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Analog tube overdrive sound comes in cool retro stompbox
By Alex Baker
Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the guitarist who has everything? Maybe you should consider the FAT Drive Pedal from Pigtronix.
If you’re looking for classically overdriven blues guitar tone with rich saturation and an abundance of analog warmth (and who doesn’t like analog warmth at the holidays?) this is a great pedal for you. Pigtronix take a futuristic approach to analog and the FAT Drive features multiple… Read More
Serbian blues/rock guitarist talks to Guitar Shop TV backstage at the Iridium in NYC
Belgrade-born Ana Popovic was introduced to the blues at an early age by her father. Taking up the guitar as a teenager, Ana began performing on the European blues circuit in the mid 1990s. By decade’s end, she’d recorded an album with her band Hush and relocated to Amsterdam to study at… Read More
Los Angeles soul rock sensations Vintage Trouble at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, circa early 2011
By Alex Baker
Vintage Trouble are a band that has come a long way in a short time. We first caught up with the boys in VT, less than two years at Harvelle’s, a tiny club in Santa Monica. Since then Vintage Trouble has enjoyed a whirlwind ride that has seen them conquering the UK and Europe with incessant touring, and landing an opening… Read More
Lily and the Parlour Tricks, The Mercies, Socratic, The Ugly Club and others light up Sullivan Hall at CMJ
As you might expect, this year’s CMJ Festival in New York was packed full of bands, some talented, others. . . less so.
With multiple shows, events, and showcases happening constantly over a period of just a few days, CMJ can be hit or miss of experience. However one gig at this year’s festival we definitely didn’t want to miss, was the Big Picture Media Showcase. Big… Read More