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Great Venues: The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles

The Roxy is one of the most famous rock and roll clubs in the world.  The club, which is located on the Sunset Strip just down from the Whisky, opened in 1973 and was host to early L.A. shows by ‘70s glam rock acts like David Bowie.  Over the years the stage at the Roxy has been graced by a who’s who of rock royalty featuring the likes of Bowie, Neil Young and Bob Marley as well as early performances from seminal local acts like Read More

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BLUE Mics: From Studio to USB Microphones


BLUE Microphones was founded in 1995 with the goal of using advancements in digital technology to improve audio recording equipment.  Each microphone contains its own proprietary capsule designed to capture and focus on specific frequencies.  BLUE designs and manufactures a wide variety of studio microphones, as well as USB mics.

 

BLUE has two lines of studio microphones: Bottle mics and Application Specific mics. Bottle microphones feature interchangeable capsules so performers can get a wide variety of… Read More

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Doc Martens: 50 Years of History

 

Back in April 1960, in Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole made almost entirely of air. He took that idea to the Griggs family of Northhampton, England, which had a history of making quality work footwear, and together they created the 1460, eight-hole “Doc Marten” boot—a design classic. The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Chelsea Guitars – New York

Chelsea Guitars owner Dan Courtenay shows Guitar Shop TV the store’s collection of vintage and “affordable” guitars. As he says, “I don’t consider myself a ‘vintage’ guitar dealer; I consider myself a ‘used’ guitar dealer.”

 

This small, unpretentious store adjacent to the famous Chelsea Hotel is a rock-star hangout for artists like Billy Corgan and The Hives, who come for… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist : The Worsties – Artist Showcase

Guitar Shop TV “Artist Showcase” winners for July are The Worsties. Yes, The Worsties, baby, The Worsties.

The Worsties are a high energy, female-fronted rock band from Nashville that mixes influences from 70’s era punk, 80’s pop and glam, with new wave dance beats thrown in for good measure.

With 4 EP’s under their belts and another on the way, the band has toured consistently since 2008, and have generated quite a stir in the local and… Read More

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July Artist Showcase Winner: The Worsties


Guitar Shop TV “Artist Showcase” winners for July are The Worsties. Yes, The Worsties, baby, The Worsties.

 

The Worsties are a high energy, female-fronted rock band from Nashville that mixes influences from 70’s era punk, 80’s pop and glam, with new wave dance beats thrown in for good measure.

 

With 4 EP’s under their belts and another on the way, the band has toured consistently since 2008, and have generated quite a stir in the… Read More

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