Day 15 on our NAMM Countdown: Drum Gear Alliance at NAMM 2017

January 3, 2017

  For Day 15, we bring you the news of the new Drum Gear Alliance at NAMM 2017! Check out the news below: DGA at NAMM 2017Booth: 3376HALL: D For the first time ever, seven drum gear companies have formed an alliance.  The Drum Gear Alliance, DGA, is a group of drummers who became inventors of some very innovative drum gear. “I started this group so we can all help one another out, we aren’t in competition and we are all small business owners.” States Carlo Cooper of CooperGroove Peformance Drum sticks.  The newly formed DGA will make its first appearance this January at Winter NAMM in booth #3376, the largest music exposition there is with over 100,000 attendees.  “Our mission and purpose is really one for all and all for one, we work together to cross promote, co-brand and share exhibit space.” Says Cooper.  “It’s expensive for start ups and small companies to get a booth at some of these shows, now we can offer a one stop shop and have a larger presence [Read More]


Day 16 on our NAMM Countdown: D.L. Marble performs at NAMM on the Nissan Grand Plaza Stage – Thursday

January 2, 2017

  For Day 16, we invite you to check out D.L. Marble as they perform at NAMM 2017 on the Nissan Grand Plaza Stage. They are set to perform on Thursday, January 19th at 12:00 to 12:40 pm. Like a back country crossroad, the songs of sing-er/songwriter D.L. Marble are a rich tapestry that is American story telling at its best. With influences like Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard & Fleetwood Mac, D.L. Marble’s music blends traditional Country, Americana, Rock, and Blue-Eyed Soul into songs that are very honest and uniquely American. Many of the characters that populate D.L.’s songs come from his own personal experiences grow-ing up in a less than ideal version of the American dream. D.L. was raised by a single mom while his dad spent decades in a Texas prison. Looking for an escape from his situation at home and school, D.L. picked up his 1st acoustic guitar & discovered his true calling. After professional stints as a police officer, a real estate agent, and general contractor, D.L. decid-ed to fully [Read More]


Day 17 on our NAMM Countdown: Lookback at our interview with Chris of Screaming at Demons 2016 NAMM

January 1, 2017

For Day 17, we bring you back to our interview with Chris of Screaming at Demons from NAMM 2016! * * * * * * Screaming at Demons have arrived on the music scene and in an epic fashion. Their new song, Rockstar is not only a kick ass rockin track but has also changed people’s lives as they teamed up with the groundbreaking homeless project, Homeless Rock Stars. If you haven’t seen the powerful mini documentary- music video for it, check it out here: We were excited to interview bassist, Chris Clemence at NAMM 2016. He shared with us all their latest news and what is next in store for them. This is one band that is not only creating infectious rock music but are also doing everything they can to help others as they release it. Check out our chat with Chris at NAMM:   Screaming at Demons is: Shimon Moore – Vocals Russell Ali – Guitar Chris Clemence – Bass We can’t wait for the new video and music! Make sure to visit their [Read More]


Day 18 on our NAMM Countdown: Ronny North performs at NAMM

December 31, 2016

Performing at NAMM 2017 is Ronny North! Make sure to catch him at the NAMM Hilton Stage on Wednesday at 10:00 pm. http://www.ronnynorth.com http://www.myspace.com/ronnynorth http://www.twitter.com/ronnynorth Location & Hours Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 Thursday, January 19 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, January 20 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, January 21 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, January 22 10 a.m.–5 p.m. *Hall E and Levels 2 & 3 open at 9:30 a.m.   NOTE: NAMM is an industry only event, see if you qualify for NAMM membership at https://www.namm.org/membership To see if you qualify or to register, you can head over here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/badges   The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately10,300 Member companies located in more than 102 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties [Read More]


Day 19 on our NAMM Countdown: KALA Brand Music

December 30, 2016

Day 19 we bring you a company that is local from nearby Petaluma but also known on an international level. That company is Kala Brand Music which was established in 2005, and is one of the fastest growing music companies in the United States.  They design, manufacture and build ukulele models for every level musician.  They will be at NAMM 2017 in Booth 5320! Kala Brand Music has many styles of Ukeleles as well as U-Bass, Guitar, and Ukelele accessories.   Check out an interview with the founder of Kala Brand Music, Mike Upton did with Ukelele Underground at NAMM 2015: Make sure to visit their social media sites and visit them at NAMM 2017! Website: http://kalabrand.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalaBrandMusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kalabrandmusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kalabrandmusic/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kalabrandmusic Location & Hours Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 Thursday, January 19 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, January 20 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, January 21 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, January 22 10 a.m.–5 p.m. *Hall E and Levels 2 & 3 open at 9:30 a.m.   NOTE: NAMM is an industry only event, see if you [Read More]


Day 20 on our NAMM Countdown: Loknob, no more lost settings!

December 29, 2016

On our day 20 countdown to NAMM 2017, we have a really interesting item for you to check out that all gear heads will be excited to learn more about. LOKNOB will be at NAMM 2017 with their models. LOKNOB is a way to say NO  to lost settings, no to tape on your gear, and no more glue. There is nothing more frustrating for a musician to find their settings have been moved or tampered with. With LOKNOB, that is sure not happen anymore. Their revolutionary product allows you to upgrade your knobs with LOKNOB and lock your settings in place. Loknob inventor and president explains, “Loknob is a revolutionary product invented by a musician for musicians solving a long time problem of lost settings. Upgrade your existing knobs on your amp, pedals, mixer, guitar, almost anything with a potentiometer ,with an all aluminum ,quality American made reusable knob that does more than just look pretty!”   LOKNOB is a knob that not only replaces but upgrades the existing knob and can lock in [Read More]


Day 21 on our NAMM Countdown: TonePros Artist Signings to include Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Gilby Clarke & more

December 27, 2016

  Day 21 we feature TonePros and their artist signings! TonePros® Sound Labs International is a company comprised of professional luthiers and sound design specialsits with years of experience in the music production and design fields. After years of successfully working independently with music professionals, we joined forces to create TonePros®. Our company was formed in 1998 with the goal of solving common problems and improving sound quality for everyone from the novice player to the top professional. We are committed to providing superior quality products and services at a price that is affordable to all players of stringed instruments. We strive to make quality instruments perform better. Our quest is to “simply make the world a better place for guitar players”. They will be featuring the following Artist Signings at NAMM 2017. BOOTH 3390 Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm Bruce Kulick of Kiss and Grand Funk Railroad Friday 1:00 – 2:00 Doug Aldrich Saturday  1:00-2:00 pm Nalle Colt of Vintage Trouble   More about TonePros: WHAT OUR COMPONENTS DO FOR YOU… Our components completely solidify your [Read More]