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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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Great Venues: The Bowery Ballroom – NYC – Carney LIVE

As a follow-up to our interview with guitarist Zane Carney, check Zane performing with his brother Reeve in their band “Carney” performing “Resurrection” at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Check Zane’s tasteful guitar work and red-hot jazz-rock solo delivered on his blue Telecaster! Wow!

Carney is:

Reeve Carney (Lead vocals, guitar)
Zane Carney (Lead guitar)
Aiden Moore (Bass)
Jon Epcar (Drums)

This performance took place in 2011 at The Bowery Ballroom the iconic rock music venue… Read More

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Collector’s Corner: The Gretsch White Falcon

Recognized with immense fondness as the “Cadillac of Guitars”, The White Falcon was commercially introduced in 1955 by ambassador/consultant Jimmy Webster and Gretsch. The Falcon is renowned for its large size, (17″ in width”), distinguishing appearance, bright white paint which would eventually melt into a cool vanilla bean tint, gold trim, and soaring falcon engraved on the gold pickguard. These ornaments and features drew players in immediately once it was launched.

In 1962 the Gretsch white falcon changed from the single cutaway to a double cutaway… Read More

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The Fab Faux: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

As a follow-up to our interview with guitar great Jimmy Vivino, check Jimmy with The Fab Faux performing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool.

As one blogger put it: “this is incredible LIVE reproduction of some of the finest modern music ever written by the greatest pop band ever. Not an easy task, of that I can assure you. Beatle songs are not easy to recreate live (AMEN to THAT!) And to recreate the soul that Clapton himself injected… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Conan O’Brien Guitarist Jimmy Vivino – Part 2 – LA Guitar Scene




Jimmy Vivino discusses the differences between playing on cable and network TV, the Conan O’Brien band, the differences between the New York and LA guitar scene, and different guitar styles

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