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Articles by Tzvi Gluckin

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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Tom Morello’s 'The Atlas Underground'

October 18, 2018
The Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist continues to redefine the role and sound of the 6-string with his new EDM-heavy album and his boundless imagination.
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Skating Polly’s Sister Power

August 3, 2018
With their own literal rulebook, a gnarly sounding Fender Duo-Sonic, and a 3-string bass, siblings Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo blend pop hooks and punk grit on their new album, The Make It All Show.
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Here Lies Man’s Marcos Garcia: Afro-Metal Riffmaster

July 5, 2018
Inspired by the hypnotic sound of Fela Kuti’s afrobeat and the grinding fuzz of Black Sabbath, the Antibalas guitarist pares his fretwork to the bone.
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Tal National’s Fleet-Fingered Almeida

June 14, 2018
The Tuareg guitarist braves electric shocks, faulty gear, sandstorms, and bootleggers to make groove-propelled music that crosses cultural and international boundaries.
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Luthierville, U.S.A: High-End Acoustic Builders by Region

June 12, 2018
Steve Andersen, Ed Claxton, Mark Hatcher, Steve Klein, and Steve Kauffman give us the scoop on the acoustic guitar-building scene from different pockets of the country.
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Feeling the Vertigo, Feeding the Vibe: Underøath’s Timothy McTague and James Smith

May 31, 2018
Swearing off solos and flash, the guitarists focus on songcraft, soundscapes, and soul, and strip down with digital modeling for Erase Me, their band’s first studio album in eight years.
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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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