How do electric guitars work, anyway? Why do they all look and sound so different? What do those switches and knobs even do?
If you've ever wondered about these and other mysteries regarding the electric guitar, a new video from the Exploratorium has you covered. This latest installment of the newl ... More >>
One of our favorite local guitar-pop bands, Dominant Legs, is on tour now with Eleanor Friedberger. Unfortunately, on Wednesday, while the band was in Portland, a large amount of musical instruments, computer equipment, and clothes -- including frontman Ryan Lynch's lucky '87 S.F. Giants sweatshirt ... More >>
This Time Next YearNormally, we'd consider Walnut Creek a safe-enough place. But the East Bay suburb wasn't very good to a trailer holding the gear of hometown pop-punk outfit This Time Next Year -- the band's poor trailer was stolen the other night, right on the city's usually placid, oak-li ... More >>
The Legend: One of Gibson's signature Les Paul guitars
The Associated Press has reported that guitar innovator Les Paul died today at the age of 94, from pneumonia-related complications. Paul helped to popularize the electric guitar in the 1940s, and his use of multitracking, overd ... More >>