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Guitar Center Sessions kicks off season 8. Phantogram, Snoop Dogg

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'Guitar Center Sessions' kicks off its eighth season with music makers from past and present. Forget 'Behind the Music,' this show is mainly about the music. The show's eighth season breaks out of the mold of recording intimate interviews in the homey back room of the West Hollywood Guitar Center hosted by Nic Harcourt. Last Sunday featured Brit-pop rocker Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz talking about going solo and everything else.

Phantogram's upcoming May 18 segment was recorded at the South by Southwest music festival. Among the photos, Sarah Bartels steps out from behind her keyboards to play guitar. The Sessions go further into hip hop with Snoop Dogg, or is it Snoop Lion? Cage the Elephant is sure to delight. And local indie musicians Dawes also make an appearance.

The full schedule for the Sessions is as follows. The Sessions can only be seen on DirecTV's Audience Channel 239 beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Don't stress if you missed the first episode, the series usually repeats and many are still available for viewing on demand.

  • May 4, 2014 Soundgarden
  • May 11, 2014 Damon Albarn
  • May 18, 2014 Phantogram
  • May 25, 2014 The Wild Feathers
  • June 1, 2014 Snoop Dogg
  • June 8, 2014 The 1975
  • July 13, 2014 311
  • July 20, 2014 LP
  • July 27, 2014 Dawes
  • August 3, 2014 Alice in Chains
  • August 10, 2014 CHVRCHES
  • August 17, 2014 Cage the Elephant

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