June Issue
Tzvi Gluckin

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

ARTICLES

Forgotten Heroes: Can

April 24, 2018
How the devil’s rejects of krautrock, featuring bassist Holger Czukay and guitarist Michael Karoli, fueled the future with their rhythmic, improvisational, textural sound and paved the way for punk, new wave, psych, and ambient music.
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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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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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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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Felix Martin: Double Trouble

January 12, 2018
This Berklee-educated, Venezuelan-born guitarist with a unique tapping technique plays self-designed 16-string instruments that are two guitars in one.
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The Environmentally Conscious Guitarist

January 5, 2018
Sorry Kermit, it is easy being green. From recycling and repurposing old gear, to the larger movement for harvesting sustainable woods, we explore ways players can soften their impact on the natural world.
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Bootsy Collins: Bass from Outer Space

November 23, 2017
The Parliament Funkadelic legend discusses his new album, World Wide Funk, his 6-foot pedalboard, and his lesser-known guitar playing.
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Cyber Sensei: Mateus Asato

November 2, 2017
A social-media sensation and monster guitarist reveals how he went from posting videos on Instagram to touring the world as a sideman for big-name pop artists.
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Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe: Flamethrower

October 26, 2017
Get out the way! The rising shred star burns up the fretboard on her band’s new album, Freak.
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Oh Sees’ John Dwyer: 21st Century Renaissance Man

October 23, 2017
Now in the 20th year of his ever-evolving band project, the recently renamed Oh Sees, the DIY road dog lets it bleed onstage and on his new album, Orc.
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Brendon Small: Sh!t I Couldn’t Do a Year Ago

September 22, 2017
After a decade bringing cartoon metal band Dethklok to life, the shredder/comedian riffs about his Galaktikon solo project and how he’s still improving, one day at a time.
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Post-Punk Guitar Antiheroes: Andy Gill, Keith Levene, and Gareth Sager

September 14, 2017
Three influential players who staged a genre-shattering coup that changed the sound of rock guitar.
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Big Walnuts Yonder: Let’s Start a Proj

August 31, 2017
The Tera Melos guitarist and post-punk bass legend reveal how they recorded an experimental new album with Nels Cline and Greg Saunier, and why this proj was such a long time a-comin’.
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Dustin Wong: Complex Simplicity

August 3, 2017
The avant-garde player reveals his looping techniques and explains why he limits his pedal acquisitions to about two per year.
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Tash Sultana: 6-String Superwoman

July 3, 2017
Crafting epic pop songs in real time using guitars, pedalboards, and sonic savvy, the Aussie solo wizard is dedicated to the thrill of live performance.
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Divine Obsession: 5 High-End Acoustic Guitar Builders

June 13, 2017
How respected builders Dana Bourgeois, Roger Bucknall, Isaac Jang, Kevin Ryan, and Kathy Wingert practice the high art of creating top-tier instruments.
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Microtonal Madmen: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Stu Mackenzie and Joey Walker

May 9, 2017
The Aussie guitarists reveal their strategies for keeping things weird with oddball guitars, twisted meters, and eccentric recording methods.
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John 5: Wired & Inspired

April 25, 2017
In our candid interview, the insane shredder offers practice tips, explains his tone and technique, and jaws about his ripping new album, Season of the Witch.
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Michael Chapman: Humble, Schooled, and Fearless on '50'

March 15, 2017
The English acoustic legend has written songs, collaborated with Mick Ronson and Thurston Moore, and straddled folk, feedback, and New Age for a half-century.
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Oozing Wound’s Zack Weil and Kevin Cribbin: Organic Offense

February 16, 2017
With technical, rhythmic riffs and nasty lead bass tones, this Chicago thrash trio takes the crude metal shtick outside the norm.
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