Joe Bonamassa’s Instagram followers got a treat last week as the blues guitarist showed off some early models of his new Epiphone Firebird I guitars. Modeled after his 1963 Gibson Firerbird I (nicknamed “Treasure”), these Epiphone Firebirds feature the same single-pickup design, dot inlays and wraparound tailpiece as the original. Now orderable, the Epiphone Joe […]
Beginner DJs and experienced scratch artists alike, take note: Numark just dropped the PT01 Scratch, a new model in their PT01 lineup. Boasting a “Scratch Switch,” the PT01 Scratch lets you scratch 7″ records, and it’s powered by an AC adapter or six D batteries, so it can travel anywhere you go. With its built-in speaker, the PT01 […]
Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham discusses everything from riding bulls to playing honky-tonks, to moving to Los Angeles and getting a record deal.
Flanging, whether created by a reel-to-reel tape machine, a guitar pedal, or a plugin on your DAW, is an instantly recognizable, transformative effect. But where does flanging come from? What exactly created that iconic sound in the first place? We’ll give you a brief overview of flange, from its invention to its glory days in the ’70s, on through […]
Welcome to zZounds Beat Connection. Beat Connection is a series that examines modern and vintage dance styles by providing you a musical starting point to get you going in that direction. Today we shift our focus to the tropical-tinged dance music of Puerto Rico: Reggaeton. Reggaeton holds this fascinating distinction of being both a completely […]
On this week's episode, Chris catches up with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell backstage at Los Angeles' venerable Greek Theatre.
Whether you live with roommates or have next-door neighbors who are a bit too close, you’ve likely run into a problem every musician faces at some point: how can I practice through an amp, get decent tone, and avoid infuriating those around me? It’s a delicate balance, but if you take to heart a few principles and use the right […]
You probably didn’t expect the funkiest track you’d hear today would have this much bicycle bell in it. Maybe a little bit, but not this much. Yet artist Rico Loop has created quite the groove in this breathtaking video using just a Boss RC-505 Loop Station and a microphone. Watch as he strolls through what appears to be Berlin’s streets, interacting with (seemingly) […]
If you first mistook Lever’s latest album Hover Bored, as a Back to the Future-inspired ’80s rock tribute, it’d be hard to blame you. The first song is called “McFly” for goodness’ sake. But take a listen and you’ll hear that sonically, Lever draws from another era, about 10 years after Marty McFly met Doc. The band describes itself […]