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Special Presentation #01: MP Cavalier Meets Martin Barre of Jethro Tull

By: Darrin Snider -- Saturday, May 4, 2019
In the first of what we hope is a new series of special presentations, MP Cavalier interviews guitarist Martin Barre about his upcoming 50th Anniversary of Jethro Tull tour, featuring Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker.... (Read Full Article)

Mix Tape Monday: My (First) Prog Mix Tape

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, February 18, 2019
Seriously though, aren't you surprised I made it almost two months without going "prog nerd" on you guys?... (Read Full Article)

Mix Tape Monday: Reproducing My High School Crusin' Tape

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, February 11, 2019
Did you ever have that one mix tape you played so long that the order is forever engrained in your head? I have one in particular…... (Read Full Article)

Mix Tape Monday: Crazy Cover Versions

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, February 4, 2019
A tribute to those cover versions of popular songs that are completely reinterpretations in a style you wouldn't think they would work in, but they do.... (Read Full Article)

Reality Check: No, I Will Not Be Your Band's PR Agent

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 31, 2019
Most of my friends are in bands. That's because the only time I get out is with the girls to go to a bar, and let's face it, while they're sitting around gossiping, I'm checking out the guitarist – habit of a lifetime, I'm afraid. This leads to the other... (Read Full Article)

Mix Tape Monday: Feelin' Like a Punk

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, January 28, 2019
I do like to pride myself of having a breadth of musical tastes. While I don't often listen, except when I'm in a rare mood, these are my favorite punk songs.... (Read Full Article)

Reality Check: Ten Things Your Band Is Doing Wrong, Part Two

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 24, 2019
Last week, I started listing ten things your band was probably doing wrong. There's a flow here so you're going to need to go back and read that now. This week we're going to finish off the last five. Though, trust me, there are a lot more than ten thin... (Read Full Article)

Mix Tape Monday: If I Had a Cover Band ...

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, January 21, 2019
I don't have a cover band. However, if I did, THIS is what we would be playing…... (Read Full Article)

Reality Check: Ten Things Your Band Is Doing Wrong, Part One

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 17, 2019
So you've got a band (obviously, or you're probably not reading this). You've written some songs (hopefully, or you're just a band impersonator). You've done a demo, maybe a full album (with luck you've done that correctly, more on that in a future post)... (Read Full Article)

Mix Tape Monday: Overlooked Album Cuts

By: Darrin Snider -- Monday, January 14, 2019
This week's mix tape revolves around great songs by popular artists that were lost to time because they weren't released as singles, never made it to the greatest hits album, and kids these days never go back and listen to the original sources. ... (Read Full Article)

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