Author Archives: gstv
Last week Billboard Magazine reported that the Rolling Stones will reunite onstage for a quartet of shows in London and New York this coming November. This week the band also announced that they will also be releasing a new commemorative greatest hits album that same month.
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the London blues group that went on to become the biggest rock band… Read More
But on a much brighter note, it was announced last month that the three surviving members of the band – Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, and Michael Nesmith – have decided to reunite for a concert tour this… Read More
Annie Clark of St. Vincent performed a special session for radio station KCRW in front of a live audience with the song “Cruel” Check her interesting, eclectic solo! Really distinctive phrasing and effects…Check the video above, we LOVE her Japanese retro axe!
Clark was ranked # 93 in Spin Magazine’s List of “Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” with the following commentary:
“The tricky little lead lines with which she peppers St. Vincent’s already impressively broad catalog hint at Annie Clark’s almost casual mastery, but… Read More
Monday, September 10, 2012, 10pm EDT, The Iridium, New York: Les Paul Tribute with Special Guests, featturing Lou Pallo and Friends with The Les Paul Trio to celebrate the release of a new CD “Thank You Les”. Click HERE to buy tickets. Here’s an except from the Press release:
“An amazing array of all-star musicians join guitarist Lou Pallo in paying tribute to the legendary Les Paul with the September 11 release of a unique CD/DVD titledThank You Les, produced by Showplace Music Productions in… Read More
Specimen Products is a unique custom guitar and amp shop located on Chicago’s West Side.
In this clip, Specimen founder Ian Schneller shows Guitar Shop TV his hand-built Little Horn speakers, which are exceptionally efficient yet also have a funky vintage look to them. These are smaller versions of the speakers Specimen Products created for Carnegie Hall. Schneller also shows off the 48 “hornlings and hornlettes” that Chicago multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird played through these in his “Sonic Arboretum” performance at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.… Read More
Check this great clip from UIC Campus Housing on Kingston Mines, Chicago’s oldest and largest real blues club.
Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Kingston Mines presents Chicago Blues seven nights a week on two stages with two bands and guest vocalists. Voted Chicago’s best blues club 11 years in a row by the Chicago Music Awards. Doc’s Rib Joint serves the finest barbeque ribs, wings, catfish, and more for late night dining pleasure.