Gretsch Post

Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tegan and Sara Play New Tunes at Austin City Limits


Tegan and Sara haven’t been playing all of the cuts off of their upcoming (January 2013) album, Heartthrob, in their live shows, but the ones they have certainly hit the mark with their rabid fanbase.

Speaking with the twin Quin sisters Friday at the Austin City Limits music festival, it was estimated that approximately four songs from the highly-anticipated record get the live treatment at this point.

Their hour-long set at the Bud Light Stage was chock full with enough familiar tunes to keep the crowd cheering, dancing and screaming, “We love you!” all afternoon, but the taste of Heartthrob certainly leaves one in anticipation.

By now, many have heard “Closer,” the opening single off the record.

It was debuted at an intimate Warner Bros. Records summer concert and since been seen on Conan and heard on the radio.

Its synth-heavy vibe and catchy hook make it tough to get out of one’s head, but Tegan admits that it’s probably the danciest track off Heartthrobs.

Still, there are other fresh gems that pique the interest.

“I’m Not Your Hero” is one new standout that makes it impossible to stand still, another dalliance into 1980s-influenced pop.

Tegan and Sara also did not skimp on the well-known favorites, most-notably with the opening “Walking With a Ghost” and with “The Con” serving as a solid middle reliever.

The siblings, who seemed to be holding a different guitar with every song, delighted the audience with their stage banter.

Over the years, they’ve been known for telling anecdotes of their childhood, or even sharing their thoughts on politics.

Friday’s theme seemed to be the unrelenting heat, as they both regularly cautioned fans to apply sunscreen and hydrate.

“The last time we played a show that was this hot, Sara fainted,” Tegan said.  “It was like my solo career dream.

“Just kidding,” she added with a laugh.  “I wouldn’t want to have to do all the work.”

All jokes aside, there is a dynamic onstage that can only be described as family intuition – whether it is the way they bandy back and forth or how one is just as capable of taking the vocal or guitar lead as the other.

For a couple of sisters that began touring right after high school on the Greyhound bus line, the evolution of their sound hinted at with Heartthrobs coupled with their solid stable of fan-favorites shows just how far they have come over a 13-year career.

For more information, visit Tegan and Sara’s official website.

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs  |  Leave a comment

Watch Redlight King Prep for Uproar Tour


Having released their debut album Something For the Pain earlier this year, Redlight King’s spot on the Rockstar Uproar Festival offered the band a chance to showcase their new tunes.

As they prepared for the summer tour, which was headlined by Godsmack and Shinedown, Redlight King allowed Noisecreep to document the process, from leaving their Hollywood home to actually taking the stage.

Watch the video below and check out Redlight King’s official website for more information.

Posted In: Artists Blogs  |  Leave a comment

Lisa Marie Presley Performs Later… with Jools Holland


With her third album, Storm and Grace, coming out earlier this year, Lisa Marie Presley recently appeared on Later… with Jools Holland to perform the lead single, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”

Watch Presley croon this soulful and spooky song in the clip below and visit her official website for more information.

Tags: , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs  |  Leave a comment

Watch The Young Evils’ KEXP Performance During Bumbershoot


During Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival this summer, local upstarts the Young Evils were featured in KEXP’s music lounge.

The band’s Foreign Spells EP was released this past June as a follow-up to 2010′s Enchanted Chapel, and the Young Evils performed tracks off both efforts in addition to a new track titled “Crime Scene A-Go Go.”

Watch the full show in the video below and visit the Young Evils’ official website for more information.

Tags: , , , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs  |  Leave a comment

Alanis Morissette Plays ‘Guardian’ on Kimmel


Having released Havoc and Bright Lights in August, Alanis Morissette recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform the album’s lead single, “Guardian.”

Check out Morissette and her band in the videos below and visit her official website for more information.

Tags: , , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs  |  Leave a comment

Connect to Gretsch

Keep in touch with the latest Gretsch news, pictures and videos.

Facebook Twitter Youtube Myspace Flickr

Recent Post

New From The Gretsch Blog.


What are you interested in?


View Past Blogs.