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Marina V

Russian-born Marina V is a singer/songwriter whose voice has been called “hauntingly beautiful” by the LA Times. Incorporating influences as disperse as the Beatles, Tori Amos and Tchaikovsky, Marina has cultivated a distinct piano-driven contemporary pop sound that would seem easily capable of taking the airwaves by storm. As a live act, Marina V has entertained audiences worldwide with appearances in Moscow, Sydney, Paris and around Los Angeles, where she is currently based. Watch the official video for Marina V’s original number “You Make Me Beautiful.”

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Mister Jack

London ska-punk pop-rocker Mister Jack is a talented solo artist with a sound that harkens back to the two-tone ska sound popularized by groups like Madness and Bad Manner back in the early 1980s. Supported by a formidable backup band that includes former members of Squeeze, Jack’s campy, cockney cacophony of fun also incorporates contemporary musical vibes suggestive of groups like Audio Bullies and the Streets, along with the strong classic ska sound of bands like Madness, Toots & the Maytals and Desmond Dekker. Experience the musical madness of Mister… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist : SwampDaWamp- Artist Showcase

Part outlaw country, part Southern rock, Swampdawamp are a heavy-hitting outfit from Nashville, TN. Led by charismatic frontman Gig Michaels, Swampdawamp is a true working class rock outfit that likes to party while also maintaining a social consciousness. Recently the band’s patented brand of “swamp rock” – a raw distillation of hard rock, blues,… Read More

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The Steepwater Band

Fronted by formidable singer/guitarist Jeff Massey, the Steepwater Band are a Chicago rock outfit that have steered their Delta Blues influences into some darkly psychedelic musical territory. Originally formed in 1998, the TSB have refined their rootsy sound through more than a decade of touring. Averaging around 125 shows a year, the band have appeared with acts that include Buddy Guy, Wilco, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick and the Drive By Truckers among others. Check out this moody B&W video clip for the band’s Lennon-on-a-bad-trip influenced blues-rocker, “Remember the Taker.”

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Joe and the Jungle

Joe and the Jungle are an LA-based rock group that are a favorite around town, thanks to blistering live sets at venues like the Key Club and the House of Blues. The band’s music is a righteous cacophony of classic rock influences like Zeppelin, Floyd and the Beatles crossbred with the contemporary rock sounds of bands like Muse and the White Stripes. The resulting sound is one that is at once familiar and yet fresh. Get a load of Joe and the Jungle’s contemporary take on rock classicism in this… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Chicago Music Exchange – Chicago

This place is truly Guitar Nirvana! Visiting CME is a not-to-be missed experience for the guitar aficionado. It boasts a staggering collection of the very finest vintage guitars as well as new and used instruments, and stands as one of the most impressive operations of its kind in the world. For almost 20 years Chicago Music Exchange has been the place to find some of the finest vintage… Read More

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