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Tzvi Gluckin

Tzvi Gluckin

Tzvi Gluckin is a freelance writer and musician. In 1991, he was backstage at the Ritz in NYC and stood next to Bootsy Collins. His life was never the same. He lives in Boston. Follow him on Twitter @TheRealTzvi

ARTICLES

Warpaint: The New Style

January 12, 2017
Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman on chops, their affection for dissonant, trance-like melodies, and their latest album, Heads Up.
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Forgotten Heroes: D. Boon

January 10, 2017
The visionary Minutemen guitarist shattered the rock 'n’ roll rulebook, and in the process created a punk-fueled legacy of scaldingly eccentric music.
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Tonal Calculus: Margaret Glaspy

December 13, 2016
A singer-songwriter from a family of guitarists dials in the gnarly sounds that bring her lyrics to life—with help from a Danocaster and a humble, rumbling Fender Champ.
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Thalia Zedek: Indie-Rock Heroine

November 22, 2016
The influential artist and her new band E explore the dark and noisy side of songcraft with cheap vintage guitars, homemade instruments, unusual chord voicings, and a triangulated collaboration between two guitars and drums.
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More Than Beer & Blood: Red Fang’s Bryan Giles and David Sullivan

November 15, 2016
They’re famous for cheeky videos full of booze and entrails, but there’s a lot more going on with Only Ghosts—their new Ross Robinson-produced LP full of pulsing Sunn amps, 5-string Mustangs, and vintage stomps.
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Pixies’ Joey Santiago & Paz Lenchantin: Accidental Heroes

October 12, 2016
The guitar-and-bass team discusses their new LP, Head Carrier, and the festering feedback and dissonant dynamics that made the Boston quartet alt-rock legends.
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Stompbox Savants

September 20, 2016
Eight innovative builders share their design philosophies and describe life on the cutting edge of pedal craft.
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Robot Killers: Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster and “King” Mike Abbate

September 13, 2016
The Jersey punks demonstrate the destructive capabilities of a well-placed fuzz, a spasmodic riff, and vocal lines perennially set to “stun.”
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Claypool Lennon Delirium: Captains Fantastic

August 2, 2016
The psychedelic torchbearers lock themselves in the studio, play all the instruments, and open a treasure chest of effects to form a band and make an album.
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Doomabilly: Opossum Holler’s Lloyd Nicely and Shelby Smith

July 27, 2016
We sit down to talk with the Kentucky trio's guitarist and bassist about their adrenalin-fueled mix of B-movie references, grade-A riffs, and smarty-pants chords.
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J Mascis Keeps It Loud!

July 15, 2016
Alt-rock guitar hero J Mascis might be soft-spoken, but when it comes to guitar, he blasts everything to 10. Get an inside look at the making of Dinosaur Jr.’s new album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.
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Forgotten Heroes: East Bay Ray

July 7, 2016
The Dead Kennedys guitar guru talks about recording his trademark clean tones, writing classic songs, making amps sing onstage, and the DIY lessons of a career in punk.
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Sonic Bliss: Adam Rudolph’s Guitar Orchestra

June 17, 2016
A composer’s 11-axe orchestra sets Nels Cline, Liberty Ellman, and other top improvisers free to conjure a prismatic universe of sound on a unique new album, Turning Towards the Light.
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Lukas Nelson: The Genuine Article

June 9, 2016
Boasting a prominent bloodline and an enviable gig backing Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real demonstrate how to deliver on a moniker.
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The Many Faces of Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean

June 8, 2016
The seasoned psych-rocker/punk/thrasher waxes nostalgic about the glory days of recording, the ghosts of gear’s past, and how some guitars just write the riffs.
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Offbeat, On-Target Gadgets

May 3, 2016
12 brilliant guitar and bass accessories that stand apart from the pack—and often save the day.
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The 1975: Adam Hann’s Sonic Obsession

April 4, 2016
A look inside the intricate studio process of the U.K. band, which uses mad guitar experimentation to build meaty, infectious pop-rock songs.
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Deftones: A Little Darkness

March 10, 2016
Stephen Carpenter and Chino Moreno discuss filling different guitar frequencies, tone modeling, and keeping the inspiration alive for more than two decades.
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Parliament Funkadelic: A Funk Guitar Roundtable

March 8, 2016
George Clinton, Blackbyrd McKnight, Michael Hampton, and Ricky Rouse discuss the storied history of 6-string within P-Funk.
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Sonic Savage: Gemma Thompson

February 16, 2016
London-based punk quartet Savages shaped the material for their sophomore album, Adore Life, during an intimate club residency of live gigs in New York.
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