Bloodhounds On My Trail – Escape II

Is it 'ii' or 'II' or actually the number 2, or do the symbols that are part of the title of this EP (or mini-album) contain some other hidden meanings? Perhaps they do. The first release from this Australian quartet certainly contains more than is obvious at a first listen, aside from the layered guitars and purposeful rhythms that are present on … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Artists: Justin Buckley of Tarcutta on the Art of the Guitar Solo

It seems to be an unavoidable conclusion that the rock guitar solo is officially extinct. It’s been nearly 20 years, I’m guessing, since most of the songs you heard on the radio featured one. How did this staple of music disappear after 20 years dominating various genres? And how, in an age of 80’s revivalism, can men wear spandex, women wear … [Read more...]