Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rohan Stevenson: I Built The Sky - Lacunosus Live from Pony Music for Guitar Gods

Rohan Stevenson from I Built The Sky - performs Lacunosus Live from Pony Music for Guitar Gods and Masterpieces.

I Built The Sky - Lacunosus Live from Pony Music for Guitar Gods

Florian Merindol: JTC - Jam of the month - tasty soloing

Florian Merindol: JTC - Jam of the month - tasty soloing

JTC - Jam of the month (May 2016) - Florian Merindol

Adam Fulara, Rowan J Parker: Special Guest Interview

I got a chance to interview the incredible Adam Fulara recently in Poland. He is an amazing player with a unique take on the guitar and music.

Special Guest Interview - Adam Fulara

Bryan Baker: The Bill Evans Band - Kings and Queens

Live from the "Porgy and Bess" in Vienna on April 19th, 2016.

The players:

Dave Anderson: bass (and didn't fit in the video - sorry Dave! :)
Josh Dion: drums and vocals
Bill Evans: sax and vocals
Bryan Baker: guitar and vocals

Solo 06:00

The Bill Evans Band - Kings and Queens (live on 4/19/16)

Brad Whitford, Derek St Holmes: Whitford/St.Holmes News -- Slash's Brent Fitz To Fill-In on Drums for June Tour.




Slash’s Brent Fitz to Fill-In on Drums for Tour

(Los Angeles, CA – May 25, 2016) Whitford/St. Holmes, featuring the dynamic duo of Aerosmith guitarist, Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent vocalist/guitarist, Derek St. Holmes are back together and ready to release their new studio album and hit the road with Whitesnake - all beginning on June 3rd!

Joining the two on the road will be bassist Chopper Anderson and keyboardist Buck Johnson, who both played on the Reunion album. Filling in on drums for all dates will be Brent Fitz (SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) replacing Troy Luccketta, who will be touring with Tesla at the same time.

“We are very excited to have Brent join us on this run,” says Whitford. “Troy is so good, he is just not an easy guy to replace!” “We really needed a guy with the right feel.” adds St.Holmes, “Brent brings that with him along with the power that kicks these songs out like they were meant to be. We can’t wait to get out there with him.”

When asked how Brent felt about his new gig he was quick to answer. "I was already excited for the new Whitford/St.Holmes reunion record. So, it goes without saying how thrilled I was to get a call from Derek and Brad asking me to step in on drums for the upcoming tour. Playing brand new music with these two legends, and in such a great new band, couldn't be more exciting! I consider them both architects of my own musical makeup, so of course I'm looking forward to playing a few of their own classics as well!"

Whitford/St. Holmes are excited to reunite and reclaim the rock magic they first produced over thirty years ago. It was 1981 when Whitford, who had left Aerosmith, first teamed up with Derek St. Holmes to release their self-titled debut. Tracks like “Sharpshooter” and “Whisky Woman” carried on the stadium rock n roll style that made them famous. The album received critical acclaim and they did a successful round of tour dates before returning to their respective bands and shelving the duo.

Recently, while living in the same town on the outskirts of Nashville, the two got together and began writing a number of songs. Before they knew it, they had an album, assembled a band and recorded the self-produced, and appropriately titled, Reunion. Playing these songs live is going to be the icing on the cake for Whitford and St. Holmes, as Derek said, “We want to share it with our friends, all those hardcore rock ‘n’ roll fans… Like our fans and good whiskey, we all seem to get better with age. These new cuts are bold, brassy and ballsy and we can’t wait to play them live.”

The upcoming tour with Whitesnake launches on June 3rd in Dallas and continues on through Texas, Indianapolis, Ohio, Detroit, Boston and more with headlining dates peppered in between. This leg of the tour will conclude on July 2nd with a headline show. The band will also play with Lynyrd Skynyrd on July 31st at Festival Park in Elgin, IL.

For up to date tour info and more, visit:


Whitford/St. Holmes On Tour This Summer (all dates with Whitesnake unless noted)

Fri 06/03/16 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory

Sun 06/05/16 Houston, TX Revention Music Center

Mon 06/06/16 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

Wed 06/08/16 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre

*Thu 06/09/16 Traverse City, MI Ground Zero (with Tom Keifer)

Sat 06/11/16 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

*Sun 06/12/16 Whitsburg, KY Appalshop Theater (Headline Show)

Tue 06/14/16 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend

Wed 06/15/16 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center At The Heights

*Thu 06/16/16 Pittsburgh, PA Stage One (Headline Show)

Fri 06/17/16 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

*Sun 06/19/16 Farifield, CT The Warehouse (Headline Show)

Mon 06/20/16 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre

Tue 06/21/16 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater

*Wed 06/22/16 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater (Headline Show)

Thu 06/23/16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Sat 06/25/16 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston

Sun 06/26/16 Portland, ME Maine State Pier

Tue 06/28/16 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheater

Wed 06/29/16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring

*Thu 06/30/16 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage (Headline Show)

*Fri 07/01/16 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall (Headline Show)

*Sat 07/02/16 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House (Headline Show)

*Sat 07/30/16 Elgin, IL Festival Park (with Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Vincent Brzezinski: Ashes Of Lesser Men - 12 year old shreds it!

This is my cover of the great instrumental piece played by Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow (Conquering Dystopia).

I learned a lot when preparing this very technical piece.
Check my other musical exercises at:

Ashes Of Lesser Men

Thetys from Conquering Dystopia

Chris Broderick: Act of Defiance "Disastrophe" playthrough

Chris Broderick performs "Disastrophe" from "Birth and the Burial." Filmed by Stephanie Cabral.

Act of Defiance "Disastrophe" (PLAY THROUGH)

Akihiko Onji: Leqtique CLHD - Strandberg - Boden OS7 - more killer playing!

■Leqtique CLHD - Caeruleum Lightdrive High Definition - Roland JC-60
■Strandberg - Boden OS7 - Leqtique Maestro Antique Revised Quad Limited
■Jack Gardiner - Great Backing Track
■Akihiko Onji - Improvisation

eqtique CLHD - Strandberg - Boden OS7 - Akihiko Onji

Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto,Markus Reuter: Stick Men - Prog Noir Tour Chapter Two - new tour dates

Dear Friends in Music

​Stick Men's Prog Noir Tour Chapter One is over, it was a very successful 30-dates tour of one of the world's premier progressive rock bands. This year, Stick Men will do a 2 weeks tour in Europe this Fall, to be squeezed in between two large segments of King Crimson's Fall tours, while this Summer the band's chief Tony Levin will be busy touring with Peter Gabriel and Sting. In 2017 the seminal progressive rock trio, featuring three formidable musicians: Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter will tour the West Coast USA followed by the participation at the North American biggest progressive rock festival, The Cruise To The Edge, and a short tour of Japan.

The long awaited new studio album "Prog Noir" will be out this Fall and there will be a special announcement about the album. In meantime, there is a double live album STICK MEN + "Midori" with very special guest DAVID CROSS (of the King Crimson mid 70's fame), recorded live in Tokyo on April 10, 2015 - still available via MoonJune's mail-order.

PROG NOIR TOUR - Chapter Two
(confirmed and announced dates)
October 12 - Tilburg, The Netherlands (Paradox)
October 13 - Heerlen, The Netherlands (Nieuwe Nor)
October 14 - Wiesbaden, Germany (Alte Schmelze)
October 15 - Weingarten, Germany (Kulturzentrum Linse)
October 21 - Novo Mesto, Slovakia (Blue Note)
October 22 - Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republik (Usti Nad Labem Jazz and Blues Festival)
October 23 - Brno, Czech Republik (Sono Centrum)
More announced and confirmed dates coming soon!

PROG NOIR TOUR - Chapter Three
(confirmed and announced dates)
January 10 - Seattle, WA (The Triple Door)
January 11 - Seattle, WA (The Triple Door)
January 13 - Eugene, OR (Hi-Fi Music Hall)
January 18 - Oakland, CA (Yoshi's)
January 20 - Santa Cruz, CA (Kuumbwa)
January 22 - Agoura Hills, CA (The Canyon Club)
January 24 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
January 25 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
January 26 - San Juan Capistrano, CA (The Coach House)
January 27 - San Diego (Brick By Brick)
January 28 - Mexicali, BC, Mexico (Bol Bol)
February 1 - Santa Fe, NM (The Bridge)
February 7-11 - Tampa, FL & Cozumel, Mexico (Cruise To The Edge 2017)
February 18 - Osaka, Japan (with a very special guest, venue to be announced soon)
February 20 - Tokyo, Japan (with a very special guest, venue to be announced soon)
More announced and confirmed dates coming soon!

PROG NOIR TOUR - Chapter Four

PROG NOIR TOUR - more chapters of the tour that never ends

PETE LEVIN (Piano, organ) & TONY LEVIN (upright bass, cello)
with ERIK LAWRENCE (sax) and JEF SIEGEL (drums)
March 7 - April 24, 2017
(Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, North-East USA, Canada)

Stick Men's latest release on MoonJune Records
in association with Unsung Productions

Midori (2cd) - recorded live in Tokyo, April 10, 2015

" outstanding set of forward thinking progressive rock by
one the finest acts in the current progressive music scene."
– Angel Romero, Progressive Rock Central