Indie folk-rock band the Lumineers enjoyed the national television spotlight this week. After performing hit-song “Ho Hey” at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Show on Sunday night, the two-time Grammy nominated act appeared on the Ellen Show the following day to perform the same single. Watch the Ellen clip below.
Exist Elsewhere was crowned winner of the Macworld Indie Innovation Competition presented by Sonicbids, which kicked off in November.
The competition pitted hundreds of bands that use Apple technology in their music against each other, with the top two artists going head-to-head in the final round at Macworld/iWorld.
In a technology presentation showdown at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Exist Elsewhere ousted Oakland-based band Mister Loveless for the right to open up for Little Feat at the Mezzanine. With a unanimous decision, Exist Elsewhere were named the victors and went on to play to a packed crowd at the Macworld iBlast Party.
Exist Elsewhere is fronted by Noah Benardout, a British singer/songwriter who is a member of the Brotherhood of the Guitar. The Brotherhood of the Guitar is a program started by legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight that looks to cultivate the next generation of guitarists. Learn more here.
Check out Exist Elsewhere’s official website for more information.
When Seattle singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen stopped by the Guild Airstream, he played “Dying Now,” a darkly sweet song about life and death.
“Dying Now” was recorded as part of last year’s Protosong project, which is a charity event that let fans donate what they want for a playlist of 21 exclusive songs. Seventy percent of the proceeds from the event went to acquire clean water to those who need it most, while the rest went to the artists.
As for Gundersen, he currently has several dates scheduled through April with the To Write Love on Her Arms Heavy and Light tour. Heavy and Light is an evening of hope that looks to encourage people through great music and powerful words, to stay alive and to get the help they need. Continue reading
When Lucero stopped by the Guild Lounge, they were kind enough to play “Juniper” and “Who You Waiting On?” off their 2012 album Women & Work.
Watch both performances after the jump. Continue reading
The clip adds a little levity to the Seattle grunge legends, as the quartet is cast as a biker gang of sorts. There is also a cameo from electronic music standout Deadmau5.
Check out the video below and visit Soundgarden’s official website for more information.
The Lumineers have been ubiquitous for the past year with their hit “Hey Ho” from their self-titled debut, but the band’s second single “Stubborn Love” is also destined for greatness.
The song comes off their self-titled debut album, and the Denver-based band played it recently during an appearance on Saturday Night Live. Continue reading
Bluesman Patrick Sweany was one of the first artists to try out the new Guild Orpheum Slope Shoulder 14-Fret Mahogany Dreadnought acoustic guitar.
Watch as he uses it to perform “Be Your Man,” a track off his 2007 album Every Hour is a Dollar Gone.
Visit Sweany’s website for more information.
With the release of Chloe Charles’ Break the Balance in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for approximately two months now, the Canadian singer/songwriter landed on the latest cover of German music magazine Access! All Areas.
Rolling Stone Germany also recently interviewed Charles for a feature story that will come out in March. Continue reading
“I use a lot of intricate fingerpicking and hard stops in most of my tunes, which is easily lost and muddied on a lot guitars. I noticed the crisp tone of my Guild D-55 and Guild GN-5 Classical the second I picked them up. It felt like playing my songs for the first time. The Guild AD-5CE Dreadnaught is no exception – Guild’s entire new line is filled with impeccable hand-crafted guitars. People approach me to compliment them after every single show,” Tadros said in a statement.
Enter the contest here and watch Tadros’ video for “Sweet On Me” below.
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Back in November, Soundgarden participated in a SiriusXM Town Hall session, where the grunge pioneers performed several songs off their latest album King Animal and took questions from fans.
The event was held in New York at the historic Electric Lady Studios, and Soundgarden even treated those in attendance with a gem from their back catalog in Badmotorfinger‘s “Rusty Cage.” Continue reading