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Gearheads flock to the Long Beach guitar shop for hard-to-find accessories
Coinciding with NAMM is the lesser known Guitar Geek Festival. Now in its ninth year, the two day concert brings together some of best known axehandlers within the guitar community. We caught up with organizer Deke Dickerson to find out more about the event.
With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).
[Locals Only] The instrumental Costa Mesa trio get their name out
Roy Buchanan's Telecaster was not buried with him[The Smoking Gun via Gawker] What happens when you ask to be buried with your Fender Telecaster, proudly made in Fullerton? You tempt people into robbing your grave. That's what happened in Wisconsin, when a cemetery worker "allegedly removed a val ... More >>
Better Than: Watching the Olympics. Download: "Threshold Apprehension" from the official Black Francis Myspace page. I would estimate that sixty percent of indie/alternative rock bands formed in the last ten years would directly cite The Pixies as an influence. Who can forget the closing credits ... More >>
The Stray Cats at the Pacific Amphitheater on July 22, 2008 Better Than: any other rockabilly band on the planet. Download: "Stray Cat Strut" from the Stray Cats Myspace page [http://www.myspace.com/straycats] Grease and Greasers were in abundance at the OC fair as the mighty Stray Cats played t ... More >>
Grass Roots and the Lovin' Spoonful
You Wont Part with Yours, Either: Robert Perine and the Fender Guitar, 1957-1969