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We want to let you know that everyone here at SoundCheck Music Center wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Remember you can save 25% off all Gift Items at our Downtown Location and 10% off all Accessories at Both Locations until Dec 24th! Some come on by! See what SoundCheck Has In Store For You and Your Loved Ones!

SoundCheck Music also offers lessons! What a perfect time of year to get that person what they always wanted! The gift of music is a great to show your love!

 

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Downtown Grass Valley Open House Event is SATURDAY!!! Don’t miss out on great deals from over 30 Merchants offering fun Entertainment, Refreshments and Savings! Gifts! Gifts! and more Gifts!

Check Out Corrie’s Picks for the Store this week! Neat Stuff! Shop local!

Rock this Fall Season with a colorful Fender Tee and Fashion Fender Hat!

Rock this Fall Season with a colorful Fender Tee and Fashion Fender Hat!

 

 

 

 

The Nevada County Region is a major hub for the Northern California Music Industry. And for some, it’s the Capitol for Northern California Music. As SoundCheck Music has seen in its workings as a local music shop for the past several years. Their involvement to promote local events and musicians is prominent in the community. They are always looking for different ways to get involved, promote, donate towards or sponsor the music scene. NCMA Logo2

Andy Gonzalez, Owner of Point West Promotions and New Co-Founder of the NCMA; Nevada County Musicians Association, recently visited SoundCheck Music’s Downtown location. He had high hopes that SoundCheck would be able to help promote their upcoming event, the Nevada County Musicians Mixer. SoundCheck did even better, they decided to become an Official Sponsor for the Nevada County Musicians Association. By becoming a sponsor, SoundCheck will be offering gifts for the raffles held at these mixers, promote each event, be a hub for musicians all over the region and spark the music scene with their unique inventory and offer a Year Round 10% Discount to all of the NCMA Members.

74730_10150814071969919_1481420553_n“It just seems like the right thing to do” says Bill Lapham, Owner of SoundCheck and Lead in the local band, Rio Mojo, a Blues Cover Band which performs often in the region. “There are lots of really great musicians and bands in this area, we like to do our part to help support the local working musicians.”

Nevada County Musicians Association will host their first monthly Musicians Mixer at the Holbrooke Hotel on October 21st, 2014 in Grass Valley, California. The event promises to offer educational resources, booking opportunities, networking solutions and even a presentation by On the Bus Productions, another promotional company working with musicians and venues in the Placer County Region. The event will be serving free appetizers and offering a No-Host Bar to anyone who attends. Musicians, Booking Agents, Producers, Studio Reps, Stage Hands, Engineers and even Venue Owners are encouraged to attend.

“Pretty much anyone who is anyone in the local music scene should be there.” -Corrie Vallance; Owner of On the Bus Productions and the New Marketing Director of NCMA. “Our goal is to organize an exceptional networking solution for each and every person out there that works with the local music scene. We’re hoping this opens a lot of opportunities for everyone involved” There may be some connections already being made as Corrie Vallance has also been the Marketing Director for SoundCheck Music Center in Grass Valley for the past couple years and frequently works at their Downtown location. Corrie says, “Sometimes it just takes talking to anyone and everyone about your dreams. Eventually someone is bound to get on board and help out. ”

The Nevada County Musicians Association Administrative Team consists of Co-Founder – Andy Gonzalez; Owner of Point West Promotions; Co-Founder – Jamal Walker; Owner of My Way Productions and Marketing Director – Corrie Vallance; Owner of On the Bus Productions. They have prepared a website set up for members to check out and get frequent updates. Visit ncmusicians.wix.com/NCMA for more information.

IMAG2015  IMAG2016 So after checking out our store floor at our Downtown Location today, we decided to show off this beautiful 5-String NT Bubinga Warwick. Built in the German State of Bavaria, this gorgeous Natural Oil Finished Warwick would surely give any bassist rewarding stature. The Warwick provides an amazing unique full sound and has graced the stage with many working musicians who would play little else including, Steve Bailey who was voted runner up for “Bass Player Of The Year” in 1994 and 1996. 2012 and 2013; current bassist for Metallica, Robert Agustin Trujillo, Jimmy Earl, an American Jazz Player and Composer, One of the most leading names in Funk, William Earl “Bootsy” Collins, and Aaron (P-Nut) Wills, bass player for band 311.

 

 

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Warwick 5 String Bubinga $1699.99 Comes with Case!

 

Warwick basses were originally a premium brand offering a small range of models built from high quality and exotic tonewoods. Our Warwick’s body is made with Bubinga Pommele wood, a Ovangkol with Ekanga veneer stripes Neck and a Fingerboard made of Tigerstripe Ebony. Its electronics bear a pair of Active MEC 3-way J/J pickups. Stretching a full 34 inches, this celebrated bass offers tone, stimulation and satisfaction to anyone who’s looking for no treble. Come on down to the store. Plug it in and feel the sound.

 

 

 

Located at our Downtown Location!

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SoundCheck Music Center on Maltman Drive in Grass Valley recently opened a Second Location in Downtown Grass Valley at 214 W. Main Street in Grass Valley! Our new location is located at the end of the Holbrooke Hotel on the corner of S. Church Street and W. Main Street. We have added even more vintage guitars, vintage amps, ukuleles, strings, sticks, accessories and more! SoundCheck Music Downtown also offers Collectibles and Gifts as well! We have T-Shirts, Hats, Tin Signs, Jewelry, and even pint and shot glasses for Fender lovers!

We still offer all these great items at our Maltman Store location too! Go there for repairs, lessons, and an even bigger selection of guitars, basses, amps, accessories and gifts.

Stop by soon! We look forward to your visit. LOGO w address

Home Store

671 Maltman Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-7236

New Downtown Location

214 W. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-2009

 

James Brown, one of the most renowned artist of our time for his bluesy tones and lyrical lines, leaves before Mayor Sam Yorty gives his proclamation. In 1969, James Brown performed at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles for a sell out concert which Mayor Sam Yorty was late too. When the concert was over, Mr. James Brown abruptly leaves before he has a chance to give his gratitude when Mayor Sam Yorty announces this day in history, July 23rd, “James Brown Day” Earlier the famous artist was featured on The Mike Douglas Show playing songs all in a row, I Got You (I Feel Good), I Can’t Stand Myself, Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, I Got The Feeling, and There Was A Time.

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James Brown the artist of 1970’s

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a Young James Brown

The Beatles

Beatles Anthology Collage

1960 : Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform as “The Nerk Twins” at the Fox and Hounds pub in Reading, England. The pub is owned by McCartney’s cousin and her husband. The duo play another set the next day. http://calendar.songfacts.com/events/April/23/

The Durkans

Kevin and Kerri Durkan with Daughters Violet and Jasmine in 2011 when they Purchased the Fox and Hounds Pub

In 2011, the Fox and Hounds Pub was purchased by Kevin and Kerri Durkan who were already owners of local popular microbrewery Two Bridges Brewery. The new landlords intended on turning the pool room into a shrine to honor the “Beatles” with memorabilia. They were given several donated pieces by The Cavern Club and the Beatles Society.

They also had hopes to receive a few transcriptions of McCartneys very own lyrics from the Beatles Anthology that had made references to the very pub they performed in. Although, we cannot speculate if that actually transpired. The Beatles Anthology has a writing by Sir Paul McCartney that reads “That spring of 1960, John and I went down to a pub in Reading, The Fox And Hounds, run by my cousin Betty Robbins and her husband,” resource; http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/food-drink/ginger-beerd-reading-festival-ale-5776305

Recently, Kevin and Kerri celebrated when they found out that they had been placed in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide. The Pub was listed among 4,500 0f the 50,000 pubs in Britain to make the 2014 guide.

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Landlords Kevin and Kerrie Durkan, centre, with daughters Violet and Jasmine, celebrate with regulars in the pub’s new beer garden

Visit their Facebook Page Here to keep tabs on this long lived historical pub.

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Fox and Hounds Pub Reading England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fox And Hounds: a Reading CAMRA LocAle Pub

Meet the Nerk Twins