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Review: Grizzly Bear LIVE at Radio City Music Hall, NYC

The following review by the respected rock critic Iman Lababedi and our friends at rocknyc. Check it out, along with a early video of the Grizzy Bears performing their hit “Two Weeks”

Grizzly Bear At Radio City Music Hall, NYC, September 27th, 2012 Reviewed

My co-editor called me to say the word from Mary Magpie, our teenage wunderkind, was Grizzly Bear were the band to catch this week. A concept I was aware of. Their recently released Shields was not the watershed recording, that had… Read More

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Great Venues: The Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

The Highline Ballroom is a 700-capacity space that books a fairly eclectic selection of bands while maintaining a decidedly classy vibe. This upmarket rock venue is housed in a former dance club and its interior sports exposed beams, great sight lines, and a lighting scheme that’s on the loungier side.
The bookers at the club routinely schedule a good variety of established and emerging acts. A glance through the club’s online calendar reveals vintage rock legends like Ian Hunter and the Zombies, cool contemporary groups like avant-garde electro… Read More

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Great Venues: Kingston Mines – Chicago

Check this great clip from UIC Campus Housing on Kingston Mines, Chicago’s oldest and largest real blues club.

Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Kingston Mines presents Chicago Blues seven nights a week on two stages with two bands and guest vocalists. Voted Chicago’s best blues club 11 years in a row by the Chicago Music Awards. Doc’s Rib Joint serves the finest barbeque ribs, wings, catfish, and more for late night dining pleasure.

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GSTV Featured Artist: Rick Derringer LIVE at Beekman Beer Garden

 

Guitar Shop TV was backstage to catch lead Guitar icon Rick Derringer perform with Johnny and Edgar Winter at the Beekman Beer Garden and Beach Club in New York this month, and believe us, this guy still rocks! What an incredible player! Rick is a true guitar icon with a key role in rock history!

Check the following from the Rick Derringer website: “Young guitar great, vocalist and entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoysTM recorded the No.1 hit “Hang On… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist: Edgar Winter Band LIVE at Beekman Garden – Frankenstein

GSTV was in the front row for an awesome full version performance of the rock classic “Frankenstein” by the red-hot Edgar Winter Band at the Beekman Beer Garden in NYC. Check out the amazing work by guitarist Doug Rappaport—Smokin’!

According to Wikipedia:

“The song’s title, coined by the band’s drummer Chuck Ruff, derives from the fact that the original recording of the song was much longer than the final version, as the band would often deviate from the arrangement into less structured jams. The… Read More

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Great Venues: Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, London, UK

As its name would seem to imply, Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues is a venue that exclusively features English and American blues music. Styled appropriately after a vintage Chicago juke joint and wallpapered with sheet music, ANBTB revels in its role as one of London’s most authentic blues clubs.

The venue features live bands every night of the week. Many of London’s top blues acts are regulars at the club with names like Ned Evett, the Kingly All Stars, and Big Joe Louis and His Blues… Read More

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