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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

The 1975: Adam Hann’s Sonic Obsession

April 4, 2016
A look inside the intricate studio process of U.K. band the 1975, 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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Lethal Metal: Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Jon Donais

February 2, 2016
The 6-string teammates talk soloing strategies, building explosive rhythm chops, signature gear, and the back-to-thrash game plan for the band’s latest, For All Kings.
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Ava Mendoza: From Trad to Rad

January 7, 2016
A pedal stomping avant-rocker talks about discovering new modes and sounds, the genre-jumping joys of improvisation, and her journey from classical and roots music to the outlands.
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DJ Williams: Cosmic Rhythmatist

December 24, 2015
A modern funk guitar kingpin brings sly, slinky solos and soulful scratching to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
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Fuzz: Loud Escapism and Primordial Fun

December 8, 2015
Charles Moothart and Chad Ubovich kick up dirt in a proto-metal trio with Ty Segall on drums.
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Forgotten Heroes: Pete Cosey

November 19, 2015
A look at the life and legacy of the guitarist Miles Davis recruited in the mid ’70s when he wanted virtuosic playing on par with Hendrix and Muddy Waters.
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Deafheaven’s Kerry McCoy: Grasping at Hooks

November 10, 2015
How a teenage Slayer fan grew up, threw shoegaze, Britpop, and black metal in a blender, and created the perplexingly alluring sound of Deafheaven.
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Builder Profile: Israeli Luthiers

October 6, 2015
Despite limited resources, lutherie has sprung in Israel—and the scene is growing.
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Music in Exile: The Saga of Songhoy Blues

September 17, 2015
How Mali’s refugee crisis inspired a brilliant new “desert blues” band.
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Slightly Stoopid: The Feels

September 10, 2015
Whether laying down a bass groove or soloing on guitar, Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald switch instruments seamlessly.
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Forgotten Heroes: Denny Walley

August 18, 2015
While playing with Zappa and Beefheart, this blues guitarist pushed the limits of traditional form within avant-garde rock.
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Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner

July 27, 2015
On new album Coma Ecliptic, his new Ibanez, and his evolving chops.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Ruban Nielson

July 6, 2015
This tinkering guitarist’s philosophy is to sound unique by building his own gear.
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Ryley Walker: Seeking the Infinite within “Weird” Tunings

June 18, 2015
Fingerstyle guitarist Ryley Walker channels the past to create a fresh take on folk music.
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Being Bumblefoot: The Many Faces of Ron Thal

May 19, 2015
Face-melting shredder, studio mastermind, technical innovator, and Guns N’ Roses hired hand.
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Violent Invention: The Creatively Aggressive Guitar Work of Mackenzie “Torres” Scott

May 12, 2015
The woman known as Torres is a singer, songwriter, and 6-string sound designer.
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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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