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New Episodes of Guitar Center Sessions

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New episodes of the award-winning music television series Guitar Center Sessions presented by JBL began airing yesterday. Now in its landmark 8thseason, Guitar Center Sessions has been tuned into more than 15 million times since December, and is moving to an exciting new Sunday night time slot, airing inspiring performances each week at 8 p.m. exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience (channel 239). Season 8 will feature Warner Bros. Records recording artists Damon AlbarnThe Wild Feathers, and LP.  Damon Albarn’s debut solo album, Everyday Robots, is out now on Parlophone / Warner Bros. Records. The Wild Feathers are on tour now in support of their self-titled Warner Bros. Records album debut. LP’s long-awaited debut album will be released on June 3rd, on Warner Bros. Records.

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Guitar Center Sessions Season 8 Episode Schedule featuring Warner Bros. Records Artists:

May 11, 2014               Damon Albarn

May 25, 2014               The Wild Feathers

July 20, 2014                LP

For the complete session’s line up, go to: Guitar Center Sessions

“We are incredibly proud to present our viewers with yet another season of Guitar Center Sessions,” says Dustin Hinz, Vice President / Brand Experience + Entertainment Marketing GuitarCenter. “Season 8 brings to life the stories, songs and journeys of a remarkable line-up of iconic and influential artists. Filming live at one of the world’s biggest music festivals was the perfect way to celebrate both Guitar Center’s 50th Anniversary and the success Guitar Center Sessions has seen over the past 60 episodes.”

“DIRECTV’s Audience Network is honored to host another season of Guitar Center Sessions,” said Chris Long, SVP Original Content and Production, DIRECTV. “We’re excited to air an amazing showcase from this year’s SXSW and to bring our customers another incredible line-up of talent in Season 8.”

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Video: Fitz and The Tantrums – “The Walker” (LIVE)

Okay, so “The Walker” is by FAR my favorite song off of Fitz and The Tantrums new album, More Than Just a Dream. It’s been playing on repeat in my car and earlier today I was JUST thinking, “Man, I NEED to see this song live!”

So, what happens? I go through my emails and lo and behold, here’s a video of them performing it LIVE!!!! AND, they are playing here in Pittsburgh on July 8th, so hopefully I will get to go and see it live and IN PERSON!!! Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!

Anyways, the band is performing tonight at 9:00pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Guitar Center Sessions.

Entertainment Weekly says:

“DirecTV’s original series Guitar Center Sessions has featured intimate live performances from some of the best names in rock, including Weezer, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Walsh, Smashing Pumpkins, Peter Frampton, Switchfoot, Megadeth, Ben Folds Five and Jane’s Addiction. The latest band to step into the arena (or more accurately, onto the small indoor stage) is Fitz and The Tantrums. The LA neo-New wavers just dropped their new album More Than Just a Dream, but the highlight of their Guitar Center Sessions performance is the skronking “MoneyGrabber,” from their 2010 debut Pickin’ Up the Pieces.”

I do — however — have just one question. WTF is ‘skronking’?

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Guitar Center Sessions Upcoming Episodes

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An all new episode of Guitar Center Sessions featuring the legendary Reggae star Jimmy Cliff will air, Friday, Jan 25th, at 9pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239).

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Check out Jimmy Cliff performing “Children’s Bread” for his upcoming episode of Guitar Center Sessions HERE.

The season will continue with episodes featuring such dynamic artists as Mexican rock band Kinky, Prince protogee Andy Allo, and Skylar Grey of Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor” fame.

Check out the remaining airdates below:

  • Jan 25         Jimmy Cliff
  • Feb 8           Kinky
  • Feb 22         Andy Allo
  • March 8      Skylar Grey

Already halfway into the season, there have been many showstopping moments. Below are just a few of those highlights:

 

 

 

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