More Devil’s Music, the Sinister Sounds of Etu Malku


Music has its charms and its mysteries, but it also holds keys that open doors to understanding hidden meanings. Many musicians believe in the mystical qualities of music. Some musicians have made some very serious studies of the spiritual effects of music, from the incessant and sexually pounding Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Voodoo and Santeria to [...]

Interview: Rob Kolar of He’s My Brother She’s My Sister


TST: I often try to stay away from acronyms, especially because the independent music community has been so rife with TLA (three letter acronym) abusers for the past 10 years. Man, that sounded so hipster of me. Anyway, for the purposes of efficiency – and I assume you don’t mind – I’ll be referring to [...]

Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu

Gary Clark Jr.

If you haven’t heard the hype, Gary Clark Jr., an Austin native and esteemed, veteran bluesman at the young age of 28, is at the front of the line as the heir to Jimi Hendrix, and he has won gushing praise from the likes of The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, the Austin Music [...]

Listen: Stream Gary Clark Jr.’s Debut Album on iTunes

Gary Clark Jr.

The wait is almost over; Gary Clark Jr., the young, ultra-charismatic blues guitar titan from Austin, TX, is riding a tidal wave of deserving buzz that is louder than ever after years of paying his dues in his hometown and hitting the festival circuit. Clark will release his hugely anticipated debut album on October 23, [...]

Jimi Hendrix Biopic Plagued by Non-Rock Issues


While it might not be the kind of headline you expect from anything involving the rock god who burned his guitars and asphyxiated on overdoses of wine, a potential Jimi Hendrix film biography has been plagued by interruption from the man’s estate since its inception. Planned to star rapper André 3000 as the man himself, the [...]

Mick Jagger Set For ‘Saturday Night Live’

Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, will make his début as presenter of the long-running U.S. show Saturday Night Live on May 19th,  it has been revealed. Despite this being his inaugural stint as host, Jagger has performed on the show two times before, and made other appearances – most notably as Jimmy Fallon’s reflection in [...]

Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time


Rolling Stone magazine, known far and wide for their ability to assemble insanely long polls, have released their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarist of all time. The top 10 is comprised of exactly who you would think would make the list, but it’s still worth a look. 1. Jimi Hendrix 2. Eric Clapton 3. [...]

10 Covers That Beat The Original


That title may incite some pretty strong opinions, but the fact is that there are some covers that build on the legacy of the original track to such a degree that you can hardly imagine the song performed any other way. Naturally, a great cover can’t exist without a great song, but here are 10 [...]