Read the September 2018 Issue

Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck: Hecho en Mexico

August 21, 2018
A relaxing south-of-the-border hang leads to Arthur Buck—an exciting new collaboration between R.E.M.’s guitarist and the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and painter.
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The Iceage Cometh

August 10, 2018
With their latest album Beyondless, the Danish quartet continues its slow metamorphosis from a post-punk band to creators of urgent, orchestrally textured rock.
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Stephen Malkmus: The Unknowing Guitarist

July 3, 2018
The ex-Pavement frontman preserves the element of surprise in the solos and sounds he explores with his band, the Jicks, on their new album, Sparkle Hard.
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PRS SE Angelus A40E Review

May 30, 2018
Upmarket looks and slinky playability come together in an affordable PRS flattop.
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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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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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Mesa/Boogie Rosette 300/Two:Eight Review

February 28, 2018
Flexible EQ and lively sounds add up to a killer compact acoustic amplification solution.
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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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Bruce Cockburn: Just Wait and See

December 19, 2017
After a 7-year hiatus, the master fingerpicker and storyteller returns with Bone on Bone, an album that artfully blends Delta blues, modal jazz, and world music with edgy commentaries on modern life.
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RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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Hughes & Kettner Era 1 Review

November 7, 2017
A mainstay rock ‘n’ roll amplifier maker delivers an impressive acoustic surprise.
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Jerry Douglas: Stirring the Gumbo

October 19, 2017
Backed by an ace horn section and a killer band, the resonator master serves up a daring fusion of jazz, rock, and bluegrass on his new album, What If.
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Boss Acoustic Singer Live Review

October 2, 2017
Impressive value and features add up to a versatile acoustic amplification solution.
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Molly Tuttle: Organic & Acoustic

August 24, 2017
From her family band to Nashville’s epicenter, the guitarist has blazed a trail with sizzling clawhammer and crosspicking technique, and high ’n’ lonesome singing.
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Tanglewood Java TWJP Review

August 15, 2017
A very pretty parlor guitar delivers midrange punch and unique tone colors from unusual tonewoods.
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Peter Hook’s Sweet Revenge

August 2, 2017
Revisiting his past in New Order and Joy Division, a singular-sounding melodic bassist and songwriter steps into the Light.
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Algiers: Fever Pitch

July 11, 2017
The punk-gospel rockers share tricks for getting killer guitar sounds, and discuss what’s brewing on their thematically potent, musically heavy new album, The Underside of Power.
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Flattop Finesse: Acoustic Steel-String Review Roundup

June 15, 2017
Three new acoustics from Guild, Cort, and Art & Lutherie.
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AER Compact 60/3 TE Review

June 6, 2017
Aussie fingerstyle wizard Tommy Emmanuel gets a clear, lush, and expansive-sounding signature acoustic amp.
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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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