T.S.O.L.’s Ron Emory: ‘Gretsch Are Rock and Roll Guitars’

“When I put one of those big [Gretsch] hollow bodies on, it’s making a statement,” said T.S.O.L. guitarist Ron Emory in a new Gretsch video. “And plugging them in, it’s different. My band loves when I play them.” Emory’s history with Gretsch dates back to his teen years when he was first smitten by the

T.S.O.L. Rage and Reminisce on Coachella Stage

Long Beach, California punk stalwarts T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty) actually played one of Golden Voice's first-ever shows back in December 1981, but it wasn't until last weekend that they appeared on its famed Coachella festival bill. Nearly four decades into their storied career, it came at an exciting time as the band released new

A T.S.O.L Concert Review … and More

photo by catechism As long as you are not overly adverse to F bombs, there's an awesome concert review + book review +   T.S.O.L history lesson to be found this week over at newsprint-fray.com. "I can say that (TSOL frontman Jack) Grisham is huge (like the rest of the dudes in that band, for

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Ron Emory Takes His Anniversary Gretsch for a Whirl

photos by Mike De La Cruz So Cal punk rockers T.S.O.L recently played a show with Angry Samoans at Angel’s Roadhouse in Apple Valley, Calif. Guitarist Ron Emory (above and below) busted out his  Gretsch G118 Anniversary for the occasion. SWEET!!