill space; so it’s always exciting to get together with like-minded musicians, in that context, to spend time analyzing what you want to explore, and what maybe you haven’t yet heard, so you can then answer that question as thoroughly and as honestly as you can.”

Preston Glasgow Lowe - CPU

The sheer, virtuosic rapidity of the playing found within these 65 minutes is striking – from the tumultuous, firecracker synchronicity of ‘C:\>PU’ and ‘Colour Possesses’ to the melodic guitar breadth and animated bass grooving of ‘Everything in Everything’, and the breathless six-string bass velocity of ‘Elephant and Castle’ to Laurie Lowe’s viscerally penetrating drum eruption at the centre of three-part ‘Within You’. Presenting a cool, synthy spatiality, ‘Song to the Citadel’ prompts exquisite fretboard roaming and pitch-bending from both Preston and Glasgow; while the intensifying, rock-infused urgency of ‘The Priory’ - written in part as a through-composed drum solo - features Lowe's relentless yet nuanced drumming.

In a fertile environment which melds the ethos of jazz-rock fusion with enthusiastic invention, this is a trio whose combined experience and prowess is distilled into an intuitive and invigorating program, fine-tuned from their live sessions. As Kevin Glasgow sums up: “We’ve been shaping this music together for some time, and have received some great reactions at gigs; it’s a concept that comes from within us, so we can’t wait to share it more widely through this album release.”

Preston Glasgow Lowe - [Official Album Trailer] - Whirlwind Recordings

Stus Rollins: New album Magnificent Skin. Coming June 2016

Stus Rollins: New album Magnificent Skin. Coming June 2016

Preview a couple of tracks from upcoming album from Stus Rollins. Ten Tracks of guitar heaven, two vocal tracks this time but still plenty of virtuosity and string bending.

Andy Wood: Announced for the 2016 RMA Summer Guitar Workshop

Andy Wood: Announced for the 2016 RMA Summer Guitar Workshop

The 2016 RMA Summer Guitar Workshop on June 17-18 is open for registration. This year the RMA welcomes back our friend and amazing musician, Andy Wood. Andy has been busy touring as a guitar and mandolin sideman for Rascal Flatts. Andy will be joining us for the second day of our workshop. Many people know him from his stunning acoustic and electric solo work. But Andy not only tours with Rascal Flatts, he has played guitar for other big artists such as Scott Stapp (Creed) and Sebastian Bach. In addition to Andy, Suhr Artist Seth Rosenbloom will be joining the RMA faculty to teach several classes. Seth has incredible versatility on the guitar and will be bringing his knowledge of rock and blues technique to the RMA.

Also, this year D’Addario, Port City Amps, and Suhr have donated some AMAZING giveaways. There will be a drawing on the final day for participants in the workshop to win these items."

Listen Angel: turns out there is more than one impossible chord... well who knew?!

Don't do this on stage, you will look ridiculous! More stuff at

Can U Play...The IMPOSSIBLE Guitar Chord?

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: Aristocrats Australian tour dates

The dates:

Oct 2 - Perth - John Inverarity Theatre
Oct 4 - Adelaide - The Gov
Oct 6 - Melbourne - The Bendigo Hotel
Oct 8 - Sydney - Manning Bar
Oct 10 - Brisbane - The Crow Bar

Three levels of tickets are available:

* General Admission Concert
* Silver: Concert + clinic
* Platinum: Concert + clinic + meet & greet (limited supply)

Many thanks to THUMP MUSIC for making this possible - be sure to visit them for more details.

Meanwhile, we're putting the finishing touches on our Asia tour in September, and in addition to our Japan dates we're hoping to have these locales nailed down very soon:

Hong Kong

More news soon! :-)

The Aristocrats

Matt Wicklund: Ghost Ship Octavius announce tour dates

Ghost Ship Octavius is heavy, melodic, progressive music with an original sound and powerful dynamics. Featuring Matt Wicklund on guitar (God Forbid, Himsa, Warrel Dane), Van Williams on drums (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Pure Sweet Hell), Adõn Fanion on vocals and Dagna Silesia on bass (Warrel Dane, The People Now). 

The memorable choruses, lyrics and imagery take the listener to a world of frozen and ghostly themes, grounded in technical and groovy rhythmic mastery with intense drums and bass lines, melodically supported by soaring vocals and captivating guitars. They are a growing fire in the american metal scene.

After receiving an overwhelming response from fans during their recent debut tour in the US and Canada, the band is now looking
to further expand it's territory.

Jun 03 BLACKTHORN 51 Queens, NY Tickets & More
Jun 04 BAR XII Wilmington, DE Tickets & More
Jun 08 The Saint Asbury Park, NJ Tickets & More
Jun 09 Evening Star Concert Hall N. Falls, NY Tickets & More
Jun 10 Coalition Toronto, ON Tickets & More
Jun 12 Piranha Bar Montreal, Canada Tickets & More
Jun 13 L’anti Bar & Spectacles Quebec, Canada Tickets & More
Jun 15 Geno's Portland, ME Tickets & More
Jun 16 Ralphs Rock Diner Worcester, MA Tickets & More
Jun 17 The One Bar & Grill Northampton, MA Tickets & More
Jun 18 Cherry St. Station Wallingford, CT Tickets & More

Zakk Wylde: Book Of Shadows II - Europe, US and Canada tour dates

ZAKK WYLDE today has announced new U.S. and Canadian tour dates in continued support of his new LP Book Of Shadows II.

Date Venue Location Get Tickets
May 25 O2 Forum Kentish Town London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
May 26 Cabaret Suvage Paris, France Tickets & More
May 27 Philharmonie Haarlem Haarlem, Netherlands Tickets & More
May 28 Den Atelier Luxembourg, Luxembourg Tickets & More
May 29 DYNAMO Zurich, Switzerland Tickets & More
May 31 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany Tickets & More
Jun 01 Posthof Linz, Austria Tickets & More
Jun 03 Wutwornia Łódź, Poland Tickets & More
Jun 04 Metalfest Open Air Pilsen, Czech Republic Tickets & More
Jun 06 Kino Siska Ljubljana, Slovenia Tickets & More
Jun 07 Tvornica Club Zagreb, Croatia Tickets & More
Jun 09 Teatro Degli Arcimboldi Milano, Italy Tickets & More
Jun 10 La Belle Electrique Grenoble, France Tickets & More
Jun 11 Le Rocher de Palmer Cenon, France Tickets & More
Jun 13 La Riviera Madrid, Spain Tickets & More
Jun 14 BARTS Barcelona, Spain Tickets & More
Jun 15 Santana 27 Bilbao, Spain Tickets & More
Jun 17 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium Tickets & More
Jun 18 Circus Crone Munich, Germany Tickets & More
Jun 19 Serenadenhof Nurnberg, Germany Tickets & More
Jun 20 Passionskirche Berlin, Germany Tickets & More
Jun 22 Havana Club Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel Tickets & More
Jul 08 Gas Monkey Live Dallas, TX Tickets & More
Jul 09 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK Tickets & More
Jul 10 Emo's Austin, TX Tickets & More
Jul 12 House of Blues Houston, TX Tickets & More
Jul 13 House of Blues New Orleans, LA Tickets & More
Jul 15 The Plaza Live Orlando, FL Tickets & More
Jul 16 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets & More
Jul 18 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA Tickets & More
Jul 19 Webster Hall New York, NY Tickets & More
Jul 20 The Norva Norfolk, VA Tickets & More
Jul 22 Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC Tickets & More
Jul 23 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY Tickets & More
Jul 24 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL Tickets & More
Jul 26 Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN Tickets & More
Jul 28 The Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI Tickets & More
Jul 29 The Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH Tickets & More
Jul 30 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA Tickets & More
Jul 31 Royale Boston, MA Tickets & More
Aug 02 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD Tickets & More
Aug 04 Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT Tickets & More
Aug 07 Heavy Montreal Montreal, Canada Tickets & More
Aug 08 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada Tickets & More
Aug 10 The Rave Milwaukee, WI Tickets & More
Aug 11 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE Tickets & More
Aug 13 Full Throttle Saloon Sturgis, SD Tickets & More
Aug 15 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO Tickets & More
Aug 16 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT Tickets & More
Aug 18 The Wilma Missoula, MT Tickets & More
Aug 19 Flames Central Calgary, Canada Tickets & More
Aug 20 O'Brian's Event Centre Saskatoon, Canada Tickets & More
Aug 21 The Garrick Centre Winnipeg, Canada Tickets & More
Aug 23 The Ranch Roadhouse Edmonton, Canada Tickets & More
Aug 25 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada Tickets & More
Aug 26 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA Tickets & More
Aug 27 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA Tickets & More
Aug 28 Roseland Theater Portland, OR Tickets & More
Aug 30 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA Tickets & More
Sep 01 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV Tickets & More
Sep 02 The Marquee Tempe, AZ Tickets & More
Sep 03 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA Tickets & More

News: Todd Sharp Amps to Exhibit at NAMM - Exclusive Specials Available to Booth Visitors

Todd Sharp Amps to Exhibit at NAMM - Exclusive Specials Available to Booth Visitors

May 10, 2016, NASHVILLE, TN…Todd Sharp Amplifiers announces they will be exhibiting for the first time atSummer NAMM 2016, June 23-25 in Nashville, TN at booth #1255. Launched in Feb. 2016, by renowned guitar player Todd Sharp, the amp company is already generating A-list clientele, rave reviews, and a Guitar Player Editors’ Pick Award, the highest honor from the publication. Sharp will be present at the booth throughout the expo and provide exclusive offers on his flagship model the JOAT 20RT (Jack Of All Tone, 20 Watts, Reverb/Tremolo) and his newest model the JOAT 30RT for attendees.
The high-end, hand-wired vacuum tube amps are the first of their kind from Sharp, who has 40+ years performing from studios to stadiums. He has played with numerous artists, including Hall & Oates, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Bob Welch, Delbert McClinton, Carlene Carter and many more. Through his years of performing experience Sharp had yet to find the perfect amp, so he decided to build one.
Early admirers of the brand include Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Mick Fleetwood and John Oates, who is using the JOAT 20RT on his national tour with Daryl Hall. Todd Sharp Amps recently moved their headquarters to the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville.
"After knowing and playing with Todd Sharp for many years I was anxious to try his new amplifiers. They are everything I hoped for and more. Very versatile and constructed to a very high standard technically. The Jack of All Tones (JOAT 20RT) delivers exactly what it’s now front and center as part of my Hall & Oates touring stage rig and I can't wait to get it into the studio as well." – John Oates
"I love my JOAT amp by Todd Sharp and all of its cool features. It is extremely versatile, uniquely designed and is simply beautiful." — Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Steve Wariner

About Todd Sharp Amplifiers

Founded in 2016, Todd Sharp Amplifiers are handcrafted in Nashville, TN. The debut model the JOAT (The Jack of all Tones) 20RT head and Model A Speaker Cabinet are now available. With the accumulated wisdom of 40+ years as a first call rock & roll guitarist including the last 20 polishing tone for an impressive clientele with Nashville Amplifier Service, Sharp brings unique experience and expertise to Todd Sharp Amplifiers: “Amplifier Design by a Real Player for Real Players.” From aesthetics to chassis layout, to mil spec rotary selectors and pots, aircraft grade isolation mounts for the first stage 6AU6 pentode and dual Reverb tank design, custom spec transformers, point to point hand wiring with 19 strand Teflon wire, stainless steel hardware, and a painstaking process of selecting each component for optimum performance, the JOAT amplifier series deliver from Fingerboard to Baffleboard.

For more information on Todd Sharp Amps please visit

Urszula Stosio: Fretless Ragga, Nature in Progress and Orient Express

Gitary - Ula Stosio, głos, skrzypce, cajon - Marcin Pokorski, vizual - Mar Tu, video, t. Kruk, B. Dubiański

Ula Stosio Fretless Ragga

Nature in Progress - muzyka, gitara U.Stosio,
głos, skrzypce, cajon-Marcin Pokorski,
vizual-Mar Tu,

Ula Stosio, Marcin Pokorski - "Nature in Progress"

Ula Stosio "Orient Express"

Ciro Manna: plays live "X1" at MusicOff studios

Ciro Manna esegue dal vivo X1, la opening track del suo ultimo album XY. Scopri di più su
Un'occasione che celebriamo con il primo video di MusicOff girato in 4k!

Ciro Manna usa amplificatori Dv Mark e chitarre PRS.

Resta in contatto con MusicOff!

Ciro Manna plays live "X1" at MusicOff studios