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CMJ 2012: The Big Picture Media Showcase

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

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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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The Dirty Clergy

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.”

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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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Win an Orange Guitar Amp from Classic Rock Magazine

Publication to give away OR15H amp head and speaker cabinet from legendary British amp manufacturer

 

By Alex Baker

 

With its classic Orange Amp styling and warm blues rock tone, the “Pics Only” model was arguably the definitive model produced by the storied British amp manufacturer when it was first introduced in 1972. It was known as the Pics Only because it used pictures rather than words to identify the control knobs on the front panel.… Read More

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Fender Unveils Tim Armstrong Deluxe Acoustic

Rancid frontman partners with Fender for Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model

 

By Alex Baker

 

Fender Guitars has announced the release of the new Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model. The guitar was in fact produced in partnership with the heavily-tattooed Rancid frontman and was actually modeled after his original ’70s Fender acoustic (see video above).

For a guitar that was designed by the leader of a Read More

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