I’ll Take the Lead, Part 2

August 15, 2018 by

We’re going to call this the Keith Richards Tribute List. Side man steps up for a turn out front on lead vocals. While Mr. Richards (pictured) is not featured on this list, he is indeed its very inspiration. We believe Keith deserves his own list, which we hope to bring you in a future editorial […]

I’ll Take the Lead

July 16, 2018 by

Ever wish you could step out and take your turn in the spotlight?  You’re not alone. Some of rock’s legendary moments have occurred when the side man (or woman) steps to the mic and takes a lead vocal. While Keith Richards tends to business on tracks like “Happy” or “Before They Make Me Run,” Mick […]

Top Ten Covers of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

May 23, 2018 by

This month we have a top ten list consisting of covers of one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 songs of all time, Dolly Parton’s 1974 #1 country hit “Jolene.” Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, the song has only 200 words but appears to have been covered at least that many times. This song of love […]

CANJAM SoCal 2018

April 30, 2018 by

  High-end audio tends to over-promise and under-deliver, in my experience. This was my first CANJAM, and initially the SoCal 2018 event appeared to be more of the same. The ballroom at the JW Marriott in downtown LA reminded me more of a local comic-con than “the world’s premier headphone audio show.” But this intimate […]

Best Bass Lines Bracket

March 25, 2018 by

Like I always say, rock and roll is all about bass and kick drum. While the kick delivers that thump to your chest, the bass outlines the chord structure, defines the groove and often adds melodic counterpoint. But quite beyond music theory, a great bass line totally kicks ass! There are so many great bass […]

Eighties Sax Appeal

February 17, 2018 by

It’s my pleasure as editor-in-chief to introduce readers of 360 Degree Sound to a new voice — Mr. Phil Childers. Phil, late of Detroit now residing in Oakland, CA, will regularly be giving you a break from my blah-blah. So, without further ado, I yield him the floor. The saxophone just doesn’t get the love […]

CES 2018 Report — DragonFly by Audioquest

January 22, 2018 by

CES 2018 in Las Vegas was short on high-end audio. There was essentially one floor of the Venetian hotel dedicated to products that audiophiles would consider “hifi.” This year there were more companies exhibiting that are not traditionally associated with tech, such as appliance manufacturers and auto makers. For my part, I was interested to investigate […]

Springsteen on Broadway

October 30, 2017 by

Bruce Springsteen’s four-month residency (later extended) on Broadway is an amazing combination of humility and arrogance. The tension between the humility that he brings to his life story and the arrogance required to believe that people want to hear that story proves to be a tremendous creative catalyst. After decades of performing in cavernous sports […]

Adam Ant Stands & Delivers

September 30, 2017 by

Adam Ant 15 September 2017 Sound Board @ Motor City Casino Detroit, Michigan Some guys just don’t have the quit in them — Mr. Ant (pictured) is one of those guys. Ever since the late 70s, when he got screwed by his first label (Do It! Records) and Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols manager) stole his […]

Joshua Tree Revisited

September 16, 2017 by

If I could, yes I would. If I could… I would have seen U2 in 1987 on The Joshua Tree tour. But I was finishing up my “option year” (read: fifth year) at Michigan State. They played in April at the Silverdome in Pontiac and I was getting ready to graduate. Tickets were expensive and […]