Jimi Hendrix: and the gods made love
In the beginning were The Beatles. They brought music. Then Dylan came and he brought the Word. And then there was Hendrix. His gift was the guitar. And with it,…

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Suffixes in song titles
These suffixes are one of the additional ways to determine the attractiveness of a particular release, even if this is the first time you see the name of a track…

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Oxygen 88 - the new MIDI keyboard from M-Audio
M-Audio, a pioneer in the development of compact MIDI keyboards, has released a new MIDI keyboard - the 88-key graduated USB MIDI controller with a hammer mechanism. What does this…

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The best Manchester bands of all time

The expression “Manchester music” itself has become tautological, given the activity with which this city generates significant groups. An almost impossible feat is to fit the unique Manchester scene of the 70s, 80s, 90s and the present into one list. But we did it.

Here are the groups that played at the cult club “Hacienda”, the leaders of the Oasis Britpop, and the icons of the 21st century The 1975. Manchester produces a more eclectic mixture of talents than its sometimes uniform reputation allows.

The stone roses
The best time to be a fan of The Stone Roses is right now. The group, whose self-titled debut album was Continue reading

Mercury Prize Winners – Where Are They Now?

The Mercury Prize ‘2015 was awarded on November 20 in London, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the British-French artist Benjamin Clementine with the album “At Least for Now”.

Up until the ceremony of presenting the mood in the bookmakers did not cease: people made bets, wondered, the situation was heating up … But can we now remember the winner of the 2014 award? And the winner of 2013? What happens to those musicians who have been awarded all previous years? Some of them – for example, Arctic Monkeys, Suede, PJ Harvey – have paved their way to fame. Others disappeared without a trace. Let’s recall each of the Mercury Prize winners and their fate after receiving Continue reading

Rock posters: classics of the genre

“Tattoo You”, The Rolling Stones, 1981. A promotional poster created by Peter Corriston, whose authorship is the legendary cover of Led Zeppelin’s album “Physical Graffiti”.

A poster in support of the 1981 American Rolling Stones tour. The poster was a new type of deal for that time: it combined the name of the group and the logo of the perfume company “Jovan”, which invested several million dollars in sponsoring the tour. The Jovan logo was also printed on the tour’s concert tickets.

Promotional poster released before the release of Paul Weller’s album “Stanley Road” in 1995. The poster was painted by Peter Blake, famous for his masterpiece – the cover of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” for The Beatles.

The promo poster for Bryan Ferry’s album “Slave To Love”, 1985. Art with a sexual connotation in the style of Hollywood films of the 1940s, depicting a woman with her hands tied, once caused discontent among the audience. Designed by Anthony Price, Brian Ferry and Simon Pexley. Continue reading

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What is a harp
Gusli is a stringed musical instrument, the most common in Russia. The harp is a flat box-resonator with strings stretched over it. Under various names - cannel, kankles, kok-le, kantele,…

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Interview with Jake Bugg
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