December 2019

Bassists

The Black Crowes Reveal New Lineup and 2020 Tour Dates

November 11, 2019
The tour will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the group's Shake Your Money Maker album.
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Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.
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Blackwater Holylight’s Mad Scientists on the Loose

November 5, 2019
The metal-doom-psych-a-holic Sunny Faris and Laura Hopkins pursue their disparate influences in the moody, textured new Veils of Winter.
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Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

October 23, 2019
What’s more punk rock than dueling, angry P-90s straight into classic Marshalls? Nothing!
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Listen to the November 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

October 16, 2019
Dig into new jams from Kim Gordon, Opeth, Lillie Mae, Lightning Bolt, and more!
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Lightning Bolt’s Brian Gibson Blows Sh#t Up!

October 15, 2019
The feral 5-string player sets his duo’s mosh pit- and mayhem-stoked performances—and boundary-defying new album, Sonic Citadel—aflame.
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Kim Gordon: Kool Thing

October 10, 2019
The Sonic Youth icon treads new ground with her first solo album—the “accidentally” created No Home Record.
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Rig Rundown: Knocked Loose

October 2, 2019
These purveyors of punishing ’90s-style hardcore chisel their heavy sound with downtuned 7-strings and lighter hues of delay and modulation.
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Gallery: Riot Fest 2019

September 27, 2019
Chicago’s three-day, punk-rock carnival was host to Slayer, Jawbreaker, Raconteurs, Patti Smith, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Rancid, Bikini Kill, Lucero, the Struts, and more. Here are our favorite guitar-related moments from the 15th annual gathering.
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Listen to the October 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

September 18, 2019
This month's playlist features Fanny, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Ty Segall, Particle Kid, and more.
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“One of the Finest F*cking Rock Bands of Their Time”: Fanny’s June and Jean Millington

September 3, 2019
So said David Bowie of this quartet of women whose chops and tireless gigging earned them a spot on the same label as Hendrix, and session dates in the Beatles’ Apple Studio with Geoff Emerick.
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Live at Grimey's: Knocked Loose

August 29, 2019
Ever seen moshing and head walking at a record store? Watch the hardcore boys from Kentucky unleash hell on the famed Music City shop with vicious jams from their brand-new album, A Different Shade of Blue.
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Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Grooving Hard, Embracing Risk

August 26, 2019
The bass master, ace improvisor, and funk wizard carries Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic vision into the future—as he has for over four decades.
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Listen to Kim Gordon's "Sketch Artist"

August 20, 2019
The track appears on her forthcoming solo album, No Home Record, which comes out on October 11th.
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Foxgear Presents the Ballade Chorus

July 29, 2019
A collaboration with David Bowie bassist Tim Lefebvre goes back to the '80s to create the ideal swoosh box.
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The Yawpers’ Jesse Parmet: Divide and Conquer

July 25, 2019
Armed only with a 6-string, a fistful of drop tunings, a triple-amp rig, and a pile of splitter boxes, the tap-dancing gearhead covers the guitar and bass roles in his rowdy trio.
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Listen to the August 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

July 24, 2019
This month's playlist includes new tunes from Jimmie Vaughan, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Doug Wamble, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Architects

June 12, 2019
Check out the digital stomps, profiling amps, and modern pickups the U.K. metalcore warriors use to ignite mosh pits across the globe.
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Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
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