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Monthly Archives: June 2011

100 Monkeys’ Jackson Rathbone at Album Release Party


The 100 Monkeys played an album release show on Sunday night at Fender in Burbank, Calif., where band member Jackson Rathbone took this Gretsch guitar for a whirl.

Liquid Zoo hits stores everywhere on June 28. Tour dates available here.

Photos by Chrissy Mauck

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Rare Neil Young Photographs Presented in New York


Music photographers Henry Diltz and Joel Bernstein presented an exclusive collection of limited edition prints of legendary musician Neil Young in New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery on June 17.

This exhibit is considered to be one of the best collections of Neil Young photographs ever presented, containing over 40 candid images of the music icon.

To view the entire collection, including images of Young with his Gretsch White Falcon guitar, visit the Morrison Hotel Gallery’s website here.

To see Neil Young’s tour dates, visit his website here.

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Watch as My Morning Jacket Performs New Song on Fallon


Last week, My Morning Jacket appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the exclusive web performance below of  ”You Wanna Freak Out” off new album Circuital.

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Street Sounds in New York to Host Gretsch Day


One of the country’s finest music dealers is preparing to host Gretsch Day, a star-studded event where attendees will indulge in all things Gretsch.

The event will take place on June 18 at noon at Street Sounds in Brooklyn, N.Y., where guests will participate in giveaways, raffles and a presentation given by Fred Gretsch and Gretsch product specialist Joe Carducci.

Other big names in attendance include Gretsch artist Paul Pigat, who will perform and talk about the great Gretsch sound, and the lovely Kim Falcon, who will be present to sign posters and take photographs.

One of the highlights of the event includes the Gretsch tribute to George Harrison exhibit, which features a G6128T-GH George Harrison Custom Shop Tribute Duo Jet™ Guitar and exclusive memorabilia.

Afterwards, Fred Gretsch will be giving a walking tour of the original Gretsch factories in nearby Williamsburg.

This event is free of cost. For details on the location, visit Street Sounds’ Facebook page here.

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TATE & Neon Trees Rock Gretsch at KROQ Radio’s Annual Weenie Roast


Over the weekend, Los Angeles’ KROQ radio station held its annual weenie roast featuring acts such as The Airborne Toxic Event (TATE), Neon Trees, Bad Religion, Cage the Elephant, the Strokes, Rise Against and a surprise performance by the Foo Fighters.

As usual, Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett and Neon Trees bassist Brandon Campbell were reppin’ their Gretsch gear. Jollett played his Gretsch
G6136TSL Silver Falcon™ w/ Bigsby while Campbell used his White Falcon Bass. Check out these KROQ photos here and here and here and here.

Also here’s fan footage of the Airborne Toxic Event’s performance of “Sometime Around Midnight.”

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