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Eastwood Guitars California Rebel

Retro surf rock classic reintroduced with a few modern touches


One of the first guitars to catch our eye this year is Eastwood Guitars‘ new California Rebel. The Rebel is a replica of the ultra-rare 1967 Domino Californian Rebel; an iconic guitar that was widely used during the hey-day of SoCal surf rock in the early Sixties.


The Domino Rebel was a kind of hybrid… Read More

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De Staat “Devil’s Blood” – Alt Rock Goes Dutch

Arty Netherlands blues rockers drop third album, release moody noir clip


Situated just across the channel from England, it’s perhaps little wonder that the Netherlands tends to produce more good rock bands than the rest of continental Europe. The Shocking Blue, Golden Earring and Bettie Serveert are a few names that spring to mind in terms of the Dutch contribution to the rock pantheon over the years. Oh yeah, and a couple of… Read More

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Midnight Hour

Midnight Hour are an Orange County alt-rock combo with a driving, hook-laden sound that’s made them a local favorite in So Cal and even garnered them some airplay on LA’s influential KROQ-FM. The band recently released their debut album and have had songs placed on TV shows such as Ghost Whisperer, One Tree Hill, Army Wives, and Laguna Beach. Could Midnight Hour be LA’s latest breakout indie success? Form your own opinion by checking out this official video for “Modern Love.”

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