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Courtney Barnett: The New Sensation

April 30, 2015
The rising Aussie guitarist with wonderfully weird tones and an oddball sense of humor.
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Rig Rundown: Halestorm

April 29, 2015
Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger display weapons of mass rock from a signature Gibson plugged into a matching Marshall to the teliest Tele running into a couple of tilt-back Fenders.
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The Alabama Shakes: Soul in Space

April 27, 2015
Brittany Howard and Heath Fogg explore otherworldly guitar textures on Sound & Color.
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Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch: The Lure of Limitations

April 23, 2015
The first album in six years from Idaho’s greatest export since the potato.
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The Gear Behind SXSW

April 21, 2015
Get familiar with some hot, new bands and their road-tested rigs.
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‘Guitars That Jam’ Book Excerpt

April 17, 2015
An intimate look at the jam-band scene’s most iconic instruments.
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Torche’s Triumphant Crush

April 16, 2015
The sludge-metalers deliver a nuanced sonic assemblage of grime and melody.
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Rig Rundown: Blackberry Smoke

April 15, 2015
The Southern rockers take no prisoners with their twin-guitar attack.
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Swervedriver: Shoegazers Ride Again

April 14, 2015
After 17 years of studio silence, Adam Franklin and Jim Hartridge bring back the noise.
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JD McPherson: A Modern Throwback

April 13, 2015
Blues and jazz influences run deep for this retro rock ’n’ roller from Tulsa.
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