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Grammys Bring Out Another Blockbuster Show

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The 55th annual Grammy Awards show honored several breakout acts this year, drawing from an eclectic group of artists.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach actually led the night with four trophies, sweeping the rock categories (song, album and performance) while also nabbing a Grammy for producer of the year.

British folk band Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel, indie-pop act Fun. won Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” Halestorm was honored with the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “Love Bites (So Do I)” and Australian singer Gotye won Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong might not have won an award with his punk outfit Rancid, but the singer-songwriter did take home some hardware for his collaboration with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. (more…)

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Steve Alba Celebrated 50th Birthday in Style

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Legendary skateboarder Steve Alba celebrated his 50th birthday in style, gathering a crew at the Fontana North skatepark in California for a party that included a skate session and live music from the Flamethrowers.

Check out a video from the event after the jump and visit Alba’s official website for more information. (more…)

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The Black Lips Play ‘Stuck in My Mind’ for Lucky ACL Audience

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While at the Austin City Limits music festival, the Black Lips performed a special version of “Stuck in My Mind” before they took the Austin Ventures Stage.

The song is from some of the band’s earliest recording sessions back around 2000.

Watch the Black Lips in action below and visit their official Facebook page for more information.

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Watch The Walkmen at Lollapalooza

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Watch below as the Walkmen perform “Heaven” at Lollapalooza this past Sunday.

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The Fred & Joe Show Set To Hit Cream City Music

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Gretsch guitars and Cream City Music are excited to announce the Gretsch Day Event, taking place on June 30, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Cream City Music store on 12505 West Bluemound Road in Brookfield, Wisc.

The event, which is free of cost and open to the public, will feature continuous musical performances by Bluegrass guitar pickers Nik & Sam, fingerstyle guitarist Bobby Gibson, and acoustic guitar sensation Jake Allen. Guests making very special appearances include Fred Gretsch, the fourth-
generation owner of the iconic Gretsch Guitar Company, and Gretsch Guitars Product Specialist, Joe Carducci, who will be presenting their annual Fred & Joe Show.

In addition, guitar artist Sarah Gallenberger will unveil her newest masterpiece painted on a Gretsch G6120 guitar. This one-of-a-kind Gretsch will be up for grabs in an online auction benefitting the Milwaukee-based charity Guitars for Vets.

Special offers on Gretsch products and guitars will be available to attendees throughout the day, along with a special Gretsch gift bag for the first 20 guests through the door.

For more information, call Cream City Music or visit their official website.

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