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Artists

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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Jon Stickley Live at PG

March 2, 2018
One of the most progressive guitarists in bluegrass sits down to talk about mixing influences, the legendary Tony Rice, and using unexpected pedals with a flattop.
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Johnny Hiland: Going for the Big Grin

March 1, 2018
The rockin’ chicken picker finds joy in a new guitar, a passel of pedals, and a stripped-down album that shows he’s still Standing Strong.
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Rig Rundown: Snarky Puppy

February 28, 2018
Arguably the most danceable jazz band around gives us some insights to the gear they use to keep the audience grooving.
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Julian Lage: “Look Book” Video Premiere

February 27, 2018
The fleet-fingered guitarist brings his trio to Nashville and shares a burning swing tune.
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Rig Rundown: Radio Moscow

February 21, 2018
This psych-rock power trio doesn't mind a little 60-cycle hum from their collection of obscure vintage gear from Gibson, Alamo, Danelectro, and more.
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Listen to the March 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

February 21, 2018
Check out tunes from Duane Eddy, Lee Sklar, Hannah Wicklund, and more!
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Jim Campilongo: Show and Tele

February 20, 2018
With one guitar, a Fender Princeton, and his imaginative technique, the NYC guitarist creates an alternate universe of sounds, captured on his new album Live at Rockwood Music Hall NYC.
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Riff Rundown: Mutoid Man's "Kiss of Death"

February 18, 2018
Shredmeister general Stephen Brodsky breaks down the main guitar part for the band's most popular song off War Moans.
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The Darkness’ Justin and Dan Hawkins Swan On

February 15, 2018
Guitar-playing brothers keep it sexy, with fat-toned dual Les Pauls, trim glam looks and hooks, and some help from Taylor Swift.
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Rig Rundown: Milky Chance

February 14, 2018
The German folk/reggae-rock group gives us a peek at their streamlined setup that combines vintage, offbeat axes with cutting-edge technology.
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