In celebration of his November 2019 album, Blues From the Inside Out (Delmark Records), Chicago-based blues musician Dave Specter joins us for this fun, exclusive feature to run down his five favourite amplifiers.
London, Ontario band Texas King asked the questions and Royal Tusk’s bassist Sandy MacKinnon and singer Daniel Carriere were nice enough to provide the answers in this special artist-on-artist interview.
Celebrating their upcoming new album 18 Summers (out July 27), we connected with Rome Hero Foxes lead guitarist Michael Fox to discuss gear, including his 1964 Fender Jaguar.
Guitarist Jaret Salvat-Rivera of Philadelphia, PA’s psych/stoner/surf rock band, The Bad Larrys, shared some cool deets about his Fender Jaguar and other teachable tech….
We connected with guitarist David Young of Reading, Pennsylvania’s melodic hardcore five-piece Wither Away to better understand their heavy riffs!
Soaring off the recent release of his debut single “Drive” via new home Interscope Records, Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Billy Raffoul is a dude you just have to hear to get.
Luke Holmes, guitarist for the Canadian (and Pure Noise Records-signed) punk band Like Pacific, hit us up to talk gear. Here’s what he had to say about the band, new album and his Fender Jazzmaster!
We chatted with Canyon Gargon, lead guitarist for the pop-punk group Post Season, about some of his key gear.
What the shit is Brett Netson & Snakes? Well, for the uninitiated, it’s a bad-ass music ensemble led by none other than Brett Netson. How does Brett get that crunchy, unique sound you ask? Well, we’ll let him explain that one.
Miggs frontman and lead songwriter, Don Miggs, chats with us about his 1959 Fender Jazzmaster guitar and how it works into his band Miggs’ music, and their latest single “Walls Come Down.”
Marc Lucas Ablasou is the principle songwriter and one of two guitarists for the Montreal-based band, LAE. Combining elements of post-hardcore, punk, noise, prog, indie, metal, stoner, sludge, and so on, LAE have created a unique and appealing sound that will garner them a ton of attention from the rock/metal communities. The band’s latest effort, the 13-track affair titled Break The Clasp, was released on November 25, 2014 in a collaborative effort between The Compound and Battleground Records. Sample the music below and learn about some of the key gear which helped Ablasou to shape this recording’s sound.
Rabbits… cuddly woodland creatures or loud, ear-piercing rockers from Portland, OR? Technically both are accurate, but we only really care about the latter. This pulverising trio of metal/punk/hardcore/noise musicians released their latest offering, Untoward, on August 12, 2014. The 6-song album was tracked live to tape in Portland at Type Foundry and is balls-out loud. So as to get a better idea where these noisemakers get their sound, we spoke with vocalist and guitarist Joshua Hughes (ex-VSS, Angel Hair) about some of his gear.
Bentonville, Arkansas experimental rock/metal quartet The Overseer are gearing up for the release of their new album Rest and Let Go, due out via Solid State Records on March 4, 2014 (pre-order this bad-boy right here). As we’re a curious bunch, we wanted to learn more about the recording, so naturally we bugged guitarist and vocalist Darren King for some time. Check out what he had to say about his 1965 Fender Bassman Blackface.