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Suburban Syndicate

Detroit has a long history of producing talented acts, ranging all the way back to the heyday of the Motown sound through to the White Stripes. Rock-rap outfit Suburban Syndicate is one of the Motor City’s latest musical offerings. The diverse seven-piece group is fronted by a trio of rappers and has a musical section that blends funky hip-hop beats with… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist: Xander Demos – Pittsburg’s Rising Guitar Hero

Xander Demos is an innovative rock and metal guitarist who hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Drawing on diverse influences that include pop and ambient, as well as the metal riffery that is his bread and butter, Xander has created a uniquely modern guitar rock sound. His versatility as a musician enables Xander to push the envelope in terms of metal guitar in a manner that few players have managed, since the emergence of Joe Satriani in the late 1980s.… Read More

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Sweet Ray Laurel

Midwest-based rockers Sweet Ray Laurel have been around for nearly a decade, honing their craft with live shows and recording sessions in the studio. The band’s explosive and innovative sound incorporates elements of post-punk, reggae and psychedelic rock. Near constant touring has earned SRL a dedicated fan-base across the country. Recently the band made an appearance at the Chubbstock Festival in Friendship, Indiana. Sweet Ray Laurel also recently put out an Read More

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Black Rock Revival

Black Rock Revival is a Memphis trio with a loose, funky, hard rocking sound. The group was founded by singer/guitarist Sebastian who got the idea to start a band after noticing a distinct lack of black rock bands on the local and national scene. To that end he recruited drummer Hype and bassist Percy Blue to put together a hard-hitting trio with influences that include Cody Chestnutt, Read More

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Sir Paul McCartney Paid only £1 for Olympic Opening Ceremony Performance

 

It was a grandstand performance, topping off a rousing opening ceremony witnessed by billions of people around the world; Sir Paul McCartney leading Wembley Arena, and in a manner of speaking, the entire whole world, in a sing-along of the Beatles classic “Hey Jude.”

 

And for bringing down the house, and the final curtain, on a ceremony that lasted more than four hours and officially opened the Read More

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“No Future Thursdays” at the Down And Out in Downtown LA

 

The Down And Out bar opened nearly three years ago on the ground floor of the Alexandria Hotel at 5th and Spring in downtown LA. Like many new bars, the Down And Out grasped around for an identity of its own for a year or two. However after making live music a regular fixture several nights a week, the “DnO” has emerged as one of the hottest venues in downtown for seeing great guitar Read More

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