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Artist Showcase: Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Artist Showcase Spotlight on Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Matt Jaffe & the Distractions are a trio of 18-year-olds from San Francisco.

 

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Jaffe is something of a prodigy to Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison, who discovered the young Jaffe performing solo and decided to produce the bands music.

 

“I was a Talking Heads fan long before I found out that Jerry lived in the same Bay… Read More

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Book Review – Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies relays the story of the Kinks in new tell-all book

 

 

In  Americana – The Kinks, The Road and The Perfect Riff  Ray Davies of The Kinks. opines on his frustrations and clear affection for the changing America he witnessed from the initial “British Invasion” days of the 1960s, through each decade up to and including the noughties.

 

Waxing lyrical (literally and figuratively), Davies is clearly a… Read More

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Jimi: All Is by My Side – Video

See Outkast’s Andre 3000 as Hendrix in clip from upcoming biopic

 

Multi-talented Outkast rapper Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 plays Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming film Jimi: All Is by My Side, which will be screened this week at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.

 

Benjamin, who as you can see bears a startling resemblance to Jimi, spent months practicing guitar left-handed for six hours a day… Read More

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The Mad Dog Blog

GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger rounds up the latest in new books, albums and films

 

As the onset of Springtime wakens woodland creatures from their winter slumber and promises longer days and balmy evenings, the receding frost uncovers gems old and new in the forest and the Mad Dog pitter patters in wide-eyed wonder amongst the…….WHOA, sorry – been listening to too much Jethro Tull recently. Won’t happen again.

 

My television is bruised purple and my DVD player is still shaking like… Read More

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Dylan’s Guitar from Newport Folk Fest to be Auctioned

Sunburst Fender Stratocaster Dylan wielded when he ‘went electric’ to be sold at auction

 

It was one of the most pivotal moments of the Sixties when after completing his three-song acoustic folk set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan announced that he would be bringing out “some friends.”

 

Joined by a band of electric powered backup musicians, the folk icon… Read More

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GSTV Artist to watch in 2012: Jake Bugg – “Lightning Bolt”

Jake Bugg is a modern-day Brit-popper with a sound that’s part Arctic Monkeys and part Donovan

 

By Alex Baker

 

Already on his way to being an indie pop star of sorts in the U.K., Jake Bugg is a teenage singer/songwriter from Nottingham.

 

But his folksy style is something of a departure from your average neo-Britpop band. Bugg’s self-titled debut album owes as much to Donovan and Dylan as it does… Read More

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