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The Rise and Fall of the Clash: New Film Explores the Untimely Demise of Punk’s Most Meaningful Band
While it may have been the Sexpistols who garnered the headlines, it was the Clash that had the sophistication and sense of musical adventurism to take punk rock to the next level. During their initial five year run the London outfit expanded the raw, gritty, adrenalin fueled sounds of punk to include elements of funk, soul, reggae, and even rap.
Ana Popovic is one of the most fiery blues-rock female guitarist out there today. With her SRV-influenced rhythm sound, killer chops on both lead and slide guitar and a sultry voice, she’s become a fixture of the electric blues scene, playing major blues/jazz/rock festivals all over the world. Here she demonstrates her guitar prowess with a smoking solo.
Popovic’s father, a popular guitarist/bassist in their home town of Belgrade, Serbia, introduced her to the blues through his extensive record collection and nightly jam sessions with his… Read More
If you’re looking for the ultimate guitar photo books, you need look no further than the Foxy Lady Project; a new limited-edition volume that features life-size photographs of 61 different classic guitars.
The project came about when photographer Maxime Ruiz made a life-size blowup of a photo of a guitar that he’d taken. Ruiz and his colleague Gilles Devicq, a Paris-based image marketer, were impressed at how visually striking it was. At first they thought they’d do a… Read More
Rudy Pensa, the owner of Rudy’s Music, talks with Guitar Shop TV about the vintage guitar market from his new Soho store on Broome Street in downtown Manhattan. Pensa discusses the buying opportunities created by the recession and when he expects to see the vintage guitar market recover. Pensa also shows off his “new love,” a blond ash Fender Stratocaster from 1959.
Guitar Shop TV sat down recently for an exclusive interview with British blues sensation Matt Schofield, backstage at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York… Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several generations. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as… Read More
Chelsea Guitars owner Dan Courtenay shows Guitar Shop TV the store’s collection of vintage and “affordable” guitars. As he says, “I don’t consider myself a ‘vintage’ guitar dealer; I consider myself a ‘used’ guitar dealer.”