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PHOTOS: Synyster Gates, Hollywood, CA

On 4/2/14 Synyster Gates held his exclusive Master Class for 10 winners. He wrote a special solo for the class in order to specifically showcase certain techniques. “Every note has a purpose,” he would say; walking the students through everything from scales and arpeggios, to economy picking. He answered each person’s questions in such a humble manner, and worked to make a very comfortable atmosphere. Even though he’s pure Rock n Roll with Avenged Sevenfold, his guitar work during the session had a range from neo-classical to gypsy jazz in…

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LIVE REVIEW: The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men

The legendary Boom Boom Room sits on the corner of Fillmore and Geary streets in San Francisco, and the Coffis Brothers and The Mountain Men are no strangers there. On Tuesday,  March 12, The Coffis Brothers and The Mountain Men began their set following Safell, another Bay Area band. One of the wonderful things about the Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men is that the songs vary in genres. This is in part due to the lead vocals which are shared between brothers, Jamie and Kellen, who both bring something…

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Livewires

San Francisco based dirty rock ‘n rollers, The Livewires were kind enough to share a track-by-track of their latest self-titled EP with us. Citing influences from The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and classic blues, this trio have been hailed by SanJose.com as having “penchant for classic electric blues, a la B.B. King, but with a heavier power-pop influence mixed in.” Check it out below. Please follow and like us:

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BAND OF THE MONTH: Fritz Montana

Late last year we were introduced to San Francisco blues rockers, Fritz Montana (thank you, Granada Music PR!) and we’ve been hooked ever since. Garnering comparisons to The Black Keys, The Strokes, and Jack White, it wasn’t long before they made their way into our Best of ’13 list. Now, we can’t wait to introduce you to them as our February band of the month. Check it out below and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Brendan Benson ‘You Were Right’

Brendan Benson is another one of those talented, but underrated musicians. Having worked with artists such as Ashley Monroe (Pistol Annies) and Jack White (they were in the Raconteurs together), he is back after just a little more than a year since his last record, What Kind of World. His new album, You Were Right features some older material as well as new, reworked versions of songs that were never previously released—but they should have been! Now, I’m not usually one to give a backstory, but the story behind how…

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Weatherbox And Souvenirs Join Seahaven For July Tour

Seahaven are going on tour in July and have just announced that Weatherbox and Souvenirs will be joining them on the road for their July dates. In September, Seahaven will be heading overseas for a couple months of touring with The Story So Far. Check out the dates as listed on the promo poster below for Seahaven’s July tour. You can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Album Review: The Shouting Matches ‘Grownass Man’

After scoring “Best New Artist” and “Best Alternative Album” last year at the Grammy’s, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has produced another gem. This time, he’s rekindled a musical relationship with his former band mate Brian Moen and Phil Cook to form a blues rock trio.  His newest project – The Shouting Matches – will surprise everyone. Please follow and like us:

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