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Category "Music"

A fan's guide to The Get Up Kids

A fan's guide to The Get Up Kids

The Get Up Kids are a band spawned by the mid 1990s 'Emo' scene, though they have worked hard to distance themselves from that label over the years. The band is still touring, though it did split up in 2005 before re-forming, and its influence still pervades the American punk scene.
How to play "Rocking Chair" by John Lee Hooker on the guitar

How to play "Rocking Chair" by John Lee Hooker on the guitar

John Lee Hooker was born in Mississippi on 22 August 1917. The son of a humble share cropper, Hooker later became famous as a blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. His style, while similar to Delta Blues, was unique and his particular 'talking blues' style became his trademark. One of his most famous songs is 'Rocking Chair' and here is a guide to recreating it.
All about: The Flower Kings

All about: The Flower Kings

The Flower Kings is a Swedish progressive rock band, whose music is heavily influenced by the 'classic' prog rock bands, such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd. Like those bands, The Flower Kings' lyrics are often abstract, their songs are long and their music is marked by complex arrangements. An overview of their career follows.
Which DW drum kit parts do I need?

Which DW drum kit parts do I need?

For any percussionist or drummer, drum kits and drum sets are vital equipment for practice or for concerts. Drum Workshop (or DW) provides good quality percussion equipment for all your drumming needs. However, depending on what you need for your kit, certain parts are better than others. So, what DW drum kit parts do you need?
Where can I find cheap DJ gear?

Where can I find cheap DJ gear?

Finding cheap DJ gear is a simple task. There are numerous online retailers and stores that offer everything from DJ mixers and other mixer equipment, amps and lots of low priced DJ kits. DJ equipment can be expensive but, there are plenty of DJ deals that can be obtained if sought after in the right places and at the right prices.This article shows you where to look for cheap DJ gear.
Legal free music download programs

Legal free music download programs

The words 'free downloads' immediately convey the impression of illegal sites. It is worth noting that there are perfectly legal music download websites. People can use these sites without any risk of recriminations or damage to their computers or MP3 players. This article describes free legal music download programs.
How to play Holes in the Floor of Heaven by Collin Raye on the guitar?

How to play Holes in the Floor of Heaven by Collin Raye on the guitar?

"Holes in the Floor of Heaven" by Colin Raye is a country song in the key of C Sharp Major. By placing a capo on the 1st fret of a guitar in standard tuning, you can play this song easily using open chords. The song features acoustic guitar most prominently, but an electric guitar can also be heard adding to the texture of the song.
An interpretation of Martina McBride's "Concrete Angel" lyrics

An interpretation of Martina McBride's "Concrete Angel" lyrics

Released in 2002, 'Concrete Angel' is a power ballad by American singer Martina McBride, centering around the theme of an abused child with an alcoholic parent. Written by Rob Crosby and Stephanie Bentley, it is the single enjoyed country music, which forms part of the top ten success in the USA. McBride herself has been described as the 'Celine Dion of Country' due to her vocal range and song style.
A fan's guide to the Higher Learning soundtrack

A fan's guide to the Higher Learning soundtrack

The Higher Learning soundtrack, Higher Ground: Music From The Motion Picture, is the soundtrack to the 1995 movie of the same name. This article provides an insight into the featuring songs and artists.
A review of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) soundtrack

A review of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) soundtrack

In 1981, Rolling Stone magazine writer, Cameron Crowe, published a book about his experiences as an undercover student at Clairemont High School. The following year, we saw the release of the film based on that book - Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Since then, the soundtrack to this teen drama has proved something of a cult classic. This article analyses the reasons why.
A guide to Northern Soul music

A guide to Northern Soul music

Northern Soul Music is a genre that is a loosely defined type of music that was designed as a rare type of Motown, New York and Chicago soul singles that were played by disk jockies of the pre-punk, post-mod subculture in the 70s in England. If you want to get in touch with this 70s soul music and also get that sense of togetherness, there is a way to teach yourself how to do the dance of this rare music. Read this article to learn how to do so.
The Smiths: biography

The Smiths: biography

The Smiths are regarded as one of the most influential guitar bands of the 1980s. Dark humour and realist lyrics, combined with guitar virtuosity and a powerful rhythm section, made for a formidable team who would change British music forever.
Brotha Lynch Hung: biography

Brotha Lynch Hung: biography

This article will explore the career of Sacramento rapper Brother Lynch Hung. It will go into his early career and his entry into music, as well as detailing his various albums as well as his impact on the rap sub-genre of horror core. It will also discuss his musical achievements.