MUSIC

The Psycho Merchants Eponymous CD Hits Hard

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The Psycho Merchants eponymous CD hits hard with the 3:24 blasts of “Stop Pushin’ it’s a blend of Joe Walsh meets Black Sabbath – think “Turn to Stone” – a Walsh tune that would fit perfectly within this power trio’s non-stop sonic assault. Drummer/lead vocalist Kevin Hupp has a sound that ranges from Ozzy to […]

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Karen Debiasse From Girl On Top Releases New Tracks

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Prolific front woman Karen Debiasse of the veteran group Girl On Top has issued two new MP3s that are simply terrific. IN A MOMENT clocks in at 3:05 and could be the backing tracks to a Marilyn Manson or Alice Cooper track. Debiasse’s smooth vocal treads lightly over husband Dave’s elegant guitar lines. Girl On […]

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Guitar Tips and Tricks – Volume Swells

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Last year I started a YouTube video series called “One Shot, One Song”.  The idea behind it is to capture a song or sketch idea live in one take, usually with the help of a looper. In the latest installment I wanted to focus more on a technique I use from time to time.  When […]

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Music Giveaway – Elbow: The Take Off and Landing of Everything

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To celebrate the kick off of Elbow’s North American tour and the release of their 6th studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, TMRZoo.com is giving away ONE CD, courtesy of Concord Records, to ONE lucky winner. The Take Off and Landing of Everything: The Take Off and Landing of Everything was recorded […]

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Is This A Demi Lovato Topless Leaked Photo?

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If this isn’t a Demi Lovato topless leaked photo someone went through a lot of work to do a fake. The tattoos on this half naked chick are identical to Demi Lovato’s ink work. As we always expect over here at TMRZoo.com these types of pictures could be a desperate cry for attention.

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Review H.I.T.M. (History In The Making) – This Band Is Destined To Blow Up

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H.I.T.M. (History In The Making) represent everything great about the L.A. music scene. I was fortunate to catch their live show at the Whiskey A Go Go on the famed Sunset Strip last week. H.I.T.M. is a band that take charge the second they hit the stage. Not with a pretentious “hey look at us” […]

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Guitar Gear Review – In Need of a Boost, the EHX Soul Food is Worth Considering

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Over the last few months, there has been not a little excitement at the news that Electro-Harmonix (www.ehx.com) was about to release the Soul Food, a pedal they describe as a “transparent overdrive with great touch and response”. The more interesting part of the marketing blurb though, was the link to the almost mythical KLON […]

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Review The Musicians Belt – Finally a Cure for Guitar Buckle Rash

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How many times have you gone into a music store and encountered a beautiful vintage guitar on the wall. Flawless and timeless with a finish that is gently aged over time. In many cases you are amazed to see the guitar’s price listed for much below Blue Book value. You think you have found a […]

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Review Downbeats Ear Plugs – Great for Musicians, Concert Goers and Sports Fans

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Being a musician and a construction worker in the past I have worn every type of hearing protection imaginable. While the application of hearing protection is vastly different for these two applications the goal is the same, to protect your hearing. These days I find myself carrying ear protection for multiple situations. Sporting events, concerts, […]

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Seymour Duncan Releases The Dimebag Set

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 The Seymour Duncan Dimebucker uses a powerful ceramic magnet coupled with stainless steel blades for vulgar attitude. The secret to the Dimebucker’s hard-hitting crunch is the small amount of metal mass in the core of the pickup. This allows the Dimebucker to have both high d.c. resistance (16.25k ohms ) and a high resonant peak (5.1k […]

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Which Seymour Duncan Vintage Guitar Pickup?

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As a long time participant on a guitar pickup forum, you see certain questions come around a lot.  I decided I was going to write the definitive answer, at least according to me, so I could just reference everyone to it when needed.  As much as giving the same answer on an internet forum is […]

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Music Review: Mystic Chorale Live in Boston

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Gospel music’s universal appeal allows it to embrace other genres while simultaneously reinterpreting styles. Dozens of humans channeling the vocal power of Niagara Falls with festive emotions reaching out to the heavens is an exquisite experience. Be it the sublime presentations of Walter Hawkins, the ecstasy of his older brother’s Edwin Hawkins Singers with their […]

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Review: Our Last Enemy’s New Release Pariah – The Best Metal I Have Heard in a Long Time

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Hard work and perseverance have paid off for metal band “Our Last Enemy”. This import from Australia has been working and touring since 2006. They now reside on American shores for the recording and debut of their album “Pariah”. I am not one to pigeonhole a band in any genre however “Our Last Enemy” is […]

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Giveaway – Win ‘The Beatles: On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2′ CD Set

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To celebrate the release of The Beatles: On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 CD Collection, TMRZoo.com is giving away ONE 2-CD set, courtesy of Capitol Records, to ONE lucky winner. The Beatles: On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 In 1994, The Beatles’ Live at the BBC was released to […]

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Bud Light Hotel Announces World-Class Concert Lineup For Super Bowl Weekend 2014

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Headline performances by Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and The Roots. Last month, Bud Light made “waves” across the country when it announced Bud Light Hotel New York would take place on a brand-new cruise ship docked on the Hudson River. Today, the Official Beer Sponsor of the NFL announced its concert lineup for the four-day […]

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Apollo December 16, 2013: Lou Reed Memorial at the Apollo Theater, New York

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(Author’s note: I wrote this in the Amtrak waiting room at Penn Station, New York City around 1 AM or so. It is closing in on 3 AM and the train is a rolling back to Boston.) What an extraordinary night in Harlem. You could feel Lou’s presence there. “Up to Lexington – 1-2-5- Poor, […]

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