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Here They Come: Nesmith, Dolenz and Tork Reunite for Monkees Reunion Tour

The music world was dealt a very sad blow earlier this year with the death of Monkees singer Davy Jones.

 

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

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Performances: Annie Clark of St. Vincent: “Cruel”


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

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The Iridium NYC: Les Paul Tribute with Special Guests

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

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Gear Profile: Specimen Products & The Chicago School of Guitar Making – Part 2


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

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Great Venues: Kingston Mines – Chicago

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.

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Jack White Pulls “Blunderbuss” and Storms off Stage at NYC Gig

Jack White stormed off stage at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday night.

 

While the episode was nowhere near on par Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong‘s outburst at the iHeartRadio Festival in LasRead More

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