Guild Clinics with Doyle Dykes

Join Guild for a series of in-store performance clinics featuring fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire Doyle Dykes.

Don’t miss this engagingly entertaining and informative opportunity to experience Doyle’s acoustic mastery up close as he performs live, discusses how he uses Guild guitars onstage and in the studio, and answers all your questions.

Plus, you’ll have a chance to win some cool Guild SWAG and a Guild F30RCE.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
7:00 PM
Jim’s Music Center
14061 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780

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Rome Performs ‘Dedication’ in the Guild Lounge

Rome from Sublime with Rome stopped by the Guild Lounge to play the title track off solo debut EP Dedication.

Watch Rome in the clip below.

Rome is getting ready to embark on his first headlining tour beginning Nov. 2 in Solana Beach, Calif.

Visit his official website for a full list of dates and to pick up a copy of Dedication.

The Head & The Heart Perform ‘Cats & Dogs’ At Lolla

Seattle folk-poppers The Head and The Heart offered an hour-long performance at Lollapalooza’s Sony stage, playing several tracks off their self-titled debut album.

Watch the Head and the Heart play “Cats and Dogs” off that record in the video below.

For more information, visit the Head and the Heart’s official website.

A Look Inside the Guild Factory

Get a fascinating up-close look at the making of fine Guild acoustic guitars as you watch this photomontage, which is the next best thing to actually touring the Guild factory in New Hartford, Conn., yourself. Every meticulously crafted step is seen here, a great deal of it done by hand—including initial wood selection, body and neck shaping, bracing and inlay work, fret placement and dressing, sanding and finishing, and more.

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The Black Keys Headline Lollapalooza’s Opening Night

The Black Keys have been this year’s heavy hitters on the festival circuit, and that was evident with their bombastic headlining gig Friday night at Lollapalooza.

The duo ripped through a 90-minute set that included several hits of their 2011 smash El Camino.

Watch The Black Keys play the lead single off that album, “Lonely Boy,” in the video below.

For more information, visit The Black Keys’ official website.

Sharon Van Etten Mesmerizes At Lollapalooza

If Sharon Van Etten had her druthers, she would have played Lollapalooza 15 years ago.

That was the sentiment she shared during a mesmerizing set Friday afternoon in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Taking the PlayStation stage at 3 p.m., Van Etten gushed about fulfilling one of her dreams.

“It’s funny that you’re a teen when you want to play Lollapalooza and now you’re 30,” she joked.

Judging by her performance, Van Etten deserves it. Culling mainly from her 2012 ode to relationships gone bad, Tramp, Van Etten weaves personal tales (she has sometimes wondered if they are too personal) with her haunting vocals and heartfelt lyrics.

On stage, though, there’s always that funny banter in between songs, which seems to suggest that performing is a means of therapy for Van Etten.

One can’t help but be charmed when Van Etten talks excitedly about all the bands she wants to see at Lollapalooza.

“Black Keys! The Shins! Michael Kiwanuka!” She basically gave the crowd their marching orders for Friday.

“This is a time when I wish I could be in two places at once,” she noted with a smile.

Throughout her show, there are both the folksy strums of an acoustic guitar and a bow taken to an electric guitar to create an atmospheric landscape.

But the most-powerful instrument Van Etten carries in her arsenal is her emotion, whether dealing with heartbreak or pure joy.

Chloe Charles & The Sweetness Perform In The Guild Lounge

Canadian musician Chloe Charles stopped by the Guild Lounge to perform three songs with the harmony-rich collective known as The Sweetness.

Charles chose three songs off her upcoming full-length album – “Business,” “God is a Toad” and “Break the Balance.”

Watch Charles in the videos after the jump.

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