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Core Effect

Core Effect are a heavy contemporary rock group from Detroit. This Motor-city four-piece are well-established locally and have opened for the likes of Papa Roach and Seether. Since being formed in 2007, the band has toured extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast, building a large regional following and garnering some spins on mainstream and college stations. We dig Core Effect’s moody film noiresque video for “Killing Me” and especially like lead guitarist Joe Keough‘s tone on the solo. Check it out!

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Holiday Gift Tip: Marshall’s 50th Anniversary Rock Trivia Board Game

The Rock Science Marshall Amplification 50th Anniversary Board Game

 

By Alex Baker

 

Marshall amplification recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as the leading name in electric guitar amplification. To honor the esteemed British amp makers, Rock Science released the Marshall Amplification 50th Anniversary board game on December 1. The game is available, both online and at Guitar Center locations across the country.

 

Contained in a box designed to look like a Marshall amp head,… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Pigtronix FAT Drive Pedal

Analog tube overdrive sound comes in cool retro stompbox

 

By Alex Baker

 

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the guitarist who has everything? Maybe you should consider the FAT Drive Pedal from Pigtronix.

 

If you’re looking for classically overdriven blues guitar tone with rich saturation and an abundance of analog warmth (and who doesn’t like analog warmth at the holidays?) this is a great pedal for you. Pigtronix take a futuristic approach to analog and the FAT Drive features multiple… Read More

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CMJ 2012: Dance for the Dying

GSTV’s profile of DC dance rock band at CMJ Music Marathon

 

A Washington DC-based dance-rock quartet, with a catchy, synth-driven sound, Dance for the Dying were definitely one of the standout bands we heard at this year’s CMJ Festival in New York. The band draw on influences that include goth and pop bands from the Eighties and Nineties, to create what they describe in their bio as “songs you… Read More

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We Were Giants

We Were Giants are two brothers and their best friends who make music loud together. The band have a riotous indie pop-rock sound, and an understated cool about them that could easily transform them into indie darlings, were the cards to fall that way. They’ve already landed airplay on some of the top stations in Ireland and could have what it takes to appeal to a more international audience. You can say you heard them first at GSTV when you check out this video for “She Said.”

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Phil Jones Briefcase Amps – Mighty Mites!

Compact guitar amps that pack a mighty punch

 

“Be prepared to catch your chin before it hits the floor.” That how Phil Jones Amps describes the powerful impact of its compact amps series for bassists and guitarists—They are really amazing—We were really impressed by the volume tine and overall quality of these briefcase sized amps, worthy of your consideration.
According to the Phil Jones Amp website:  “….. you might not use this amp for the next Woodstock. For the next small to medium size gig? You certainly… Read More

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