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Foo Fighters brought the house down at Riot Fest this year, and FRET12 was there to witness the w...
1 day ago
We were stoked to have the opportunity to watch dynamic frontman Ben Gibbard with not one but two...
2 days ago
We were transported from our FRET12 booth at Riot Fest in Chicago to Seattle as grunge rockers, Q...
2 days ago
It was a blast getting to watch legendary 80's goth rock pioneers, The Cure, at Riot Fest from ou...
4 days ago
We had a great reunion with Kiwi indie rockers, The Beths, as they returned to the Salt Shed for ...
11 days ago
Cigarettes After Sex's ethereal lyrics and dreamy sound floated through the Salt Shed. Here's FRE...
September 1 2023
Pixies & Modest Mouse made for a killer double-header at the Salt Shed.
September 1 2023
Check out FRET12’s recap of Modest Mouse's two-night show at the Salt Shed.
August 25 2023
Despite the heat, Beach Bunny’s Pool Party was an epic fest. Here’s a creative recap of their show.
August 4 2023
Check out FRET12’s recap of Brent Faiyaz’s two-night show at the Salt Shed.
August 3 2023
Welcoming a new world order in the manufacture of guitars.
July 12 2023
A fitting end to a jam-packed weekend of live music, we were lucky enough to catch headliner Real Estate’s set to close out a stellar Square Roots festival. The Jersey-born indie rock band showed Chicago some love by performing several songs off of their 2014 record Atlas — an album partially recorded in Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft — as well as giving the hyped-up crowd an encore (festival curfews be damned).
June 13 2023
We felt the full force of the Aussie band during their three-day show at The Salt Shed. With face...
June 5 2023
We got a chance to experience and document Toro Y Moi's good vibes at Pitchfork.
May 11 2023
Goth Babe and Yoke Lore gave us a taste of summer with their music and energy on stage. Here's a ...
May 8 2023
The new shop at The Salt Shed, the Umbrella Vintage, celebrated their Grand Opening Party last Thursday May 4th! We opened our shop and Amp Room to celebrate our vintage friends!! Check out the recap.
April 28 2023
The L.A. musician, Poppy Jean Crawford, is on tour with Placebo. Here's a recap of her performance at The Salt Shed.
April 23 2023
The iconoclast British band Placebo took the Salt Shed by storm. Here's our live gallery recap.
March 7 2023
A day after the Alter Bridge show at the Riviera, Mark Tremonti joined us for a meet & greet at our FRET12 Shop. Here's a recap!
September 22 2022
Everyone loves Courtney Barnett. The crowd adores her, her opening acts gush over her kindn...
September 2 2022
We got a chance to shoot the always-amazing Spirit of the Beehive at Pitchfork Music Fest, and decided to treat the photos with an aesthetic that matches the band's uniquely destabilizing sound. They turned out great — see for yourself.
August 17 2022
With a discography that’s spanned decades and garnered universal acclaim, Low was alw...
July 13 2022
Check out FRET12's photos of the killer three-piece Chicago band Dehd performing at Square Roots Fest in Lincoln Square.
July 13 2022
Our full interview with Radkey at Chicago's Riot Fest. See what the Missouri punk band has to say about their influences, life on the road, and Regular Show.
August 31 2021
Connect your guitar rig to your digital machines easier than ever before with this uniquely useful pedal that will “Teleport” a studio-quality audio interface into your rig!
Because your phone and computer don’t come with a ¼" jack.
May 18 2021
On this episode of Sonic Spaces, we’ll explore the ultimate heavy metal lair – the home of YouTube’s veritable viking: Ola Englund.
May 18 2021
This week seems to be flying by, so we thought it'd be fitting to showcase one of the fastest shredders in the world: Jacky Vincent performing his laser-precise solo from Falling In Reverse's "Good Girls Bad Guys"
April 27 2021
This week, we’ll explore a wonderful relationship between Paul Reed Smith and John Mann- the man behind the hardware for the boutique guitars we know and love - it's a match that is ‘Mann-Made' in tone heaven!
April 22 2021
'Waters Rising' is the eighth song on Alter Bridge's fourth studio album "Fortress."
April 19 2021
Let’s say you have the ultimate travel guitar, or perhaps you carry your #1 go-to guitar with you everywhere. That still begs the question: what amp can sound great, provide inspiring tones, and hopefully fit in your pocket or gig bag?
April 16 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the final episode of #InTheDark, filmed live at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall. This closing episode features pop punk guitarist and songwriter Jake Girton.
April 9 2021
For years we’ve heard about travel guitars, folding guitars, portable guitars, and practice guitars. Is this new device from Aeroband the ultimate traveling guitar?
April 2 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the tenth episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring blues guitarist Brother John Kattke from Chicago, IL.
March 30 2021
Love pedals? You’re going to love Earthquaker Devices!
Building boutique, artistic, and cutting-edge guitar effects pedals “one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cuyahoga River pumps white-hot liquid magma into the steam engine that powers our great riff factory in the sky.”
March 26 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the ninth episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Matt Wainwright aka COLD GAWD, from Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
March 22 2021
In a day and age where modelers let guitarists have countless combinations of amps and effects, Fender has put a new twist on combining the worlds of acoustic and electric guitar tones (and looks) with their all-new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster!