January 8, 2020
A gentle giant of guitar enlists Petra Haden and others to raise the standard for standards.
December 31, 2019
We round the year’s corner with our annual staff picks, notable mentions, and our most-anticipated releases of 2020.
December 2, 2019
The band went to the desert and made an expansive, “on the brink” recording.
November 14, 2019
A 12-year-old guitar talent writes and plays songs from the heart.
October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
September 11, 2019
Ripping reso and ferocious flattop for those who like it raw and real.
August 20, 2019
A pre-Fillmore East set that captures the original band’s improvisational live high-wire act.
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.
May 31, 2019
The debut album from London-based band layers piercing guitar intensity atop rhythmic finesse to achieve beautifully chaotic power.
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.
April 16, 2019
Shelve the John Mayer comparisons. This Australian virtuoso establishes his voice and makes the best album of his career.
March 4, 2019
A sugar-rush basement brew of choogle, slo-mo kraut, and garage cosmic jazz.
February 10, 2019
Uneasy listening from a master of mood, sound, and texture.
December 29, 2018
Serving up our editors’ eclectic selections from the year’s musical smorgasbord, and looking toward their most anticipated releases for 2019.
December 24, 2018
Take a bleeding heart, some passion, make the guitars rage, and you’ve got an entire package.
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.
October 29, 2018
Travel through time with this master of twang.
October 9, 2018
A passionate British guitarist creates a supremely confident album full of feedback and fury.
August 27, 2018
A virtuoso guitarist with heart delivers a charged debut.
July 12, 2016
The Strat master says he wants to move past “guitar nerd” albums, but his latest effort is still brimming with chops, funky rhythms, and untouchable mystique.