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J Roddy Walston and the Business Live at the Troubadour

J Roddy Walston and the Business didn’t literally light the stage on fire Thursday night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif., but they sure as heck tried. Rolling through Los Angeles in support of latest album Essential Tremors, the Baltimore-based outfit delivered the explosive energy of 1,000 bottle rockets going off at once. Their tight 16-song set showcased the band’s bombastic take on good ol’ ...

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Foo Fighters Unveil New Single ‘Something from Nothing’

With the heavily anticipated Sonic Highways coming out Nov. 10, Foo Fighters have released a new single titled “Something from Nothing.” The track, which was recorded in Chicago with star producer Steve Albini, starts slow but it builds to quite an aggressive ending. It’s pure Foos, for sure. Check out “Something from Nothing” below. ...

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Vintage Gear Reviews Fender ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb

Vintage Guitar features the Fender ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb in its November issue, offering a detailed review of the reissued amp which features the old-school silver-and-turquoise silkscreened faceplate and aluminum “drip edge” grille trim. VG tested out the amp in conjunction with a Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Strat. “The Vintage channel proved to be everything players for decades have come to d ...

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The Goldbergs Pay Tribute to Garage Bands

ABC sitcom The Goldbergs recently played tribute to hair metal and garage bands in its “The Facts of Bleeping Life” episode. “Back in the ’80s, MTV did this crazy thing and actually played music videos,” said the show’s narrator (the grown-up voice of 11-year old Adam). “They taught us that huge hair and a sick guitar solo could turn in a mere mortal into a rock god. So like all kids, I formed an epic garag ...

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Foxygen Drops New Video for ‘Coulda Been My Love’

Foxygen released sophomore album …And Star Power earlier this week, and also a new video for its track ”Coulda Been My Love.” In the clip, Foxygen dress in ’70s outfits and chill out in a mansion as they contemplate the trials and tribulations of a breakup. Watch “Coulda Been My Love” below. ...

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Future Islands Performs After-Party Set at MusicFestNW

Baltimore’s Future Islands recently performed a set at MusicFestNW in Portland, and then kept the festivities going with an after party at the Doug Fir Lounge as part of the Pitchfork Nightcap Watch Future Islands perform the songs “Balance,” which comes off 2011′s On the Water, and “Doves” from 2014′s acclaimed Singles in the clips below. [youtube ...

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Ten Cool Coronado Moments (and One Baffling Mystery)

Like many of the more esoteric Fender instruments of the 1960s and ’70s, Coronado guitars and basses have enjoyed a very hip resurgence in more recent decades. So much so, in fact, that we started making new and improved Coronado guitar and bass models in 2013. The reissues are solidly built with a center block inside the body; a sonically and structurally superior design that differs from the original 1960 ...

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Hurley & Fender Present ‘Strat: 60 Years of the Stratocaster’

Strat designed by Ryan Adams. Through a unique blend of artists and musicians – including Donald Edward Hardy, Brandon Boyd, Thomas Campbell, Johnny Marr and Shawn Stussy – Hurley and Fender will recognize the unparalleled heritage of the world’s most popular guitar on its 60th anniversary. Twenty American-made, hand-painted Stratocaster guitars will be auctioned off to raise money for Waves For Water, whic ...

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