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Watch New Imelda May Video

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Dublin-born rockabilly singer Imelda May’s new album Tribal recently debuted at number one and number three on the Irish and British Charts respectively.

Check out the new music video for its single “Wild Woman,” featuring Gretsch artist Darrel Higham rocking his Gretsch Custom Shop G6120.

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Temples Perform Set for KEXP

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During a recent west coast jaunt, UK pyschedelic rock band Temples dropped by KEXP Studios in Seattle to perform a short set of songs off 2014′s Sun Structures.

Watch the performance and an interview below.

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The History and Magic of Gretsch Guitars

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Join some of the world’s greatest Gretsch guitarists for a fascinating look at Gretsch guitars—their dazzling style, fantastic tone, colorful history and more. “The History and Magic of Gretsch Guitars” features artists including Duane Eddy, the Cult’s Billy Duffy, Jim “Reverend Horton Heat” Heath, Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, Brian Setzer, Billy Zoom and others, and takes you on a great guided tour of “That Great Gretsch Sound!”

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Watch Redlight King Rock Exclusive Session for CraveOnline

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The guys in Redlight King recently performed two songs in an exclusive session for CraveOnline.

Led by frontman/songwriter Mark Kasprzyk, the quartet ran through “Born to Rise” and “Devil’s Dance,” both of which appear on 2013′s rocking album Irons in the Fire.

Check out both tracks below and visit Redlight King’s official Facebook page for more information.

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Brass Bed Featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Series

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Lafayette, La., band Brass Bed was recently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series, where the four guys played a few songs off their debut album The Secret Will Keep You.

The self-described “wide-eyed pop dreamers” were unfortunately the recent victims of theft. Despite having most of their touring gear stolen from their van, they’ve held true to their optimism.

“While we’ve not found the stolen equipment, through donations by friends, family, fans, and aid by Chicago Music Exchange, and Fender/Gretsch Guitars, we’ve replaced nearly everything lost,” the band wrote on their Tumblr account. “My friends, this is a miracle not of modern technology, but of human love and compassion. In the past 36 hours, the wave of generosity we’ve received from you has nearly drowned us. It’s given us more than just our gear back. It’s given us a renewed faith in the basic goodness of people around the country, a renewed fervor to continue our craft, and a desire to do good for others.

“Losing your guitar is material. Even at the lowest emotional point of this event, we were still a lucky bunch of guys. We had our health, our families, each other, and even few guitar amps left. We want you to know that the relative insignificance of our loss is not itself lost on us; even if we didn’t recover or replace that equipment we’d still be a lucky bunch of guys.”

Watch the band perform the short set for NPR below, featuring one of their new instruments — a Gretsch Electromatic Center-Block.

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