Loud and out of control, the heavy alt-rock duo ‘68 has been crushing blues, garage inspired rock riffs since 2013. Coming from the metalcore/hardcore world, Josh Scogin was the vocalist for Norma Jean until 2003 when he left to front the band The Chariot, allowing him to push his musical influences in new directions. In 2013, after posting a countdown on Twitter, Josh launched the official ‘68 website. After quickly selling out their first 7″ pressing record, the band released a single with No Sleep Recs, and their debut full-length with Entertainment One Music, titled In Humour Sadness. ‘68’s latest release is titled Two Parts Viper and you can check out the official video for the single “Whether Terrified or Unafraid” above.
’68 rip the gig with Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky.
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Longtime Ernie Ball family member and mega-talented guitar ripper Gretchen Menn dove deep in love with her guitar, but in order to feed her passion she needed to pay the bills. Naturally, she went to flight school, ultimately flying regional jets for airlines before pursuing music full time. Guitar World magazine has described her solo music as
“..seeking the unknown by blending disparate jazz, prog, and world-music influences into a tasty, guitaristic thrill ride.”
In 2007 she recorded Unbreakable Strings with Sticks and Stones, a high-energy, instrumental trio. In 2010, she played in Lapdance Armageddon, an aggressive acoustic duo with Jude Gold. In 2011 she wrote, produced, and recorded her first solo album, Hale Souls. She continues to tour internationally with Zepparella and Gretchen’s latest solo record titled Abandon All Hope is now available on her website.
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We Were Promised Jetpacks
Scottish rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks began with humble beginnings in their 20s before making splashes in North America with their debut release These Four Walls. In 2014, after releasing the album Unraveling, with lots of touring and hype, the band found themselves at a period of needing to take a break. After taking the time to re-find themselves, celebrate weddings, life, and birthdays, the band returned — now in their 30’s — with a rekindling of the sound the band had made before a life on the road. The band released their long-awaited record in 2018 titled The More I Sleep the More I Dream, and followed it up with a headlining tour. Check out their official music video for their single “Repeating Patterns” above.
We Were Promised Jetpacks count on Ernie Ball Regular Slinky.
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Finding comfort in the artsy bizarre, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Delicate Steve revels in the sonic ecstasy of guitar hooks. Mixing prog-rock and surf with a folksy twang, guitarist Steve Marion has played live with great artists like Mac Demarco, Kimbra, and Built to Spill, as well as collaborating with a lot of amazing artists on records such as Paul Simon’s Stranger to Stranger in 2015. In 2017 Steve played guitar with The Growlers on the City Club World Tour and for his project titled “Delicate Steve.” Marion has recently released a single titled “Selfie Of A Man.” Check it out in the video above.
Delicate Steve plays Ernie Ball Super Slinky Guitar Strings.
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Hailing from Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN, Grizfolk is an alternative folk rock band with an electronic-tinged sound that blew onto the scene with their debut full-length, Waking Up Giants in 2016. Highlighted for their unique sound, the band has spent the last few years touring heavy, sharing stages with bands like Bastille and X Ambassadors, while also playing the festival circuits such as Hangout Fest, Firefly, and Bottlerock. Grizfolk is currently out on tour after dropping a couple singles titled Heavy Crown. Check out a live video of the band performing “Bounty of The Head”.
Grizfolk relies on Ernie Ball Regular Slinky, Everlast Phosphor Bronze Medium, and Regular Slinky Bass. Bassist Brendan Willing James recently picked up a couple Music Man instruments for their arsenal including a StingRay Guitar and StingRay Special HH Bass.
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