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The Replacements Reunite for the First Time in 22 Years

The Replacements reunite for a trio of shows


The Replacements have announced their lineup for a trio of reunion shows that will mark the Minneapolis rock band‘s first live appearance together in 22 years. Singer/guitarist Paul Westerberg and original bassist Tommy Stinson, will be joined by drummer Josh Freese and guitarist Dave Minehan, both of whom backed Westerberg’s… Read More

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The Michael Harper Project 1967

Hailing from Chicago, IL, the Michael Harper Project 1967 is a retro rock reggae outfit with a sound that’s heavily influenced by Stax and Motown artists from the 1960s. Led by vocalist and frontman, Michael Harper, the band’s live shows are like soul revival shows with backup singers and a talented multi-piece band laying down the sound behind Harper and his swanky moves up front. Dig the sound of the Michael Harper Project 1967 in this suitably retro Sixties video for “Lies, Lies, Lies.”

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Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago July 19-21

The Pitchfork Music Festival hits the Windy City this weekend


With a high powered lineup headlined by the likes of Bjork, Belle & Sebastian, and R. Kelly, the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival is set to hit Chicago’s Union Park this weekend.


The annual fete has taken place every year since 2005 and has gradually expanded its scope from centering around emerging indie bands to include major international music… Read More

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Black Crowes and Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce Summer Tour

Black Crowes will co-headline tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band this summer


By Alex Baker


The Black Crowes have announced a summer tour on which they will co-headline with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The short tour of outdoor venues will kick off in Nashville, TN on July 19 and conclude in Rochester, NY on August 15. The London SoulsRead More

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UK indie duo Starar are an eclectic brother and sister act with a sound that incorporates elements of jazz, pop, soul, country, and rock. Singer Jenna learned to play a guitar she allegedly nicked from her and her brother Steven’s father. Both are multi-instrumentalists, with Steven concentrating on drums and bass while the two share vocal and keyboard duties. On their latest release Starar have concentrated on doing synth-pop, urban R&B styled music, but doing it with actual instruments, rather… Read More

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Psychopathic Daze

GSTV’s October Sonicbids Artist Showcase Winner


Guitar Shop TV would like to spotlight Psychopathic Daze, our October Sonicbids Artist Showcase Winners.

Psychopathic Daze are a full-tilt heavy metal outfit from Chicago, Illinois. The band combines a truly crunching guitar sound with grindcore vocals and hooky riffs. The band is well established on the local Windy City metal scene and has even garnered national attention, with their own station… Read More

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