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Tzvi Gluckin

Tzvi Gluckin is a freelance writer and musician. In 1991, he was backstage at the Ritz in NYC and stood next to Bootsy Collins. His life was never the same. He lives in Boston. Follow him on Twitter @TheRealTzvi

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Kinga’s Feeling the “Crazy Notes”

June 1, 2020
She’s too humble for her own good, but the bass phenom’s compositions and videos are making virtuosity more fun than it’s been in ages.
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Big Thief’s Adventures in Alchemy

April 23, 2020
Berklee grads Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek discuss their journey from starting out as a guitar duo, then forming a rock band, to making two highly acclaimed—and very different—albums last year.
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Kvelertak: “Don’t Underestimate the Bongo”

March 26, 2020
The triple-guitar-stoked Norwegian metalists forge Splid, inspired by a vibe-changing new vocalist, a more melodic approach, and monster sounds from the vault of heavy-duty gear—plus bongos—owned by producer/Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou.
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"It’s Not Just a Gimmick.” Bumblefoot Defends Fretless Guitar—and Billy Sheehan Backs Him Up

February 11, 2020
With twin doublenecks and zero amps, the shred legends bring the heavy to their second album with prog supergroup Sons of Apollo.
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The Wood Brothers’ Sonic Voodoo

January 23, 2020
Chris and Oliver Wood conjure a raunchy, old-time Americana sound for their new album, Kingdom in My Mind.
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Olivia Jean’s Trip, from Bollywood to Nashville

December 19, 2019
How garage-rock guitarist Oliva Jean’s evolution from ’60s-kitsch-obsessed one-woman band to Third Man Records session player to solo artist fueled her new album, Night Owl.
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Album Spotlight: Big Thief’s Two Hands

December 2, 2019
The band went to the desert and made an expansive, “on the brink” recording.
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Man in the Mirror: Tyler Bates

November 7, 2019
From scoring a long list of film and TV projects that includes 300, Californication, and the John Wick trilogy, to producing and touring with Marilyn Manson, this multitalented composer says he will always be a guitarist first.
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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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Forgotten Heroes: Robert Quine

September 10, 2019
A punk-era artist-as-sideman who simultaneously embraced and shattered rock’s conventions with Lou Reed, Richard Hell, Matthew Sweet, and others.
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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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When Amsterdam and Istanbul Collide: Altin Gün’s Ben Rider and Jasper Verhulst

August 15, 2019
The guitarist and bassist discuss infusing Turkish folk with trance and ’70s psych on the Dutch band’s new LP, Gece.
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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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Japan’s Chai: Meet the “New Cute”

April 29, 2019
This quartet fuses pop, punk, funk, electro-beat, a feminist platform, and an obsession with pink into a unique aesthetic—and their sound is an effervescent gas, with serious guitar and bass chops.
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Gary Clark Jr.’s 'This Land'

March 21, 2019
President Obama called him “the future of music.” Now, the Texas guitarist transcends the hype via an album packed with strong songs and sounds crafted with a broader palette of guitars and influences.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

March 15, 2019
For their latest album, Signs, Susan and Derek brought their road-tested 12-piece ensemble into their Swamp Raga studio, cued up the tape, and hit record. As always, Trucks’ keening slide proves he’s one of the finest players to ever lay glass on steel.
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Forgotten Heroes: Ron Asheton

January 22, 2019
The guitar anti-hero who started the Stooges and changed the sound of rock 6-string’s future, paving the way for … everything.
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Richard Lloyd: The Alchemist

December 25, 2018
Schooled by Hendrix, Hooker, and Gurdjieff, alt-rock avatar Richard Lloyd blends the spiritual and the visceral—from Television to his new solo album, The Countdown—and shares his philosophy of single-string-based mastery.
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Slash: Living the Dream

November 27, 2018
The top-hatted one discusses his third album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, all the Les Pauls, and the possibility of a new Guns N’ Roses album.
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MonoNeon: 21st-Century Dada

October 30, 2018
The minimalist, readymade, multicolored world of bassist Dywane Thomas Jr.
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