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Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Bayonets Release Video for ‘Smart Phone’

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The Bayonets — the Los Angeles-based collaboration between musician Brian Ray and songwriter/producer Oliver Leiber — have been turning heads with their recent release of two singles, “Sucker for Love” and “Smart Phone.”

Now, the group has dropped a video for “Smart Phone” that features Ray playing his Gretsch G6118T and bassist Eva Gardner playing a Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic.  The clip is a solid representation of how smart phones have become such a part of everyday life, with footage of models taking ego-stoking “selfies” every chance they get.

Watch “Smart Phone” below and visit the Bayonets’ official Facebook page for more information.

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Gin Wigmore Shines at Vans Warped Tour

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With temperatures in Ventura, Calif., hanging at a breezy 65 degrees for the Vans Warped Tour, New Zealand musician and all-around badass Gin Wigmore warmed things up with a searing set.

Taking the Tilly Stage at 2:15 p.m., Wigmore’s brand of bluesy rock was a notable departure from Warped Tour’s typical metal and pop-punk acts.  Her fiery spunk was also refreshing.

Backed by a spot-on band wearing matching black slacks and vests, Wigmore stood front-and-center wearing a flowing cream top, white shorts and black fishnet stockings.

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Five Rockin’ Gretsch Movie Moments

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The Edge laying down guitar tracks in Rattle and Hum.

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The summer blockbuster movie season is upon us, and we’ve got movies on the mind after thinking about some of the best Gretsch moments that have graced the silver screen over the years.

From rock to country to rockabilly, bands both real and fictitious have reached for Gretsch instruments, whether electric or acoustic.

So with that in mind, here are five great Gretsch moments from feature films: (more…)

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Face to Face Release Video for ‘Right as Rain’

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SoCal punk stalwarts Face to Face have dropped a video for their latest single “Right as Rain,” which comes from their 2013 album Three Chords and a Half Truth.

The clip is simple – the quartet simply rocks out to the track inside a sparse warehouse. A real punk D.I.Y. vision.

Check out the video below and visit Face to Face’s official website for more information.

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Guitar Aficionado Reviews Billy Duffy’s White Falcon

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Billy Duffy Gretsch White Falcon

In Guitar Aficionado‘s May/June issue, the magazine reviews Billy Duffy’s new signature Gretsch White Falcon, based on the Gretsch 1975 single-cutaway 7593 that has been his main axe since forming the Cult.

“As the proud owner of a 1976 Gretsch 7593 White Falcon, I can attest that the G7593T Billy Duffy White Falcon is nearly identical when it comes to feel and playability,” writes GA author Chris Gill. “The Duffy model has the advantage of being slightly lighter and more comfortable, but the slim neck profile and the incredibly fast-playing fingerboard are one and the same.”

Gill also discusses its custom-wound pickups, noting that they “sound incredible through overdrive Marshall and Fender tweed amps, providing the distinctive midrange snarl that has made Filter’Trons one of the best choices for hard-rock rhythm playing, but without the feedback problems that afflict lower-output pickups.”

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