MI Spy

Drumming Up Business in the Twin Cities

Drums are a complicated thing to sell. For one thing, they’re loud. In order for serious buyers to make a decision on a kit, they need to be allowed some volume...

Brotherly Love in Philadelphia?

I’m a spy. No, not just MI Spy. I actually am a real spy. I just haven’t worked in a while. For months now, I’ve been sitting at home waiting for the burner pho...
South by Southwest

South by Southwest

For decades, Austin TX has been known for its uncanny ability to be the hippest spot for most types of music. It’s almost like there’s a vortex that sucks musical talent into the city limits. This month, however, that vortex must be on the fritz, because it’s sucked in our resident super sleuth, who’s searching high and low for guitar amps.

The King Of Queens

Aerial pan past Manhattan’s gleaming skyscrapers and skim past the East River to the shores of Queens NY: the essential and glorious melting pot of New York Cit...

I Want Your Sax

A few decades ago, a rock ‘n’ roll band called Ocean Blue appeared on the scene. (Or, more appropriately, it appeared on the airwaves of WLIR, Long Island NY’s ...

Golden Gate Guitar Shopping

San Francisco CA has a rich musical tradition, particularly when it comes to jazz and the blues. It was once known as the “Harlem of the West,” and the city onc...