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South African rockers SON OF 1000 are a Johannesburg act with a sophisticated alt rock sound that’s easy on the ears. Lead singer Shaun “Soulo” Parsons has a decadence in his voice that recalls Roxy Music era Brian Ferry and the guys behind him are capable of laying down slinky pop grooves that Duran Duran or Robert Palmer would be… Read More
Cincinnati rockers the Getaway are a three piece power pop outfit with a slick sound and a cool frontman. The band has a compelling backstory and a broad sweeping pop rock sound that reveals influences like Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate, adn Pearl Jam. They’ve also been hard at work touring throughout the Midwest… Read More
Mahogany tops and new appointments lend fresh tonal flavors and classic character to Mahogany 500 acoustic series
Taylor Guitars has unveiled a new line of mahogany topped acoustic guitars. The Mahogany 500 series features five basic models: the Dreadnought 520, Grand Concert 522, Grand Auditorium 524, Grand Symphony 526, and Grand Orchestra 528.
There are also variations available with embedded electronics and with… Read More
Bigrock unveils 21st Century replacement for the 16th Century bridge pin
Bigrock Engineering has developed and released a new system for stringing and tuning acoustic guitars.
The Bigrock Power Pins replacement bridge system is a modern update on what is essentially a 16th century technology. The Power Pins system makes stringing and tuning easier, while also offering better protection for the bridge assembly from wear and damage from… Read More
Blackstar introduces compact new LT line of guitar pedals
Blackstar Amps has unveiled the new ‘LT’ range of compact guitar pedals at the 2013 Summer NAMM convention in Nashville, TN. The new line of valve-driven pedals includes LT Boost, LT Drive, LT Dist, LT Metal, and LT Dual. The small but mighty array of five distinct distortion and overdrive pedals is derived from Blackstars award-winning HT pedal line.
Welsch rockers Doppelganger are a four-piece with a heavy sound influenced by vintage alt rock. Haling from Wrexham, North Wales, the band was formed in 2011 by singer/guitarist Don Simms, lead guitarist Dan Davies, bassist Carl Bowes and drummer Kieren Williams. The band found instant traction through early demo recordings, receiving airplay on KERRANG, Radio One, and Q Radio, before they’d even played a gig. Check out Doppelganger’s hard-hitting live act in this video of them performing “Hate the Things You Love” live at a recent gig in Chester.