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Band of Skulls Release Video for ‘You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On’


Band of Skulls took to a jail for the music video for the latest single off 2012′s Sweet Sour, a rollicking song called “You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On.”

The clip, which was directed by Joe Connor, takes place inside a jail, where the convicts attempt to dance their way past a security guard to freedom.

Do they succeed?

Watch the action below and check Band of Skulls’ official website for more information.

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Of Gentlemen and Cowards Perform on Letterman


Canadian band Of Gentlemen and Cowards has only been together for about two years, but it has already landed a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Of Gentlemen and Cowards is made up of Jake Warren, Josh Dawson, Simon Edwards and Christian Fedele.  The quartet beat out bands earned the spot after winning the Red Bull Soundstage music contest in August.

Their song “Save Me” will also be featured in We Made This Movie, a film by Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants.

Watch the performance below and visit the band’s official website for more information.

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World Wins Two Emmys


George Harrison: Living in the Material World took home two Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the chronicle of the late Beatle’s life won for Outstanding Nonfiction Special, while Scorsese won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming.

In the Nonfiction Special category, Material World beat HBO’s Bobby Fischer Against The World and Gloria: In Her Own Words, A&E’s Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies and Comedy Central’s 6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park.

In the Outstanding Directing category, Scorsese defeated Bertram van Munster for The Amazing Race,” Robert B. Weide for American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary,Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory and Craig Spriko for Project Runway: Finale (Part 2).

For more information, visit Harrison’s official website.

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The Octanes Rock Gretsch Offices in Scottsdale, Ariz.


The Octanes rolled through the Gretsch offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week, bringing their brand of rockabilly to employees with a swingin’ lunchtime performance.

Check out a slideshow of the festivities below.

To keep up with the Octanes, visit their official website.

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Five Great Gretsch Rock Albums of the 1980s


Gretsch electric guitars loomed large in the 1950s with original-era rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly; even larger in the 1960s with the British Invasion. They were certainly still around during the musically tumultuous 1970s, although you did have to look a little harder. And then the 1980s arrived.

The 1980s. That was the decade when Gretsch guitars came roaring back in ways both traditional and unexpected, as post-punk, new wave, the rockabilly revival and other fast-proliferating subgenres blasted their way to the forefront of popular music on both sides of the Atlantic. Below, in chronological order, are five fine albums you can thank for that happy development. And we’re not just talking about a Gretsch guitar appearing on a song or two—we’re talking about entire albums that are scorching, swinging, soaring and singing examples of Gretsch guitar artistry all the way through from first track to last …

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