January 2019

Articles by Adam Perlmutter

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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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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Breedlove Premier Concerto Review

May 1, 2017
A subtly luxurious, fingerstyle-focused flattop that excels across styles.
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Michael Kelly CC50 Deluxe Review

April 17, 2017
A classy-looking T-style that has tons of tones on tap.
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Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy: Guitar Poetry

March 28, 2017
An in-demand indie collaborator and her trusty Strat step into the spotlight with an artfully layered solo debut, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void).
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Martin D-16E Review

March 16, 2017
New twists on Martin tradition deliver sonorous, stylish dividends.
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Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly: No-Filter Frenzy

March 13, 2017
How the 6-string tag team grabbed vintage gear, turned up the fuzz, and threw down with Steve Albini to make Segall’s first live-on-the-floor album.
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Stick Men: The Indeterminacy of Sticks

January 19, 2017
King Crimson paragon Tony Levin and composer/luthier Markus Reuter continue to redefine touch guitar—and bass—on Prog Noir.
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Larry Coryell: The Godfather Part II

December 29, 2016
Forty-five years after Barefoot Boy, the jazz-fusion icon releases Barefoot Man: Sanpaku, a group of seven original compositions intended to invoke the spirit and high energy of improvisation’s past.
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Batson GC22 Americana Review

December 13, 2016
A Nashville guitar designer delivers a lower-price boutique spin-off.
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John Scofield Connects the Dots

November 17, 2016
The jazz guitarist explores the common ground between bebop and honky-tonk on his latest album, Country for Old Men.
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The Descendents’ Stephen Egerton: Pop-Punk Papa

October 18, 2016
How the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, stripped-down 6-strings, classical training, high-gain amps, and the rush of survival helped fuel the bands’ first album in 12 years.
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Charlie Hunter’s Impossible Mission

September 22, 2016
How a monster musician fine-tuned his ability to play bass, guitar, rhythm, and melodies—and tell one-liners—all at the same time.
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Rich Robinson’s Sounds of the South

August 11, 2016
A song-based guitar hero with deep blues and classic-rock roots uses open tunings, big riffs, iconic instruments, and studio spontaneity to define himself on Flux.
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Cowboy Jazz: Corey Christiansen

August 9, 2016
The Utah State University director of jazz studies takes us inside his latest quest to form a fresh musical crossbreed.
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American Babies: Tom Hamilton’s Inspirational Playground

July 5, 2016
The Philly-based guitarist approached his band’s fourth album as a workshop for improvisational songwriting and unconventional sounds.
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