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    • On this Day September 19, 2005
      Research published by Guinness World Records showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles than any other band in UK chart history. The band had scored 61 chart successes, dating from Pictures of Matchstick Men in 1968 to You'll Come Around in 2004.
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      Former chicken plucker Chubby Checker went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Twist'. It made No.14 in the UK in 1962, version with The Fat Boys made No.2 in the UK in 1988.
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    • Morrissey Shares New Song “Spent the Day in Bed,” Confirms Album Details
      Morrissey is releasing a new album, Low in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now he has shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed." 
    • Strange Peace
      Like II, the third entry from METZ makes no compromises. The Canadian hardcore trio have an uncanny knack for capturing lightning in a bottle. Their sound lays the ferocity and unrelenting power of their live shows onto tape. To sacrifice that for more expansive, appeasing sounds would be to give up what makes METZ, METZ.
    • The Big Sick
      Who’d have thought comas and the prospect of being cast out of your family forever could be so funny, or so romantic? 
    • Fool’s Paradise
      After two albums, Cold Specks, the stage name used by Canadian singer/songwriter Ladan Hussein, still felt like a talent in search of a sound. Fool's Paradise doesn't do much to alter this situation, but it does allow Hussein to showcase the reason her embryonic style remains worth sticking with.
    • Sigur Rós Announce Initial Holiday Festival Lineup: Jarvis Cocker, Kevin Shields, and More
      Iceland's Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30. 
    • Watch Madeline Kenney Get Splattered with Green Screen Paint in the “Always” Video
      Madeline Kenney released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, at the beginning of the month via Company. Previously "Rita" was one of our Songs of the Week, and we also shared another song from the album, "Big One" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week).
    • Wolf Alice Share New Album Opener “Heavenward”
      Britain's Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore album, Visions of a Life, on September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. Now they have shared the album's opening cut, "Heavenward." Listen below followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.
    • Tegan and Sara Share CHVRCHES’ Cover of “Call It Off” from “The Con X: Covers” Album
      Tegan and Sara previously announced that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album The Con with a tour and The Con X: Covers, an album due out October 20 (via Warner Bros) in which other artists cover each song on The Con, with all net proceeds going to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which works in support of LGBTQ girls and women. 
    • Goon: Last of the Enforcers
      Goon: Last of the Enforcers attempts to recapture the magic, trying to show more is more, and less is more, while proving neither is more in this instance.
    • Elbow and John Grant Team Up for the “Kindling (Fickle Flame)” Video
      Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. A couple of weeks ago the band shared a new version of Little Fictions' closing track "Kindling." Renamed "Kindling (Fickle Flame)," this version is redone as a duet with John Grant. Now a video for the new version has been shared.
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    • No, The North Doesn't Just Listen To Landfill Indie September 19, 2017
      And the South enjoys its fair share of appalling music...When the winner of this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize was announced there was little surprise that it came from London. After all, the metropolis dominated the shortlist, with South London in particular asserting a kind of creative stranglehold on the final countdown. But, as Clash commented at the time […]
    • Listen: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Little Thing Gone Wild' September 19, 2017
      Check it out now...Gone Wild San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return with new song ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ – tune in now. The song is the first output from their new record ‘Wrong Creatures’ due out in January 2018. First, however, the band embark on an extensive UK tour next month. ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ is the classic cacophony of gnarl […]
    • Premiere: Sweaty Palms - 'Queer Fatwa' September 19, 2017
      Dark post-punk from Glasgow...Sweaty Palms hail from Glasgow, a city with a seedy underbelly. The band seem to take this barely restrained aggression and channel it in their music, a dank, black-clad vision of post-punk bedlam. Antecedants could include everyone from The Fall to 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, a sound that is both violent and hilarious. Debut […]
    • Superfood - Bambino September 19, 2017
      A strutting dollop of funky indie-pop indulgence...Losing a band member has historically sparked chaos for many a well-seasoned band. Like Blur without Graham Coxon or the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the years after John Frusciante departed, their respective band’s output noticeably dipped and missed that vital spark that gave the bands their core identity. Thr […]
    • Jordan Rakei - Wallflower September 19, 2017
      A confident artistic expression from a talent in bloom...New Zealand’s Jordan Rakei has enjoyed a rapid ascension into the spotlight since he first moved to London in 2015. Having released debut EP ‘Franklin’s Room’ in 2013 from the confines of his Brisbane bedroom studio, he began to garner an influential following. Moving to the UK to widen his creative ho […]
    • A Rhythmic Rebellion: Clash Meets THEY. September 19, 2017
      "We don’t chase trends, because we want longevity..."An alternative to artists who follow the industry blueprint, churning out the “same old shit” on a conveyor belt, the ethos of THEY. (producer Dante Jones and vocalist Drew Love) is underscored by an unruly ambition to never sate but always challenge the status quo. “We don’t chase trends, becaus […]
    • Listen: Phobophobes - 'Where Is My Owner' September 19, 2017
      Recorded somewhere beneath the Brixton Windmill...New music is oozing out of South London on a daily basis. A collective of menacing, dirty, demented rock 'n' roll groups are hauling themselves forwards, with the likes of Goat Girl, SHAME, and HMLTD all finding wider recognition. Phobophobes could be next. New single 'Where Is My Owner' s […]
    • Alvvays Announce New UK Tour Dates September 19, 2017
      Canadian band to return in February 2018...Alvvays have announced a string of huge UK shows for February 2018. The band's new album 'Antisocialites' is out now, and it seems to be bowling over everyone who has heard it. Not that singer Molly Rankin is concerned by all the praise - speaking to Clash recently she commented: “I haven't read […]
    • Track Of The Day 19/9 - Gel Set September 19, 2017
      'Don't You Miss Me?'There's a world of difference between Los Angeles and Chicago. Two very different cities with very different atmospheres, multi-media artist Laura Callier found it extremely difficult to move from one to the other. Re-locating to Los Angeles, she found the fragmented structure of the city, it's long, spread out ge […]
    • Great Escape's First Fifty Returns September 19, 2017
      New music extravaganza hits East London...The Great Escape's First Fifty event is set to return to East London this November. Launched last year, it's a timely recap on breaking music, bringing together different genres, different artists, and different continents. Running across November 21st - 23rd, First Fifty will utilise five sought after venu […]
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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
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
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      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • 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.
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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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