1902 – The Gibson Mandolin guitar company is formed. The first successfully commercial electric guitar, the ES-150, is produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduces the P-90 single coil pickup, which is eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.
Over the weekend, arty alt-rock icons Radiohead – in the most Radiohead of ways – announced a “unique event” on Friday, June 17th that will be streamed to a network of record stores globally.
Philly stores participating in Live From A Moon Shaped Pool are Repo Records on South Street, Creep Records in Northern Liberties and Main Street Music in Manayunk. Zooming out a little, other regional retailers involved are Rainbow Records in Newark, DE; Young Ones in Kutztown; Whirled Records in Hanover; and Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ.
At virtually every stop of their European tour Radiohead has busted out some surprises. Take for instance the other night in Paris when the band performed “Creep” & “2+2=5” for the first time in seven years. Watch below.
Raidohead also debuted “Climbing Up the Walls.”
Dinosaur Jr. appeared on Later… With Jools Holland last night to perform their new song “Tiny” from their soon to be released new album- “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.” album. Check it out.
Also- Henry Rollins recorded a little promo-video for the new, Dinosaur Jr. album. Watch below.