December 2016

ARTICLES

Do the Lingo Limbo: A Gear-Shopper’s Guide to Misunderstood Terms

December 5, 2016
38 confusing concepts to conquer before buying your next axe, amp, or stomp.
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Moon Bros: Ready to Launch

November 1, 2016
Fingerstyle guitarist Matthew Schneider’s longtime project appeals to a wider audience with These Stars, an album which showcases his acoustic virtuosity.
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Eric Krasno: Leap of Faith

August 15, 2016
The Soulive and Lettuce guitarist-producer turns singer-songwriter and goes for the soul—plus rock, blues, jazz, and funk—on his new album, Blood from a Stone.
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Partners in Grime: Garbage’s Duke Erikson and Steve Marker

July 6, 2016
The 6-stringers conjure a cornucopia of post-grunge tones and song-fueling riffs to create the big-screen soundscapes on Strange Little Birds.
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Recording: Going Mobile

March 28, 2016
Configured with the right accessories and apps, today’s smartphones, tablets, and laptops let you track virtually anywhere you happen to be. Here’s what you need to know.
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson

January 19, 2016
The thrash metal pioneers plot world conquest via Dystopia, an edgy new album that revisits the band’s roaring roots while showcasing the blazing Kiko Loureiro on guitar.
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Recording Roundup 2016

November 30, 2015
There’s never been a better time to record guitar. Here’s a look at the newest toys out there.
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Brent Paschke: Pharrell’s Fretman

August 5, 2015
The in-demand session and touring guitarist reveals what it takes to play for chart-topping artists.
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Dwight Yoakam: Seconds of Pleasure

May 26, 2015
The hillbilly rocker riffs on songwriting, reckless recording, and the integrity of musical imperfection.
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Raw Gems: John McCauley of Diamond Rugs

May 14, 2015
Deer Tick’s guitarist/frontman discusses Cosmetics, the new album from his all-star second band.
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In Search of Sun: Beyond Driven

December 22, 2014
This eclectic British metal outfit’s blistering debut generates plenty of light and heat, thanks to contrasting guitarists Rory Kay and David Mena Ferrer.
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Syd Arthur: The Arthurian Knights of Jamalot

October 13, 2014
Canterbury’s prog-rockers reboot for the 21st century.
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Andy McKee: Tapping into New Territory

August 5, 2014
On his new EP, Mythmaker, the acoustic virtuoso introduces surprising new sounds—and a new approach to releasing music.
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Sharkmuffin: Noise Rock with Teeth

June 24, 2014
Heavy-hitting trio looks ready to swim with alt-rock’s big fish.
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Jimbo Mathus: Shedding Light on "Dark Night of the Soul"

February 26, 2014
The founding Squirrel Nut Zipper talks about Romantic poetry, losing his ego, and the raw intensity of his latest record with the Tri-State Coalition.
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Jim Campilongo: Dreams and Definitions

November 25, 2013
Inspired by Miles Davis and jazzed by his new trio, the Tele master expands his voice on Dream Dictionary.
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