Author Archives: Chrissy Mauck
Posted: December 5, 2013
CALICO the band, featuring Kirsten Proffit, Jaime Wyatt, and Manda Mosher, get in the holiday spirit in their new music video for “Santa Have Mercy.”
The new single can be purchased on iTunes here.
Posted: November 4, 2013
In September, Waco, Texas native and Nashville resident Brian Wright released new album Rattle Their Chains, a collection of 12 songs that showcases his savvy songwriting.
“There was no conscious theme to this record,” said Wright. “As I listen to it now, there’s a lot of themes that are running through it — self-reflection, where I grew up, where I was living, where I was going. It encompasses far more than location — the past, the future, hope and regret — all the things that are worth writing about it.”
When Gretsch caught up with the singer-songwriter, he gave us this wonderful performance of new track “Can’t Stand to Listen.”
Posted: October 22, 2013
Canadian artist Tim Chaisson teamed up with Australian icon Diesel (Mark Lizotte) to perform “Speak Easier” on Australia’s The Morning Show, which made for an appearance of Diesel’s Gretsch G9210 Boxcar Squareneck Resonator.
Posted: October 17, 2013
Irish indie outfit Two Door Cinema Club recently took part in CBS’ award-winning webcast series Live on Letterman.
During their showcase at New York’s famed Ed Sullivan Theater Two Door Cinema Club performed several tracks from their new EP, Changing of the Seasons, as well as hits from their previous albums.
Watch “What You Know” and “Something Good Can Work” off debut album Tourist History and the title track of their new EP.
Posted: October 10, 2013
Simply put, Brit synth-pop-turned-electronic rock gods Depeche Mode were quite brilliant Tuesday night at Phoenix’s Ak-Chin Pavilion, the latest and second-to-last show of the U.S. leg of their Delta Machine World Tour.
Anticipation was high, as singer Dave Gahan dramatically twirled his way onto the dark-lit stage, greeting the audience in song with Delta Machine’s opening track, “Welcome to My World.”
“Welcome to my world, step right through the door … And if you stay a while I’ll penetrate your soul,” he sang.
During a nearly two-hour set, Gahan, guitarist-keyboardist Martin Gore, keyboardist Andy Fletcher and touring members Peter Gordeno (keyboards) and Christian Eigner (drums) did just that, riveting the crowd with their brooding songs and yet playful rockstar charisma.
After delivering another Delta Machine number in “Angel,” the band served up a handful of gems from their vast back catalog with “Walking in My Shoes” off 1993’s Songs of Faith and Devotion, “Precious” (2005’s Playing the Angel) and the title track of 1986’s Black Celebration. Red laser beams flashed across the stage during the dark and mesmerizing take on “Black Celebration,” highlighted by Gahan’s distinctive baritone.
Dressed in tight black jeans and an unfastened glittery vest, Gahan sashayed, strutted, twirled and delivered endless provocative hip thrusts to rival John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. When he wasn’t grinding with his mic stand, he was whirling it in the air and spinning dizzying pirouettes, earning even more adulation during dance hit “Policy of Truth” off 1990’s Violator.
Meanwhile, Fletcher was cool incarnate behind the keys, sporting dark sunglasses and accenting the lyrics with demonstrative hand gestures.
Even the subdued Gore showcased his playful side, as he tap shuffled across the stage to the drum beat during “Enjoy the Silence” and often rocked out with an envious collection of guitars.