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June Artist Showcase Winner: Hierosonic

Hierosonic is this month’s 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… Read More

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Endeavours

UK indie-rockers Endeavours are a four-piece outfit from the northern city of Wigan near Liverpool. The band draw from a variety of cool past and present influences including bands like the La’s, The Beatles, and the Arctic Monkeys to craft an edgy indie-pop sound that’s uniquely their own. Endeavours formed in 2009 and have already made headway in the UK and abroad thanks to interview appearances on the BBC and a slot on the MTV Breakout Stage in the Maldives, in front of 10,000 people. See what all buzz is… Read More

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Gear Profile: Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Auction

Guitar Shop TV attended Eric Clapton‘s 2011 Crossroads Guitar Auction at Bonham’s Auction House in New York, and it was a sight to behold. The Auction was established to aid The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, an addiction recovery facility founded by Clapton in 1998.

 

 

According to Clapton’s website: “two viewing rooms in New York City were jam-packed with bidders, as was theLos Angeles salesroom which participated by a simulcast. Additionally, there… Read More

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June 2012 Events Calendar

Lots going on in June! Here’s a sampling of some of the hottest festivals, guitar shows, and other worthy events:
FESTIVALS
Free Press Summer Fest 2012 - Houston, TX – June 2nd, 2012
Roots Picnic 2012 – Philadelphia, PA – June 2nd, 2012
CMA Music Festival 2012Nashville, TN – June 7th, 2012
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2012 – Manchester, TN – June 7th, 2012
Download 2012 Festival, Downington Park, UK featuring Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, others.… Read More

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Gear Profile: Marshall Amps

Guitar Shop TV met recently with Nick Bowcott from Marshall Amplification to discuss its 50th Anniversary as a firm and its new product line.

 

Just in case you’ve been living on Mars for any part of the past 50 years, Marshall Amps are an essential part of the history of Rock n’ Roll. According to the Marshall website:

“Throughout the 1960′s Marshall sound powered the most influential and original guitar… Read More

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Gear Profile: The Foxy Lady Project – The Ultimate Guitar Book

If you’re looking for the ultimate guitar photo books, you need look no further than the Foxy Lady Project; a new limited-edition volume that features life-size photographs of 61 different classic guitars.

The project came about when photographer Maxime Ruiz made a life-size blowup of a photo of a guitar that he’d taken. Ruiz and his colleague Gilles Devicq, a Paris-based image marketer, were impressed at how visually striking it was. At first they thought they’d do a… Read More

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