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Amilia K Spicer on new album ‘Wow and Flutter’


Americana singer-songwriter Amilia K Spicer is set to release her third album Wow and Flutter on April 28, 2017.  In February, she released a music video for the single “Fill Me Up” which was filmed in the woods in rural Pennsylvania where she explored as a child.  The New Texas Magazine called Spicer “A formidable talent” and her music has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, and Lanois.

Product Review: Ultimate Ears Pro Sound Tap


I was very excited to review the Ultimate Ears Sound Tap. As a new user of in-ear monitors for my live shows, I was looking around to see how I can make using them live a bit easier. Well, I know now that I have found my solution in the Sound Tap.

Album Review: Amilia K Spicer – ‘Wow and Flutter’


Some songs can be a vocal representation of ones’ memories.  They will conjure up shelved thoughts that once ran through the mind on a warm day late in the summer.  Well Amilia K Spicer’s new album due out later this month, is like that for sure.  Wow and Flutter is like a grainy celluloid playback of daydreams behind closed eyes.

Mastodon Producer Shares His Guitar Tips


Atlanta, Georgia, US; April 2017 Matt Washburn has run LedBelly Sound studios in Atlanta for so long and clocked up so many clients, that it takes ages to scroll down the full list on his website. His clients are an eclectic mix of all genres, and for the last 15 years all of them have been recorded with his Audient ASP8024 analogue console – without which, he says he’d be lost.

powerHouse Books to release Metal Cats Coloring Book in July


powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the July 2017 release of

Metal Cats Coloring Book
By Alexandra Crockett

Pandora Partners with Goldenvoice to Livestream Stagecoach 2017


Audio for more than 50 performances available only on Pandora

OAKLAND, Calif.- April 25, 2017 – Pandora (NYSE: P) today announced its partnership with Goldenvoice to host an exclusive audio livestream of performances from the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, taking place April 28-30 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Performances and artists interviews will be available throughout the festival at The station will be co-hosted by Pandora’s own country, rock and Americana curators, Rachel Whitney and Eric Shea.

The Gallery of Iconic Guitars, The GIG, Opens in Nashville on University Campus


New Music City tourist attraction puts valuable, vintage instruments on display;
grand opening features performances from Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs

 NASHVILLE, April 25, 2017 –  A Martin acoustic guitar made in 1939 and valued at $350,000… a Lloyd Loar-signed mandolin from the 1920s considered to be even rarer than a Stradivarius violin… A 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst Electric guitar worth $225,000… These are just a few of the instruments on display at the new Gallery of Iconic Guitars (GIG) at Belmont, which held its official grand opening today on the campus of Belmont University. Today’s event at the vintage instrument museum featured performances from legendary country artists Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs, along with current Belmont graduate student Ben Valine, a commercial guitar performance major from Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Rock Artist Debra Devi Releases First Single and Video From Upcoming EP, Wild Little Girl


April 24, 2017 – “Butterfly” is the deliciously sexy first single from ‘70s-influenced rocker Debra Devi’s Wild Little Girl EP (True Nature Records). “Butterfly” was released on April 21, 2017, the same day the video premiered on The Pop-Break, view it here. Devi is releasing one single/video per month from the EP for the next five months. The entire EP will be released with a bonus live track September 1, 2017.

Orange Amplification Launch Their First Dual, Discrete Op-Amp


Orange Amplification Launch Their First Dual, Discrete Op-Amp UK RRP £42.00

Press Release:  Orange Amplification has launched the new Dual Discrete Op-Amp which has been specifically designed for audio use. It is one of the most musically sounding of its kind on the market today.

Sheryl Crow’s ‘Be Myself’ is a Seasoned return to Self


As we get older, we start to really overthink things.  We become cautious and step gingerly after much contemplation.  It seems that the days of our youth where jumping into things with a fearless mentality of riding the moment have faded into something left for the young.  I mean we never think we are becoming that person, but it seems to happen quicker than we realize.  It’s inevitable… or is it?  Can we reclaim that spark?  Can we go back in time to where we just have that energy without so much trepidation?  Well for one artist, that is exactly what it seems she is doing.