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Don’t Miss Blackstar Amp's Country Guitar Webcast - 4/22

Join Blackstar’s Steve Marks in their April webcast. Steve will be demonstrating how to get the Country sound from your Blackstar amp. From chicken picking to the twang of those Country chords, Blackstar has an amp to suit.


Video Fridays: Birth Of A Guitar

You don’t have to be obsessed with guitars, as I am, to appreciate this week’s Video Fridays installment.

In fact, I think it’s actually possible that folks who aren’t obsessed with guitars might actually appreciate today’s video even more than I do. 126 more words

Fish & Bicycles


Not content with performing one of the best gigs I saw last year (or many year, for that matter), Detroit’s Protomartyr return with a blistering barn-stormer in the shape of… 70 more words


Built to Spill in 10 Songs

There’s something cagey about Doug Martsch, and by extension Built to Spill, a complexity lying underneath a calm surface. His head sways back and forth softly, those iconic nasal vocals loosen esoteric, terse, emotionally resonant lines, and his hand ranges across the fretboard as if with its own mind. 2,460 more words

CoS Exclusive Features

Interview with Mark and Mike in Leicester

Jif: Mark, what is it like writing in a non-native tongue?

Mark: Up until now,I’ve only written in English. I’ve written a few songs in Dutch, and plan to do more in the future.   260 more words


LA84 - So So Happy

And now a venture across the pond to let the spine-tingling sounds of LA84 flows through your body as the indie-pop duo from Los Angeles surprise you with the hard-hitting drums that accompany their fine blend of indie guitars and pop structures. 162 more words



Trudging through standing water in the midst of a rainstorm, I felt a bit like the mariner who had once lived in the residence at Edgartown on Martha… 4,254 more words