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Watch Daughter Bring Chilled-Out Groove to Coachella

English rock band Daughter chilled things out a bit in the desert during their set at Coachella last weekend, performing several beautiful tracks off their 2013 debut album If You Leave. Watch Daughter play the single “Youth” to a sea of mesmerized fans in the clip below. ...

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Andrew Leahey & the Homestead Perform on the Fender Airstream

“Andrew Leahey & the Homestead: If Ryan Adams and Tom Petty had a baby.” — The Venn Review When Nashville- and Richmond-based band Andrew Leahey & the Homestead dropped by the Fender Airstream, they performed a pair of heartfelt breezy numbers in “Shot” and ”Little in Love.” “I wrote ‘Little in Love’ on the way back from SXSW,” Leahey told American Songwriter. “Two bands were riding home in the same ...

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Jack White Releases ‘World’s Fastest Record’

Jack White played his new single “Lazaretto” for few hundred fans Saturday morning at his Third Man Records label in Nashville, Tenn., in honor of Record Store Day. Three hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds later, a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl, a feat the former White Stripes guitarist is calling the “world’s fastest-released record.” While he was playing, fans could watch t ...

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The Stratocaster in the 1960s

  The Ventures’ eponymous 1961 second album, with guitarist Don Wilson second from left. The Stratocaster was just as important to late-’50s and early ’60s instrumental and surf rock music as Fender’s Jazzmaster and Jaguar guitars. Toward the end of 1959, with the 1960s fast approaching, a bright future for both rock ‘n’ roll and the Stratocaster seemed far from assured. Both had arrived in the middle of th ...

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Birds That Play Guitar

An interesting exhibit recently came to an end inside the Barton Gallery at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. The four-month long display featured an orchestra of 70 zebra finches, the latest installment of the From Here to Ear series designed by French composer and artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. The exhibit contains 14 chromatically tuned Gibson guitars plugged into Fender Mustang Amps that are s ...

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Bad Suns Bring High-Voltage Track to Conan

With a buzzworthy debut EP Transpose already under their belts, Los Angeles-based indie rock band Bad Suns have a lot of people stoked about their upcoming full-length release, which is expected later this year. The quartet recently scored an invite from Conan, where they pulled out the heartfelt single “Cardiac Arrest.”   The performance even got Conan O’Brien himself fired up, as he noted how much he appr ...

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Watch Neko Case Perform ‘Man’ at Coachella

For those who missed seeing Neko Case during the back-to-back weekends at Coachella, the festival has posted a clip of the fearless singer delivering “Man” off 2013′s The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.  Watch and enjoy below … [youtube] ...

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At Guitar Center Workshops with Jocelyn Celaya

Fender classical artist Jocelyn Celaya (Radical Classical) has teamed with Guitar Center for a series of workshops this May. The free workshops will Feature a live performance, Q&A, and meet and great with Celaya. Dates are available below: TUESDAY, MAY 13, 7PM GUITAR CENTER TUCSON 4720 E. BROADWAY BLVD. TUCSON, AZ 85711 (520) 320-9900 WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 7PM GUITAR CENTER SCOTTSDALE 8949 E. INDIAN BEND ...

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