Friday, November 28, 2014

Antiseen Invades Tremont Music Hall On Saturday December 6th

Antiseen Invades Tremont Music Hall On Saturday December 6th
Do yourself a favor and get out to Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, December 6th with a bell time of 8pm for the legendary Antiseen to take the stage.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Guitar Strap Giveaway - Target Shooting With A Pistol

Guitar Strap Giveaway - Target Shooting With A Pistol
For a proper introduction to our new line of Guitar Straps featuring the leather of wild hogs, we chose to give the first strap away in this style. Here is our version of the proper way to choose the winner. Thanks to everyone for the reposts, hashtags, links, etc.

Thanksgiving Is Best Enjoyed With Good Friends

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Eyed Vermillion and Whiskeydick Join Rusty Knuckles Music

Gary Lindsey of Black Eyed Vermillion
The plans we have cookin' for upcoming releases and the amount of new folks coming on board is a testament to hard work and damn great music. We are pleased, honored and damn stoked to announce that Black Eyed Vermillion and Whiskeydick have brand new albums coming out on Rusty Knuckles Music. Below is a sample of two new tracks from Black Eyed Vermillion and a current song out by Whiskeydick on their album, From The Devils Boots.

The Go Devils Featured On New Releases Now

The Go Devils Featured On New Releases Now
If you haven't had your ear to the underground on what's happening as of late, we have a solid injection of American Roots music for ya. Do yourself a favor and get dialed in to the Go Devils new album, Appalachian Book Of The Dead. It's now available for purchase on Itunes and ready for your headphones to be blasted full tilt.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Rolling Sculpture Ready For The Chronicles Of Riddick

Rafik Kaissi and his unique RK Bearing

Indian Larry on one of the Biker Buildoff's on Discovery Channel talked about how building custom motorcycles employed all of the arts into one. The use of engineering, fabrication, design, painting and sculpture, all working together as a higher art form. To be honest, he was completely right. Not every bike was made to be loved by everyone and nor should a bike always be made to fit into some category. There are enough builders doing that, but to break new ground and do something that is a unique vision, whether or not its meant to be a daily freeway rider is a true iconoclast and free thinker.

Husky Burnette Feature Interview In Rat Rod Magazine

Husky Burnette feature interview in RatRod Magazine
Huge congrats to Husky Butnette for his feature interview in Rat Rod Magazine. If you are a fan of DIY vintage rides and built not bought hot rods, this is a magazine for you. Congrats hombre on the huge feature and for kickin' ass day in and day out.

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The Shazam Effect Is Ruining The Future of Music

Because of the Shazam Effect, lackeys such as Justin Bieber get too much radio airplay
More often than not we hear from folks and they enjoy telling us about great new bands and or what is wrong with the music industry. Approaching an industry of this scale and speaking that direct about what is wrong, is as easy as telling Californians to not worry, desalination plants are going to save your water problems. It is just not that simple.

On the other hand, lets look at things from the perspective of pure entertainment. Many folks are just passive music fans. If its on the radio and its got a good beat, it is decent entertainment for the car ride from point A to point B. Corporate radio knows this all too well and plays directly to what listeners want and now have algorithms and mountains of data to back up what is the ideal music to be played. Does this challenge our senses or move the collective coolness of the needle towards a band that will shape culture for the future such as the likes of Led Zeppelin? Hardly imaginable these days, yet there has been a scientific study all about this scenario and its called the Shazam Effect.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hellbound Glory Shoots Pilot TV Show With Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, JD Wilkes, Kellie Pickler and more, Finally Seeing the Light Of Day

Leroy and Rico of Hellbound Glory working on a pilot tv show shot by Judd Films
A few years back Leroy and Rico of Hellbound Glory recorded a few tracks as a live taping for a pilot show at the Cash Cabin outside of Nashville with Judd Films. It is finally seeing the light of day and quite interested to see more of the songs that were taped at the time. With all the folks involved, damn if this wasn't a great studio style session.

Without An Interesting Story, There Is No Film

New video from Skrillex produced by Ivan Herrera

The magic of film making is absurdly simple. Without an interesting story, there is nothing to shoot. Context, texture, atmosphere, characters and quite a few more elements coming together with a great story, help us to define a moment in time. Having a favorite movie, actor or director is a way for us an individuals to connect to a larger storyline in which we can live out any idea we can place ourselves into. One aspect that brings great viewing satisfaction especially for music videos occurs when a filmmaker takes liberties and builds a narrative out of the context of a story. Shooting a short film scene for scene around lyrics makes a video feel shallow and rehearsed compared to breathing fresh air into an already present storyline.