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World Cup of Synthesizers

March 8, 2021 by

Oli Freke’s Synthesizer Evolution and WeAre1of100 have teamed up for the World Cup of Synthesizers competition, which starts today (March 8) and runs through Friday, March 12. And a new limited-edition T-shirt featuring eight synth illustrations from Freke’s new book Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back) is on the line. Freke recently spoke […]

Threefer: Presidents Day

February 15, 2021 by

My 9-year old daughter tells me that my boy George Washington didn’t actually chop down a cherry tree. I cannot tell a lie, I’m going to have a big slice of cherry pie (w/ vanilla ice cream) anyway. Next she’s going to tell me that Abe Lincoln didn’t actually scratch out the Gettysburg Address on […]

Threefer: Super Bowl Weeknd Review

February 7, 2021 by

It’s no surprise that a middle-aged man like myself isn’t overly hip to The Weeknd. But even though, I’m into a lot of great Booze-Rock, Jazz, and New Wave, I assure you I have my ear to the ground when it comes to the world’s hottest artists. So when the barrage of Super Bowl commercials featuring The […]

Threefer: Deep-Cut Cowbell Songs

January 9, 2021 by

I’ve got a fever… but there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of cowbell song lists already on the Internet. So fuck it — here’s another one. At least it’s short. These are three random tunes I heard on a recent long-distance car ride with my family. Not sure how they slept through these jams, […]

Threefer: Kid Cudi

January 7, 2021 by

by Kelly Kling (Kelly is an Austin-based writer with excellent taste in music. Just ask her.) New year, new Cudi. On December 11th, 2020, multifaceted Cleveland-native rapper Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, released the long-awaited Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. Kid Cudi released the first two albums in the beloved trilogy, […]

Threefer: Gerry and the Pacemakers

January 5, 2021 by

Gerry Marsden, frontman of the British rock band Gerry and the Pacemakers, passed on January 3, 2021 at the age of 78. Gerry and the Pacemakers have many parallels with The Beatles. Both groups were from Liverpool and got their start at the fabled Cavern Club. Both were managed by Brian Epstein, signed to EMI, […]

Threefer: Jerry Reed

January 1, 2021 by

Not long ago we were driving through gator country on our way to no place in particular, when the the old radio cued up “Amos Moses,” a tune I recall from my youth. It reminded me of how Jerry Reed stood out to me in the 70s, an era of country stars who could really […]

Threefer: Wishbone Ash

December 29, 2020 by

My friend Brian and I walked into our local record shop recently and some unfamiliar jam-rock caught our ears. The kid working the register sensed our interest and nodded to the “now playing” stand, where leaned the cover of Wishbone Ash. We were hooked. Hailing from Torquay, Devon in southwest England, Wishbone Ash’s progressive blues […]

Threefer: Bowie on Sax

December 28, 2020 by

Like many of us saxed-up hornies, Bowie learned to work the saxophone in his early youth. His older half-brother reportedly turned him on to modern jazz in the ’50s, and his parents gifted him a saxophone in 1961. He was soon taking lessons from noted baritone saxophonist Ronnie Ross. Bowie incorporated sax into much of […]

The Powell Brothers release “The Christmas Song” single

December 3, 2020 by

Texas country trio The Powell Brothers have released a recording and music video of the holiday classic “The Christmas Song.” 360°Sound interviewed singer/guitarist Taylor Powell and bassist/guitarist Blake Powell in August. [Click here to read the Q&A]. Formed in 2014, The Powell Brothers have released one full-length album and three EPs. Their rockin’ single “How […]