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#2073 - 07/08/09 10:09 PM Newsletter: Win a Line 6 JM4 Effects Pedal
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As we enter our tenth year, OnlineRock needs to take a look forward and determine what services and content are relevant to members and visitors. Websites such as MySpace and FaceBook have now become the standard for bands and businesses that want to network and share information. At the same time OnlineRock's CD Reviews, Podcasts and Artist Profiles as well as our other content have been growing in popularity. We are exploring the option of eliminating our free hosting services and focusing on our editorial content. While we don't take this decision lightly, we do want to provide the most comprehensive website that we can. We ask that you take a few moments to complete a brief survey so that we know what sections of our site are important to you. This will help us determine the best coarse of action. Visit:

WIN A LINE 6 JM4 LOOPER EFFECTS PEDAL: Now is your chance to win a brand new JM4 Looper Guitar Effects Pedal from Line 6. The JM4 guitar looper pedal features over 100 jam tracks performed by A-list studio players including Jason Bonham, Tony Franklin, Carmine Appice, Gregg Bissonette and many more slamming the drums, thumping the bass and hacking away at guitars. It's a fully featured looper pedal with sound-on-sound loop recording. Along with looping capabilities, the JM4 contains an instant collection of amazing tones including 200+ artist-created presets, 150+ song-based presets, 12 original Line 6 amp models, seven guitar effects, vocal effects and 36 banks for saving user-created tones. Register to win at:

CD REVIEWS: Listening to Sonic Youth, for any rock-centric music lover of a certain age will undoubtedly unleash torrents of memories and feelings and other things attached to that signature sound like so much dirt to a wayward lint brush. The sheer number of bands (both living and long gone) that have built upon (or blatantly ripped off) this legendary outfit's evolving aesthetics makes any Sonic Youth album somewhat familiar to the ear, but "The Eternal" feels like musicians re-invigorated and sculpting new art from the shadows of their past works. Read the full review and download a free track at:

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: The worry about the reunion of the original Dinosaur Jr. line-up, more than 20 years after their formation and legendary dissolution, was that these guys were just flogging the back catalog as a marketing gimmick. With the release of Beyond, in 2007, the band gave a hearty Marshall-driven "F**K YOU!" answer to those inquiring ears. Restoring the sound established by the opening hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, the Beyond record continued the band's march into rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. And now comes Farm, Dinosaur Jr.'s first double LP and their fifth full length record by the original line-up -- J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph -- released on their new label home Jagjaguwar on June 23rd. We have a free MP3 for you at:

ONLINEROCK PODCAST: Check out our bimonthly podcast, hosted by Andrew McNair. Our July 1st segment features Bowerbirds, Real Estate and The Polyamorous Affair. The podcast is designed to expose listeners to bands and music that you might not normally get a chance to hear. To take a listen or subscribe via iTunes, please visit:

FEATURED ARTIST PROFILE: In 2007, the Black and White Years released their debut record, produced by Talking Head and Modern Lover, Jerry Harrison. Since then, they have played several South by Southwests, Austin City Limits, MIDEM in Cannes, and the CMJ festival in NYC. In 2008, Billy Potts joined the band, replacing the Juno-G as drummer. Now Juno-G must be satisfied simply being a keyboard. You can find out more about the Black and White Years and download a free track at:

BLOG SPOTLIGHT: Matt Thorpe on the Fender Super Champ XD - I have several amps at home but being mainly acquired for live use they are not exactly handy to get at or move about the house for trying a guitar or some practice. Nor are they particularly quiet natured either! I set about looking for a small practice amp. I think the main objectives were, small in size, versatile sounds and facilities and good tone. Read more at:

EQUIPMENT STORE - OnlineRock provides a quick link to the hottest deals from Musician's Friend. We also offer the latest equipment and software along with videos and books for musicians of any level.


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