GSTV ARTIST SHOWCASE | THE WORSTIES
The Worsties are a high energy, female-fronted rock band from Nashville that mixes influences from 70’s era punk, 80’s pop and glam, with new wave dance beats thrown in for good measure. Check out their Kitty Litter Video and more on Guitar Shop TV.
THIS IS YOUR MISSION | MISSION MONDAYS
It’s that time again… time for another MONDAY MISSION. One lucky winner will walk away with some iTunes cash. All you have to do is “like” the GSTV Facebook page.
Your Mission? Try to identify this A-list actor (in the below picture) taken from the set of “Rock of Ages” currently filming in Florida. Apparently our A-lister has some serious chops. An actress on set was quoted saying “I’m not kidding, the guy can sing. The guy can dance, the guy obviously can act. I mean, he can do it all, and he does it all very well.” If you know who the guy is, let us know on our Facebook page!
"Rock of Ages" is slated to hit theaters on June 1st, 2012.
VIDEO VAULT | HEDI SLIMANE, ROCK meets FASHION
Need a perfectly tailored, impossibly slim, sharp suit? Checkout Hedi Slimane. The LA Times calls fashion designer Hedi Slimane “the man responsible for the way rock and roll looks today.” His signature stovepipe trousers and narrow jackets havebeen seen everywhere— on David Bowie, Beck, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand.
— FASHION MODEL GEORGIA JAGGER ROCKING SLIMANE CUSTOM DESIGNS | VIDEO PRODUCED BY THE FASHION DESIGNER HIMSELF. —
TEMPTRESS TUESDAYS | STEVIE NICKS GOES ON TOUR
Stevie, previously of Fleetwood Mac, is an eight-time Grammy winner and her status as rock icon and living legend has never been in question. At the age of 63, when most people would be thinking of retiring, she has a new solo album out, “In Your Dreams,” and will kick off her new summer tour in Denver August 9th.
Little known fact// Nicks last toured with Rod Stewart and was one of the first to embrace Live Nation.
THIS IS YOUR MISSION | MISSION MONDAYS
SAY GOODBYE TO SPRING AND HELLO TO FREE TUNES!
Head over to Facebook.com/guitarshoptvonline, “like” our page and let us know what Summer Festival you’ve most eagerly been waiting for. Follow our instructions and you could be our next iTunes cash winner. Winner announced Friday June 24th.
Now here’s a Summer Festival Lineup List any rocker would drool over.
Glastonbury Festival 2011
Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2011 at Pilton, England (Worthy Farm)
Line up Highlights: U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, Morrissey, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires, Big Boi, Kool and the Gang, TV on the Radio, Eels, Wombats, Cee Lo Green, Wu Tang Clan, Little Dragon, Robyn Hitchcock
Pitchfork Music Festival 2011
Jul 15 - Jul 17, 2011
Chicago, Illinois (Union Park)
Highlights: Animal Collective, Neko Case, Guided By Voices, James Blake, Das Racist, Curren$y„ Kurt Vile, Yuck, The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., Baths, Shabazz Palaces, Twin Sister, The Dismemberment Plan, No Age, Gang Gang Dance, G-Side
Aug 05 - Aug 07, 2011
Chicago, Illinois (Grant Park)
[Rumored] Highlights: Muse, Lykke Li, Kid Cudi, The Vaccines, Titus Andronicus, Best Coast, Arctic Monkeys
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2011
Aug 12 - Aug 14, 2011
San Francisco, California (Golden Gate Park)
Line up Highlights: Arcade Fire, Girl Talk, MGMT, the Black Keys, the Decemberists, Erykah Badu, Arctic Monkeys, Beirut, the Roots, Big Boi, Major Lazer, Best Coast, Toro Y Moi, !!!, the Fresh & Onlys, Mavis Staples, Wye Oak, Ty Segall, Little Dragon, Junip, Tamaryn, Vetiver, the Joy Formidable, Big Audio Dynamite, Lord Huron, John Fogerty, and the Vaccines.
Music to Know Festival
Aug 13 - Aug 14, 2011
East Hampton, New York
Line up Highlights: Vampire Weekend, Bright Eyes, Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim, Chromeo, Tame Impala, Ra Ra Riot, M. Ward, Fitz & The Tantrums, Tom Tom Club, We Are Scientists.
Reading and Leeds Music Festivals 2011
Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2011
Reading & Leeds, England
Line up Highlights: My Chemical Romance, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Offspring, Deftones, Pulp, The Strokes, Pulp, The National, Muse, Elbow, Interpol, Friendly Fires
September 8-10, 2011Raleigh, NC
Line up Highlights: The Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Drive-By Truckers, Superchunk, The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Swans, Yelawolf, Black Lips, Cold Cave, Empress Hotel, The Love Language, Lost in the Trees, Twin Shadow and tons more.
Each Friday, Guitar Shop TV will be showcasing a video pulled from the depths(!) of our 200+ hrs of GSTV footage. THIS week we’re featuring a unique, custom guitar and amp shop located in Chicago’s West Side; Specimen Products is run by a former sculptor-turned-guitarist who is in-love w/ acoustics. His designs are popular with Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie and of course, GSTV.
WILL THE SHEEPDOGS ROCK THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE?
GSTV was in the audience last night at the Rolling Stone + Atlantic Records Party at Dominion NY. We arrived just in time to watch The Sheepdogs throw down some rocking hits that brought us straight back to the 70’s. Just sayin’ my dad would be proud. (We should have footage of the concert up shortly!)
Rolling Stones is throwing a Cover Contest for the Aug. 18th issue & The Sheepdogs are head up against Lelia Broussard. Maybe I’m a bit biased but now that I’ve heard them, The Sheepdogs have my vote!
JUST RELEASED | EPISODE THREE
In Episode Three of Guitar Shop TV we chat with Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze about what 2011 holds in store, get shown some beautiful acoustics by the guys at Taylor Guitars, and head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to check out their stunning guitar exhibit “Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York.” You won’t want to miss this one!