Here at the zZounds HQ, we’ve all been taking a look back on 2015, and one of the big highlights of the year has been the zZounds Blog. We launched in May, and have been steadily growing ever since. So, here’s a look back at our 10 most-viewed posts from our first year (or rather, […]
Brand New is a curious outfit, in that they draw fans from virtually every tribe and more or less change their sound between each record. Their debut album, Your Favorite Weapon, can be described as a straightforward emo punk record, and while their sophomore release has plenty of “emo” characteristics, Deja Entendu is anything but generic. The Devil […]
Few names are as important to guitarists as Paul Reed Smith. The man behind the brand has become a living legend to players in his 30 brief years since starting the company. We flew out to Maryland to tour the PRS factory and speak with Paul himself. Check out the video above for some of Paul’s insights on […]
Whether you’ve blown a speaker, are filling up an empty vintage cab, or are just searching for that elusive “perfect tone,” replacing a speaker in a guitar or bass cabinet is not nearly as daunting of a task as it may seem. A few simple tools and supplies can get even the least-handy of players switching […]
Chris closes out 2015 by interviewing Los Angeles punk rock legend Steven McDonald from the band Redd Kross.
We recently got a Fuchs Full House 50 shipped to our offices and couldn’t wait to try our hands at it! Not too long ago ,zZounds started carrying the boutique builder’s line of amps and effects pedals, and though we’ve all heard great things about Fuchs amps, no one in our department had ever tried […]
The votes were tallied, a winner was crowned, and the zZounds crew flew down to Alabama to shoot a concert by the Birmingham’s own Creature Camp. The band put on a killer set at The Syndicate Lounge, and it was fed to the crowd through the spoils of their victory: A massive QSC rig consisting of 2 […]
Between the Buried and Me was one of the first heavy bands I started listening to. My brother often was the one to show me new music growing up, so I was constantly getting an influx of different bands. I first got into these guys in 2007 when they where just getting ready […]
This week's guest is Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter/guitarist for alt-country legends Old 97's!