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How Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker found inspiration in a pandemic-era cross-country road trip

After hunkering down in their Laguna Beach home for five months during the coronavirus global pandemic, Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker and his wife Deborah decided to embark on a nearly 6,000 mile-roundtrip journey across America in their Airstream trailer — which seemed like a safer option than flying since they could keep mostly to themselves — through 20 states to check in on Rocker’s parents in Long Island, New York. The jaunt ultimately inspired Rocker’s latest solo album, “Gather Round,” wh...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Missouri, Tennessee, New Jersey, Elvis Presley, Orange County, Concerts, Trump, Mississippi River

The 2021 NAMM Show is free and virtual: Here’s what to see online

For the first time in its 120-year history, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is inviting in the general public to check out the latest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound, lighting and much more. While the in-person event was canceled for 2021, the NAMM Show is going virtual. Typically, the weeklong NAMM Show is a badge-only event, but this year’s virtual version, dubbed the Believe in Music Week, is open to anyone who registers at Th...
Tags: Music, North Korea, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Streaming, Lady Gaga, Resistance, Disneyland, Garth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge, Concerts, Namm

She Rocks Awards go virtual (and free) in 2021 with The Go-Go’s, Nancy Wilson and more

Last year’s She Rocks Awards ended on a high note with honoree Gloria Gaynor singing her inspiring hit “I Will Survive.” Little did anyone know what the rest of 2020 had in store: a global pandemic that continues to keep the live entertainment industry largely shut down. However, the show will go on. The 2021 She Rocks Awards, which is typically held at House of Blues Anaheim in conjunction with the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, has pivoted to a virtual experience due to the contin...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Showtime, Streaming, Margaret Cho, Carlos Santana, Valentine, Concerts, Namm, Gloria Gaynor, Roll Hall of Fame, House of Blues Anaheim, Nancy Wilson

Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Aura

Author: dhamiii Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:59 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 4 just received a custom standard that i ordered in May... its great. I'm Seriously wanting to order another one when we get our yearly bonus... hoping they can finish the first 100 Auras and open these up to custom orders.... Please make it happen Maybe there will be some Aura news at Namm or something.
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2021 She Rocks Awards going virtual to honor The Go-Go’s, Cherie Currie, Margaret Cho, more

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announced the honorees for its annual She Rocks Awards on Tuesday afternoon via a virtual press conference led by founder Laura B. Whitmore. Since 2012, the She Rocks Awards has paid tribute to women in the music industry in conjunction with the annual NAMM Show held at the Anaheim Convention Center in January. Since NAMM announced its 2021 convention will be a virtual one due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the She Rocks Awards will also b...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Streaming, Margaret Cho, Concerts, Namm, NAMM Show, Cherie Currie, Anaheim Convention Center, Amy Lee, Jane Wiedlin, Lzzy Hale

Harry Shearer talks ‘Many Moods of Donald Trump,’ return of ‘The Simpsons’

Throughout his career, actor, musician, comedian and radio show host Harry Shearer has portrayed every U.S. president of his lifetime in some way or another, including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan on screen. And now he’s assumed the role of President Donald Trump. Using motion-capture video for his videos, Shearer has uploaded a slew of politically satirical songs ahead of the 2020 election. Shearer collects them all on his latest album, “The Many Moods of Donald Trump,” available on Oct. 30....
Tags: Music, Alabama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Hannibal Buress, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Van Halen, Trump, Harry Shearer, Burns, Namm, New York New York

50 years after the Beatles broke up, these Fab Four books have new stories to tell

In the first half of this year, only two bands sold at least one million album units: the Korean boy band BTS and a British foursome that has had three top ten albums, including a Billboard No. 1, in the last three years … even though they broke up 50 years ago. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles. They remain the one band with endless staying power and an audience insatiable for more, more, more. This year marks a half-century since the band parted ways – yet paperback writers continue cr...
Tags: Apple, Books, Music, London, Sweden, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Colombia, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Paris, Paul Mccartney

NAMM cancels 2021 convention in Anaheim due to coronavirus

The 2021 NAMM Show, which was scheduled for the week of Jan. 18, 2021 at the Anaheim Convention Center, has officially been canceled due to the continued spread of COVID-19. Organizers announced on Monday that with the health and safety of NAMM members being a top priority, the in-person event would be canceled. However, they’ll be bringing music merchants, industry insiders and musicians together in a virtual space with the launch of its Believe in Music week. “While it remains unsafe for us to...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Namm, National Association Of Music Merchants, Anaheim, NAMM Show, Joe Lamond, Lamond, Anaheim Convention Center, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, COVID

Polyend is teasing some new thing – and it seems really cool

Polish manufacturer Polyend, who have made everything from elaborate grid sequencers to polysynths to robotic percussion – have something new in store. Now, I’m not one to jump on teasers, but – it seems like they might apply their grid and synth savvy to something that is also a drum machine and sequenced sampler … or thereabouts. Well, you judge: Also, it seems like this thing has a color screen – unless they’re going into software or iPad apps. Elektron have something com...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Teasers, Tech, Gear, MPC, Music Tech, Namm, Akai, Polyend, Synthtopia

MIDI 2.0 is on the way, but will it launch in 2020?

This year MIDI gets even better bringing more capability to instruments, better connections that communicate both ways, and much more. MIDI connections have been a vital part of electronic music, particularly with modern production and the long-awaited upgrade will soon transform how instruments from the biggest music tech makers work. Whether you’re plugging your keyboards in to computers or drumming onto launch pads you’re creating MIDI music. It’s been the standard for 35 years but j...
Tags: Music, Launch, Software, Instruments, MMA, Midi, Roland, Controllers, Namm, MIDI Controller, AMEI, MIDI Manufacturers Association, MIDI Manufacturers Association MMA, Midi 2.0, Midi Keyboard, Instruments & Hardware

The biggest music gear news and best videos to watch from NAMM

The US musical instrument show NAMM dropped the usual amount of gear news on us – now here’s the highlights reel. The trend lines are pretty easy to spot. Component prices are coming down, and that’s shifting what’s on the market. Modular gear does more. Polysynths and wavetable synths are suddenly in. Audio interfaces with studio-grade specs are now weirdly cheap. The historic remake trend is showing no signs of abating – not at the high end (KORG’s ARP 2600) nor the low end (Behringer)....
Tags: Music, Sweden, US, Modal, MPC, Luna, Korg, Namm, Dave Smith, FPGA, Nord, Girts, Akai, Nektar, Pulsar, Pittsburgh Modular

Theo Katzman keeps the vibe lively at the Fonda Theatre

[See image gallery at] Theo Katzman’s performance at The Fonda theatre on Friday night proved that he loves playing live and that joy is totally palpable and infectious to anyone in the room. Though he’s more widely known as the guitarist/drummer/vocalist of funk-jazz fusion group Vulfpeck, he’s making a name for himself solo. His third record “Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in The Age of Vibe” was released this year and shows more of a pop-rock singer-songwriter who is finally getting...
Tags: Music, Featured, Berlin, Gallery, Jason Statham, Jason, Local Artist, Show Review, Namm, Dawes, Michelle Shiers, Johnny, Fonda Theatre, Fonda, Lee Pardini, Vulfpeck

Brandi Carlile cuts loose at Hollywood Palladium during pre-Grammy Awards show

Brandi Carlile jokes about being the stereotypical 20-year overnight success, but it’s really about time the 38-year-old singer-songwriter and producer finally got her due. She was fired up Thursday night in her white, sparkling jacket and black-and-white striped pants, a new outfit, she said, she got to sport in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. The show was part of the annual pre-Grammy Awards Citi Sound Vault concert series and Carlile said that with the stress and pressur...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Seattle, Joni Mitchell, Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Leonard Cohen, Mitchell, Southern California, Concerts, Carlile, Namm

Alice Cooper, Tesla and Lita Ford will play the Hollywood Bowl

Legendary horror rocker Alice Cooper has extended his Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour and is coming to the Hollywood Bowl with Tesla and Lita Ford on May 31. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at 800-745-3000 or Cooper released “The Breadcrumbs” EP last year, which included tributes to some of his Detroit garage rock heroes of the ’60s and ’70s with songs like “Detroit City 2020” and “East Side Story.” Cooper’s last full-length album, “Paranormal,” was paired with an ext...
Tags: Music, Tesla, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Detroit, Trevor Noah, Alice, Concerts, Namm, Cooper, Alice Cooper, Hollywood Bowl, Detroit City, Lita Ford, Top Stories LADN

Your guide to the 3 best new underground synths from NAMM – not a clone in sight

Nothing new under the sun? Think again. Independent manufacturers are still creating novel designs for music making – and last week brought a lot of news. Just as acoustic instruments often start with simple building blocks – blow on something, hit something, pluck something – these creations do work with existing known synth methods. (Think FM, wavetable, whatever.) But let’s dump the notion that “everything” is a clone now, just because one manufacturer starting with the letter B has been p...
Tags: Music, Tech, Gear, Kickstarter, Stories, Nintendo, Tokyo, Latvia, Alex, Sega, Riga, Casio, Midi, Music Tech, Yu, Korg

Daryl Hall & John Oates are playing the Hollywood Bowl, and here’s how to get tickets

Rock duo Daryl Hall & John Oates have announced a massive North American summer tour with Squeeze and KT Tunstall. The Live Nation-produced jaunt will come to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 29. The pre-sale begins today and is extended through 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. The general on-sale starts at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at “I’m really looking forward to a big time 2020 tour,” Oates said via a press release. “Having KT Tunstall and Squeeze on the bill with us is just ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Riaa, Trevor Noah, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Hall, Livenation, Concerts, Namm, Hollywood Bowl, Oates

Rammstein announces ticket sales for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum concert

After teasing fans over the past few weeks with tour dates and fiery online maps, German heavy rock act Rammstein has announced that it will bring its full-scale stadium production Rammstein in Amerika Tour to North America for the first time ever. It’s coming to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Sept. 19. It has been eight years since the last time Rammstein played Southern California, selling out Honda Center in Anaheim in 2012 while out on its extensive Made in Germany Tour. The band burst in...
Tags: Music, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, North America, Trevor Noah, Ticketmaster, Southern California, Concerts, Namm, Anaheim, Honda Center, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Rammstein

Joni Mitchell, Billie Eilish, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ honored at 2020 NAMM TEC awards

The NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, or simply TEC Awards, is a mixed bag, as it recognizes the top companies and individuals in several categories for their latest innovations or other creative works. On Saturday night, during the 35th ceremony at the Hilton Anaheim, The Ventures guitarist Don Wilson and legendary folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell were given prestigious honors while music newcomer Billie Eilish, Marvel’s Spider-Man and “Game of Thrones” also all walked away wit...
Tags: Music, Sport, River, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Paris, Paul Mccartney, Herbie Hancock, Venice, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Concerts, Yamaha

Tiffany, ’80s teen pop idol, walks the NAMM floor meeting fans and talking new music

Singer-songwriter Tiffany Darwish, better known as a pop hitmaker who went by just her first name, has been coming to the NAMM Show in Anaheim since she was 15 years old. Back in the late ’80s, when she was driving teenage girls to mass levels of hysteria in malls across America with a cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now,” she was also wise enough to network with the thousands of music merchants and artists who congregate each year during the annual NAMM trade show. “I think NAMM means more to me ...
Tags: Music, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fleetwood Mac, Nashville, Concerts, Yamaha, Namm, Anaheim, Norwalk, Tiffany, Connell, NAMM Show

NAMM 2020: She Rocks Awards deliver powerful performances from Gloria Gaynor, Suzi Quatro and more

The speeches were as powerful as the performances at the 8th Annual She Rocks Awards at House of Blues Anaheim Friday night. The event, which is part of the 2020 NAMM Show happening at the adjacent Anaheim Convention Center, celebrated the careers of women in the music and audio industries. Put together each year by the Women’s International Music Network founder Laura B. Whitmore, the 2020 She Rocks Awards was hosted by Yahoo Entertainment music editor Lyndsey Parker and saxophonist-vocalist Mi...
Tags: Music, Sport, Rock, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, Fleetwood Mac, ANN, Dimebag Darrell, Concerts, Atlantic Records, Linda Perry, Yamaha, Namm, Parker, Gloria Gaynor

5 questions for Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl as he smokes meat at NAMM 2020 Dimebash barbecue

When Rita Haney, longtime partner of the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, asked Foo Fighters’ vocalist-guitarist Dave Grohl to be a part of the 11th Annual Dimebash at the Observatory in Santa Ana, she said he immediately responded, “Well, you know I’m cooking, right?” Grohl, who celebrated his 51st birthday on Jan. 14 and has been dropping hints on social media about some crazy stuff coming up for the Foo Fighters’ 25th anniversary, has become known for more than just his skills on stage. He’s be...
Tags: Music, Texas, Virginia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, North Carolina, East Coast, Pantera, Concerts, Yamaha, Namm, Anaheim, Grohl, Rita

NAMM 2020: Dave Grohl, members of Anthrax, Stone Sour and more honor Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell with Dimebash

The backstage area was bustling Thursday afternoon at the Observatory in Santa Ana as a slew of musicians prepared to perform at the 11th Annual Dimebash, the unofficial rock-and-roll kick-off to the 2020 NAMM Show happening over at the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s an ideal time for musicians to come together and rock since they’re all in town anyway — and what better cause to celebrate than the life and legacy of the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, co-founder and guitarist of Pantera and Dama...
Tags: Music, Sport, Dave, Things To Do, Soccer, Wembley Stadium, Justin Bieber, Dave Grohl, Kenya, Ohio, Anthrax, Pantera, Concerts, Abbott, Yamaha, Namm

Pioneer’s new 6-channel DJ mixer could be a producer and live act favorite

Its expanded mixing and EQ section have already inspired memes, but live acts will sure be happy to see it in the booth. Pioneer, of course, faces an ongoing problem. Having taken over the world, there’s not much left to conquer. At the entry level, the strategy isn’t hard – there’s an expanding market of first-time DJs, and the company’s combination of Rekordbox-for-computers with Rekordox-for-USB-stick-prep seems a winner. But at the high end, the product stury is murkier. What do people wa...
Tags: Music, Tech, Dj, Gear, Stories, Music Tech, Djing, Pioneer, Namm, Richie Hawtin, Allen Heath, Serato, Mixer, Rekordbox, NAMM20, DJM-V10

KORG has a sneak peak of a new DX7-like FM synth – the opsix

Imagine a DX7, but with more parameter controls via extra faders – and it’s a KORG. That’s the best we can tell about the new opsix. MATRIXSYNTH got the scoop on this one before the American NAMM trade even began this week: New KORG DX7 – the opsix I’m not sure if calling it a “new DX7” is quite fair, as we just don’t know about it enough. But certainly KORG have copped the look and feel of the original – curious how Yamaha will react there – and added additional controls. Whether ther...
Tags: Music, Tech, Gear, Stories, Fm, Music Tech, 80s, Korg, Yamaha, Namm, Francis Prève, NAMM20, Opsix

Tim McGraw will headline SoFi Stadium in September

Country singer-songwriter, actor and author Tim McGraw has announced that he’ll be bringing his Here on Earth Tour to the all-new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sept. 4. For his Southern California stop, McGraw is also bringing out CMA Vocalist of the Year Luke Combs. Special guests Midland and Ingrid Andress will open the show on all of the tour dates. “Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to be outside in the summertime playing music,” McGraw said via a press release. “Everyone is there, sh...
Tags: Music, Sport, Earth, Things To Do, Soccer, Cma, Tim McGraw, Southern California, Concerts, Namm, Inglewood, Midland, McGraw, Jason Mraz, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Jason Aldean, Sugarland, Luke Bryan and more coming to FivePoint Amphitheatre and Glen Helen Amphitheater

The line-up for Live Nation’s 2020 Country Megaticket has finally been revealed and a slew of big-name country artists will soon be coming to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine and Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino. So far, this year’s roster of shows includes the following and more information on opening and support acts will be available in the coming weeks: Brad Paisley with Jordan Davis and more TBA Saturday, May 16 at FivePoint Amphitheatre. Chris Young with Scotty McCreery and more T...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jason Aldean, Concerts, Luke Bryan, San Bernardino, Yamaha, Namm, Chris Young, Scotty McCreery, Irvine, Jordan Davis, Brad Paisley, Hollywood Boulevard

NAMM 2020: Jason Mraz receives Music for Life Award, credits the work of music teachers

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, known for hits like “I’m Yours,” “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “Make It Mine” and “Lucky,” received the Music for Life Award during the 2020 NAMM Show’s Breakfast of Champions at the Hilton Anaheim on Thursday morning. Musician Jason Mraz, left, speaks with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, right, during the Breakfast of Champions at the Hilton Anaheim on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Anaheim. Mraz received the Music for Life Award. (Phot...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Joni Mitchell, Concerts, Yamaha, Namm, Bradley, Oceanside, Schwartz, Anaheim, Gloria Gaynor, Ronnie Montrose, Recording Academy, Dimebash

Moog’s Subsequent 25 synth is here, and it’s got an animated film to go with it

For all Moog’s synths, it’s been a while since there was a sweet spot that said – oh, if I want a Moog, I should start here. The Subsequent 25 could be that instrument. Okay, “subsequent” feels a little too much like an SAT word, compared to the endearing “Little Phatty” and “Sub Phatty.” But you could call this thing practically anything – it’s a cute little Moog, and about as Moog-y looking as anything since the 1970 Minimoog. It’s just … adorable. I mean, someone should say that,...
Tags: Music, Usa, Tech, Animation, House, Gear, Stories, North Carolina, Bass, Synths, Music Tech, Namm, Moog, LFO, Focus Group, Duophonic

Nord unveil their new keyboard at NAMM

Nord are known for making some of the best, high quality, beautiful, and diverse synth keyboards in the world and there’s a new one on the way. The Nord Wave 2 is a powerful 4-part performance synthesizer combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable with an intuitive layer-focused interface. With 4 independent synthesizers in one the Nord Wave 2 offers exceptional possibilities for layering both classic waveforms and samples. With 48 voice polyphony, innovative performa...
Tags: Music, Keyboard, Wave, Synthesizer, Namm, Nord, LFO, Synth, Synthesiser, Wave 2, Instruments & Hardware, Nord Sample Library, Arpeggiator LFO

The Akai MPC One is their cheapest beatmaker yet

Akai are taking the beats outside of the box with their most compact, most affordable MPC controller yet. The MPC One is the exciting new, all-in-one music production controller revealed by Akai at NAMM 2020. The controller works completely on it’s own so you can mix and produce tracks all using the MPC One and nothing else. The One has a 7″ multi-touch screen that shows your tracks, sample libraries, effects and more. Using the screen alongside the classic MPC pads and all of its push ...
Tags: Music, Controller, Production, MPC, Midi, Samples, Producing, Namm, Akai, Music Production, Splice, Loops, Beatmaking, Beatmaker, Music Producers, Instruments & Hardware

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