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The Monkees, The Turtles and More: Nostalgia Lives with The Happy Together Tour!

English: Mickey Dolenz at the 2009 Tribeca Fil...

The Monkees, The Turtles and More: If you’re a fan of the sounds of the Sixties we’ve got the tour for you this summer. The 2012 Happy Together Tour is a traveling celebration of Sixties nostalgia that’s being co-headlined by Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and Flo & Eddie of the Turtles.… Read More

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Collector’s Corner: 1966 Gibson EB-0 Bass

1966 Gibson EB-0: Good Enough for Jack Bruce, The Jackson Five

So ’66 was a heck of a year for Gibson Bass guitars. They issued five distinct basses that would become relatively popular over the years. Though you won’t find a Gibson Ripper or Gibson Grabber in the 1966 catalog (they weren’t issued until 1973), the company’s full line of instruments included a Thunderbird model and two electric basses with SG-style bodies that would go on to become iconic in their own right—even to this day.Read More

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Great Venues: The Crocodile Café – Seattle, Washington, USA

The Crocodile Café has been a mainstay of Seattle’s rock scene since the early ‘90s when it was practically ground zero for the grunge movement that was burgeoning in the city at the time. Classic bands from that era to have graced the Croc’s stage in those days include Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and of course Nirvana.

The club was temporarily closed in 2007. However following renovations the Crocodile was reopened in 2009 and has been back going strong ever since.  These days the venue plays host… Read More

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The Holograms Are Coming!

 

For the longest time the first image that leapt to mind for most people when it came to holograms was that of Princess Leia being beamed from body of the droid R2-D2 in Star Wars. However all that changed earlier this year when a holographic projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur graced the stage at Coachella.

 

The holographic hip-hopper caused a sensation on the Internet and could well prove… Read More

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June Artist Showcase Winner: Hierosonic

Hierosonic is this month’s GSTV featured artist and our June Artist Showcase Winner. An alternative rock outfit with bombastic guitars and catchy, dance beats, Hierosonic hail from Harrisburg, PA and were originally formed back in 2002.

The band’s hybrid dance rock sound is harder edged than many past dance-rock outfits like the Stone Roses, and instead has a heavier, ‘90s alt-rock-grunge feel to it. The band’s lyrics are of an overtly political nature and singer Ben Stewart seems like the kind of frontman who genuinely has something to say.… Read More

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Jack White Tops Album Charts, Reveals Hearing Loss

As one half of alt-garage rock duo the White Stripes, Jack White made a name for himself with his Zeppelinesque blues guitar style and screechingly melodic vocals. Driven by the steady, simple, thudding beats of his drummer ex-wife Meg, White took raw blues and infused it with punk energy to create some of the most memorable guitar… Read More

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