Going to a lot of shows and fests, you come across some pretty interesting, cool and random moments not to mention the people fueling them. Here's a small selection of things that caught our attention over the course of the three day festival...
Story by Chuck Finnely, photos & video by Tory Tornado & JQM
Once again the NAMM convention landed in Anaheim, California this past January for its annual barrage of all things music. For those not in the know, NAMM stands for the National Association of Music Merchants who puts on this massive convention which is basically Mecca for musicians, DJs, producers, techies and just about anyone in the music industry. Every year the Anaheim Convention Center is quite literally transformed into the world’s largest Guitar Center on steroids. With everything from guitars to drums, mics to mixing boards, speakers to lighting, gear, gizmos, doo dads and doo hickies, it’s all here under one roof. Continue reading “Behind the Curtain @ the NAMM CONVENTION 2013, Anaheim, CA” »
Because I'm such a fashion pig people often ask what's my favorite accessory. Or maybe that's never really happened and I just want to tell you because I'm high on coffee right now. If you know me or my ridiculous style you know I like scarves, rings, watches, fingerless gloves, hats and sunglasses. Let's face it I'm a fucking ponce, and I'm ok with that. But but my favorite all time accessory is a guitar. Continue reading “Look sharp play guitars!” »
For those of you who have been reading S.L.A.M.! Scene Magazine for some time now, you are aware of our People You Should Know feature. If you are new to the whole deal, then let us clue you in... Continue reading “HELLO MY NAME IS…” »
S.L.A.M.! Scene Magazine: Hello and thank you for doing this interview with me at S.L.A.M.! Scene Magazine! To begin, could you introduce yourselves and the name of your band for our readers?
The Filthy Souls: Dave Green, Danny Wagstaff, Topher Gale & Mike Meza - The Filthy Souls
S.L.A.M.! Scene Magazine: I heard that you are recording your new album! Could you tell us a bit about how the writing process is going or how it went?
The Filthy Souls: Yeah we have a couple of songs left to record but so far what we have recorded was a great experience we normally start with an idea on acoustic guitar then demo the song or work it up in the rehearsal room then as soon as we feel it’s ready to go we head into the studio to record it Continue reading “A Little Chat with The Filthy Souls” »
When arriving to Warped Tour Pomona day one, the excitement was in the air from miles in every direction. Concert goers lined up around the Pomona Fairplex and continued to grow bigger and bigger. With Pomona day one being the fourth Warped Tour stop on the 50 city tour, the bands weren’t too tired to give the crowd their all, which resulted in a happy atmosphere. Entering the venue, kids pushed past each other to make it to the front of their favorite stage where all their “must see” bands would be placed. Schedules were bought and the big blow up schedule was destination one. The stages on this year’s tour included: Domo Stage, Monster Stage, Kia Soul Stage, Kia Forte Stage, Tilly’s Stage, Insidious Kevin Says Stage, Ernie Ball Stage, and a local band stage. In the Acoustic Basement tent, a stage was set up for acoustic performances from Allison Weiss, Brian Marques, and Craig Owens of Chiodos. Continue reading “A Peek Inside Warped Tour Pomona Day 1 by Tamara Lynn” »