Alright Periphery fans, here you go! The band has uploaded their entire new album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, to YouTube as one uncut track. While I would normally be somewhat irritated by this (I like to know when a track ends and another begins), this is the type of album where it actually works really well. Having already listened to the album several times (clarification: legally obtained review copy), I do recommend that you check it out. Just load up the video, put on some headphones, and ease back.
The new album comes out July 3rd via Sumerian Records. You can pre-order it on iTunes.
Six-String Masterpieces, an art show that raises funds for Little Kids Rock, which is a charity promoting music education, has been revived! Having started in 2006 and toured the country through much of 2007, Six-String Masterpieces is an art show that features Dean Guitars painted, illustrated and/or sculpted by some of today’s biggest music stars, including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Les Claypool of Primus, Scott Ian of Anthrax, and many, many more. The original auction in 2007 raised almost $200,000 and they are looking to continue their path towards building a musical education for children. This goal is being assisted by a partnership with Mesa Contemporary Arts in Mesa, Arizona. A very special exhibition is being held from Friday, Sept. 9th through Sunday, Dec. 4th and will feature brand new guitars as well as previous classics.
Check after the jump for a full list of participating artists.