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November 2013

David Bromberg: Playing It and Meaning It

November 7, 2013
A flatpicking Americana forefather looks back on 50 years in the biz—with music still flowing and a smile on his face.
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Tuning Up: Life in the Key of Dorian Gray

October 14, 2013
A lesson on the perils of naming children after scale modes—and why you should be inspired by literature's notorious villain.
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Album Review: Red Fang's "Whales and Leeches"

October 13, 2013
Whales and Leeches is proof that the Portland quartet has successfully grown well beyond its modern-sludge-meets-ZZ-Top roots.
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Arthur Channel's "Arthur Channel" Album Review

October 12, 2013
Arthur Channel is replete with tremulous verses, soaring choruses, ambient guitars, and dashes of discord.
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Modern Builder Vault: Red Rocket Guitars

October 11, 2013
North Carolina artist Matthew Nowicki taught himself how to build guitars five years ago and hasn't looked back.
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A Brief History of Tremolo

October 10, 2013
Tremolo is as old as the human voice. But how and when did it become a guitar effect?
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Melvins' "Tres Cabrones" Album Review

October 10, 2013
On Tres Cabrones—the 19th studio album from Melvins—the band returns to their old-school punk roots.
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NS Design CR5 Radius Review

October 9, 2013
Ned Steinberger is known for his pioneering designs and meticulous execution, and his latest 5-string bass continues this tradition of engineering excellence.
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Pearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" Album Review

October 8, 2013
With several standout tunes and cohesive songwriting, Lightning Bolt is the band’s most focused record in more than a decade.


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Tone Tips: Do You Really Want To?

October 7, 2013
Do you dream about scoring a gig as a touring sideman? If so, take a moment to ponder the yin and yang of this career path.
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