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Meet Brooklyn-based quintet, Geese; recognized as one of the year’s best guitar debuts. They signed to Partisan Records/PIAS, home to the likes of IDLES, Fontaines D.C., and Chubby and the Gang, and released their first single, Disco. Though they bonded over their shared love of classic and alternative rock, bands like Led Zeppelin and Radiohead, and Nirvana, in recent years their interests expanded to the new wave of post-punk and art-rock represented by acts like black midi and Squid. All those influences came together on their debut album, Projector. Catch them on their East Coast tour this September.

Sounds Like: Wetleg, Parquet Courts, Ducks Ltd.

Listen: Spotify, Apple Music

Follow: Instagram, TikTok, YouTube

Gear: Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys and Regular Paradigm electric guitar strings, and Power Slinky Flatwound Bass strings.

Harlis Sweetwater

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Harlis Sweetwater commands your attention immediately, as he delivers a unique rendition of soulful blues rock that you can feel, between his whiskey gravel-like voice and his incredible emotive guitar chops, Harlis is a powerhouse that is sure to turn heads as soon as he is on the mic or bending strings in his unapologetic fashion. At times playing with his own Harlis Sweetwater band, the band formed in 2011 and hailing from Huntington Beach, CA, but sounds a lot more like Texas or Tennessee, Harlis and his band are a no-frills straight forward Rock N Roll band that can be seen touring all over headlining shows. Be sure to catch him and his band whenever they come rolling into town. Check out Harlis’ latest single titled “Mexican Rose” in the link above

Watch: The official music video for “Mexican Rose

Sounds Like: Howlin Wolf, Santana, Jared James Nichols

Listen: Spotify

Follow: Instagram, YouTube

Gear: Paradigm Power Slinky electric guitar strings, Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Custom Light acoustic guitar strings, and Regular Bass Slinkys.

Minor Strut

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Minor Strut is an independent, alternative rock band from Southern California, with members Coryn Cahill (vocals), Ethan Nguyen (guitar), Marquis Miranda (bass), and Aiden Kunhardt (drums). The band formed in 2014 and has played legendary venues, sharing the stage with artists like Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins. With eclectic musical interests, Minor Strut spent the last few years writing and creating a sound that transcends genres. In Spring 2022 the band stepped into the studio with Michael Vail Blum of Titan Recording and recorded eight original songs. Their debut single “Gotta Tell You” is now streaming and the band has planned a series of single releases through the end of the year.

Watch: The official video for “State of Mind

Sounds Like: Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Paramore

Listen: Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud

Follow: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter

Gear: Ernie Ball Cobalt Regular Slinky guitar strings and Super Slinky bass strings.

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