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The terrific artwork by the veteran Allred team  accompanies Horton’s skillful writing for a fantastic journey through David Jones/Bowie’s life and career, beautifully capturing his transformations and his influence. Panels and text presenting relationships and interactions with Marc Bolan, Iggy Pop, New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Ian Hunter and more are gorgeously rendered and compellingly written. It’s a joy for any rock & roll fan. And don’t overlook its companion coloring book!     –Fuxsia Black By Michael Allred, Steve Horton, Laura Allred (hardcover) $39.99  

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Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stevie Knipe at Purchase College. Adult Mom now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell and Allegra Eidinger. Since forming in 2012, Adult Mom has released five EPs and two full-length albums; Momentary Lapse of Happily (2015), and Soft Spots (2017). Knipe writes clever and intimate indie pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth. Earlier this year, Adult Mom released “Berlin.” The track grapples with loss and grief, examining the fleeting joy of […]

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Avantone Pro’s Kick Microphone uses a reproduction of the famed “white cone” speaker woofer mounted inside of a 10-inch tom-tom that’s vertically  positioned on a regular drum tripod stand. Instead of drumheads, there are (sonically) transparent mesh heads to allow sound in. This 18-cm diameter low frequency driver uses a single continuous press-formed cone—the same as used in Avantone’s CLA-10 reference two-way monitor loudspeaker. The Kick is a moving coil dynamic microphone with a 50Hz to 2kHz frequency response, 6.3-ohm output impedance and a figure-of-eight polar pickup pattern. I liked the male XLR connector mounted out of the way on […]

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U.K.-based Spitfire Audio has Intimate Strings—it’s the next release in their range of Originals sample library. Recorded in London at Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios, it features 25 of London’s finest string players playing in chamber-sized ensembles, and includes the company’s first ‘flautando’ (flute-like sounding) collection. Other extended techniques include half-sections and harmonics. Intimate comes with its own player bundled with Spitfire’s content management that gives you access to a number of free Spitfire Labs sample collections! The player has Close, (Decca) Tree and Vintage signal chains, plus a good-sounding reverb. We installed Intimate Strings in Mac OS 10.15 Catalina […]

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The 76-key PSR-EW310 and 61-key PSR-E373 are the newest portable keyboards and replace the PSR-EW300 and PSR-E363 respectively. Both of these new instruments have the expressive capabilities derived from the Genos digital workstation and PSR-SX keyboards. The eleven Super Articulation Lite Voices, in conjunction with the Articulation button, provide greater control and realism for all voices including the string scratches and guitar slide notes sounds. There is an upgraded DSP system for adding distortion to a guitar part, or reverb to a piano recital. Other improvements include upgraded Wave Samples from the PSR-S670, and regional styles from Vietnam, Indonesia, Africa, […]

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Cleveland’s Nathan Opposition and NJ’s Dan Lorenzo first jammed together in June of 2017. The duo released two albums for Italy’s Argonauta Records before adding former Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki and former Hades bassist Jimmy Schulman for last years’ Thy Serpent Rise.
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  Black Sabbath unleashed the group’s fourth album in two years in 1972 with Vol 4. Stacked with classic tracks like “Supernaut,” “Changes,” and “Snowblind,” the record harnessed the group’s surging popularity to reach the […] For more, go to: (Source)

As the penultimate song on Chapter I Revisited, “Demons” arises as another emotional and intense performance by Ad Infinitum’s multifaceted vocalist Melissa Bonny, accompanied by harmonic instrumentals while presenting the anthemic character in the chorus. Light as a feather, Melissa gently whispers moments of the lyrics before setting the stage…For more, check out: (Source)