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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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Gretsch Featured in New Outlook.com Commercial

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Is your email inbox impossibly clogged due to  spam or a constant stream of email newsletters you never subscribed to?

Well, with the recent migration of the webmail service Hotmail to Outlook.com, it should be easier to manage your inbox with the new Sweep feature.

In a recent commercial for Outlook.com, the system was shown to be helpful to a musician who wanted to maximize his shredding time.  With a few clicks, he was able to delete a ton of unwanted emails and continue playing guitar.

Check out the spot below.

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Michael Lockwood Talks About His Gretsch Collection

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Michael Lockwood, guitarist for Lisa Marie Presley, has been a Gretsch enthusiast for a long time, ever since he saw a double-cut Sparkle Jet in a pawn shop in the late 1970s.

Since then, he has amassed quite a collection.

Lockwood recently sat down with the Gretsch Post to talk about his Gretsch guitars and how he got his start in the music industry.

Watch the interview below.

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Fred & Dinah Gretsch Celebrate Wedding Anniversary and 130th Gretsch Anniversary

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Several Gretsch fans, friends, family members and business associates converged on Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in Bloomingdale, Ga., earlier this month to celebrate the company’s 130th anniversary.

But the March 4 party was also celebrating the wedding anniversary of Fred and Dinah Gretsch, marking a truly joyous event.

A few artists were on hand, as well.

The husband-and-wife team of Richard Smith and Julie Adams got the musical festivities started, with Smith showing off his fingerpicking prowess as Adams accompanied him on the cello.

Joe Robinson was up next, and his set with bassist Marcelo Bakos and drummer Tito Pascoali offered a diverse offering of original music highlighting the Australian-born phenom’s guitar heroics.

After a brief break Robinson and Smith teamed up for an impromptu jam session, as the musicians took turns taking the lead on their Gretsch guitars.  A finale of the Chet Atkins instrumental was certainly a crowd favorite.

To view a photo album of the event, click here, and watch Fred Gretsch address the audience in the videos below, in addition to performance footage of Robinson and Smith.

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Celebrate Gretsch’s 130 Years with Twang-O-Rama Concert

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Celebrate Gretsch’s 130 years with the Twang-O-Rama concert event at the Tempe Guitar Show.  It all takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Antique Electronics.

The party will feature several select bands and performing members of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society until 3 p.m.

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