Tag Archive: Music

Apr
14

Alphabands – M is for Marvin Gaye

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M is for Marvin Gaye If you don’t agree that What’s Going On is one of the ten greatest records of all time, I’m afraid we can no longer be friends. I started then scrapped a drawing of Matthew Sweet for this week’s “M” entry, but I’m much happier with how this turned out. It’s …

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Apr
07

AlphaBands – L is for Lady Gaga

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L is for Lady Gaga —————– AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. See the art and find out more at the AlphaBands tumblr: http://alphabands.tumblr.com/

Mar
31

AlphaBands – K is for Karl Bartos

Karl Bartos

K is for Karl Bartos Karl Bartos was a percussionist for the German band, Kraftwerk between 1975 and 1990. He played on and did songwriting on my favorite Kraftwerk record, Man-Machine. He recently released a solo record, Off The Record, which is fantastic. —————– AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and …

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Mar
25

AlphaBands – J is for James Brown

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J is for James Brown This week’s (late) AlphaBands subject is Mr. Dynamite, the amazing Mr. Please, Please, Please himself, the star of the show, James Brown. —————– AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week for 26 weeks. …

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Mar
21

AlphaBands – I is for Iggy Pop

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I is for Iggy Pop One of my fave musicians, but for not one of my fave AlphaBands drawings so far. It lost something in the inking or coloring: ——— AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of the alphabet each week …

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Mar
11

AlphaBands – H is for Hank Shocklee

Hank Shocklee

H is for Hank Shocklee Hank Shocklee is a member of The Bomb Squad, the influential production team behind many, many important hip-hop records, but best known for their work with Public Enemy. —————– AlphaBands is a weekly online collaborative project in which illustrators and cartoonists draw a band or musician for one letter of …

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Mar
03

AlphaBands – G is for Greg Ginn

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G is for Greg Ginn Greg Ginn is, of course, the legendary guitarist for Black Flag and founder of SST records. He’s a somewhat controversial figure in music, but here’s one thing there’s really no debate about: he’s an amazing guitarist. This image was done in entirely Manga Studio on a Surface 2 Pro. (And …

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Feb
24

AlphaBands – F is for The Flat Duo Jets

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F is for The Flat Duo Jets My first encounter with the music of the Flat Duo Jets was via the 1987 documentary, Athens, GA Inside/Out. If I’m remembering correctly, a cassette of the soundtrack started making the rounds at my high school and we were all listening to it before anyone had actually seen …

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Feb
18

AlphaBands – E is for The Everly Brothers

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E is for The Everly Brothers If there’s anything positive to say about the recent passing of Phil Everly, it’s this: it was accompanied by a surprising amount of well-deserved press. My hunch is that this’d not have occurred fifteen–or maybe even ten–years ago. In the time between then and now, “Americana” seems to have …

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Feb
10

AlphaBands – D is for Danzig

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D is for Danzig Yes, today’s AlphaBands entry is PURE EVIL: Glenn Danzig! I waffled a bit on whether to draw him under “D” or under “G,” but I consider him to be just plain Danzig–kinda like “Madonna” or “Pink” (but more evil). In addition to being the singer for The Misfits, Samhain and–later–Danzig the …

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