Max Bemis Strums ‘Slumming It With Johnny’

Max Bemis of Say Anything recently talked to Alternative Press about the song “Slumming It With Johnny.”

Bemis also took some time to perform the song acoustically, taking care to not disturb the gentleman reading on the couch next to him.

Watch Bemis in action below and visit Say Anything’s official website for more information.

Band of Horses’ Tyler Ramsey Performs Two Songs in the Guild Lounge

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey’s taste in acoustic music is reflected in his excellent 2011 album The Valley Wind.

In the videos below, Ramsey performed two memorable songs from that album, mesmerizing tracks called “1000 Blackbirds” and “Raven Shadow.”

Watch Ramsey in the Guild Lounge and visit his official website for upcoming tour dates.

Watch the Lone Bellow Perform Two Tracks Live

The Lone Bellow is one of the hottest folk rock acts out there at the moment, and one listen to their self-titled debut album can tell you why.

When they recently stopped by the Guild Lounge, they performed two of their new songs, “The One You Should Have Let Go” and “Teach Me to Know.”

Watch both tracks below and visit the Lone Bellow’s official Facebook page for more information.

Rome Talks Working With Sublime

While discussing the first song he ever wrote with Sublime, Rome Ramirez (a.k.a. Rome) was all smiles.

“It was a pretty crazy experience. I was like 20-years old and I was in the studio with Sublime, the legendary huge rock band,” he said in an interview for Bud Light’s Music First series.

The tattooed tank-top-wearing Rome discussed the experience of putting together “You Better Listen,” while praising his fellow bandmates in the process.

“When they put their hands on the music, it gives it like this certain edge and this certain kind of bounce that not a lot of bands have,” he noted.

Check out Rome on his Guild acoustic performing Sublime with Rome’s “You Better Listen” below.

Visit Sublime with Rome’s official Facebook page for more information.

The Lumineers Play Two Hits on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Denver folk-rockers the Lumineers have been capturing the hearts and minds of fans around the world since the release of their 2012 self-titled debut album.

With the August 2013 release of a deluxe version of that record – which features five new songs – the Lumineers are definitely staying busy throughout the rest of this year, as well.

As such, the band recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to play two of their smash hits, ”Submarines” and “Stubborn Love.”

Watch both performances below and visit the Lumineers’ official website for a full list of tour dates.

Victory Enlists Femme Fatales for ‘This, That or This’ Music Video

 

Los Angeles-based artist Victory, a.k.a. Robert Fleming, has released a new video for his song “This, That or This,” a track off his 2013 album Victory is Music.

The black-and-white clip runs features several female associates performing the infinitely-catchy tune and can be seen below.

Visit Victory’s official website for more information.

Guild M-120 Featured on MusicRadar‘s 25 Budget-Friendly Acoustics

In a recent list that highlighted 25 of the best budget-friendly acoustic guitars out there, MusicRadar featured the Guild M-120 prominently.

The all-mahogany gem is noted as a great instrument for either pickers or strummers.

“An affordable Guild with a compact body and small neck, it sounds as good as it looks – and it looks good enough to eat. Double thumbs up from us for this little beaut,” wrote MusicRadar.

See what else is on the list here.

Patrick Sweany Performs ‘Them Shoes’ in the Guild Lounge

Patrick Sweany was one of the first to try out the Guild Oprheum Slope Shoulder 14-Fret Mahogany Dreadnought acoustic guitar, and he put it to good use when he played the bluesy number “Them Shoes” at the Guild Lounge.

Watch his impassioned performance below and check out Sweany’s official website for a list of tour dates.

Watch a New Lyric Video for Blue October’s ‘Sway’

Blue October Sway

With the release of Sway, Blue October’s seventh studio album, in August of this year, the Texas rockers have dropped a lyric video for the title track.

The album has seen a solid run of success thus far, debuting at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 on Billboard‘s Alternative Albums chart, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, No. 3 among Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums, No. 10 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart and No. 8 on iTunes.

Check out the lyric video below and visit Blue October’s official website for upcoming tour dates.

Lera Lynn Charms Mercy Lounge Crowd

Lera LynnNashville-based, Georgia-bred singer/songwriter Lera Lynn took the stage at the Mercy Lounge Thursday night for the Americana Music Festival and charmed an enthusiastic crowd with selections from her entire catalog.

That includes her debut album Have You Met Lera Lynn?, EP Lying in the Sun and her upcoming full-length The Avenues, all of which feature introspective heartbreakers and impeccable storytelling.

Lynn cut an elegant figure in a black dress with a lace bodice, accented throughout most of her set by a deep red Guild Starfire.

Lynn’s sultry voice pulls the audience towards the stage with every word, especially when she went into “Bobby, Baby” three songs in.  The track is a delicate one that tells the tale of a man who killed his own brother and then tried to hold his life together.

That was followed by “Coming Down,” which Lynn has said is a reflection of her troubled relationship with an alcoholic father, who died when she was in her 20s.

Lynn added a little levity to the situation with a special cover of “Fire,” which is featured on  Lying in the Sun.

“The next song I didn’t write,” Lynn told the audience. “It’s by Bruce Springsteen. He’s cool right?”

Surely, the “Boss” is cool incarnate, and Lynn’s icy vocals were highlighted on the impassioned love song.

Lynn’s backing band was tremendously tight, as well.  The group included her “favorite girl in town” in bassist Annie Clements, Tommy Perkinson on drums and guitarist Todd Lombardo, who played slide guitar on her closer “La Di Da.”

Before playing that one, Lynn asked the crowd, “You f**king love us, right?!”

The cheers definitely conveyed the appropriate answer.