Live Performances

Blink 182

Blink 182 played two live performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They played “I Miss You” from their 2003 self-titled album and “Kings of the Weekend” from their 2016 album California. No matter how many times we’ve heard “I Miss You”, hearing Mark Hoppus sing the first line, “Hello There,” instantly has us singing along. The new formation of the band doesn’t miss a beat, especially during this live performance on Kimmel. With the addition of Matt Skiba from The Alkaline Trio, we get a different take on the songs we’ve alll loved for so long.

Blink 182 play Power Slinkys, Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys, and Bass Super Slinkys.

New Releases

John Mayer

John Mayer has released a quirky Official Music Video for his new single, “New Light.” The video is a uniquely different take than Mayer’s past videos. Wearing a purple pull over sweater and pajama pants, John is constantly dancing, and playing guitar. From standing in a field singing to a zebra while waving to himself; to flying above suburban LA and the 405. Watch the full video to truly appreciate how entertaining it is.

John is starting his Summer Tour! Check out his website to see when and where he is playing.

John Mayer utilizes Regular Slinkys, Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Lights, and our PolyPro Guitar Strap.

 

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett’s new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, was released May 18th. This is her second full-length studio album and contains previously released hits like “City Loves Pretty” and “Charity.”  Despite Tell Me How You Really Feel being a shorter album than her successful 2015 debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney still delivers a great record that showcases her ability to accompany observational lyrics with punk-styled guitar riffs. Take a listen for yourself.

Courtney plays Power SlinkysEarthwood 80/20 Medium Acoustic 12 Strings, and Super Slinky Bass Strings.

FORT WORTH, TX – APRIL 29: Courtney Barnett performs live on stage during Fortress Festival on April 29, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jim Bennett/Getty Images)

If you can’t get enough of Courtney, check out her Ernie Ball String Theory film below.

The 1975

The 1975 have teased several new upcoming projects. Like when Matt Healy revealed to Apple Music that The 1975 were working with No Rome for their upcoming album. They have been producing and engineering the record entirely on their own for the past six months and are excited to release it. The release date for the album is expected to be June 1st. The 1975 also seem to love enticing their followers on twitter with cryptic messages.

The 1975 play Power Slinkys and Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings.

 

Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco is less than a month away from releasing their upcoming album Pray for the Wicked. The band has premiered a new song from the album “High Hopes”.  With a consistently upbeat tempo and a strong vocal melody, “High Hopes” is exactly what you would expect from Brandon Urie. The full album is expected to be released this summer on June 22nd, in the meantime enjoy the new track below.

Panic! at the Disco play Power Slinkys and Bass Hybrid Slinkys.

 

Shinedown

Shinedown’s sixth studio album Attention Attention has reached the top of the billboards once again. They recently did an interview on the podcast #alternativeFacts. The interview highlights the success they have reached in their past fifteen years of creating music together, and also covers the additional two albums soon to be released on Atlantic.

Shinedown plays Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys and Not Even Slinkys.

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 28: Singer Brent Smith of Shinedown performs at the Rock Vegas Music Festival at Mandalay Bay on September 28, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

Goldfinger

Goldfinger has released a new Official Music Video for their song “A Million Miles.” John Feldmann leads the band comprised of legendary bassist Mike Herrera and Phil ‘Moon Valjean” Sneed from Story Of The Year. In the music video, you can spot Mike Herrera’s gorgeous buttercream Music Man Stingray and the high energy band performing live with their fans. Check out Grammy Nominated lead singer, John Feldmann as he gets up close and personal and jumps on top the barricade.

Goldfinger play Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys and Regular Slinkys.

 

 

Check out Mike Herrera’s String Theory film below if you would like to hear more from the Ernie Ball Bassist.

Motionless In White

Motionless In White has released the Official Music Video for “Voices” off their 5th studio album, Graveyard Shift. The music video is full of flashing fluorescent lights, quick chord progressions, and the band’s heavy dark style we love.  They will be heading out this summer on Vans Warped Tour!

Motionless in White relies on 8 String Slinkys, 7 String Power Slinkys, and 5 String Bass Power Slinkys.

 

The Fever 333

The Fever 333 have released a new song titled, “Trigger” to follow up their debut album Made An America. The fast pace single is full of socially conscious lyrics and heavy rhythmic changes. Listen to their new song in the exclusive Youtube clip below.

The Fever 333 play Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Paradigm Strings, Bass 5 String Slinkys, and Guitar Baritone Strings.

 

 

Guitarist Stevis Harrison plays the Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray RS. Check out the high-energy film of him demoing the all new Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray RS guitar.

State Champs

State Champs are releasing their third studio album Living Proof on June 15th. The release of the album will be exactly one week before they kick off the Vans Warped Tour in Pomona, California June 21st. They have already released two singles from the album: “Crystal Ball” and “Dead and Gone.” More recently, they shared the Official Music Video for their third song from the album, “Mine is Gold.” Check out the vintage-styled video below.

State Champs play Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys, Beefy Slinkys, and Bass Power Slinkys.

 

Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive’s new album Reverence has been well received. The group out of Byron Bay, Australia recently dealt with several losses of intimate friends. Going through such a dark time reportedly spurred the group to lock themselves in the studio for months. Reverence debuted May 4th and allowed the band to expand its horizons. Watch the music video for “Wishing Well” below.

Parkway Drive play Bass 5 String Super Slinkys and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys.

Tour Announcements

Gatecreeper

Gatecreeper is joining the Sweltering Ecstasy North American Tour with Full of Hell. It began May 24th and will continue through late June. Gatecreeper will be playing songs from their 2016 album, Unleashed in the Middle East.

Gatecreeper play Not Even Slinkys and Bass Super Slinkys.

 

Mac Demarco

Mac Demarco has officially announced his European Tour Dates. The Tour is set to begin in October and features three UK dates including Manchester, Southampton, and Belfast! He also announced he will be playing two shows in Asia. They are Seoul, South Korea at YES24 Live Hall and Bangkok, Thailand at Voice Space. Check out his website for more details.

Mac Demarco relies on Power Slinkys and Paradigm Powers on tour.

 

Make sure to check out Mac Demarco’s epic String Theory film below.

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