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Holiday Playlist: The Kinks “Father Christmas”

The Kinks weave social commentary, a hooky chorus, and a bitchin’ guitar tone into a Christmas rock anthem

 

 

Kinks frontman Ray Davies was never one to shy away from social commentary. However like most of what he wrote, he tended to deliver it with a wry twist. This is especially evident in “Father Christmas“; the Kinks’ 1977 single about a guy who dresses as… Read More

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Video: AM & Shawn Lee “Two Times

Dynamic musical duo based in London and Los Angeles unveil tripped-out new video for “Two Times”

 

AM & Shawn Lee is a new(ish) collaboration between London-based multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee and Los Angeles singer/songwriter AM. The duo were drawn together by a shared love of such influences as Brazilian tropicalia, ItalianRead More

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Mad Dog Blog: Three New Bands You Should be Listening to

GSTV introduces “The Mad Dog Blog” and three new bands to watch in 2013

 

By “The Mad Dog”

 

You’re born, you rock, you die…….any questions ? Well, the first one that springs to mind who is this Mad Dog geezer imposing himself and his opinions on unsuspecting citizens of the blogosphere ? I’m just a music-loving Brit nut who, as the t-shirt says, “may be old but he got to see some of the best bands on earth’.

 

I like my rock classic with plenty of roll.… Read More

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Wally Montgomery

Wally Montgomery is a country rock singer guitarist with camera friendly looks and formidable chops to back them up. Drawing on wide-ranging influences that include Brad Paisley, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Van Halen, Montgomery has concocted an appealing contemporary sound that seems almost perfectly balanced between rock and new country. Check out Wally’s formidable chops for yourself in this video of him performing his original guitar instrumental “Chicken Salad.”

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Holiday Gift Tip: Marshall’s 50th Anniversary Rock Trivia Board Game

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

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“No Future Thursdays” at the Down And Out in Downtown LA

 

The Down And Out bar opened nearly three years ago on the ground floor of the Alexandria Hotel at 5th and Spring in downtown LA. Like many new bars, the Down And Out grasped around for an identity of its own for a year or two. However after making live music a regular fixture several nights a week, the “DnO” has emerged as one of the hottest venues in downtown for seeing great guitar Read More

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