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Sunshine Riot

Alt-rock quartet Sunshine Riot have a country influenced sound that they rather aptly describe as “something like Johnny Cash meets Kurt Cobain.” The Boston, Mass outfit has toured all over the country, developing a live show that teams with searing music and incredible energy. They’ve also managed to garner favorable press everywhere from Nashville to NYC and have recently put their album “A Fresh Bottle & A Brand New Day” out on… Read More

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New Year’s Eve: Vintage Trouble at the Roxy in LA

Rock-soul sensations cap off a breakout year with a NYE gig at the legendary Roxy on the Sunset Strip

 

By Alex Baker

 

At GSTV we’ve always got our ear to the ground for the hottest emerging bands. One of the best we’ve heard in a long while is Los Angeles’ own Vintage Trouble.

 

It’s been less than two years ago since we first filmed… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Pigtronix FAT Drive Pedal

Analog tube overdrive sound comes in cool retro stompbox

 

By Alex Baker

 

Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the guitarist who has everything? Maybe you should consider the FAT Drive Pedal from Pigtronix.

 

If you’re looking for classically overdriven blues guitar tone with rich saturation and an abundance of analog warmth (and who doesn’t like analog warmth at the holidays?) this is a great pedal for you. Pigtronix take a futuristic approach to analog and the FAT Drive features multiple… Read More

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Ana Popovic: GSTV’s Exclusive Interview with Female Blues/Rock Sensation

Serbian blues/rock guitarist talks to Guitar Shop TV backstage at the Iridium in NYC

 

Belgrade-born Ana Popovic was introduced to the blues at an early age by her father. Taking up the guitar as a teenager, Ana began performing on the European blues circuit in the mid 1990s. By decade’s end, she’d recorded an album with her band Hush and relocated to Amsterdam to study at… Read More

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Vintage Trouble: GSTV’s Exclusive Interview and Live Footage

Los Angeles soul rock sensations Vintage Trouble at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, circa early 2011

 

By Alex Baker

 

Vintage Trouble are a band that has come a long way in a short time. We first caught up with the boys in VT, less than two years at Harvelle’s, a tiny club in Santa Monica. Since then Vintage Trouble has enjoyed a whirlwind ride that has seen them conquering the UK and Europe with incessant touring, and landing an opening… Read More

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CMJ 2012: Dance for the Dying

GSTV’s profile of DC dance rock band at CMJ Music Marathon

 

A Washington DC-based dance-rock quartet, with a catchy, synth-driven sound, Dance for the Dying were definitely one of the standout bands we heard at this year’s CMJ Festival in New York. The band draw on influences that include goth and pop bands from the Eighties and Nineties, to create what they describe in their bio as “songs you… Read More

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