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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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Jail Guitar Doors – Changing Lives Through Music

The MC5‘s Wayne Kramer launches foundation to bring guitars to the incarcerated

 

Jail Guitar Doorsis an international foundation devoted to putting guitars in the hands of incarcerated individuals. The organization was founded by MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg and Kramer’s wife, Margaret.

 

Wayne Kramer in particular has a very personal connection to the issue of America’s Read More

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GSTV Buzz Band: The Dirty Pearls

  More like a gang that’s somehow got ahold of some instruments than just some mere band, The Dirty Pearls are an NYC outfit with an old school rock and roll sound and attitude. The band burst out of the Lower East Side about three years ago, playing catchy rock songs about sex, drugs, and what else. . . rock and roll.

 

The band’s neo-classic rock vibe takes its cues from… Read More

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The Clash Hits Back – Punk Legends New Greatest Hits Album Out Now!

The Clash’s promote new greatest hits comp with massive London graffiti mural

 

The Clash have returned to the scene with a new box set, “Sound System” and a new greatest hits comp, “The Clash Hits Back.”

 

To help promote the new releases, in typical Clash fashion, the band erected a massive graffiti mural on the side of a building in Camden Town, London.

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“Sound System” is a 12-disc set that comes… Read More

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RADIUS

With a big, sweeping rock sound that can easily be described as “cinematic,” it’s little wonder that L.A. rockers RADIUS have licensed dozens of songs to motion pictures, commercials and TV shows. The four piece alt rock outfit cites influences that include U2, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Springsteen, and The Clash. RADIUS have already made major inroads in the industry,… Read More

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Wyldlife

It’s hard not to like a band whose bio claims they were “raised by alcoholic wolves” and who cite The Saints, The MC5, Iggy Pop and cheap beer as influences. Wyldlife is an old school punk/power pop combo started by four likely lads who were then attending Purchase College. Since moving on from school Wyldlife has relocated to the Read More

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