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January Artist Showcase Winner: Sicotropico

 

Guitar Shop TV’s January Artist Showcase winner is the exciting power trio Sicotropico. Hailing from Bogota, Colombia, Sicotropico’s sound is an innovative fusion of rock and world music. The band is composed of Caribbean Colombian musicians who draw on a variety of eclectic influences which also include jazz, salsa and funk to craft a distinct, heavy sound that is all their own. Catch the band in action in this great live clip of them performing their Santana-like original, “Veneno.”

 

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February Artist Showcase Finalists


 

Guitar Shop TV is excited to present February’s six Artist Showcase finalists. Our competition continues to attract thousands of submissions from great bands around the world and we think this month’s finalists represent amazing talent. OurJanuary winner, Sicotropico, received rave reviews as well the largest number of votes from our viewers around the world.

 

All you need to do to show their support for one of this month’s six finalists is to REGISTER and VOTE FOR YOUR BAND AT OUR “POLL STATION” ON THE UPPER RIGHT HANDRead More

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Guitar Toolkit –iPhone App

 

Guitar Toolkit –iPhone App
Available at Apple’s App Store, Guitar Toolkit provides a super- accurate chromatic tuner for 6- and 12-string guitars, 4-, 5- and 6-string bass, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. It covers standard and alternate tunings for each instrument and also provides a library of over 500,000 Read More

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GSTV Episode 14: NAMM Highlights, Epiphone, Agile Partners

GSTV Episode Fouteen: Gear! Including part one of our coverage of the National Association of Music Makers (NAMM) annual convention in Anaheim, California, Agile Partners and their amazing “Amp Kit” modeling technology and a visit with “Dr. Epiphone” Will Jones who showed us some very cool new Epiphone models.

 

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Guitar Shop TV Episode 13: U2, Randy Rhoads, Rock Hall of Fame


GSTV Episode Thirteen: Guitar Shop TV travels to The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame for a look at some of their amazing artifacts, including gear used by U2, Randy Rhoades and other rock legends!

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Great Venues: Blue Chicago – Chicago

Yes, it’s a little touristy and usually very crowded, but when it comes to great blues music, Blue Chicago on Clark is the real deal. The music is red hot, the singers and players are always bringin’ it, and they usually deliver a great show to the crowd.

The doorman Lorenzo is cool and funny, and the crowd a great mix of locals, international and domestic tourists, young people, older folks, black, white, Asian, and Latino. Blues tunes range from slow and greasy… Read More

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