April 2019

Articles by Tzvi Gluckin

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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Purling Hiss’ Mike Polizze: Post-Jimi Jammer

January 31, 2017
A Strat-wielding sonic shaman creates his own space and time continuum with his still-evolving trio and a uniquely modded vintage Ampeg amp on the new album High Bias.
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Warpaint: The New Style

January 12, 2017
Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman on chops, their affection for dissonant, trance-like melodies, and their latest album, Heads Up.
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Forgotten Heroes: D. Boon

January 10, 2017
The visionary Minutemen guitarist shattered the rock 'n’ roll rulebook, and in the process created a punk-fueled legacy of scaldingly eccentric music.
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Tonal Calculus: Margaret Glaspy

December 13, 2016
A singer-songwriter from a family of guitarists dials in the gnarly sounds that bring her lyrics to life—with help from a Danocaster and a humble, rumbling Fender Champ.
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Thalia Zedek: Indie-Rock Heroine

November 22, 2016
The influential artist and her new band E explore the dark and noisy side of songcraft with cheap vintage guitars, homemade instruments, unusual chord voicings, and a triangulated collaboration between two guitars and drums.
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More Than Beer & Blood: Red Fang’s Bryan Giles and David Sullivan

November 15, 2016
They’re famous for cheeky videos full of booze and entrails, but there’s a lot more going on with Only Ghosts—their new Ross Robinson-produced LP full of pulsing Sunn amps, 5-string Mustangs, and vintage stomps.
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Pixies’ Joey Santiago & Paz Lenchantin: Accidental Heroes

October 12, 2016
The guitar-and-bass team discusses their new LP, Head Carrier, and the festering feedback and dissonant dynamics that made the Boston quartet alt-rock legends.
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Stompbox Savants

September 20, 2016
Eight innovative builders share their design philosophies and describe life on the cutting edge of pedal craft.
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