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Peghead Nation Demos the Camp Uke

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The Gretsch Roots Collection continues to reap positive press with the latest coming in the way of a review for the Gretsch G9101 Camp Uke by Peghead Nation.

“The Camp Uke is incredibly lightweight, and with its small size, you could indeed stuff it into a typical daypack,” notes reviewer Teja Gerken. “The instrument is set up to play with great ease, and a balanced tone offers lovely soprano ukulele sounds on every part of the fingerboard.”

Click here to watch a video that gives a complete rundown of its specs, along with a short playing demo by instructor Adrianne Serna.

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Watch The Tallest Man on Earth Perform on Conan

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Swedish act The Tallest Man on Earth visited Conan last night for a terrific performance “Sagres” off recently released album Dark Bird is Home.

Earlier in the episode, O’Brien actually encouraged viewers to switch the channel to watch David Letterman’s final show.

“I haven’t done that in all my years on the air, but tonight, this is a worthwhile thing to do,” said O’Brien. “It’s 11:35. Record us, but switch to Dave!”

So for those who followed his instructions and missed the Kristian Matsson-led band, check it out below to see O’Brien also give some props to Matsson’s 12-string Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen.

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Simple Minds Celebrate Breakfast Club Anthem at Billboard Music Awards

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The Billboard Music Awards celebrated the 30th anniversary of cult film Breakfast Club during Sunday night’s ceremony in Las Vegas, bringing Simple Minds onstage to perform the movie’s theme song, “Don’t You (Forget About Me.)”

And who better to introduce the unforgettable anthem than Brat Pack actress and Breakfast Club cast member Molly Ringwald?

Watch a short clip of performance below, which inspired several audience members to stick out their arm and hold a fist high in the air just as Judd Nelson did at the end of the movie.

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Did You Miss Royal Blood on Conan?

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If you missed UK thunderous duo Royal Blood’s recent performance on Conan, you can still watch a clip of the band performing “Figure It Out” here.

The guys seemed to be in a partying spirit for the late-night stop, as bassist/singer Mike Kerr wore big sunglasses and drummer Ben Thatcher inexplicably donned a blonde wig.

But despite the accoutrements, Royal Blood delivered more of the thunderous rock they’ve become known for over the past year.

Check it out in the video below.

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Check Out Interpol at Coachella

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Guitarist Daniel Kessler on his Gretsch guitar.

New York-based band Interpol rocked the main stage during back-to-back weekends at Coachella earlier this month. The festival has posted a few of those clips in “Everything is Wrong” and “All the Rage Back Home.”

Watch both below.


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