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    • Tori Amos Shares First Single from New Album - “Cloud Riders”
      Tori Amos is releasing a new album, Native Invader, September 8 via Decca. The album was announced back in April, but now she has finally shared the album's first single, "Cloud Riders." Listen to it below via NPR, who premiered it. Also below are her upcoming tour dates.
    • Watch: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “When I Dance With You” Video
      The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are releasing a new album, The Echo of Pleasure, on September 1 via the band's own label, Painbow. Previously they shared Echo songs "Anymore" and "When I Dance With You." Now "When I Dance With You" has a fun video in which the band are in black & white against colorful backgrounds.  […]
    • Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees Announced - alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, and More
      This year's Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and... Ed Sheeran. The last one seems like bit of a mainstream choice for The Mercury Prize. The full list is below.
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      Joywave are a band building to success in stages. A collaboration with Big Data gave them a hit song and subsequent singles and a full-length added to the reputation. Now, two albums in, it feels like the potential exhibited in short bursts is finally reaching boiling point.
    • Terror in a Texas Town
      Released in 1958, Terror in a Texas Town feels simultaneously ahead of and behind the times.
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      These loosely-connected story threads weave about one another in Dustin Guy Defa’s low-key comedy.
    • The Afghan Whigs Share Pleasure Club Cover in Honor of Late Guitarist Dave Rosser
      The Afghan Whigs have released "You Want Love" as a free download in honor of the band's late guitarist Dave Rosser (who passed away last month after a battle with colon cancer). It's a cover of a song by the New Orleans band Pleasure Club and it features that band's original singer James Hall.
    • Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Tegan and Sara, and More React to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
      This morning President Trump announced on Twitter that Transgender people were no longer allowed to serve in the military in any capacity, a reversal of an Obama policy. Several notable musicians have spoken out against the ban, including Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Tegan and Sara, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Best Coast, and others.
    • Charli XCX Shares “Boys” Video with Mac DeMarco, Vampire Weekend, Mark Ronson, and More
      Charli XCX has shared a brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). In keeping with the song's title, the video features a bunch of well-known "boys."
    • St. Vincent Is Featured in a New Ad Campaign for Tiffany & Co.
      The American jewelry company Tiffany & Co. have launched their fall 2017 campaign and it stars St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark), Janelle Monáe, Zoë Kravitz, Elle Fanning, model Cameron Russell, and Bolshoi Ballet dancer David Hallberg.
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    • 10 Things You Never Knew About... Arcade Fire July 27, 2017
      Looking back on a decade of powerful music...Arcade Fire have graced the indie landscape for over a decade with their conceptual albums and political statements. Following 2013’s ‘Reflector’ it has been quiet from the Canadian outfit, though this summer they will bring their immense live act around a handful of events, including the Isle Of Wight Festival. W […]
    • Sensory Excursions: Avey Tare Interviewed July 27, 2017
      Animal Collective songwriter on his new solo album 'Eucalyptus'...Animal Collective have been a huge band for over a decade now, brightening the musical landscape with technicolour psychedelic pop that combines childlike imagination with virtuoso song-smithery. The project buzzes around the hive mind of four individuals who go by the monikers Avey […]
    • Wolf Alice Share 'Yuk Foo' Video, New Tour Dates July 27, 2017
      Short burst of intimate shows confirmed...Wolf Alice have shared the full video for new single 'Yuk Foo'. The band's dissonant, feedback-fuelled return is an emphatic statement in its own right, a careering squall of guitar-driven noize. New album 'Visions Of A Life' is incoming, with the group also set to play some of the biggest he […]
    • Young Fathers Craft Powerful New Short Film July 27, 2017
      Working alongside the Scottish National Portrait Gallery...Young Fathers have crafted a new short film focussing on the theme of the Male Gaze. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has partnered with the National Portrait Gallery on the new exhibition, exploring themes of masculinity. Young Fathers agreed to construct a new short film, and their exploratio […]
    • Track Of The Day 27/7 - Wild Cub July 27, 2017
      'I Fall Over'Wild Cub make gloriously extravagant pop music. Debut album 'Youth' seems to burst with energy, the trio matching ear-worm melodies to lyrics that cut a little deeper. Faced with constructing a follow up, Wild Cub pushed themselves further than ever before. Re-immersing themselves in creative independence, the band will relea […]
    • Premiere: Warm Digits - 'Growth Of Raindrops' (ft. Sarah Cracknell) July 27, 2017
      Newcastle duo prepare new album 'Wireless World'...Newcastle duo Warm Digits are back, and this time they're grabbing a select batch of collaborators. New album 'Wireless World' is incoming on Memphis Industries, Peter Brewis of Field Music, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, Devon Sproule, and Mia La Metta of Beards. New track ' […]
    • New Book On Can's Jaki Liebezeit Launched July 27, 2017
      The Life, Theory and Practice of a Master Drummer...When Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit passed away in January of this year, he not only left behind a body of recorded work whose motion and energy were dominated by his cyclical approach to rhythm, but also a whole theory of drumming that had been properly documented. Liebezeit himself never thought to properly w […]
    • Kesha Embraces Abandon On 'Learn To Let Go' July 27, 2017
      The new video takes the singer back to her childhood...When Kesha sings "I've been to hell and back..." on new single 'Learn To Let Go' she really, really means it. But if music can offer a form of catharsis then her new single goes a long way to providing that. A hymn to the power of emotional abandonment, the video for 'Learn […]
    • Jason Nolan Gets Funky On 'Don King' July 27, 2017
      A primer for new EP 'Late Night City Hawks'...Jason Nolan ups the energy on funky new cut 'Don King'. The songwriter's debut EP 'Wonder Years' emerged last year, a release marked by a talent striving towards an individual voice. Follow up EP 'Late Night City Hawks' is incoming, with Jason Nolan able to share lead […]
    • French Montana - Jungle Rules July 27, 2017
      A cohesive and complete sounding album from the Bad Boy Records signee...French Montana has always divided hip-hop fans; you either love him or hate him. The Bad Boy Records signee has enjoyed a steady growth via the underground; from his first incarnation as Young French with his popular ‘Cocaine City’ DVD series to a solid mixtape run over the past decade. […]
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
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    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
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      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
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      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
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      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

Posts Tagged ‘Orianthi’

Rock Chick of the Day: Orianthi – Pride and Joy

Posted by falconi5 on May 5, 2017

After leaving Alice Coopet’s touring band and teaming up with Richie Sambora, Guitar wiz Orianthi burns down the house with a really live version of “Pride and Joy.”

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Rock Chick(s) of the Day: Gimme Shelter – Orianthi (w/The School of Rock)

Posted by falconi5 on May 24, 2015

orianthi5A scorching version of “Gimme Shelter” featuring guitarist Orianthi playing with students from The School of Rock.  Very cool.

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Live Video of the Day: Orianthi – Voodoo Child

Posted by falconi5 on June 22, 2014



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Video of the Day: Orianthi – Heaven In This Hell

Posted by falconi5 on March 13, 2013

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Live Video of the Day: Orianthi ‘Give In To Me’ (Michael Jackson Cover)

Posted by falconi5 on September 13, 2012

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Five Cool Ones – Five Rock Chicks That Will Make Us Forget About Grace Potter

Posted by falconi5 on September 7, 2012

Lissie – Stairway to Heaven

Orianthi – According To You

Susan Tedeschi – Little By LIttle

Lydia Loveless – Can’t Change Me

ZZ Ward – Put the Gun Down

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Video of the Day: Orianthi ‘You and I’

Posted by falconi5 on August 18, 2011

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Orianthi: Paul Reed Smith Signature Guitar

Posted by falconi5 on April 3, 2011

From PRS.Com

Get to know the Falcon’s Nest “Muse of the Month” for April along with her signature guitar.

This PRS is perfect for anyone who wants an awesome quality, versatile rockin’ lookin’ guitar – at an affordable price – I love it. Try it out.” – Orianthi

A classic PRS sound with white pearloid birds and red sparkle finish, the Orianthi SE model is the very first signature model instrument bearing the guitar goddess’ name. It comes standard with a Korina back and maple top, 24 fret wide-thin maple neck with 25” scale length and an ebony fretboard featuring white pearloid birds and an “O” at the 12th fret. The model also features PRS designed Tremolo and PRS designed tuners with nickel hardware and two humbucking pickups to give new and seasoned players alike a shiny new ax to grind.

It was November 2005, when Orianthi stepped off a plane from Japan where she had been performing for PRS Guitars. She received a call that one of her all-time idols, Carlos Santana had spoken about her during an interview on Australian television earlier that morning. She had to hop on another waiting plane to her hometown, Adelaide before she could see the footage. It was the longest two hour flight.

“It’s not cute any more. It’s seriously ass-whupping. If I was going to pass the baton to somebody, she would be my first choice.” – Carlos Santana

Orianthi was both stunned and humbled by these words. She had worked hard, and dedicated herself to practicing guitar but still to hear Carlos say this was such a huge and unexpected compliment that made it all worthwhile.

Although Orianthi is now only 23 years old, she has been studying music for twenty of them. “I started piano when I was 3, and classical guitar when I was about 6,” she recalls, “my Dad’s guitars were around the house and I was hearing his guitar driven records on the stereo and wanted to change from piano to guitar. I started playing Roy Orbison and Carlos Santana songs at school assemblies. One day I didn’t bring my guitar to school, so I made one out of a milk carton and rubber bands.”

Like most other 6 year olds she listened to Peter Coombe’s, Juicy, Juicy Green Grass, but unlike them she also listened Roy Orbison, Presley, Hendrix, Clapton, B.B. King and the Shadows. At 10, she studied her AMEB one day a week at Adelaide TAFE – a tertiary institute, she performed in the pit orchestra for a production of Oklahoma, she kept up her study in Year 5 at school and played on the school basketball team. At 11 she saw Carlos Santana in concert and was immediately drawn to his tone and asked her parents for a PRS guitar like his and that’s when she made the move from acoustic to electric guitar.

In her high school years, she was in two school bands, The Mercs and Vamoose and entered talent competitions with both. She managed to keep up both her study and guitar obsession until 15 when she left regular school to be home-schooled. Orianthi had recorded her first CD, Under the Influence, which was a tribute to those guitarists who had influenced her and also included a song she wrote for Carlos Santana when she was 14. She posted the CD and covering introduction letter to industry people all over the world, including PRS Guitars and guitar magazines in Australia, the US and the UK. She was reviewed and her song included on the cover the UK magazine, Guitarist. She also sent it out to radio stations and even one to Santana Management.

She obtained her first management team and played the support for another of her idols, Steve Vai at 14 and by 15, she played the support for ZZ Top. But she wanted to also reach the audience with her words and by 16, she decided to study singing and found a leading Adelaide vocal coach to train her. She put the same dedication into this and by 18, after hard work she was fronting a cover band, DropD as the vocalist and guitarist around Adelaide venues. Orianthi was happy to have family support in her musical career. “What’s really great is that they agreed to my doing this. They basically said, ‘We can see you’re completely dedicated to playing guitar. That’s your path in life,’ and they totally backed me up.”

“Carlos came to Adelaide when I was 18, and my CD was delivered to him. He invited me to a sound-check. We wound up jamming, and then he invited me to join him onstage that night. It was pretty surreal. I showed up, he called me to the stage and I plugged in-in front of 15,000 people-and he started a song I hadn’t heard before. I had learned all his songs. But that night he decided to play classic covers and a new instrumental! That really got my heart pumping. At some point, Carlos turns to me and says, ‘OK, you take a solo now.’ It was great; he kept me up there for 45 minutes. We’ve been in contact ever since. I was invited to his home to meet his family on a trip to San Francisco in 2005.” Carlos took video footage of the Adelaide concert back to PRS Guitars and in 2004 Paul Smith invited Orianthi to LA to play at NAMM, the convention of musical-instrument manufacturers. Over the next four years, Orianthi performed in Japan, the US and Australian cities by invitation of PRS Guitars. At NAMM in the US, she played with Santana and PRS founder Paul Reed Smith. She was also in contact with Steve Vai over the years since her support gig and received so much support and encouragement from him. She also independently released her second CD, Violet Journey, in 2005, composing all the material, contributing guitar, vocals and also drums on most cuts, and producing and mixing the final product at her home studio.

Performing at NAMM in Los Angeles led to her music being shown to industry people and in turn a meeting with Geffen Records president/producer Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls) and signing with the label in late 2006 when she relocated to Los Angeles to take the next steps along her career path. She has spent the last 20 months writing songs with a host of top-name composers from the US and Australia and laying down tracks for inclusion on her first US release. She has been to Nashville to song-write, she met and jammed with Prince, played the Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival, played a 6 night support with Steve Vai in California and also managed a month at home in Australia to catch up with family and friends.

Orianthi is excited to be recording her album with leading producer Howard Benson. She wants her album to be a rock/pop album that appeals to all ages. She hopes to inspire more people, female and male to pick up the guitar. “If I can inspire them to pick up a guitar, the drums or a paint brush, something, it will be worth it. Inspiring females to get up and play is something I especially would like to do. It’s always been such a guy thing, so that when guys see someone like me step onstage, there’s always the vibe of ‘Oh, here’s a chick. What’s she gonna play?’ It’s like you have to prove yourself to them. Hopefully, I can change that a little bit so more guys can look at women playing the guitar and take them seriously. Anyone can do anything if they really have a passion for it.”

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Falcon’s Nest April Rock Muse of the Month: Orianthi

Posted by falconi5 on March 30, 2011

After some intense debate in the halls of the Falcon’s Nest we have selected Orianthi as the rock muse of the month. Nadine Kraemer was the leader in the clubhouse until we saw a couple of videos from this hot in more ways than one guitar goddess. Don’t worry Nadine we will get to you but for the month of April the winner is Orianthi.

Artist Biography

Deemed “seriously ass-whoopin'” by Carlos Santana, female guitarist Orianthi burst on the scene in 2009 thanks to the killer trifecta of Carrie Underwood, the Grammys, and the King of Pop. Born in Adelaide, Australia, Orianthi Panagaris was only six when she fell in love with the guitar thanks to her dad’s record collection. Legendary names like Clapton, Hendrix, and Santana influenced her to take lessons, and she spent five years on the acoustic guitar before switching to the electric at the age of eleven.

The guitar-heavy music of Def Leppard, Van Halen, and Whitesnake dominated her teenage years, and at the age of 18, she met her hero when she was invited to jam with Santana during a soundcheck. That soundcheck evolved into a half-hour guest shot during that night’s concert, and with Carlos’ enthusiastic endorsement, she went on to share stages with acts like Prince and ZZ Top, as well as earning a support slot on Steve Vai’s 2007 world tour.

Also in 2007, Orianthi signed with the Geffen label and released her debut album, Violet Journey, which featured her vocals and fretwork. Having moved to Los Angeles, Orianthi’s musicianship was later exposed to millions of television viewers when she joined Carrie Underwood’s band for a 2009 Grammy Awards performance. That same year, an email invitation arrived asking her to audition for Michael Jackson, who was assembling a band for a 50-date residency at London’s O2 Arena. One blistering rendition of the “Beat It” solo was enough to land the gig, but the King of Pop unexpectedly passed in June of that same year. Orianthi sang at the memorial service, and rehearsal footage of the guitarist backing the Jackson was featured in the popular film Michael Jackson’s This Is It. Her second album, Believe, arrived several days before the movie’s release, featuring the Top 20 single “According to You.” Believe was re-released in 2010 as Believe (II) with four different songs including a cover of John Waite’s “Missing You”. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi

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