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Hi Watt Amplification


 

Guitarists and music fans worldwide have a special fondness for the legendary HiWatt Amplifier, one of the cornerstones of great classic and contemporary Rock sounds. Starting in the late 1960s, together with Marshall and Vox amps, this company continues to represent a major force is defining the so-called “British sound” that has thrilled audiences around the world. Over the years, HiWatt gear has been used by cool artists such as The Who, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, The Killers, The Hives, Kid Rock,… Read More

NYC Venues: Arlene’s Grocery


 

Wanna see where the cool kids hang out? Take the F train to Arlene’s Grocery, a Lower East Side club that books the best indie bands in New York City—and hosts an incredibly popular World Famous Rock N Roll Karaoke with a real live band every Monday night.

 

 
Bands like The Strokes and The Damnwells have been signed right off Arlene’s stage to major label record deals, and the Karaoke night draws downtown scenesters and celebs onstage to rock… Read More

Guitar of the Month: 1968 ES-355 Gold Sparkle

All that Glitters…

Guitar Shop TV’s “Guitar of the Month” is this magnificent 1968 Gibson ES-355 Gold Sparkle double cutaway, recently featured by The Chicago Music Exchange, which is located at 3316 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. The CME website described this amazing guitar as follows: “Perhaps inspired by the radical spirit of the times as much as by the then-traditional, elegant looks of the Les Paul Goldtop, this 1968 ES-355 was ordered as a… Read More

Nashville Venues: The Grand Ole Opry

 

The Grand Ole Opry is the most sacred of all Nashville venues. It’s changed locations several times since the 1920s, but the six-foot circular oak stage at its current location (just east of Nashville, where it’s resided since the 1970s) is cut from the Opry’s most famous incarnation at The Ryman Auditorium. This is the same piece of oak on which Patsy Cline, the Carter Family and Johnny Cash once stood.

 

 

Contemporary country star Brad Paisley has… Read More

NYC Venues: B.B Kings Blues Club and Grille


 

When the big blues acts come through town, they head for the big blues club–B.B. King Blues Club and Grille in Times Square. The Robert Cray Band, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland and Hubert Sumlin are just some of the internationally renowned blues and R&B stars who play B.B. King’s regularly.

 

B.B. King has also hosted big mainstream pop and rock artists like Erykah Badu, Better Than Ezra, Macy Gray and The Roots, as well as nostalgic favorites such as… Read More