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Gear Profile: One Incredible Vintage Amp Collection

Brent Ware, a private collector based in Nashville, describes his huge collection of vintage amplifiers and guitars as “forty-five years of complete insanity.” Ware’s collection includes over 300 amps and a couple hundred guitars. Here he shows Guitar Shop TV selections from his personal amplifier collection at his farm’s storage facility, including Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 Plexi, which was damaged in an arson fire!

 

Ware talks about how he was first inspired to collect when he began… Read More

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Great Venues: The Melkweg Club – Amsterdam


One of the most famous club/entertainment complexes in Europe, the Melkweg Club (Dutch for Milky Way) was founded in 1970 when a local theater group took over a old dairy building and transformed it into a concert venue and nightclub.

 

The Melkweg draws many of the hottest up and coming international touring acts, such as electric blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic. Popovic was raised in war-torn Belgrade, in the… Read More

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Johnny Bennett

Johnny Bennett is a talented Los Angeles-based rocker who is originally from Nashville, TN. With a deep, edgy snarl of a voice, engaging lyrics based on his own various life experiences and a slightly unconventional approach to songwriting, Bennett’s has crafted a distinct, compelling rock sound that seems somehow both retro and contemporary at the same time. Check out this live video of Johnny and his band performing “Sister Pharmaceutical” live at the Viper Room in LA.

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Danielle Barbe

The lovely Danielle Barbe is a talented singer/songwriter from a small town near Pittsburg, PA. With her supermodel looks, powerful female rock vocals, and compelling, catchy songs Barbe has already begun to generate a buzz with industry insiders and seems almost readymade for next big thing status. She has already found some success with having her song “Wango Tango” placed in the movie Vampires Suck, and another number, “Ghost Town” placed in the show The Ghost Whisperer. Experience Danielle’s alluring presence and radio-friendly sound for yourself in this video for… Read More

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SweetEve

Initially formed in 2008, SweetEve are Hollywood hard rockers with national touring experience under their studded belts. The band has a guitar heavy slightly experimental alt-rock sound that’s just on the pop side of being all-out metal. Flying V-wielding frontman Tony Francis has a straight-across-the-plate rock voice and belts out the songs while Andres Smith intertwines hooky lead sequences over the bombastic rhythms of drummer Alex Fox and bass player Leo Roriz. SweetEve has recently finished recording their debut album and it will be available soon. In the meantime check… Read More

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Winchester Rebels

Winchester Rebels are a heavy hitting rock outfit that hail from the unlikely enclave of Santa Barbara, California. The group’s sound is heavily influenced by ‘90s hard rock and grunge bands such as Alice In Chains, STP, and Guns & Roses. Singer Nick Hunt delivers powerful and ranged rock vocals that soar along with the ripping and tearing guitar parts laid down by twin axe-men Nick Fitzgerald and James Longoria. Rounding out the lineup are John Livergood and Barry Carter on bass and drums respectively. Check out this great stripped… Read More

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