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(Don’t) Fear the Riffer: Cutting Edge Expo for Music Gearheads


Fear the Riff Effects Pedal and Gear Expo
Saturday October 7, 2017
11AM through 8PM
(10AM entrance for VIP ticket holders)
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Haydn Seek: Stratospheerius Drops “Guilty of Innocence” CD

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius “Guilty of Innocence” on Melodic Revolution Records

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
Guilty of Innocence
Melodic Revolution Records
Release Date: September 29, 2017

Joe Deninzon: Electric Violin, Lead Vocals & Mandolin
Aurelien Budynek: Guitar & Backing Vocals
Jamie Bishop: Bass & Backing Vocals
Lucianna Padmore: Drums
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Mixes Suite(r) Than Wine: Steven Wilson Distills Gentle Giant for 21st Century

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Gentle Giant’s “Three Piece Suite.” A fitting birthday gift for baby Pantagruel.

Gentle Giant
Three Piece Suite
Alucard Records
Release Date: September 29, 2017
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Happenings Fifty Years Time Ago: Jimmy Page Announces “Yardbirds ’68”

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From JimmyPage.com comes news that is sure to interest British Invasion & Led Zeppelin fans alike. The company is taking pre-orders for a package called Yardbirds ’68.  The set is comprised of the group’s April 30, 1968 concert at the Anderson Theater in New York City and what are being described as “studio sketches” from earlier that same month.

Yardbirds ’68 is available exclusively through Page’s website, and can be purchased on CD and/or vinyl. The press release says the packages will include an artbook with liner notes from the band, a double gatefold housed in a slipcase. Lp’s are 180 gram. Remixes are by Mr. Page, and mastering by John Davis, who worked with the guitarist on the most recent Zep remasters. There will also be a deluxe option, which will be signed by Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty and Jimmy Page. All formats are scheduled for is November 5, 2017.
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Spilt Milk & Dazed Cookies: Hozac Publishes Sal Maida Memoir

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In the true spirit of “stuff we like, you might too…” here’s a heads-up on a new book any fan of 1970’s Power Pop and Glam Rock will be curious to read. 4 strings, Phony Proof, and 300 45’s is musician Sal Maida’s memoir of life in the heyday of the aforementioned genres. His adventures on both sides of the Atlantic should make a great read for fans of Roxy Music, Sparks, early power punk and the 1970’s New York City Punk Rock scene.

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