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Thannie Team Up for #GetNaked Campaign to Raise Awareness for Melanoma

Fender artists Annie Clements and Thad Beaty are hoping to raise funds and awareness for the Melanoma Research Foundation though the organization’s #GetNaked campaign, designed to encourage everyone to check themselves and their loved ones for signs of melanoma. So following a recent gig with Amos Lee at Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the pair recently stripped down — well covered in SPF — with a ...

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J Mascis Enlists James Mercer and Fred Armisen for New Video

J Mascis has a new album called Tied to a Star that came out last week, and now follows a new video for its opening single “Every Morning. ” The clip is certainly something to behold, as the Dinosaur Jr. frontman enlisted former Saturday Night Live standout Fred Armisen and the Shins’ James Mercer to star in the video. Mercer’s role is a member of a cult that is headed by Mascis, while Armison attempts to s ...

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Chicago Music Exchange Demos Three Custom Shop Teles

Alex Chadwick from the Chicago Music Exchange recently pulled a few beautiful Fender Custom Shop Telecasters off the wall to feature in the video demo below. The Teles all feature TV Jones Classic pickups, ebony fretboards and quartersawn maple necks. And the finishes certainly stand out, as one comes in Vintage White, another comes in Sparkle Red and the last is Seafoam Sparkle Relic.   [youtube http://www ...

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Interpol Live at L.A.’s Mack Sennett Studios

Interpol at Mack Sennett Studios. Photos by Ethan Shvartzman. Fresh off a highlight set over the weekend at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, Interpol kept up the momentum for their upcoming album, El Pintor (Sept. 9), with an intimate show Tuesday night at L.A.’s Mack Sennett Studios, that was also streamed live by NPR Music and KCRW. The historic Silverlake, Calif., venue was perfect for Interpol’s brooding post-p ...

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EMA Makes Network-Television Debut on Letterman

Erika M. Anderson’s electro-punk project EMA recently made its network-television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing the track “Neuromancer” off the band’s latest album, The Future’s Void. Backed by only a bass, keytar and drums, the South Dakota native mesmerized the audience with her brooding single. Check it out below. ...

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Watch Dawes Perform ‘When My Time Comes’ on Guitar Center Sessions

Dawes was recently featured on Guitar Center Sessions, and the Los Angeles-based rockers were on top of their game. In the clip below, check out Dawes roaring through the single “When My Time Comes,” which features a stellar guitar solo from frontman Taylor Goldsmith.  ”When My Time Comes” is from their 2009 album, North Hills. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbqlob2p9wE&w=560&h=315]   ...

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Gerard Way Plays New Solo Track at Reading and Leeds

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, due out Sept. 30, and as such, he’s been performing new material during a few recent live gigs. One of those gigs occurred last weekend, when Way was at the Reading and Leeds festival. Donning a royal blue suit complimented with bright orange hair, Way got the crowd rolling with his latest single “No Shows,” which you c ...

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Echo and the Bunnymen Perform ‘Holy Moses’ on Letterman

Earlier this year, the amazing Echo and the Bunnymen released 12th studio album Meteorites, and the English rockers recently showed off one of its latest singles on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band’s live performance was impeccably cool for the track “Holy Moses,” and you can watch it below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LYyczGXlnk&w=560&h=315] ...

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Echo and the Bunnymen Perform ‘Holy Moses’ on Letterman

Earlier this year, the amazing Echo and the Bunnymen released 12th studio album Meteorites, and the English rockers recently showed off one of its latest singles on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band’s live performance was impeccably cool for the track “Holy Moses,” and you can watch it below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LYyczGXlnk&w=560&h=315] ...

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Expert Artists Come Together in Michael Landau Group

Michael Landau. Photos by Mark Keraly.   Man for man, you would be extremely hard pressed to find a trio more capable, more accomplished, more musically imaginative and simply more formidably jaw dropping than one comprising guitarist Michael Landau, bassist Reggie Hamilton and drummer Gary Novak—one of several permutations of the estimable Michael Landau Group. When it comes to consummate musicianship, eac ...

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