Musical instrument – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:02:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Musical instrument – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 One of the first combat drones ever deployed in the world https://swedishmusicshop.com/one-of-the-first-combat-drones-ever-deployed-in-the-world/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:31:48 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/one-of-the-first-combat-drones-ever-deployed-in-the-world/ Using drones for combat is nothing new, but early examples would pale in comparison to the sophistication of modern models. However, there were bright lights in the history of this technology that would reveal the potential of this technology for future generations. One such craft was the Interstate TDR-1. Developed by the United States towards […]]]>

Using drones for combat is nothing new, but early examples would pale in comparison to the sophistication of modern models. However, there were bright lights in the history of this technology that would reveal the potential of this technology for future generations.

One such craft was the Interstate TDR-1. Developed by the United States towards the end of World War II, this interesting craft is fascinating to briefly explore.

What is Interstate TDR-1?

The Interstate TDR was one of the first unmanned combat aerial vehicles built by the Interstate Aircraft and Engineering Corporation for use by the United States Navy during World War II. Nicknamed “attack drone” at the time, around 2,000 aircraft were ordered.

Each TDR-1 had a very simple design, with a steel tube frame built by the Schwinn Bicycle Company and a molded wood skin made by the Wurlitzer Musical Instrument Company. Two non-military flathead Lycoming 6s provided the power with 230 horsepower each. The drone was built using few strategic resources so as not to hamper the manufacture of higher priority aircraft.

The TDR-1 was capable of carrying bombs or torpedoes, but only about 200 were completed, and even fewer were used in combat. The TDR-1 saw action against the Japanese in the Pacific theater, with mixed success.

IInterstate TDR-1 assault drone in flight, circa 1944. Source: US Navy/Wikimedia Commons

Throughout their use, around 50 drones were launched in two months, with 31 hits on anti-aircraft positions, bridges, airfields and stranded ships recorded. The drone would be dropped by a ground control team and then handed over to the TBM pilot already flying above terrain, guided by a modified TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber. The TBM pilot would be connected to the drone and pass control to the controller in the rear cockpit. The controller would guide the drone to its target using Camera signals mounted on the nose of TDR.

Due to continued aircraft development challenges and successful operations using more conventional weapons, the attack drone program was canceled in October 1944.

Interstate TDR-1 Vital Stats

Several variants of the Interstate TDR program were built like many other aircraft. However, the only production model was the TDR-1. For this reason, we will provide the statistics for this particular model.

Seized service: July 1944

Retired: November 1944

Crew: 0–1 (optional driver)

Wingspan: 48 ft (15 m)

Gross weight: 5,900 lbs (2,676 kg)

Power plant: Lycoming O-435-2 opposed piston engines, 220 hp (160 kW) each

Cruising speed: 140mph (230kph)

Interval: 684 km (425 mi)

Armament: A 2,000-pound (907 kg) aerial bomb or torpedo

What is the history of TDR-1?

In 1942, the United States embarked on a mission to develop inexpensive, easy-to-use drones to help save their very valuable and irreplaceable human crews. With the end of the war seeming a long way off, such wacky and experimental technology was relegated to the bottom of the military’s priority list.

TDR-1 pilot variant
Interstate XBQ-4 assault drone prototype (a US Army variant). Source: US Army Air Force/Wikimedia Commons

However, enough U.S. military officials foresaw how beneficial such technology would be if successfully developed, especially in the Pacific theater against the Empire of Japan.

To that end, Interstate Aircraft was commissioned to develop the drones, which were mostly made of wood stretched over a metal frame. Each TDR had two engines and a removable cockpit, giving them the ability to be piloted by humans if and when needed. However, from the outset, their primary function was to serve as an unmanned drone.

Each drone was remotely controlled by a Grumman TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber master who tracked the drone and controlled it using very sophisticated technologies for the time.

What technology was added to the TDR 1 that made it different from all previous UAS?

The secret to the TDR-1 was a new type of top-secret technology called the RCA TV. Images from a camera installed in the drone’s nose were sent to a five-inch screen in the Avenger’s rear cockpit. The image quality was admittedly poor, but it was more than enough for the pilot to see large targets like enemy ships.

Once developed and built, the first batches of them were supplied to three special air groups (STAGs) specially created to operate them. However, problems with these early drones soon became apparent. For example, when they landed in the Solomon Islands, it was quickly discovered that the tropical climate and lack of sophisticated infrastructure proved to be a nightmare for drone electrical equipment.

However, these early problems were overcome and the TDRs were put into action soon after.

On June 30, 1944, they were tested against a Japanese freighter, the Yumasuki Maru, which had run aground near Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. A total of four drones were used, three of which collided with the ship. Two of them successfully exploded.

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A three-view drawing of the Interstate TDR-1 assault drone. Source: Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons

Another test also showed promise when four drones were launched from Bougainville in September of the same year for a mission to destroy another stranded Japanese ship. This ship, unlike the first, was a little more robust and had some Japanese defenses, such as an anti-aircraft battery. Each drone was armed with a 2,000 pound (907 kg) bomb and had to fly a total of 55 miles (88.5 km) to reach the target.

This test was a bit more mixed, with one drone lost along the way, another nearly hit the ship but didn’t explode, and a third hit the ship but didn’t explode. The last plane rammed the ship, successfully detonating its massive explosive payload.

Further tests followed, with more flights made over the next month, some of which were sent to targets over 100 miles from their base.

Drones were largely successful in attacking many military targets, but they were widely looked down upon by US Navy leaders, and in November 1944 the project was duly cancelled. This was likely due to politics, mistrust and lack of knowledge of such new and radical technology rather than serious design flaws. There had been no American lives lost as a result of their use.

After the war, some TDR-1s were converted for operation as private sport aircraft.

And that, UAV enthusiasts, is your lot for today.

The Interstate TDR-1 was a revolutionary aircraft for its time, but like most advanced technologies in history, it probably arrived a little too early to be fully appreciated. This would in part show the world how valuable unmanned aircraft could be in combat, which would ultimately lead to the development of modern combat drones that we know all too well today.

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Classic route to Mahalaxmi https://swedishmusicshop.com/classic-route-to-mahalaxmi/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 03:20:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/classic-route-to-mahalaxmi/ An intimate concert celebrates the oldest style of classical Hindustani gharana with an instrument Shiva is believed to have crafted as a tribute to Parvati Mohi Bahauddin Dagar With the onset of the monsoon, the folks at G5A are preparing for a quieter, more reflective time for […]]]>

An intimate concert celebrates the oldest style of classical Hindustani gharana with an instrument Shiva is believed to have crafted as a tribute to Parvati


Mohi Bahauddin Dagar






With the onset of the monsoon, the folks at G5A are preparing for a quieter, more reflective time for artists to experiment and explore, quietly and deeply. If you are interested, you might want to see a performance by Maestro Mohi Bahauddin Dagar, an exponent of the rudra veena instrument, an ancient Indian classical musical instrument. He will perform at Baithak, an acoustic concert series that creates an intimate space and embraces the subtle, unspoken moments between artist, instrument, and audience.

Dagar practices rudra veena in the Dhrupad genre, which is the oldest known style among the major vocal styles associated with Hindustani classical music, and has its roots in the SamVeda. The word Dhrupad is derived from dhruva, which means constant, and pada, which means whole-composition. “It is very encouraging to know that G5A is encouraging the baithak format, as these Indian classical music baithaks were the soul of the Mumbai music scene in the 1970s,” the musician recalls.

Anuradha ParikhAnuradha Parikh

Born into an illustrious family of Dhrupad musicians in 1970, he began his foray into Indian classical music at the age of seven, training with the sitar under the guidance of his mother, Smt Pramila Dagar. After his initial training, he received instruction in surbahar and was later introduced to the rudra veena by his father, Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, a legendary rudra veena maestro and his uncle, Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar; a famous Indian classical singer from whom he also later learned vocal music.

Speaking about the Baithak series, Anuradha Parikh, Founder of G5A, shares, “It allows us to re-establish the intimate connection between artist, instrument and audience that traditional performances embodied. We were fortunate to have Julius Baer, ​​a wealth management company, to support this series every month during our season, not only financially, but also attracting a more diverse audience.

June 29; 8:30 p.m.
At G-5/A, Mahalaxmi West, Worli.
Log in to g5afoundation.org
Cost Rs 750








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Musical Instruments Market: Growth in Size Expected to Increase Significantly During 2022-2026 https://swedishmusicshop.com/musical-instruments-market-growth-in-size-expected-to-increase-significantly-during-2022-2026/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 19:57:38 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/musical-instruments-market-growth-in-size-expected-to-increase-significantly-during-2022-2026/ Musical Instruments Market 2022 The Musical Instruments Market report provides insight into the global industry including valuable facts and figures. This research study explores the global market in detail like industry chain structures, raw material suppliers, along with manufacturing. The musical instrument sales market examines the major segments of the market scale. This smart […]]]>

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Return of the Jazz Fest Musical Instrument Player https://swedishmusicshop.com/return-of-the-jazz-fest-musical-instrument-player/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:15:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/return-of-the-jazz-fest-musical-instrument-player/ If you have an old musical instrument lying around, you can put it to good use by donating it during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival this week. The annual Musical Instrument Drive, hosted by the Rochester Education Foundation and M&T Bank, is back after two years of cancellations related to COVID-19. Since it began, […]]]>

If you have an old musical instrument lying around, you can put it to good use by donating it during the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival this week. The annual Musical Instrument Drive, hosted by the Rochester Education Foundation and M&T Bank, is back after two years of cancellations related to COVID-19. Since it began, more than 3,500 instruments for students in the City of Rochester School District have been collected.

Volunteer Josie Bradley is a teacher in the district. She said the player gives kids access to music and experiences they might not otherwise have.

“It gives them the opportunity to develop math skills, ELA skills, it gives them a chance to have something to grow with through high school and into their graduation,” Bradley said.

She adds that music can also become a lifelong experience.

All instruments will be accepted. The most popular instruments are trumpets, alto saxophones, violins, violas and cellos.

Rochester Education Foundation deputy director Sarah Johnston says this year they are more intentionally collecting the instruments the district has told them they need.

“We make sure we’re good stewards as a nonprofit,” Johnston said. “Ask what the need is, then try to find and fill that need instead of just creating a giant collection of instruments.”

Volunteers will collect donations during the Jazz Festival on Jazz/Gibbs Street.

For those interested in donating to this collection, but unable to attend the Rochester Jazz Festival, the organizers have set up rockstereducation.org/music.

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Fading tunes: This exhibition brings instruments from all over India to life | Delhi News https://swedishmusicshop.com/fading-tunes-this-exhibition-brings-instruments-from-all-over-india-to-life-delhi-news/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:32:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/fading-tunes-this-exhibition-brings-instruments-from-all-over-india-to-life-delhi-news/ New Delhi: from ravanhathaa stringed instrument from Rajasthan, pung, a traditional percussion instrument of Manipur, a live exhibition on the making of rare musical instruments started on Tuesday. On World Music Day, Sangeet Natak Akademi inaugurated the five-day Jyotirgamaya festival to showcase musical craftsmanship from across the country. As traditional instruments fade due to their […]]]>
New Delhi: from ravanhathaa stringed instrument from Rajasthan, pung, a traditional percussion instrument of Manipur, a live exhibition on the making of rare musical instruments started on Tuesday.
On World Music Day, Sangeet Natak Akademi inaugurated the five-day Jyotirgamaya festival to showcase musical craftsmanship from across the country. As traditional instruments fade due to their waning popularity and guardianship, the festival aims to raise people’s awareness of the need to safeguard the craftsmanship of making and the skill of playing rare musical instruments. For this, 75 “unpublished” artists will perform at the festival.
Sungna Ram, who makes the ravanhatha, said Ravana is believed to have made this stringed instrument by hand. “I think my family is the 35th generation to make and play this instrument in Rajasthan, especially when we tell stories in certain prayer ceremonies,” he said. Happy to have had the opportunity to present the instrument in the capital, Ram regretted that the demand for ravanhatha (its price starts from Rs 5,000) is down.
Another Rajasthani craftsman, Lalu Khan, makes and plays the string kamaicha. Noting that the country was losing its musical heritage, Khan said: “The new generation is only interested in Bollywood and English songs and does not value traditional music. Moreover, the fact that the price of a kamaicha starts at Rs 32,000 means that people are opting for cheaper instruments. Khan banded together with kamaicha players and Sindhi Sarangi to captivate the crowd by performing the popular folk song ‘Padharo mhare desh’.
During the live instrument-making demonstration, artisans explained that it takes years to complete a single instrument. Rajesh Dhawan from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh revealed that it took 8-10 years to make a sarangi. “After recovering the wood, we leave it aside for five to six years to dry it. A new piece of wood contains a lot of moisture, which affects the sound and causes cracks in the instrument,” Dhawan said. “Once the humidity is completely gone, we need one and a half years to make the sarangi.” Dhawan’s grandfather started making sarangis in the 1960s.
Dulal Chandra Kanji, 85, a sarod maker for more than six decades, said demand for the instrument is low as only classical musicians have purchased it. “Carved from a single log of tun wood, a sarod is made from coconut shell and goatskin,” the Kolkata resident said.
Many instruments made at the event are popular in their specific communities. The urumi, a percussion instrument, is mainly played at temple festivals in southern India, while the dukkad is beaten to accompany the sehnai in northern India. Duitara, ka dymphog, ka besli and ka tanglod are part of Khasi folk music in Meghalaya. “Traditionally, Khasi instruments were only played at home, but now some people have started playing them in stage shows,” said Banniew Nonghri, luthier.
An official from the Sangeet Natak Akademi said, “Even after the end of the World Music Day festivities, we will continue to save the endangered performing arts in India.
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Best Phoenix Shows This Week: AJR, Destroy Boys, 5 Second of Summer https://swedishmusicshop.com/best-phoenix-shows-this-week-ajr-destroy-boys-5-second-of-summer/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:48:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/best-phoenix-shows-this-week-ajr-destroy-boys-5-second-of-summer/ If you want a dose of pop music to fuel your summer, this week’s collection of “can’t miss” concerts in the Phoenix Metro will provide just that. Hit pop groups 5 Seconds of Summer and AJR have performances scheduled in the Valley over the next few nights. Other highlights of this week’s concert schedule include […]]]>

If you want a dose of pop music to fuel your summer, this week’s collection of “can’t miss” concerts in the Phoenix Metro will provide just that. Hit pop groups 5 Seconds of Summer and AJR have performances scheduled in the Valley over the next few nights.

Other highlights of this week’s concert schedule include concerts by female-fronted punk band Destroy Boys, blues/jazz/rock ensemble Gov’t Mule, dream-pop band Vansire and author -folk singer-songwriter Joe Purdy.

Read on for more details on each of these shows or click on to Phoenix New Times‘ online concert calendar for even more live music in the Valley from Friday June 20 to Sunday June 23.

Vansire

Monday, June 20
Valley Bar, 130 North Central Avenue

Josh Augustin and Sam Winemiller of Minnesota-based dream-pop band Vansire met while playing in the high school band and began experimenting with music together. After discovering that they were creatively compatible, the two decided to form a band in 2015 that resembled Mac DeMarco. An online random word generator put them on Vansire for the name of their new project, the name of an obscure mongoose. They have released three studio albums since, including this year’s The modern western world. Augustin and Winemiller are due to perform at Valley Bar on Monday night with support from Valley Palace and Veronica Everheart. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $18. Jacob Vaughn

5 seconds of summer

Monday, June 20
Arizona Federal Theater, 400 West Washington Street

Imagine everything you loved about 90s pop-punk – read: Green Day, Blink 182 and The Offspring – but cleaned up, polished and completely deflated, and you get the early years of 5 Seconds of Summer in a nutshell. Sure, the Aussie band sounded like what Hollywood teen movies thought punk rock was at the time, but their songs weren’t bad and they have good energy on stage. They have evolved into a pop-rock/power pop sound in recent years, as evidenced by “Complete Mess” and other tracks by 5SOS5, their forthcoming fifth studio album. The band kicks off this week with a sold-out show at the Arizona Federal Theater on Monday night. Opening for British indie rock band Pale Waves. The Notes are available on the secondary market. Cory Garcia

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Delvon Lamarr (center), Dan Weiss (left) and Jimmy James (right).

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Trio for Organ Delvon Lamarr

Tuesday, June 21
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard

Seattle keyboardist Delvon Lamarr, who released I Told You So last year, draws inspiration from ’60s jazz organists and the soul and funk of Booker T. & the MG’s and The Meters. This week he’s bringing his namesake trio, which also includes guitarist Jimmy James and drummer Dan Weiss, to MIM to support their latest albums. Live in Loveland! and Cold as Weiss. The 7 p.m. show takes place in the museum’s 300-seat musical theatre. Tickets cost between $30.50 and $41.50. Westword

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Adam, Jack and Ryan Met form the indie-pop trio AJR.

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RDA

Tuesday, June 21
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue

Indie-pop bandmates AJR – brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met – have pretty much mastered mixing extremely catchy hooks and samples with guitars, synths and AutoTune since the act’s debut in 2005. Since then, they’ve released a number of hit singles, including 2013’s “I’m Ready,” “Weak,” and “Bang!” in 2016. in 2018. AJR’s albums also did well (last year OK Orchestra overcome Billboardalternative and rock albums, for example). The brothers are still on tour in support of the release and will be packing their sizable fanbase into the Ak-Chin Pavilion this week with special guest (and masked alt-pop hitmaker) BoyWithUke. The outdoor concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $32.50. Ben Wiese

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The current range of Gov’t Mule.

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Gov’t Mule

Tuesday, June 21
Marquee Theater, 730 North Mill Avenue, Tempe

Gov’t Mule was formed in 1994 as a side project of Warren Haynes and the late Allen Woody, both then members of the Allman Brothers Band. As both men continued to play with the Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule became a fairly viable entity in their own right, rooted in a similar mix of blues, jazz and rock, with a penchant for improvised elaborations on a theme. The Mule has long had a rotating cast of guest musicians with an extensive roster that reads like a who’s who of the world of improv rock, blues and jazz. With Woody’s untimely death in August 2000, the same year as the release of the band’s critically acclaimed album, life before madness, Gov’t Mule might have called it a day. But Haynes and drummer Matt Abts continue as if to celebrate Woody’s life and the act has since written music and been involved in collaborations that would have made the bassist proud. The band is on tour to support Heavy Loaded Blues, their critically acclaimed all-blues album, and should stop by the Marquee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets cost between $35 and $55. Tom Murphy

Destroy the boys

Wednesday June 22
Valley Bar, 130 North Central Avenue

Destroy Boys is on the move. The punk band will be at the Valley Bar this week in support of their latest album, Open mouth, open heart. It’s a sort of 13-song invitation to listen to looky-loos. A dominant theme is: “If you want to know more about us, come and ask us.” So that’s what we did. Straight from the source, challenging preconceptions, destroying misconceptions around Destroy Boys. “All I do with the band is that I always wanted it to be about the music,” said Violet Mayugba, guitarist and co-founder of the band. “We are often labeled as riot grrrl… which is great and has influenced us a lot, but we are just not that kind of group and I think we are often labeled like that just because we have women in our group . . But the band and what is most important to us is that we are all passionate and addicted to music. I think that’s the main thing that we really are. Hear them for yourself on Wednesday night. The show is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are only available from stockists. Jesse Sendejas Jr.

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Singer-songwriter Joe Purdy.

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Joe Purdy

Wednesday June 22
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard

Singer-songwriter Joe Purdy is perhaps best listened to while sipping railroad whiskey. But if you’re reduced to your iPhone in a Starbucks, you’re still going to dig it. The Arkansas native incorporates harmonicas and fiddles into his music, as well as his strumming on an acoustic guitar. Its folk sound mixed with its old-time lyricism sets it apart from others in the genre. His love and travel songs on channels like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Purdy’s rustic feel has stayed with him over his 21-year career and features on all 16 albums in his long discography, including this year’s Coyote. He is due to go to the Musical Instrument Museum on Wednesday evening for a 7 p.m. concert at the Music Theater. Admission is $33.50 to $38.50. Diamond Rodrigo

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Grammy-nominated drummer celebrates Juneteenth https://swedishmusicshop.com/grammy-nominated-drummer-celebrates-juneteenth/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/grammy-nominated-drummer-celebrates-juneteenth/ CLEVELAND — Weedie Braimah got into the music while practicing for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Juneteenth event. What do you want to know Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of black slaves in America Weedie Braimah is a Grammy nominated drummer from Ghana He will perform at the June 19 celebration at […]]]>

CLEVELAND — Weedie Braimah got into the music while practicing for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Juneteenth event.


What do you want to know

  • Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of black slaves in America
  • Weedie Braimah is a Grammy nominated drummer from Ghana
  • He will perform at the June 19 celebration at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • A group of dancers from the Djapo Institute of Cultural Arts will perform to his music

“It’s really amazing what they’re going to do with my music, you know, visually,” Braimah said.

Braimah is the musical director of Djapo Cultural Arts Institute. He said their dancers will perform to the beat of his music during the celebration.

“This group that I work with, and I’m also part of Djapo, were the leader and founders of the Juneteenth concerts and performances, [and] workshops in the city of Cleveland,” Braimah said. “I find it very honorable to be a part of it, certainly to have him in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”

Braimah is a Grammy-nominated musician. He says he plays the djembe, a drum originating from West Africa.

“Even though in Ghana, where I was born, they don’t play this instrument. It’s very famous now all over Africa [and] around the world,” Braimah said.

Time Magazine listed Braimah’s project, “The Hands of Time”, as one of the top 10 albums of 2021.

“I mean, being number eight in the top 10 albums of 2021 by Time is [sic], It’s really unbelievable. It was right next to ‘Donda’, which was written by Kanye West,” Braimah said.

He said his Juneteenth performance came on the first anniversary of the release of his single “Ships Come In (A Lullaby)”.

“[The date] will be six one eight, which is the old area code for East St. Louis, where I grew up,” Braimah said.

Braimah added that he was proud to be part of an event that commemorates the emancipation of black slaves in America.

“Now I pray that we don’t turn this into a big moneymaking archive or something. But I’m really happy that people who are direct descendants of this day can celebrate as they should,” Braimah said. .

The June 19 celebration at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is free to the public and begins at 2 p.m.

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson Reveals Weird Pre-Show Jams With Primus https://swedishmusicshop.com/rushs-alex-lifeson-reveals-weird-pre-show-jams-with-primus/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:09:59 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/rushs-alex-lifeson-reveals-weird-pre-show-jams-with-primus/ Rush and Primus cemented friendships while touring together in 1992 that never let them down. They bonded over a mutual appreciation of artistic approaches, and Rush’s Alex Lifeson says Primus also added an element of humor to the experience. “We were doing a sound check at 4:30 p.m. and then Primus would set up and […]]]>

Rush and Primus cemented friendships while touring together in 1992 that never let them down.

They bonded over a mutual appreciation of artistic approaches, and Rush’s Alex Lifeson says Primus also added an element of humor to the experience.

“We were doing a sound check at 4:30 p.m. and then Primus would set up and they would do their sound check,” he says. guitar world. “We would have dinner at 6 and then jam, usually in our dressing room or in a nice, resonant hallway.

“At one point the deal was that you had to go out and get an instrument that you couldn’t play,” Lifeson added. “I have an accordion and a flute. We all played those instruments that we didn’t know how to play. We actually recorded those jams. I don’t know what happened to those recordings, but we made them everywhere.

Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde, who bought a clarinet, said: “It was like someone asking, ‘What would it be like if someone just bought an accordion that day- the ?’ That’s the kind of music it was. He also recalled seeing Lifeson “use a tortilla as a pick once”, calling the experience “pretty sweet”.

For Primus frontman Les Claypool, “one of the greatest things I’ve ever experienced was at one of those jams in a sports arena locker room and watching Neil [Peart] play the racks as his percussion instrument. It was amazing.”

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Umphrey’s McGee releases NFT, new single and Talking Circles episode ahead of Asking For A Friend release https://swedishmusicshop.com/umphreys-mcgee-releases-nft-new-single-and-talking-circles-episode-ahead-of-asking-for-a-friend-release/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:32:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/umphreys-mcgee-releases-nft-new-single-and-talking-circles-episode-ahead-of-asking-for-a-friend-release/ In McGee of UmphreyIn its never-ending quest to provide its fans with the most unique live and recorded musical experiences, the band has adopted, or in most cases developed, a set of live and album enhancement tools for fans. . From the revolutionary “Headphones & Snowcones” program, which gives fans access to professional headphones and […]]]>

In McGee of UmphreyIn its never-ending quest to provide its fans with the most unique live and recorded musical experiences, the band has adopted, or in most cases developed, a set of live and album enhancement tools for fans. . From the revolutionary “Headphones & Snowcones” program, which gives fans access to professional headphones and a soundboard-quality mix to listen wirelessly at shows, to their UMBowl, where the public can vote on the setlist in real time and choose their favorite improvisation themes via SMS, to become the first band to launch their own single-artist streaming service with UMLive.net, which has since grown and now lives through Nugs.net and is used by Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen to provide soundboard-quality concert recordings to fans, Chicago’s favorite improv rockers have sought out cool and unusual opportunities to connect with those who love them most. Today, Umphrey’s continues its march into new territory with the announcement of a limited Asking For A Friend NFT.

Equal parts access, utility, and collectability, this token grants fans access to the streaming premiere of Umphrey’s McGee’s new album, Asking For A Friend, on Lively the day before the disc’s release ( June 30 at 8 p.m. EST). Right after, the band will answer your questions, discuss the record, and share some behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the recording sessions. Additionally, the AFAF token grants access to download audio stems of the entire 14-song album. Fans can dive deep by accessing individual mixes of each instrument, singling out tracks, and playing at will. Each set of rods includes a Garage Band file for easy import to any Apple device. To tie the collection together, each token is also a limited edition work of art, featuring a composite image built from 14 individual lyric-based pieces. The streaming event will be hosted on Lively.

Hidden among the 2,022 NFTs are one-of-a-kind Easter eggs. Randomly selected holders will win copies of the vinyl pressing test, handwritten lyrics, studio-used song charts, free UM concert tickets, and more, bringing a taste of the legendary “Golden Ticket” giveaways. of the group on the Ethereum blockchain. Token holders are also eligible for future perk unlocks.

For those who may be new to NFT and want to test the water, Umphrey’s McGee and Nothing Too Fancy Music’s goal is to help educate their fans, and the wider jam band audience. , on the value of NFTs. This is an entry-level offer – $25 and purchasable by credit card if someone doesn’t have a wallet yet – that will hopefully pique curiosity and encourage fans to explore the world of NFTs and the benefits that could be available to them.

AFAF NFT will be available from June 21 for $25 or 0.02 ETH. Please visit AFAF.io for more information.

Last week, the band released another Asking For A Friend track ahead of its July 1 release via Nothing Too Fancy Music, “New Wings.” Umphrey singer and guitarist Brendan Bayliss once had the chance to try it out live at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs’ fight against the St. Louis Cardinals last Friday. Check out a clip from the Marquee Sports broadcast here.

The upcoming Asking For A Friend comes with a behind-the-scenes podcast from Osiris Media called Talking Circles. With episodes leading up to the album’s release and extending throughout the summer, Talking Circles will tell the story of the writing and recording of this set of new songs using demos, recordings live, alternate takes, stem mixes and interviews with all six bands. members. Five episodes are currently live, including the “New Wings” backstory, right here.

Finally, Umphrey’s McGee continues its tour this week in Colorado. The band will be at the Dillon Amphitheater on June 16, the Red Rocks Amphitheater on June 17 and 18, and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on June 19. For fans who can’t attend, all four shows will be streamed live via Nugs.net. A full list of Umphrey tour dates can be found below or at umpreys.com/tour.

Read more about Asking For A Friend: Recorded mostly in three separate sessions at three different studios during the pandemic and never performed live – their first album since 2009’s Mantis that fans haven’t gotten a glimpse of – Asking For A Friend explores a feeling that UM guitarist and vocalist Brendan Bayliss describes as “tapping into the idea that we were all isolated but still connected and feeling the same emotions”. This sense of isolation is perfectly captured in the album cover: the lonely cloud-shrouded peak of Chicago’s John Hancock Center (or 875 N Michigan Ave) photographed by Chicago’s Picture Poet himself, Barry Butler.

Asking For A Friend began to take shape in a pre-COVID world in September 2019 when the band met longtime UM engineer Greg Magers and producer Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers) in Nashville for a session that would ultimately produce UM’s standalone single “Suxity” as well as the opening tracks for this new album. Session two found the band in guitarist Jake Cinninger’s home studio in Niles, Michigan, deep in the throes of the early months of the global pandemic. Working on new music by day and performing live by night proved to be very successful and entertaining for the band who had just been sidelined just three months prior. The band’s final full session for Asking For A Friend took place at ECTO Productions in Chicago, aka the band’s production warehouse. Relying once again on the recording during the day/playing at night mentality, UM completed live tracking the entire band for recording before putting the finishing touches on from their home studios. “It was a real welcome change to be able to sing the vocals in your pajamas,” says Bayliss.

Pulling the trigger and taking an enforced break after twenty years of touring not only resulted in a complex emotional reaction from the members of Umphrey’s McGee. “Those first three months felt like an eternity,” said keyboardist Joel Cummins. But “there was tremendous excitement and motivation when we got back together. More than ever, we realized how much we needed each other and this music. But their reunion also honed a new approach to letting their new music flowing freely; no more “This album reflects how far our songwriting has truly come from the days of assembling ‘legos’, a term given to explain our past process of assembling the greatest sum of the parts in an eclectic way,” says drummer Kris Myers. “Instead, we were able to naturally connect to these songs with our hearts, and a little less with our heads through simple, serene songs. .” The end result is a surprisingly cohesive fourteen-song album that feels like a fresh statement from a group of world-class musicians and friends who approach their craft with a new purpose. f, but longtime fans will be happy to know that the Umphrey McGee they know and love is still very much present on Asking For A Friend, just more refined.

Catch Umphrey’s McGee on tour:

June 16 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater

June 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater ^

June 18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater #

June 19 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

July 8 – Baldwinsville, NY – Bud Light Amphitheater at Paper Mill Island

July 9 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music & Arts Festival

July 10 – Selbyville, DE – Freeman Arts Pavilion

July 14 – Outer Banks, NC – Roanoke Island Festival Park

July 15 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage

July 16 – Thornville, OH – Werk Out Music and Arts Festival

July 21-24 – North Plains, OR – North West Range Summit

August 5-7 – Kenai Peninsula, AK – Salmonfest

August 18 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park $

August 19 – Maryland Heights, MO – St. Louis Music Park $

August 20 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns Amphitheater $

August 21 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns Amphitheater

August 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

August 26-28 – Bridgeview, IL – Sacred Rose Festival

September 1 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

September 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

September 3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

September 4 – Reno, Nevada – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

September 8 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Red Butte Garden

September 9 – Bozeman, MT – THE ORME

September 29 – Richmond, VA – Music at Maymont

September 30 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

October 1 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theater

October 2 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company

$ Co-billed with The Disco Biscuits

^ with support from lespecial

# with the support of Andy Frasco and the UN

For a full list of shows, as well as ticket information, please visit umpreys.com/tour.

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Metallica partners with music education service Yousician https://swedishmusicshop.com/metallica-partners-with-music-education-service-yousician/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:56:20 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/metallica-partners-with-music-education-service-yousician/ If jamming alongside metal heroes Metallica has always been a dream of yours, well, we have good news: thanks to their partnership with music education company Yousician, you can now do just that. Known as “Music’s Duolingo”, Yousician is an interactive and educational music service that helps music lovers learn to play a musical instrument. […]]]>

If jamming alongside metal heroes Metallica has always been a dream of yours, well, we have good news: thanks to their partnership with music education company Yousician, you can now do just that.

Known as “Music’s Duolingo”, Yousician is an interactive and educational music service that helps music lovers learn to play a musical instrument. Currently, the program offers lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, and vocals.

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