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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

 

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Elvis Presley, a legend in Rock n Roll. The artists who had it all, music, arts, film and the looks to carry him through a long remembered career. On this Day in 1969, Elvis Presley comes to Vegas! Making his first live concert appearance since March 25, 1961, he plays the International Hotel in Las Vegas, the first of 57 shows that will help revive his career and earn him $1.5 million! A far change from Elvis’ first monetary earnings which was $5 in Carnival Rides at the tender age of ten. His first performance, featuring Elvis standing on a chair to reach the microphone, he the ole’ song “Old Shep” in a Talent Show for the Youth at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, held in Tupelo, Mississippi. He won 5th place!

Here you can see the video of Elvis actually walking with the contractors during the signing of his contract to work the International Hotel before the hotel is even finished being built!

Elvis Presley Young

a Youthful Elvis Presley

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.

1969 James Brown

James Brown the artist of 1970’s

James Brown young

a Young James Brown

SoundCheck Music Center partnered with On the Bus Productions to Sponsor the “GiveTeensMusic” Community Drive. The drive is asking for Donations of Instruments for the Music Department at Park Avenue High School in Grass Valley. Greg Zaller and recently awarded, “Principal of the Year”, Marty Mathiesen are determined to get the Music Department up and playing by end of year. This Project needs your support! Visit the website page for FAQ’s and How you can support your community today!

Park Avenue Alternative Education is a Second Chance High School continuation program. The mission of the school is to recognize the individual talents and abilities of our students, promote academic and social competency, and develop productive citizens. In addition to an emphasis on core curricular subjects, They offer a wide variety of elective and vocational classes. Students may enroll in ROP, as well as, earn elective credit if they are employed. Click on our Logo Above to Visit our Website.

Youth Music Program Drive

Give Teens Music is a Community Drive to Bring Instruments to a Youth Music Program

As we take a closer look at the music that is all around us, we thought it would be very cool to get a closer connection with all the fabulous women that support our local musicians and feed the music industry! The moms, wives, girlfriends, rockers and even the besties! The fact is, is that there is a strong influence by today’s women in the music industry. And more and more women are starting bands, producing music, engineering and hold a strong suit when it comes to rocking out.

There are many legends in the day that we could name including Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Joni Mitchell… the list goes on and on. But we know about all of them… We want to know more about you!

We want to see pictures of “Women Representing Rock” for our Pinterest Board! Whether your performing or supporting, Share it on our Facebook Page! We appreciate your support and want to show you off for a change!

Women Do Rock

Women Representing Rock

So your a guitar player? Have you got your Survival Kit set up? Everyone, no matter what you do needs a Survival Kit… especially when it comes to musicians! Knowing what you need ahead of time just may save your poor working musicians butt one day at a gig! It’s important to keep a few small items always with you in your case or a bag when being a traveling musician.

Tuner by SNARK

SNARK Tuner

First off you need a tuner. Yea, yea… we have heard it before… you can tune by ear. Tell that to your fans when your playing a slight flat note off. It’s painful, we’re just sayin’! We recommend a “Snark“. This tuner is the best on the market and comes at a great price. The tuner can be used for guitar or for bass and tunes your guitar using the vibration of the strings instead of sound. So you can tune easily while others are practicing, jamming, or just making noise right next to you!

Singer and Guitar Players Dream

Pic Holder attaches to Mic Stand for singer and guitar players
Pic Holder attaches to Mic Stand for singer and guitar players

The thought of going with out a pics for a plucker may be ok… but most guitarists will find the need to have some kind of pic at some point. So always have a bag with you along with a pic holder. You can also purchase a Mic Stand Pic Holder if you are a singer! It holds the pics in a perfect position for replacing the one you dropped while rocking out and jumping up and down! Never look for your lost pic on a dark stage again!

You should also always have a Capo, a Peg Winder and a spare set of strings… you never know when all that practicing will hurt you and you break a string right in the middle of the solo! Ouch! Don’t let it happen to you!

Come in to SoundCheck Music Center in Grass Valley! Talk to Bill, get your Guitarists Survival Kit today!

Nevada City never fails to amaze us with the talent they bestow on the world! Our New Featured Band “West Coast Juice” brings down the house with an amazing sound of rock and roll! Bluesy and Funky, these boys keep your toes tapping with fabulous beats and rhythmic tones all night long!

Working in the Grass Valley – Nevada City region and all over Placer County and Nevada County our

West Coast Juice Band

Funky Blues Music

Gold Country reverberates with sounds of WEST COAST JUICE! This intoxicating blend of rock, blues, funk (and even a little pinch of modern country) makes a juice that’s winning fans and getting audiences up on the dance floor wherever they play.

Check them out on Facebook, their Website and even YouTube for more information! and Don’t miss their next show at the Stonehouse Old Brewery in Nevada City!