Review: Controlled Chaos by Nita Strauss

There are few things better than being right about something. A great debut album is one of them. 

I remember the first time I heard - and saw - Nita Strauss play live. I remember telling everyone who would listen to me that this was someone that would rise to the top of the guitar world.

Concert Review: Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour

Taylor Swift brought her first ever all-stadium Reputation Tour to a sold out St. Louis crowd of all ages! 

Written by Jenn Rogers, Photography and Video by Jenn Rogers Photography

The lights went out and 48,000 Swifties lit up their LED bracelets that were handed out to everyone as a thank you from Taylor, because, in her words Tuesday night, “I want to see everyone’s faces” and reassured us that she does see us all, from the floor to the top of the stadium. 

Concert Review: P!nk's Beautiful Trauma

Written by Jennifer Rogers and Martina Fasano, Photographs by Jennifer Rogers Photography

From the moment the curtain dropped Wednesday night, the sold out crowd at St.Louis’ Scottrade Center witnessed what is undoubtedly the Concert Of The Year when P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma tour rolled through town. There’s just so much P!nk wants to say! 

5 Ways to Bust Out of A Guitar Playing Slump

Diagnosis: You have lost your mojo. You’re uninspired. You feel like you’re not making any progress. Treatment: Take the following 5 tidbits of advice and call your band leader tomorrow morning to tell her you’re not quitting after all. 

NAMM 2018 Day 3 and End of Show Recap

The Saturday NAMM-thrax bonanza was no different in 2018, and the crowds were a seemingly un-tameable beast for those of us trying to get some photographs of new products. 

NAMM 2018 - Day 2 Recap

Thursday, January 25 was an absolutely crazy busy day on the NAMM trade show floor. Those of you who are veterans of this gig will be able to attest to that. Day 2 proved to be a little bit more fruitful for getting some work done, and I wanted to make sure I got into the nooks and crannies of the various booths before the inevitable enslaught of pushing and shoving that usually dominates Saturday’s show experience. 

Cort Announces Artist Appearances at NAMM 2018 Show

ANAHEIM, CA — There’s only one way Cort can take their 2018 NAMM Show exhibition of high-quality acoustic and electric guitars, basses and amps to the next level: by scheduling booth appearances by topflight artists who have taken these instruments to new heights.

HARMAN Unveils JBL 3 Series MkII Powered Monitors

Next-generation studio monitors retain the best qualities of the original 3 Series, but now offer better performance in more production environments—along with a sleek new look. 

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today unveiled JBL by HARMAN 3 Series MkII powered studio monitors which will debut at the 2018 NAMM Show. 

Cort Introduces Fanned Frets to KX Series with New 7-String Model

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — With the new 7-string KX500FF, Cort expands its KX Series of electric guitars for players who appreciate modern upgrades to classic design. The KX500FF offers updated hardware, a double-cutaway for easy access to the neck, and a new-to-series fanned-fret design that improves tonal depth and clarity. Expertly crafted, the KX500FF is as sonically powerful as it looks.