Archive for May, 2013

Introduction – Issue #8

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Welcome to the eighth issue of One Louder Magazine and thank you for reading! There are three interviews in this issue and each interviewee could not be any more diverse…but that’s what makes this so fun! I hope you enjoy, my friends! (more…)

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Interview with Slug Useless

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A little over 25 years ago, my buddy Joel and I went to a gig that we still talk about today. Barely 16 years old, we hopped into my slick Dodge Caravan and headed for the Elk’s Lodge in Tucson, AZ. There were six or seven bands on the bill, but we were there to see local punk legends, Useless Pieces of Shit (simply known as U.P.S.). I’d like to say that we also witnessed legendary punk bands, Opinion Zero, Jodie Foster’s Army (J.F.A.) and True Sounds Of Liberty (T.S.O.L.) that night, but don’t recall. U.P.S. is the reason we went. (more…)


Interview with Bart Provoost

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Guitar effects pedals have shaped or altered the sound of many of the great albums you and I have listened to throughout the years. In fact, many guitarists’ sound are instantly recognizable because of the pedals they utilize: Jimi Hendrix used a Vox wah pedal religiously, Tom Morello a DigiTech Whammy pedal, Eddie Van Halen a MXR Phase 90 and MXR flanger, David Gilmour various chorus and delay pedals and many, many more. Heck, U2 guitarist – The Edge – makes a living off of the sound of his pedals; just watch the great documentary It Might Get Loud to see (and hear) how he uses pedals to enhance his sound. Some guitarists even use “non-traditional” effects. Peter Frampton’s use of Leslie speakers and a talk box are great examples heard all over Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive album. Even more unusual, note the Theremin Jimmy Page uses to augment his sound palette. The possibilities are limitless! (more…)