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Get Ready for a We Are Augustines Documentary

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RISE – The Story of Augustines is a documentary that follows the band We Are Augustines through their European tour and eventual show at London’s prestigious Roundhouse.

The film has gained steam through an impressive Kickstarter campaign that fully backed the endeavor.

For those that don’t know why their fervent fan base has followed We Are Augustines throughout the years, RISE offers unprecedented access to the group and features their passion and incredible live experience.

“Augustines evoke an incredible sense of providence in their story, and in their music,” wrote director Todd Howe, who was the former guitarist for the Boxer Rebellion. “Like the others interviewed for this film, I immediately was drawn to the band’s passion and artistry. So many people over the past few years have come together, giving selflessly to the band for one reason. Their music needed to be heard. I feel incredibly lucky to be in the unique position to make this film. Along with producer, and Big Vulture co-founder, Josh Kincaid, it is our intention that RISE transcends both music and band to stand on it’s own as a truly compelling film.

“This is an independent film. It is neither commissioned nor funded by the band. However, we have the blessing of all involved in the Augustines camp to document their story, with unrestricted access.”

Check out the trailer below.

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Calico the Band Drops New Video for ‘Runaway Cowgirl’

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The ladies of Calico the Band have dropped a new video for the track “Runaway Cowgirl,” which comes off  latest album Rancho California.

The trio (Manda Mosher, Kirsten Proffit and Aubrey Richmond) consider  ”Runaway Cowgirl” one of the most beautiful love songs on the record, with a heavy lean on acoustic guitars.

Check out Calico the Band in action below.

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Patrick Stump Runs Through His Rig with Premier Guitar

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Premier Guitar recently caught up with the guys in Fall Out Boy during a tour stop just outside of Nashville, and frontman Patrick Stump walked them through all his gear, including his signature Stump-O-Matic guitar.

“When I had this designed, I really was going for something that was a Swiss Army knife,” Stump said.  ”I wanted something that could accomplish everything. I have a big collection of vintage guitars, and it’s really fun to play around with them, but on stage, on a tour, I want something that is consistent and easy.”

Learn more about what Stump plays live in the video below.

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Interpol Runs Through ‘All the Rage Back Home’ on Letterman

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Is David Letterman joining Interpol? Probably not, but the host of The Late Show definitely asked the New York-based quartet this week if he could join the band when they stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theatre.

Letterman posed his question after Interpol performed their hot new single, “All the Rage Back Home,” which comes off the 2014 album El Pintor.
“Can I be in the band? Do you mind?” he asked both Paul Banks and Sam Fogarino, and then repeatedly stated, “I’m going to be in the band.”
Check out Interpol in action and a very excited Letterman below.

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Vintage Guitar Reviews Gretsch Electromatic Center-Block

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In its November issue, Vintage Guitar reviews the Gretsch G-5655T-CB Electromatic Center-Block, which features a solid-spruce center block designed to cut feedback when things get loud.

The magazine reviews the instrument’s key feature set, finish and set-up, and also details some of the sounds wrangled from this little beauty.

“A Black Top Filter’Tron pickup near the bridge provides all the early George Harrison jangle and super-clean Chet Atkins single notes anyone could ever use,” writes Bob Dragich. “Beatles songs are channeled almost involuntarily through the ’Tron. And even though Tom Petty doesn’t normally use a Gretsch, the G5655T-CB is great for reproducing the rhythms of nearly every song he’s ever done.”

The guitar also held up well when it came to feedback testing.

“Feedback testing involved running the G5655T-CB through an early-’80s Fender Super Champ in a 15×15 room with an eight-foot ceiling. All-tube and point-to-point wired, the Super Champ dished out Paul Rivera levels of gain. Pushed to window-rattling, 911-calling levels, the little Gretsch refused to squeal unless it was aimed directly at the amp’s speaker, and then only in close proximity.”

Pick up the magazine to read the full review.

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