We have been blessed with many art forms over the ages, from painting and sculpting to theatre and cinema. But music has always had a special place for many people, probably because of how therapeutic it can be. Listening to your favourite tunes when you are feeling down and stressed has been scientifically proven to help improve your mood. What is even better than listening to music is making and producing it, but unfortunately, that is a very difficult industry to get into.
Wind instruments are more complex than you may think. For ages, they have been used to warn people, entertain people, and comfort them. The mechanical aspect of most wind musical instruments is outstanding. You just have to appreciate the engineering and sophistication exhibited by some of the world’s renowned musical instruments.
You probably already know this, but metalheads are the happiest music listeners on the planet, whether a fan of Metallica, Babymetal or Russkaja. Tours of the festivals across the globe have introduced Sweden’s finest strains of melodic death metal, the brilliant Ghost Bath from China, Austria’s Kontrust and Indonesia’s Burgerkill and Jasad. All of which suggests a festival as a great, though obvious, anniversary celebration idea. Here are three more.
Drawing influence from art, film, and music in equal measure, singer-songwriter Ben Honebone's solo project Goldbringer is an expansive soundscape of catchy beats combined with Ben's versatile vocal personality and ear for melody. Goldbringer's custom 'electro-prog-pop' presents a unique style of artistic expression with thematic elements drawn from society and the arts. We sat down with Ben for a chat about all things Goldringer.
People play slot machines for different reasons. For some, how often a game pays out is all that matters. For others, a slot is not worth playing unless it features their favorite rock stars and plays their hit songs.
If you have ever had a festival completely ruined because of torrential rain, flooded tents, or even having the headliners cancel due to bad weather, you probably don't want to take that risk again. By choosing to go to a festival in a place where it is usually nice and warm, you can reduce the chances of bad weather spoiling the week of a lifetime. Of course, good weather is never 100% guaranteed, but it at least increases the chances of not needing your wellies and waterproof poncho.
Tim Baker gave a beautifully cinematic end to 2019 with the stunning video for 'The Eighteenth Hole', a song he describes as; "an intimate study of human emotion and connection". Taken from his debut solo album 'Forever Overhead', we caught up with the Toronto-born performer, on a break from his current European tour.
Gadgets are now shaping up to our lives. These are now part of our lives. Apart from communication, these are now becoming a great way of entertainment and a tool to learn more. This is the main reason for which, it is almost impossible to live for a single day without these gadgets.
The classic image of the newly-minted rock star, blowing their first million-dollar contract on champagne and fines for trashed hotel rooms, is fast becoming the stuff of legend. As industry watchers have repeatedly announced, the age of the overnight millionaire musician is practically dead. While global music industry revenue has skyrocketed to new heights, reaching a staggering $55 billion in 2019, less and less of that money is actually making its way into the pockets of artists.
A host of musicians will unite next week in Anaheim, California for an all-star concert saluting late guitarist Ronnie Montrose. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, the event this year features Brad Gillis, George Lynch, Carmine Appice, James Kottak, Jack Russell, and Phil Demmel, as well as members of Tesla, Reo Speedwagon, and more. Taking place at M3 Live on 17th January, we caught up with organiser, and former Montrose front man Keith St. John to hear all about the exciting evening. Boarding Space Station #5; Eamon O'Neill.