We did it…double digits! It only took a little over two years, but here we are at the 10th issue of One Louder Magazine! In this – the 10th issue overall and first of 2014 – we take a look back while still moving forward.
What does that mean exactly? Looking back while still moving forward…? (more…)
A little over four years ago – Sunday, July 19th, 2009 to be exact – a friend and I gathered the courage to battle crappy Seattle parking and a late “school night” to catch a show at The Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill. We knew only one thing about Portland, Oregon’s Red Fang: Our friend Bryan Giles was in the band and we hadn’t seen him since High School. We didn’t go to see the band; we went to see and support our friend. There must’ve been 40-50 people there [a good crowd for a Sunday night] and we were treated to a great show of their trademark sludgy stoner rock. Needless to say, this would be the first of many Red Fang shows for us. (more…)
What do Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Prince, Slayer, Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie, Primus’ Les Claypool, Keith Urban, Metallica and Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler have in common? If you guessed that they’re all top-notch musicians, you would totally be right! But wait, there’s more…all of them play guitars and basses loaded with EMG pickups. In 1976 Rob Turner founded EMG, Inc. [Electro-Magnetic Generator] – originally known as Dirtywork Studios, then Overlend – manufacturing guitar and bass pickups and other guitar and bass-related accessories. EMG has created a wide variety of single coil and humbucking passive pickups, extended range pickups, acoustic pickups and more, but they are widely known as the first company to introduce active pickups, solderless pickups and pickups for banjos, too. I would like to thank company founder, owner and sole engineer Rob Turner, for taking time out of his busy life to answer some questions for us! (more…)