In one of the coolest uses of web technology I’ve seen yet, Google presents an interactive tour of Abbey Road Studios in London, narrated by producer Giles Martin, son of George Martin, who, as you know, famously produced the Beatles at Abbey Road.
Tour the studio, watch a recording session, test your mixing skills, it’s the next best thing to being there and having your own personal tour.
Absolutely highly recommended for anyone interested in recording and music history!
A little bit of Gwen Stefani, a little bit of Janis Joplin, and a whole lotta Led Zeppelin and White Stripes make up the blues punk fury of LA’s Deap Vally. I had the pleasure of witnessing the power of the jumper-clad duo at the Chapel in San Francisco on the eve of their tour in support of none other than Marilyn Manson. The energy level started at 100% and never let up through their three-song encore, and gave me hope for the future of pure attitude rock & roll. Formed in 2011 in LA after the duo met in a needlework class of all things, Deap Vally have been successfully carving our their niche ever since. Their debut CD Sistrionix is a great collection of rockers, and only slightly more sedate than their high energy live show. Catch them if you can, and definitely pick up Sistrionix and file it next to your White Stripes discs. Good luck and have fun on tour Lindsey and Julie!
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area but sounding like they crawled straight from the swamplands of the deep South, the heavy blues rock of The Devil in California delivers one of the most solid performances I’ve seen in a while. The band is fronted by powerhouse vocalist Tony Maison and features a dual attack from guitarists Jamie Cronander and Snake, with Matt Stewart bringing both the bottom end and the high harmonies while Eddie Colmenares lays down the beat. They’re currently touring their just-released debut album “Longer Ride Down”, which is now living in my CD player — I can’t get enough of songs like “Black Hand” and “Delta Sludge”. PIck up their killer debut at the usual outlets, and catch them live if you can, you will not be disappointed!
Check out their first video release, the killer track “Black Hand”