Show - Gillwire at 5th annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts


Friday afternoon December 9th Gillwire will play a solo acoustic set at The 5th Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts. The show starts at 1:00pm at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. Go to the show page for more info. I'll be looking for your face in the crowd 

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Tragedy Sells played on Alt AZ 93.3 fm!


Tune in tonight to take a break from election results for some great alternative rock on Phoenix's Alternative 93.3fm Alt AZ. You can hear my song "Tragedy Sells" at 11pm on Homegrown With Mo! Thanks to Mo and Alt AZ for supporting local music and bringing so much alternative goodness to Phoenix. Not close to a radio? Stream the station from phone, tablet, or PC

If you missed it, no sweat, check out the page here at Alt AZ 93.3 

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3 New Videos From The Music Room


To London, Darker Days, Hollow
Added to the Gillwire Playlist
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Silver Streak album review in Absolute Powerpop


A really nice writeup of the album here:

"Gillwire is Arizonan J.G. Thwaits, and he's crafted an impressive debut album that mixes power pop, classic rock and indie pop with the common thread being his sense of melody (He calls it "retro-alternative pop", which is a good a description as any). The title track (and opener) is a clever tune that's equal parts Beck, Cake and Dean Friedman, the gentle, lilting "Find Me a Movie" finds itself in McCartney/Neil Finn territory, "Big Win" boasts a beats-based melody, and "Sand in My Pockets" is the most power-popping track of the lot. While this is a debut album, Thwaits sounds as though he's been around the melodic block a few times before."
From Absolute Powerpop

Chandler Art Walk - Show Announcement


Gillwire will be performing October 21st at the Chandler Artwalk. Free outdoor event at AJ Chandler Park 6:30 - 9:30pm
Come to hear the music, see the art, take in the downtown culture and oh yeah.... there will be zombies!
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gill blog


I've created a blog page. For those interested in my thoughts about music and the business you can peruse the first few entries now.

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Photo - Album Release Show


The house was packed and rocking! Thanks to everyone for coming out and to Voices Carry and Jesse Konrad for bringing your musical skills. Also thanks to Trevor Gipper - Drums, Aidan McKernan - Bass, and Shazer Thwaits - Oboe.

More album info, photos, streaming, lyrics, and press reviews at Silver Streak Album Info Page

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Gillwire Album Release Show July 8th 2016 SoZo Coffee Chandler. Photo: Marisa Thwaits

Silver Streak Album Released Today


Album is available digitally on Spotify, Bandcamp, itunes, amazon. The compact disc is available through Bandcamp, cdbaby, and at Gillwire live shows.

Album Art. Click to download hi res image. Photo: Marisa Thwaits

New Single - Tragedy Sells


A taste of what's to come on the album Silver Streak to be released July 8th

Tragedy Sells - Featured Single on YabYum Music & Arts June 20 2016

"Combining Ben Folds-esque vocal stylings with an airy alt-pop. Don’t let the name of the track fool you, “Tragedy Sells” is an upbeat number with a bit of lyrical bite." - Carly Schorman

Album Release Show Announcement


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Silver Streak - Debut Album will be released July 8th


The album is recorded! I've been hard at work on it and it's almost here. final preparations are being made to be ready for the release which will be July 8th, commemorated with an album release show at SoZo Coffee, free and all ages. The show will feature a live gillwire performance joined by special guests Voices Carry and Jesse Konrad. Please make plans to come because it's going to be great. There is a new page up on the site with lots of great album info, photos, and an interview with an insider look into the creation of Silver Streak. Click --> Silver Streak Album Info Page
A few tracks will be made available streaming on bandcamp prior to the release date so check back in a bit.

YouTube Channel Re-Vamped - now accepting subscription requests


I've spruced up the youtube channel and I invite you to watch some videos and subscribe so you won't miss all the future good stuff that will be posted.

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Gillwire UPDATE - sign up for the email list


The Gillwire Update is an email based newsletter. You can expect one or two emails a month with only the most relevant gillwire news/articles/links and exclusive media.
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Webpage Launch

16-Jan-2016 is now live

Grand Objective, the gillwire mission statement


"To create and distribute musical content meeting a high standard of quality and serving the purposes of 1. satisfying the desire for personal artistic expression and 2. providing opportunity for the shared enjoyment of such content."

Musical content includes: compositions, sound and video recordings, live performances, and related media such as written works, commentary, and visual arts. The high standard of quality to which the content is expected to achieve is a subjective measure but requires that the work in question must have merit in at least one of the following three categories: message, feel, execution. Artistic expression and audience reception of musical content may occur independently but one should not be pursued to the detriment of the other; meaning that both engaging in an act of expression that causes harm, and compromising the integrity of the work in effort to improve audience reception should be avoided. The grand objective is best met when these dual purposes coincide and the artist and audience both have a positive experience participating in the presentation of the work.
- as drafted on 19 Sept 2015

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