Scripturient: Kanile’a Islander GL6

What a difference two strings make. Late last week, I traded my Jupiter Creek steel-stringed baritone, solid-body uke for one of these Kanile’a nylon-stringed GL6 “guitar-leles” which the company calls a “guilele.” It’s really a short-scale guitar tuned like a ukulele: a fourth higher. More like a requinto than a uke. Kanile’a says of the GL6 ...

Nunc Scio: Track of the Day: Ty Segall Band “I Bought My Eyes”

If you think your summer needs a bit more fuzzed-out, pile-driver garage rock, then friend, have I got an album for you. Ty Segall’s latest album (out today) is like a giant chainsaw annihilating a forest, as heard from inside a scary cave. Here’s one of the standout tracks, “I Bought My Eyes”. For the ...