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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Breaks Down His Beloved Custom Shop Strat

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is synonymous with the Stratocaster, as the axe-slinger even has a trio of signature models that bear his name. But one of his favorite guitars is a perfect clone of his beloved 1961 Stratocaster made by the Fender Custom Shop.  According to Shepherd, the master builders in the Custom Shop nailed every detail from the guitar’s heavy wear to the controls to the jumbo frets he prefers. Wa ...

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Preview Dawes’ Set on Guitar Center Sessions

Dawes’ episode of Guitar Center Sessions is set to air on July 27 at 8 p.m. on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239), and GC recently released a preview of the proceedings. The clip depicts the Los Angeles-based band performing “A Little Bit of Everything,” which is a heart-wrenching track off 2011′s Nothing is Wrong. The song begins gently, with frontman Taylor Goldsmith softly strumming his guitar to t ...

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OK Go Performs ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

A few weeks ago, we shared OK Go’s insane new video for “The Writing’s on the Wall,” a new track which comes off the band’s upcoming album Hungry Ghosts (due in October). The innovative quartet recently performed that song on Jimmy Kimmel Live, employing a double-bass attack that gave the low-end extra punch. Check out OK Go in the clip below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smJ60RAOrmg&w=560 ...

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OK Go Performs ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

A few weeks ago, we shared OK Go’s insane new video for “The Writing’s on the Wall,” a new track which comes off the band’s upcoming album Hungry Ghosts (due in October). The innovative quartet recently performed that song on Jimmy Kimmel Live, employing a double-bass attack that gave the low-end extra punch. Check out OK Go in the clip below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smJ60RAOrmg&w=560 ...

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Album of the Month: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye

When dropping the needle on Tom Petty’s latest album Hypnotic Eye, it is easy to get whisked back to the late 1970s, when the legendary musician and his long-standing band the Heartbreakers put out throwback rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) and You’re Gonna Get It (1978). Hypnotic Eye, which is due out July 29 via Reprise Records, is no-nonsense classic rock at its core, with snarling guitars ...

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Album of the Month: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye

When dropping the needle on Tom Petty’s latest album Hypnotic Eye, it is easy to get whisked back to the late 1970s, when the legendary musician and his long-standing band the Heartbreakers put out throwback rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) and You’re Gonna Get It (1978). Hypnotic Eye, which is due out July 29 via Reprise Records, is no-nonsense classic rock at its core, with snarling guitars ...

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Watch the Antlers Live on KEXP

The Antlers released the album Familiars back in June, and the Brooklyn indie rockers recently played some of its new tunes during a set for KCRW. The Peter Silberman-led group ran through the songs “Palace,” “Doppelgänger,” “Hotel” and “Refuge,” and you can watch them all below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLlc5v6Tdk?list=UU3I2GFN_F8WudD_2jUZbojA&w=560&h=315] ...

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Watch the Antlers Live on KEXP

The Antlers released the album Familiars back in June, and the Brooklyn indie rockers recently played some of its new tunes during a set for KCRW. The Peter Silberman-led group ran through the songs “Palace,” “Doppelgänger,” “Hotel” and “Refuge,” and you can watch them all below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLlc5v6Tdk?list=UU3I2GFN_F8WudD_2jUZbojA&w=560&h=315] ...

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Watch the Antlers Live on KEXP

The Antlers released the album Familiars back in June, and the Brooklyn indie rockers recently played some of its new tunes during a set for KCRW. The Peter Silberman-led group ran through the songs “Palace,” “Doppelgänger,” “Hotel” and “Refuge,” and you can watch them all below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLlc5v6Tdk?list=UU3I2GFN_F8WudD_2jUZbojA&w=560&h=315] ...

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Sturgill Simpson, Gregg Allman Open KCRW’s ‘Country in the City’

Sturgill Simpson (R) and guitarist Laur Joamets bring old-school country to Century City. KCRW’s “Country in the City” series started off with a bang last weekend at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, Calif., as the legendary Gregg Allman headlined a feel-good concert on the gallery’s outdoor lawn stage. But first, country upstart Sturgill Simpson just might have stolen the show. Simpson’s ...

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