June Issue

Artists

Guthrie Trapp: Man of a Thousand Gigs

April 12, 2018
With a new album showcasing his stylistic breadth and a relentless schedule of performing, recording, and teaching, the Nashville Tele-monster keeps the pedal to the floor.
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Rig Rundown: Earthless

April 11, 2018
Isaiah Mitchell and Mike Eginton demo their psych-rock toys, including a couple of new Tyrant amps and vintage gear from Dan Armstrong, Sunn, and Acoustic.
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Corrosion of Conformity Reclaims Its Crown

April 10, 2018
It’s been 13 years since the classic lineup of these purveyors of punishing Southern metal released an album, but now the quartet has returned with an ambitious and raw tour de force.
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Carmen Vandenberg: From BONES to Jeff Beck

April 5, 2018
An edgy 6-string neo-traditionalist uses classic Fender guitars to put the crunch in her own band, support a guitar legend, and stake out her mojo.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Johnson [2018]

April 4, 2018
To reproduce Ah Via Musicom live, EJ pairs new signature semi-hollow Strats with much of his 1990 rig—and a clever new way to make his Echoplexes roadworthy.
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A Plane Shame: Traveling on Airlines with Guitars

April 3, 2018
The ins—and especially the outs—of carrying a guitar on commercial flights, with tips and horror stories from Dave Davies, Kaki King, Tortoise’s Jeff Parker, and others.
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John Prine’s Souvenirs

March 29, 2018
With a songbook and album featuring his first new material in 13 years, the folk legend shows that even in the autumn of his career, he has plenty more stories to tell.
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Rig Rundown: Robin Trower

March 28, 2018
The English rocker’s recipe for psychedelic blues-rock is simple: Plug a Strat into a Marshall and crank it up.
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Bill Frisell: Made to Shine

March 27, 2018
A quiet guitar genius redefines his approach to playing solo and extends his improvisational vision on Music IS, drawing on a 6-string palette beyond the Telecaster.
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Rig Rundown: Propagandhi

March 21, 2018
Politically charged prog-punkers Chris Hannah, Todd Kowalski, and Sulynn Hago of Propagandhi take PG through their road rigs.
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Listen to the April 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

March 21, 2018
This month's playlist includes jams from Umphrey's McGee, The Darkness, Converge, Johnny Hiland, and more.
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Joe Perry Rides Again!

March 21, 2018
An old-school guitar-slinger makes a new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, and shares nearly 50 years of wisdom on playing slide, open tuning, dialing in monster tones, and seeking the true sound of 6-strings.
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Masters of "Musical ADD": Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger

March 15, 2018
The secret prog-rock band’s guitar duo doubles down on their radical sounds and makes a fearless, recombinant new album, it’s not us.
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Rig Rundown: Screaming Females

March 14, 2018
Guitarist/singer Marissa Paternoster and bassist “King” Mike Abbate worry little about instrument investments and instead focus on producing raw, energy-fueled, loud-as-hell jams.
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Nokie Edwards: 1935–2018

March 13, 2018
Luthier and PG columnist Jol Dantzig pays homage to the Ventures' lead guitarist who helped shape instrumental rock and electric-guitar history.
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Converge: Kurt Ballou’s Second Nature

March 13, 2018
The hardcore guitar hero and producer discusses the band's new LP, The Dusk in Us—as well as his new GodCity instrument and pedal outfit.
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Khruangbin’s Mark Speer: Addicted to Reverb

March 8, 2018
The polymorphic plectrist surfs the world to create the diverse sounds on his instrumental trio’s new album, Con Todo El Mundo.
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Rig Rundown: Pallbearer

March 7, 2018
Learn how these Arkansas rockers move beyond a wall of dark and heavy doom with various modulations, delays, and deep ’verbs to weave their own complex sonic architecture.
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The Guts: Mathcore Mayhem

March 6, 2018
Why British guitarists Dan and Ben Guts divide frequencies and multiply feedback and intensity with such distinctly un-metal instruments.
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Riff Rundown: Peter Frampton's "I Saved a Bird Today"

March 4, 2018
The British guitar hero demonstrates his Django-inspired 2017 single, plus the riff from his '76 smash "Do You Feel Like We Do."
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