April 2020

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Album Spotlight: Matt Wilson & His Orchestra’s <em>When I Was a Writer</em>

Album Spotlight: Matt Wilson & His Orchestra’s When I Was a Writer

March 29, 2020
The former Trip Shakespeare frontman sings about not being able to return, but he’s done just that with 12 new tunes.
36 Must-Hear Gary Lucas Tracks

36 Must-Hear Gary Lucas Tracks

March 2, 2020
The envelope-pushing former Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley collaborator chooses his finest performances on this kaleidoscopic 40-year retrospective.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's Latest LP Pummels and Soars

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's Latest LP Pummels and Soars

February 4, 2020
Art-rockers Conrad Keely and Jason Reece make whopping orchestral waves on their 10th studio album, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories.
Bill Frisell’s Melancholic and Divine <i>Harmony</i>

Bill Frisell’s Melancholic and Divine Harmony

January 8, 2020
A gentle giant of guitar enlists Petra Haden and others to raise the standard for standards.
<i>PG</i> Editors’ Best Albums of the Year 2019

PG Editors’ Best Albums of the Year 2019

December 31, 2019
We round the year’s corner with our annual staff picks, notable mentions, and our most-anticipated releases of 2020.
Album Spotlight: Big Thief’s <i>Two Hands</i>

Album Spotlight: Big Thief’s Two Hands

December 2, 2019
The band went to the desert and made an expansive, “on the brink” recording.
Album Spotlight: Jack Barksdale’s <i>Live from Niles City</i>

Album Spotlight: Jack Barksdale’s Live from Niles City

November 14, 2019
A 12-year-old guitar talent writes and plays songs from the heart.
Album Spotlight: Lloyd Thayer’s ‘North Star’

Album Spotlight: Lloyd Thayer’s ‘North Star’

October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
Album Spotlight: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, ‘World Full of Blues’

Album Spotlight: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, ‘World Full of Blues’

September 11, 2019
Ripping reso and ferocious flattop for those who like it raw and real.
Album Spotlight: The Allman Brothers Band: ‘Fillmore West ’71’

Album Spotlight: The Allman Brothers Band: ‘Fillmore West ’71’

August 20, 2019
A pre-Fillmore East set that captures the original band’s improvisational live high-wire act.
Album Spotlight: BONES UK

Album Spotlight: BONES UK

July 2, 2019
The London duo who wrote Loud Hailer with Jeff Beck releases a visceral debut LP with a singularity that shows how guitar can alchemize with EDM.
Album Spotlight: Black Midi’s 'Schlagenheim'

Album Spotlight: Black Midi’s 'Schlagenheim'

May 31, 2019
The debut album from London-based band layers piercing guitar intensity atop rhythmic finesse to achieve beautifully chaotic power.
Album Spotlight: Five Times Surprise

Album Spotlight: Five Times Surprise

May 6, 2019
Avant guitarists Henry Kaiser and Anthony Pirog have formed a stunning ensemble that delivers a tonal siesta with a bonus 40-minute improv surprise ending.
Album Spotlight: Joe Robinson’s 'Undertones'

Album Spotlight: Joe Robinson’s 'Undertones'

April 16, 2019
Shelve the John Mayer comparisons. This Australian virtuoso establishes his voice and makes the best album of his career.
Album Spotlight: The Writhing Squares’ 'Out of the Ether'

Album Spotlight: The Writhing Squares’ 'Out of the Ether'

March 4, 2019
A sugar-rush basement brew of choogle, slo-mo kraut, and garage cosmic jazz.
Album Spotlight: David Torn’s 'Sun of Goldfinger'

Album Spotlight: David Torn’s 'Sun of Goldfinger'

February 10, 2019
Uneasy listening from a master of mood, sound, and texture.
PG Editors’ Best Albums of 2018

PG Editors’ Best Albums of 2018

December 29, 2018
Serving up our editors’ eclectic selections from the year’s musical smorgasbord, and looking toward their most anticipated releases for 2019.
Album Spotlight: Susto’s 'Ever Since I Lost My Mind'

Album Spotlight: Susto’s 'Ever Since I Lost My Mind'

December 24, 2018
Take a bleeding heart, some passion, make the guitars rage, and you’ve got an entire package.
Album Spotlight: King Buffalo’s <i>Longing to Be the Mountain</i>

Album Spotlight: King Buffalo’s Longing to Be the Mountain

November 25, 2018
The Rochester psych-rock trio takes listeners on a steady-building sojourn through a perfect storm, well-timed with epic guitar breaks and expansive touches.
Album Spotlight: Richard Bennett’s 'Ballads in Otherness'

Album Spotlight: Richard Bennett’s 'Ballads in Otherness'

October 29, 2018
Travel through time with this master of twang.