Is Music the Secret to Winning at Poker?

Have you ever stumbled upon a televised or online poker tournament and wondered why the players are sitting around largely in silence? While tension may be running high during the games, some pros actually use music to enhance their game. For instance, Annie Duke, who holds a World Series of Poker gold bracelet from 2004, says that she listen to White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” when she is short-stacked. Read the rest of this entry »


Why A Band Break May Be Exactly What You Need


New York City” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by anieto2k

Hey there – don’t panic! We’re not suggesting your band breaks up; nope, not in the slightest. A break of the good kind (AKA, a getaway), could be exactly what you need to get those creative juices flowing. Whether you’re guys, gals, or both, some time away can really help reset any kind of writer’s block, bring groups closer together, and help you work better at doing what you love best. You guessed it, that’s performing and songwriting! If you’re in the States, the good news is that you don’t have to go far. What with band practice and time off for recording, we already KNOW you’ve used your vacation days, so grab a cheap flight, and head for a weekend in one of the following awesome cities. Read the rest of this entry »


25 Years Since Nirvana’s Nevermind

Do you feel old? Hell, I felt old when Nevermind came out! I was in a bar and had just graduated from law school, and Nirvana came blaring out on the speakers and all these young kids started going crazy. The rest is history . . .


Ohio State Marching Band “Michael Jackson Tribute”

The Ohio State Marching Band is appropriately known as the “best damn band in the land” and you’ll probably agree after watching this Michael Jackson tribute that has gained a ton of attention and millions of views on YouTube. You’ll be stunned to watch the band simulate Michael Jackson moonwalking.


Music Slots Games

For those who enjoy playing slot machine games, often the themes of certain games are what they find appealing. In fact, some players choose which slot machine games to place on the theme. Sometimes the theme is something in which they are interested such as music. Popular music from today is often used in slot machine themes as well as musical trends from the past.

For pop music fans, one slot machine game that holds a lot of appeal is the X Factor slot machine. Based upon the popular music TV show, X Factor, this slot machine has incorporated different aspects of the show into the game. For example, the free spin feature has been dubbed boot camp which can provide players with free spins. In the game, stars can be collected which when they amount to 10, advance players to the live final where they can potentially win even more money. The bonus round features the judges from the show. When three or more judge logos appear, a multiplier is applied to that wager made on that winning payline. With three logos, the bet is increased 20x while four logos increase it 50x. Five icons provide the biggest payout with 200x. Not only do pop fans find the theme fun but they love the many chances it provides to win big.

Some slot machine games focus on past music such as with the game, Vinyl Countdown. Revolving around pop culture of the 1950’s, this machine uses vinyl records in its theme. The game has a total of 9 paylines scattered on five reels. The symbols on these reels all come from the 1950’s. One is a male singer which bears a striking resemblance to rocker Elvis Presley. A female with the characteristic ponytail is another symbol. The wild symbol in the game is a jukebox symbols which can appear on the three middle reels. The glittering ball is the scatter symbol which can lead to further winnings even if not on an activated payline. These music themed slots games and many more are available at