MUSIC

Review Elton John “The Million Dollar Piano” Blu Ray

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Eagle Vision’s dominance of the DVD market with high quality concerts/documentaries of major artists continues with this dazzling event from Elton John’s residency at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.  A song that is a true period piece, “Philadelphia Freedom,” was great for the 70s but feels kind of dusty in the new millennium. […]

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Seymour Duncan Releases The Pickup Booster

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The highly sought after Pickup Booster is back with even more features to give guitar players the perfect boost when they need it. Many guitarists want to be able to boost their signal without adding noise or altering their tone. With its class A, low-noise circuit design the Pickup Booster can do just that and is exceptional at emphasizing […]

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CD Review – Violet Intent: Chant

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Like a cross between Syd Barret and Prince “Light the Night” opens up the Chant EP by Violet Intent, Bobby McDonald’s project from Cape Cod’s version of the Bermuda Triangle. With dense production the song oozes across its four minutes and eleven seconds of trance-rock and displays Violet Intent’s mission in no uncertain terms.    […]

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Review IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube 3 for iPad

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It has taken me so long to write up this review on IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube 3 simply because I am blown away and don’t know where to start. I guess the beginning is as good a place as any. I remember when the Rockman hit the market. Everyone was blown away by this great little personal practice […]

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Exclusive Interview: TMRZoo.com Sits Down with Lauren Mayhew

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We’ve all become accustomed to media stories about famous people who seem to be little more than a ‘pretty face’, who people don’t really understand how the person became famous. The same cannot be said for Lauren Mayhew. While there is no denying that Lauren is a very beautiful woman, her rising fame is due […]

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Music Review – Maxx 12

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The hard-hitting song titled after the band Maxx12 itself opens up the 16 track wonderfully packaged eponymous CD, Maxx12.  Lead vocalist Albert Mendez has a voice that reaches into the Brad Delp/Steve Perry/Lou Gramm heights, and he shows it off well on the quick two minutes and thirty-eight seconds of the opening tune.    The album […]

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CD Review – Gregg Turner Plays the Hits

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This writer knows Gregg Turner from Back Door Magazine, but a press release states he is also a “veteran of the Angry Samoans & New Mexico’s garage-rockin Blood Drained Cows.” What you get on the 11 tracks on Gregg Turner Plays the Hits is another dimension tribute to the Velvet Underground and Modern Lovers, the […]

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Giveaway – The Allman Brothers Band: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings Box Set

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To celebrate the July 29th release of The Allman Brothers Band: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings 6 CD box set, TMRZoo.com is giving away ONE box set, courtesy of Mercury Records, to ONE lucky winner. The Allman Brothers Band: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings Box Set: One of the best live albums of all time […]

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The New Fishman Fluence Pickups – This Really is Rocket Science

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Guitar pickups haven’t changed a great deal in terms of their overall design throughout the years. A magnet wrapped with copper wire, then set into a casing allowing for mounting into your instrument and some minor adjustments is the basis of pickup design. There have been some various ideas and improvements, (such as active pickup models) and manufacturers […]

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iRig Mic HD from IK Multimedia Now Shipping

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IK Multimedia, the global technology leader in mobile apps and accessories, today announced it’s shipping iRig Mic HD, the first mobile digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. The sequel to IK’s popular iRig Mic, iRig Mic HD is the perfect tool for singers, podcasters, online radio broadcasters, journalists, videographers, home studio enthusiasts […]

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Album Review: 3PM – Slow Me Down

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With the pop-punk scene growing at a rapid rate, many bands included in that genre tend to strive for a certain kind of youthfulness that represents the demographic of their listeners. Some bands do it well, others not so much. Baltimore’s 3PM is one of those bands that indeed does it well. Their sophomore album […]

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Review Rockstar Mayhem Fest Boston 2014 (PHOTOS)

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By this point in the summer I felt that I had a firm grasp on what to expect at music festivals. There was the friendly “everybody love everybody” atmosphere at Boston Calling and the teen angst rebellious atmosphere at the Vans Warped Tour. So when I arrived at Mayhem Fest in Mansfield, MA; I felt […]

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Exclusive Interview: Jason Blades from To Write Love On Her Arms

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To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit organization founded by Jamie Tworkowski in 2006. The goals of this organization are to help teens deal with depression, addiction, self-harm, and suicide. I spoke with Jason Blades, a representative of TWLOHA about the positive message his organization preaches. That it’s okay to have these feelings, […]

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Exclusive: Alternative Press Music Awards – Mike Shea Interview

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On Monday July 21st the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio will play host to the first ever Alternative Press Music Awards. The award show, hosted by Blink 182 front man Mark Hoppus boasts a star studded lineup which has made fans very excited. Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, and […]

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Review: Vans Warped Tour 2014 (Photos)

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On July 10th, Mansfield Massachusetts was invaded by tens of thousands of dyed hair, pierced out, pot smoking music lovers for the annual Vans Warped Tour music festival…and it was awesome. With 11 stages set up and over 100 musical acts performing throughout the day, Warped Tour certainly was a sight to behold. There was […]

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Music Review: Nazareth – Rock ‘n’ Roll Telephone

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Telephone is one of the more complete albums I’ve heard in a while. The band Nazareth strikes a good chord throughout on this beautifully produced, written and performed selection of songs.  While Classic Rock in Boston is starting to add 90s music and beyond (meaning artists that are considered more alternative than classic […]

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