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CULTURE
Steve Gunn + Mike Cooper: Pony Blues
Cult label RVNG's conceptual 12-inch series FRKWYS (pronounced "freakways") pairs young contemporary musicians with groundbreaking predecessors. As there are no limitations on creation, anything can happen—like percussionist David Van Tieghem musically...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Electric Eel and Open-Source Sex Toys You can never predict the wild and exciting results of a hackathon, and yet two UPenn students truly changed the game with "Electric Eel." This Arduino microcontroller-powered sex toy zaps waves of low...
LISTEN_UP
ListenUp: Lou Reed Tribute
Lou Reed: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean After 71 colorful years the immensely influential musician Lou Reed (born on 2 March 1942) passed away on Sunday, 27 October 2013. Not since Elvis has rock'n'roll received such a loss, and the indelible...
TECH
gTar by Incident
Anyone who has tried to learn guitar has, no doubt, found that there's more to shredding like Jimi Hendrix than paisley scarves—playing guitar takes hours of practice and serious dedication. For those looking for a more interactive guitar-learning...
DESIGN
Firebird X
The new Gibson Firebird X marks the iconic brand's latest venture into a range of new technologies by building features typically associated with studio recording software directly into the guitar. Having heard mixed reviews, we felt compelled to...
TECH
Apogee Electronics: GiO Controller and Interface
The recent history of Apogee finds the digital audio company aligning with Apple to produce Mac-specific hardware emphasizing simplicity and intuitive design. Designed for use with the guitar, the latest addition to the line—an interface...
CULTURE
Creston Electric Instruments
by Noah Armstrong A one-man operation in Burlington, VT, Creston Electric Instruments builds fairly traditional electric guitars, generally styled in the Fender tradition, but custom-designed according to each customer's expectations. Owner Creston...
STYLE
Bowoo Guitar Cases
by Megan Baldwin After being fed up with the lack of variety in guitar cases, Bowoo, a newly established, Brooklyn-based brand, decided to take the problem into their own hands by putting their own spin on the accessory. Bowoo updated the classic...
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