One man performs every instrument on Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” simultaneously

Multitasking has become a commodity in our current culture, what with a “make more with less” mentality pervading both the arts and workforce. Musician Dominic Fragman understands this better than most, it seems, as here we see him playing the entirety of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” on his lonesome. Yep, that means…

Meet the new boss: 18 albums in which classic rockers embraced synthesizers

The recent PBS docuseries Soundbreaking is a must-see for any music buff, primarily because of the way it challenges conventional notions of “authenticity” when it comes to pop, rock, folk, and R&B. The whole process of recording and distributing songs is inherently artificial, requiring machines and electronics to…

What artist can’t you get into, despite knowing that they’re great?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d