Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Last Day of 2012 Music News You Can Use

That's All, Folks!

How the Huang Brothers bootstrapped Guitar Hero

A missing Banjolele in Alaska

New Orleans' Roots of Music Marching Band heads to Pasadena for New Year's

And some rare Brian Wilson music

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Sorry, only a half a plate today. Still the holidaze, y'know!

Remembering the day 13 years ago when George Harrison was attacked at home

A new fun guitar from Ion

Billy Howerdel Talks Story

18 things to do in New England in 2013

And the "Music of Winter" from a Big Band in Michigan

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day Music News You Can Use

Only one item today, our weekly visit to Hawai'i with legendary Poi Boy Uncle Tom Moffatt. For you new readers, Uncle Tom is the KPOI (Honolulu) DJ who first brought Col. Parker and Elvis to Hawai'i in the early 1960s, and he's been promoting concerts out there ever since.

Uncle Tom's Gabbin!

Happy Boxing Day!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mele Kalikimaka!

No Music News You Can Use today! Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Festivus Music News You Can Use

Sorry, but the News You Can Use Drought continues!

A Happy Festivus to one and all!

Ultimate Guitar hands out their 2012 honors

John Mayer designs a new guitar

Holiday shows from former members of NRBQ

And current NRBQ guitarist Scott Ligon Talks Story

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Gabs about Ravi Shankar, who was his very first concert promotion in Hawai'i in 1968

Free Hawaiian music Thursday on The Valley Isle

Have guitar, will travel

Clutch announce their 2013 tour dates

From geek to guitar god

The five best Christmas songs you've never heard

Slash gets a new TV gig

Guitar World starts a new "mentor" series

Garbage start working on their new album

And checking out Canada's Blues Music scene

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stormy Monday Music News You Can Use

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Another SLOW news day! Only 7 items...

A look back at Eddie Palmieri's work, at Lincoln Center

Christmas music from The Will Scruggs Fellowship

Guitar solos help close the 50th tour by The Rolling Stones

A guitar crafted from a salvaged church pew

Thermal and a Quarter Talk Story about opening up for Slash

Los Lobos continue to celebrate 40 years on the road

And one of George Harrison's suitcases goes on display in the UK

Sunday, December 16, 2012

No-News Sunday

The Musical News You Can Use Drought rolls on!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12-12 Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Gabs about 1986, when The Beach Boys staged their 25th Anniversary Show on Waikiki Beach with Ray Charles and The Everly Brothers


A wild Air Guitar performance

A celebrity guitar auction for charity

Michael Schenker picks his 10 Essential Guitar Albums

Ann Arbor's Herb David Guitar Studio turns 50

Guitar World chooses their Top 25 live, reissued and archival albums of 2012

Buku Music + Art returns to New Orleans

Riding The Moody Blues' musical See-Saw

And the original members of Queensryche continue work on their new album

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12-11-12 Music News You Can Use

10 Music News Items today or bust!

More Hawaiian Music coming to California

Pearl Harbor Lights for Christmas

Jake Shimabukuro Talks Story with The Smithsonian

R.I.P. to Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton

Guitar great James Burton gives a school some axes

A new Guitar Wizards book series

Tennessee introduces its new Guitar License Plate

A rig that turns guitar licks into light constellations

A new House of Blues creates some tension

And yet another fond remembrance of the late 1980s music series "Night Music"

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor Day Music News You Can Use

A musical Christmas Grinch in Hawai'i

While another annual Hawaiian concert goes on as usual

Congrats to Nice Guy Hugh Masekela for his Grammy nomination

Ali Farke Toure's music is banned in Mali

Previewing next year's Mardi Gras in N'Orleans

R.I.P. to British composer Jonathan Harvey

A new guitar company in Boston

Guitar Hero 7 revealed

Mixing Jazz with traditional Arabic music

And R.I.P. to Ed Cassidy, a founding member of the legendary California band SPIRIT

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday Half-A-Loaf Music News You Can Use

Once again, not much news today. Mainly because one jazz music story dominated the past 24 hours...

R.I.P. to jazz icon Dave Brubeck,0,7126256.column

Great Britain's Ookelele Orchestra goers to the opera

Aerosmith's Brad Whitford on too many guitars

Suicidal Angels name their new axe-man

And The New Orleans Nightingales head to Pres Hall

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Demi-Music News You Can Use

Sorry, only half a plate today-for some reason there's not been much music news in the past 24 hours!

Gibson Guitar hosts a charity kids' ball at its factory

R.I.P. to steel guitarist Rocky Cagle

A visit to last week's George Harrison Tribute in LA

Brandenton Blues has a great first year

And Disney by Day, Blues by Night

Saturday, December 1, 2012

12-01-12 Music News You Can Use

Latest on that Stevie Wonder Hawaiian concert scam

Lalo Schifrin's Life in Music

Tickets for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival go on sale today

25 years of Jazz Improv at the University of Michigan

A new Strat with a USB connection

Aaron Neville embarks on his annual Christmas Tour

A new barroom film series features New Orleans

Coming in 2013: Roots Music for Kids

Ringo sprouts "Wings"

And spending 2 days on Mau'i, listening to slack key guitars

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Celebrating Niihau at the 11th Princess Kaiulani Festival

Berks Jazz 2013 announces its lineup,0,6159085.story

An Ookelele attack in West Seattle?

R.I.P. to 50's singer Mickey "Guitar" Baker

Glen Campbell continues his Farewell Tour

Class Got Brass returns for a second year in NOLA

The Bayou Country Superfest announces its 2013 lineup

The Library of Congress releases some Beatles chats

Did George Harrison celebrate Indian culture, or exploit it?

And a singing frog hitches a ride on a Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Learn how to play guitar with You-Tab!

Chronicling some crazy stage dives

A new "best acoustic guitar player in the world" poll

Yet another great new band name-The Dillinger Escape Plan

New Orleans' music scene, thru the eyes of a Vermonter

Pullman Porter Blues

One of George Harrison's leather jackets goes on display in Liverpool

Time for the Baby Blues Showcase in St. Louis

A youtube tour of Governors Island

And Buddy Guy has a new live album coming out December 18th

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

No Music News You Can Use today...see y'all on Black Friday!