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Question and Obsession: Raves and Faves

May 21, 2019
Cage the Elephant’s Nick Bockrath joins us in riffing on our current top players and musical fixations.
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Gallery: Shaky Knees 2019

May 17, 2019
Good news, folks: Guitar is alive and well! PG headed south to Atlanta for three days to celebrate performances (and gather guitar details) from Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Tame Impala, Tyler Childers, Incubus, the Struts, Cage the Elephant, Tash Sultana, and more!
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Boogarins: Tropicália Tones

May 16, 2019
Benke Ferraz discusses the Brazilian psych-rock band’s insane tonal recipes and the very different playing styles between himself and co-guitarist Dinho Almeida.
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Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punks prove that beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks can keep a band touring the world for over three decades.
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Rig Rundown: Polyphia's Scott LePage

May 8, 2019
Aside from melting faces, these younglings don’t take themselves or much else seriously, but one-half of the wise-cracking guitar tandem dishes on his “dope” signature gear from Ibanez and DiMarzio.
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Jimmy Herring Announces New Band and Tour

May 8, 2019
The 5 of 7 finds Herring joined by bassist Kevin Scott, drummer Darren Stanley, longtime collaborator Matt Slocum on keyboards, and vocalist and guitarist Rick Lollar.
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Reignwolf’s Jordan Cook: Catching Air

May 7, 2019
A guitarist with a reputation for intense performances heads into the studio with seven years of pent-up live energy and delivers a hard-rocking debut, Hear Me Out.
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Gang of Four’s Andy Gill: Precision and Destruction

May 2, 2019
Striking a balance between chaos and clockwork, the inventive guitarist has created one of rock’s most distinctive styles. On the new album Happy Now, he continues to push the envelope.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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The Stray Cats Releases "Rock It Off"

May 1, 2019
Brian Setzer & Co. unleash a bluesy rockabilly number from 40—the band's first album of new material in 25 years.
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PG Jams: Zach Myers of Shinedown

April 30, 2019
The guitarist powering one of modern rock's biggest acts shares stories of his early days as a blues kid in Memphis, how he crafts arena-rocking riffs, and what he got wrong on his first signature model.
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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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William Tyler: 6-String Storyteller

April 25, 2019
On his latest album, Goes West, the fingerstyle guitarist seeks the larger conversation within his instrumental music.
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Rig Rundown: Liz Cooper & the Stampede

April 24, 2019
The dreamy, psychedelic-folk rocker explains how a salvaged-spruce offset colored with gobs of vibe, chorus, and trem give her freewheeling, Dead-inspired journeys constant movement and flow.
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Rig Rundown: Tab Benoit

April 17, 2019
The self-confessed reluctant guitarist shows off the vintage Teles and signature combos that power his bayou blues.
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Drinking Boys and Girls Choir: Stay Thirsty

April 16, 2019
This trio of South Korean punks brings joy, thundering chops, and a whole lot of attitude with their debut album, Keep Drinking.
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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.
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PG Jams: The Infamous Stringdusters

April 12, 2019
Andy Falco and Andy Hall team up to rip through some bluegrass classics and discuss their latest album, Rise Sun.
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Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan: “Mumbo Jumbo” Song Premiere

April 11, 2019
An amazingly exploratory performance that ties together a lost colleague, a fabled basement club, and some breathtaking improvisations.
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Rig Rundown: Hozier

April 10, 2019
On the heels of his No. 1 album, Wasteland, Baby!, Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne reveals his connection with “alive” hollowbodies—including gas cans—that torch his moody, soulful blend of rock and blues.
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