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Lightweight, solid, and highly portable unit keeps pedals in line
By Alex Baker
Guitarists can’t get enough of them, which is fine provided they can find a way to manage all of them.
However this is easier said than done and for many guitarists setting up for a jam session, to record, or play a gig, can seem like rewiring a toaster with all the carefully ordered connections needed to properly configure your various pedals. The solution is… Read More
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
Lily and the Parlour Tricks, The Mercies, Socratic, The Ugly Club and others light up Sullivan Hall at CMJ
As you might expect, this year’s CMJ Festival in New York was packed full of bands, some talented, others. . . less so.
With multiple shows, events, and showcases happening constantly over a period of just a few days, CMJ can be hit or miss of experience. However one gig at this year’s festival we definitely didn’t want to miss, was the Big Picture Media Showcase. Big… Read More
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.”
Formed in 2009, the Dirty Clergy are a rock and roll band from Winfield, Alabama. Known for their distinct, edgy sound that’s a hybrid of grunge, garage rock, and punk, the band draw on influences that include Oasis, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and the Ramones. For a band that started out as a folk duo, the Dirty Clergy have a pretty rocking sound. You can get a good sense of the band’s stripped down vibe and style when you watch this video for “Shake.”
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