Sunday, March 31, 2013

Last Day of March Music News You Can Use

Happy Easter!

Hawaiian music legends heading to Kaua'i

Sometimes the mood makes the music

Springsteen Down Under

Guns N' Roses return to Dubai

Checking out the new release by The Strokes

Billy Joel sighted

Blues @ Byron Bay

R.I.P. to legendary producer Phil Ramone

Celebrating Jazz April

And British Ookeleles are coming to Ogden!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Elite 8 Music News You Can Use

Hawaii's Merrie Monarch Hula Festival turns 50

Turkish Jazz goes to Kosovo

New Orleans' House of Blues releases its late-night schedule for the weeks of JazzFest

Bringing Vital Information to Boston

Sax and the City

Jose Feliciano Talks Story

A visit to Bluesfest at Byron Bay

Gibson Guitars is buying TEAC

Michelle Shocked gets herself in hot water

And this year's French Quarter Festival adds a film festival offshoot

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Bowling Green State gets ready for Jazz Week

Meet Bilal

Will Cape Town lose its Jazz Fest?

Great Britain's Ookelele Orchestra makes its Santa Barbara debut

Chasing perfection (and profits)

Russian stage invasions are crazy

It's New Orleans JazzFest Cube Time!

The return of the musical "Evangeline",0,4883582.story

Some Aloha Music in D.C.

And Talking Story with Brah Hugh Masekela

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

"I'm baaaaaack...."

Big Band Fest time in England

Checking out this year's Cairo Jazz Festival with Ribab-Fusion

Polish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko adds a rhythm section from New York

A new carbon-fiber guitar from Alpaca

Some new releases are announced

Slow Hand hits the Big Easy

To be followed by Leonard Cohen

Sad guitar news from Southern California

Coldplay does the charitable thing

And Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian reveals his favorite metal songs

Monday, March 25, 2013

"No Music News You Can Use For You!"

Believe it or not absolutely NO notable headlines have come in over the past 24 hours. Hopefully we'll be back tomorrow with some!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt is Lost in the Ether this morning. I'll try to see what happened to him later.

Saving a New Orleans music icon

An Aural Vacation in San Jose

This year's Woodlands Waterways Fest announces its headliner

George's Hari Krishna friends celebrate an anniversary

A preview of BUKU 2013

Guitar Heroes featured in some new releases

The history of Epiphone Guitars featured in a new book

All HMV Music stores will be sold next week

Learn guitar with Sweet Baby James

And yet another Ookelele Video goes viral

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stormy Tuesday Music News You Can Use

A new model from Knaggs Guitars

The San Francisco Symphony cancels their East Coast tour,0,1244528.story

More info on this weekend's Congo Square Fest

Where photography meets jazz

Time for Spring Break Ookelele Camp

A new Zombie Apocalypse Guitar

10 essential semi-acoustic guitar tips

A guitar-building class for adults in MA

Blur adds some of its songs to a new kid's album

And a guitar maker Talks Story

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Music News You Can Use

Jazz shuffles off to Buffalo

Pittsburgh's MCG Jazz announces its 2013 lineup

Swedish band Deathmember posts a new online playthrough video

What, no "Layla"?

John + George get a Blue Plaque

Ever seen a man play a guitar with a hair comb?

Gibson frees The Beast

A new film explores the life of New Orleans piano legend James Booker

Exploring some Louisiana Music at SXSW

And remember The Ruts DC?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Paddy's Day Music News You Can Use

Steven Tyler poses with his Ookelele

Remembering the guitar playing of Duane Allman

A new printed 3D guitar

New Orleans gets ready for next weekend's Congo Square Fest

More on the top-secret Joe Walsh project

The Sacramento Music Festival announces this year's lineup, and lowers its pricing

Jazz-Grass and Psycho-Billy

Corea meets Fleck

Cream City Music's coolest guitar treasures

And Happy St. Paddy's Day from Hicksville!

Erin Go Bragh!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday Music News You Can Use

All's well that Jazz well...

Visiting a Mingus Workshop

Happy #75, Charles Lloyd

An update on the saga of Ann Arbor's Herb David Guitars

Black Sabbath announces their first US tour date

Springtime in New Orleans means music

Remembering George Harrison's 1969 pot bust

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Megadeath finish their new album

And checking out some stained glass guitars

Friday, March 15, 2013

T.G.I.F. Music News You Can Use

The arrival of Jazz in Christian churches

What's cooking at The Barns of Wolf Trap

Scotland's National Jazz Orchestra does Sir Duke

Meet The Bijoux Toots

Joe Ely gets his guitar back, then nearly loses it again!,0,7713031.story

The Canadian guitar-playing astronaut takes command of the International Space Station

Bryan Lee celebrates his 70th in New Orleans

Previewing next week's opening of the Tennessee Williams Fest

All that jazz in Delhi

And a fond R.I.P. to Boston's newspaper of musical record, the Boston Phoenix

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Time for Pizza Express Jazz Club

Amanda Palmer plays her Ookelele at SXSW

Treehouse building and naked guitar playing

R.I.P. to the founding guitarist of YES, Peter Banks

Two ships and a toy guitar

Get ready for the official Ramones Movie

JazzFest announces this year's official lineup

Playing at Work

Meet the winner of this year's Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter Contest

And Joe Walsh goes into the studio

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Midweek Music News You Can Use

 A little Lagniappe today...11 for the price of 10

Uncle Tom Moffatt gets ready to welcome Bonnie Raitt to the Waikiki Shell

Jazz It!

Punk Rock is Bullsh*t?

Harry Hill takes an Ookelele Lesson

Guitar Hero for real guitars?

A legendary Ann Arbor music store to close

Van Halen announces a massive European tour

Joe Ely gets back an old guitar

Howard Jones forms a new supergroup

The Doctor is  In

And a Hoboken concert in memory of George Harrison and Ravi Shankar

Friday, March 8, 2013

T.G.I.F. Music News You Can Use

Previewing tonight's "Olomana by Moonlight" on Mau'i

R.I.P. to British jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball

And R.I.P. to Louisiana country singer Claude King

Remembering Prince Kuhio with music on Kaua'i

The Istanbul Jazz Fest turns 20 this summer

The Rolling Stones are booked for Glastonbury

Prince apologizes for smashing a guitar

Previewing this year's Summer Music Series in Lowell, MA

Almost BUKU time in New Orleans again

And Firesign Theatre's Phil Proctor gets ready to return to the Land O' Goshen

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy Birthday, Bob!

03-06-13 Music News You Can Use

 Got Poi? We start today in Aloha-Land...

Uncle Tom Gabs about Jake Shimabukuro

The Hawai'i Senate passes the "Steve Tyler Act"

Elvis' "Aloha From Hawai'i" gets the Legacy treatment

The UHMC Institute is looking for new students

Meet an L.A. Music Guru

A review of last weekend's Melbourne Ookelele Festival

A smashed KISS guitar is going for $5500 these days?

What's doing for music this week in New Orleans

When Clapton's guitar gently wept for George

And a new Flashback guitar pedal

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

Where you can-and cannot-dance on Mau'i

Jazz Week is underway at the University of Memphis

Why Kyle Eastwood chose Jazz over Cinema

Johnny Depp picks up his guitar

A glass guitar is constructed in Japan

"Mama Africa" gets a Google Doodle on what would have been her 81st Birthday

Testing some guitar practice amps

Welcome to Green Throttle Arena

Pete Townshend says he's sorry

And yet more Hendrix Genius