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U2’s Joshua Tree Tour Could Inspire Similar Band Reunions For Albums Turning Thirty This Year

Since their iconic album The Joshua Tree turns thirty this year, Bono and U2 are doing a tour to celebrate the anniversary. They plan to perform in several cities in North America and Europe, starting in Vancouver on May 12 and finishing in Brussels on August 1. Fans will likely enjoy hearing the band play the songs from that album, such as the huge hits With or Without You and I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.

With A New Album Due Out Next Month, Here Are The Top Ten Songs From The Shins

Having already teased their fans with a single just before the holidays, the Shins have officially announced that they will release a brand new album in March. James Mercer and his band have been on hiatus since 2012, when they recorded Port of Morrow. Mercer at the time had believed that album would be the last ever for the Shins, as he chose to focus on his collaboration with his side project.

Make Music Your Muse – Melodic Tones or Hypnotic Harps – Reap Healing-Listen to Music Daily

***Reap healing or at least alter a mood by listening to various different sounds and musicians or different genres of music on a daily basis. Music can actually command a tone, mindset or even stimulate movement or provide preparation for an audience that gathers together to listen to a common event of praise and worship. Whether you prefer to unplug, decompress or plan to meditate and worship music is the great medium to get your mindset and focus ready to engage what the music, musician or the art does to elevate or change a mood into something that you want to experience, almost as if done on command. Perhaps you have a favorite artist or a favorite genre that represents the form of entertainment your ears prefer to hear. Melodies, harmonies, a creative singer that sings, on-key, it’s makes no difference to you or to me. As long as it moves your soul to a comfortable zone or mindset music is liberating and entertaining- to say the least. How grand it is to invite a mood of gratitude by listening to inviting music that invites a nice artist or nice song into your car, home or office?. ~

3 Things That Separate Great Guitar Players From Everyone Else

Want to become a great guitar player? There are 3 HUGE differences between great guitarists and mediocre guitarists. Get started becoming a great guitarist by learning them:

What To Expect Your First Time At A Live Country Music Venue

Though everyone would like to make a rousing argument for why their favorite music is superior to others, there is no denying that one of the biggest draws of fans is live country music. Country music has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years due, in part, to a dedicated attempt by country artists to make the music connect with the “everyday man”.

Bands Whose Self Titled Albums Are Not Their Debuts

Providing a worthy diversion from all of the college bowl games on New Year’s Day was a documentary of the band Chicago, which aired on a national cable news channel. The program tastefully presented its chronological development as well as multiple interviews with five of the seven co-founders. One unique characteristic of the band, besides its gorgeous blend of horns and electric guitar rock, concerns its album names.

Seven Songs Condemning The All Too Common Crime Of Robbery

Since the announcement that Bob Dylan had been honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature, fans have been quoting their favorite among his thousands of lyrics. Most people prefer selections from what was Dylan’s most commercially successful era in the mid sixties, when he issued Highway 61 Revisited, Bringing It All Back Home and Blond on Blond. The line I find most appealing, right now anyway, comes from an album released fifteen years after those three.

New Albums To Look Forward To In 2017

The music world lost numerous popular artists in 2016, the latest of which was George Michael. The British singer who first gained fame as part of the duo Wham passed away on Christmas Day, adding to a list of obituaries that includes David Bowie, Prince, Glen Frey, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. In spite of those passages, the year did manage to leave us with something to be thankful for.

Emo Music: Is It Disappearing?

Recently, I attended a Brand New concert and wondered after I left the show, how popular is Emo music still in today’s society? Emo music was at its peak in the early to mid-2000s, and was a big part for teenagers and young adults in the United States. Bands that fell into this genre were bands like My Chemical Romance, American Football, and Dashboard Confessional.

Famous Poems That Have Been Turned Into Songs By Popular Artists

Even though I taught English at the high school, the subject of literature would seldom come up when I met with my main friends there. Being football coaches, most of our discussions concerned that particular sport or others that are popular in our culture. One of the two physical education teachers on our coaching staff happened to glance at a stack of papers I had placed on the desk in the football office.

Great Swan Songs: Five Bands Whose Last Album Was Their Best

The term Swan Song, a metaphor for a final gesture or effort, often gets used when the year comes to a close. It was actually quite a few months before the New Year back in October, when veteran Boston designated hitter David Ortiz enjoyed his swan song by playing out his final season with the Red Sox against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. A more appropriate use of swan song occurs when it regards musicians, to whom it applies in a literal sense.

Shapes – How This Kent Duo Have Already Made a Mark And Are Names To Watch

Shapes, a DJ duo from Kent, have been a part of Kentish nightlife for a year, and have branched out into the world of festivals and further afield in the country. Having ran into them on multiple occasions, i believe they are the next best thing. Here is why, and i hope you agree.

Famous Explorers Mentioned In Popular Songs

Immigration continues to be one of the hot political topics of the year, in spite of the irony of the country’s foundation. The very men who forged our Constitution were immigrants, as we all are other than the Native Americans who inhabited the land before the explorers arrived. The most famous of the immigrants is of course Christopher Columbus, an Italian who stumbled upon the New World while sailing under Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.

The Best Fifteen Of All ’16 Albums

In the world of music, the year 2016 started with sadness. At the start of the second week in January, David Bowie passed away just a few days after his 69th birthday. The demise of other rock icons soon followed, as we lost Glenn Frey of the Eagles and Dale “Buffin” Griffin that very same month.

How To Correct Guitar Mistakes That Occur While Playing At Faster Speeds

What is the best way to clean up your guitar playing while playing fast? Many guitarists think it’s best to practice things slowly until mistakes are corrected… then to build up their speed over time. This may seem like a good idea on the surface, but you will need to do much more than this in order to master guitar playing technique.

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