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My good friend Tony just turned me on to Awesome Tapes from Africa. A great music blog offering free mp3s of some great, and interesting tunes.





 Artwork by Aaron Byrd and Roberto Lange.

Great new seasonal mix from CHIRP.


Wow, it’s nice to see someone making amps and effects with no regard for the tone-obsessed dip-shits who spend all day at Guitar Center telling everyone how they spent thousands of dollars on an amp because Steve Vai used it on Firegarden. Assholes.

Metasonix makes tube-driven guitar amps and effects with tubes not meant for guitar amplification. With names like “G-1000 Fucking Fucker” and “TM-7 Scrotum Smasher” (my personal favorite) these puppies aren’t for the faint of heart, and Metasonix has no problem telling you that right to your fucking face!

“The TM-7 is for the DISCIPLINED, intelligent, non-risk-averse musician. It is NOT SUITABLE for whiny little d00dz who seek the Ultimate Tone. Suck it, Dimebag fans. And stop flossing your ragged green teeth with your crotch hair. You disgust me. Scrotum!”

I’m sold. I want one to run my turntable through!

The long awaited video for His Mischief’s “Do You Know Your Neighbors” is now out! Keep an eye out for these boys. Reliable sources tell the Siren that they are taking some time off to work on a new album, but we’re sure they’ll be back to kicking out the jams in your town real soon.

Also, His Mischief was voted “Best Looking Band” by the City Pages Readers’ Poll for the past 3 years!


Last night while packing up the clown car that is my office cubicle I took a little break to surf the net. Recently I’ve been a little burned out on my current music library. I’ve been scrolling and scrolling through my iTunes library with not much tripping my trigger. So it was with much rejoicing that I stumbled upon Voodoo Funk (via Record Brother), a blog about record digging in West Africa. It features the best of African beats, disco, soul, and funk! Great, hour long 45 and LP mixes. I particularly like the Lagos Disco Inferno mix. Enjoy.


“Up until an hour ago, I thought this was a practical joke,” said Christopher Guest as he stood at the podium at the Berklee Performance Center on Friday. But there he was, having just been given the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music … (via The Boston Globe)

Herbie Hancock jams with his Fairlight CMI

Jel sweetcreaminit live mix on his MPC