NEWS: British Prisons Ban Steel-String Guitars

Billy Bragg (Photo: Facebook) For some odd reasoning there is a  ban on steel-string guitars in British prisons and Billy Bragg, David Gilmour, Johnny Marr among others, No Sir, don’t like it.   The artists sent off a letter in protest that was published in The Guardian urging Minister for Justice (which sounds like a cool superhero…

Your GTC Top 10 For April 2014

Matt West Is Mr. Soul My my hey hey, April is gone, May is here to stay…for 31 days anyway.    First, huge thanks to the artists who made time in their music making schedules to chat with us this past month. Yes you, Mr. Soul (Matt West), Annie Girl & The Flight and Teitur.…

Your Weekly GTC Top Ten: 21 – 27 April 2014

We can and will send huge waves of gratitude towards Annie Girl & The Flight for chatting with us this past week.  They have a stellar EP Pilot Electric hitting the streets 2 May. You should check out what we think will be one of the best indie-pop/rock releases of the year.   What else…

Your GTC Weekly Top 10: 7 – 13 April 2014

So much music so little time. That is the best way to describe the past couple weeks but that is alright. It may be about time to recruit a few more guest bloggers to the humble pages of The GTC…Yeah, most likely. I would like to say thanks to Matt West (Small Jackets/ Mr. Soul)…

J.P. Kallio Northern Boy

Things You Can Buy Today 25 March 2014

Click album title for purchase info… J.P. Kallio – ‘Northern Boy‘ “In a sea of singer songwriters thrives a voice someplace between Dave King, Johnny Cash and Tom Waits or perhaps within the sonic walls these names have built up.  This voice belongs to well traveled Dublin based Finnish expat with the name J.P. Kallio.…

Your Weekly GTC Top 10 For 13 – 19 January 2014

‘Forge & Flagon’  (OUT NOW) Hey, it’s Monday and this is a look at what you read most last week over here at the trusty ole GTC.    A vast diversity in musical styles and origins drove readership to a new all-time high and we have the artists to thank for this. So thank you Skinny Lister, The…