June Issue

Artists

Listen to the July 2017 PG Spotify Playlist

June 21, 2017
This month's playlist features Juan Alderete and suGar Yoshinaga from Halo Orbit, Body Count, and Warren Haynes.
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Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Team Up

June 19, 2017
The veteran bluesmen reveal why they broke the genre’s rules on their first studio collaboration, TajMo, while sharing resonator guitars, banjos, and electric workhorses along the way.
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Rig Rundown: Jonny Lang [2017]

June 14, 2017
The soul-singing bluesman covers all the bases with a trio of guitars, a handful of pedals, and a pair of classic combos.
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Adam Miller Live at PG

June 14, 2017
The Australian fingerstylist plays some electric and unplugged tunes, talks about his major influences like Bill Frisell and Tommy Emmanuel, and explains his boom-chicka-boom style.
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Ani DiFranco: “The Job Is Total Honesty”

June 9, 2017
The acoustic warrior rocks out but sticks to the folksinger’s creed with the honest, heartfelt performances on her new album, Binary. Her tools: smart lyrics, a fleet of worn acoustic guitars, a unique picking approach, and 50 open tunings.
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Staff Picks: I Still Love You

June 9, 2017
English guitarist James Elkington and PG editors discuss guitars they love … but don’t play, for various reasons.
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Earth to Bass: Halo Orbit’s Juan Alderete

June 8, 2017
The ex-Mars Volta low-ender explores his instrument’s sonic outer limits with short-scale axes, a huge array of pedals, and freewheeling playing on the debut album from his new band.
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Rig Rundown: Hall & Oates’ John Oates and Shane Theriot

June 7, 2017
The guitar duo shares the vintage-meets-modern setups they use to craft their soul-tinged rock that still packs arenas.
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Warren Haynes: Capture the Chemistry

June 5, 2017
The hard-working guitarist talks about reaching for new sounds and colors on Gov’t Mule’s 10th studio album, Revolution Come … Revolution Go.
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Minus the Bear: Dave Knudson & Jake Snider's "Stabby" Ear Candy

June 2, 2017
Inspired by new producer Sam Bell (Bloc Party, Wombats), MTB’s guitar duo explores new sounds and techniques on the band’s tap- and loop-heavy new album, VOIDS.
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Body Count: Ernie C & Juan Garcia's Riff Lust

June 1, 2017
Ice-T’s guitar tag-team raps about the cold-steel riffs and slamming grooves on the controversial outfit’s brutal new LP.
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Rig Rundown: Russian Circles [2017]

May 31, 2017
Guitarist Mike Sullivan chronicles the essential guitars, amps, and noisemakers he needs to construct the band’s instrumental post-rock sonic mayhem.
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Andy Summers: Not Another “Classic Bozo Interview”

May 30, 2017
The Police’s slightly cranky guitar shaman dodges gear questions before expounding on the looping strategies and anything-goes approach on his new solo album, Triboluminescence.
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Gallery: Shaky Knees 2017

May 26, 2017
PG dives into gear details with Phoenix, Warpaint, Third Eye Blind, Moon Taxi, the Shins, and others playing the massive Atlanta festival.
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Havok’s David Sanchez and Reece Scruggs: Guardians of the Riff

May 26, 2017
How the guitar duo put a hammerlock on heavy for Conformicide, a metal manifesto packed with serpentine 6-string and screaming, mega-speed solos.
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Rhys Chatham: Harmonic Convergence

May 25, 2017
Tele twang’s the thang for the influential punk-minimalist composer, who builds shimmering towers of melody with basic chords, just intonation, and overlapping layers of delay. Sometimes with 400 guitars.
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Rig Rundown: Royal Thunder

May 24, 2017
The Atlanta quartet shows off the beer-soaked gear they use to create their haunting Southern pysch rock.
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Listen to the June 2017 PG Spotify Playlist

May 23, 2017
Listen to the latest tracks from John 5, Pallbearer, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and Robyn Hitchcock.
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Rig Rundown: Rival Sons' Scott Holiday

May 17, 2017
One of modern rock’s most adventurous 6-stringers dishes on his love for offset guitars, Orange amps, and his ever-changing pedal playground.
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Staff Picks: Schooled

May 14, 2017
Young gun Quinn Sullivan and PG editors share their biggest epiphanies about playing guitar.
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