September 22 2022
Everyone loves Courtney Barnett. The crowd adores her, her opening acts gush over her kindn...
September 2 2022
We got a chance to shoot the always-amazing Spirit of the Beehive at Pitchfork Music Fest, and decided to treat the photos with an aesthetic that matches the band's uniquely destabilizing sound. They turned out great — see for yourself.
August 17 2022
With a discography that’s spanned decades and garnered universal acclaim, Low was alw...
July 13 2022
Check out FRET12's photos of the killer three-piece Chicago band Dehd performing at Square Roots Fest in Lincoln Square.
July 13 2022
Our full interview with Radkey at Chicago's Riot Fest. See what the Missouri punk band has to say about their influences, life on the road, and Regular Show.
August 31 2021
Connect your guitar rig to your digital machines easier than ever before with this uniquely useful pedal that will “Teleport” a studio-quality audio interface into your rig!
Because your phone and computer don’t come with a ¼" jack.
May 18 2021
On this episode of Sonic Spaces, we’ll explore the ultimate heavy metal lair – the home of YouTube’s veritable viking: Ola Englund.
May 18 2021
This week seems to be flying by, so we thought it'd be fitting to showcase one of the fastest shredders in the world: Jacky Vincent performing his laser-precise solo from Falling In Reverse's "Good Girls Bad Guys"
April 27 2021
This week, we’ll explore a wonderful relationship between Paul Reed Smith and John Mann- the man behind the hardware for the boutique guitars we know and love - it's a match that is ‘Mann-Made' in tone heaven!
April 22 2021
'Waters Rising' is the eighth song on Alter Bridge's fourth studio album "Fortress."
April 19 2021
Let’s say you have the ultimate travel guitar, or perhaps you carry your #1 go-to guitar with you everywhere. That still begs the question: what amp can sound great, provide inspiring tones, and hopefully fit in your pocket or gig bag?
April 16 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the final episode of #InTheDark, filmed live at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall. This closing episode features pop punk guitarist and songwriter Jake Girton.
April 9 2021
For years we’ve heard about travel guitars, folding guitars, portable guitars, and practice guitars. Is this new device from Aeroband the ultimate traveling guitar?
April 2 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the tenth episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring blues guitarist Brother John Kattke from Chicago, IL.
March 30 2021
Love pedals? You’re going to love Earthquaker Devices!
Building boutique, artistic, and cutting-edge guitar effects pedals “one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cuyahoga River pumps white-hot liquid magma into the steam engine that powers our great riff factory in the sky.”
March 26 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the ninth episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Matt Wainwright aka COLD GAWD, from Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
March 22 2021
In a day and age where modelers let guitarists have countless combinations of amps and effects, Fender has put a new twist on combining the worlds of acoustic and electric guitar tones (and looks) with their all-new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster!
March 19 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the eighth episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Shaun Kure - guitarist for pushpull from Chicago, IL.
March 15 2021
When asked about playing music, Henry Goldrich (of Manny’s Music in NYC) often said: “I play cash register.” Learn more about one of the most beloved and well-known music stores in history in this week’s String Thing.
March 12 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the seventh episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's Thalia Hall featuring Julio Bonfante – lead guitarist of the up-and-coming band Cali Jewls, from Chicago IL.
March 9 2021
NTS Radio’s genre-agnostic approach to radio resonates deeply with our approach to the guitar and our belief that anyone can pick up a guitar and find their niche. We will continue to celebrate the broad range of styles and genres that the guitar can create, which is why we’ve hand-picked a half-dozen L.A.-based NTS episodes to share with you. 💥 ENJOY💥
March 5 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the sixth episode of #InTheDark, filmed at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Mike Zatezalo from Chicago, IL - lead guitarist for Maiden Chicago (Iron Maiden Tribute), The Sam Cockrell Band, and Valius.
March 2 2021
Ernie Ball brings the power to your pedals in one of the lightest and smallest power supplies yet!
February 26 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the fifth episode of IN THE DARK, at Pilsen's Thalia Hall featuring Dylan Lee-Fulcher from Chicago, IL.
February 23 2021
We’ve gone from PODs to AxeFXs to Kempers to Helix, all with a smattering of virtual amp sims and plug-ins. Hughes & Kettner is taking things to the next level by condensing the entire rig, speakers and all, into one small, flight-ready box.
Here’s a fresh new take on what may be the ultimate portable guitar rig — for only $400.
February 19 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the fourth episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Mike Wheeler - blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Chicago, IL.
February 16 2021
In this edition of the FRET12 'Weekly Riff', Alter Bridge's very own Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti sit down to do an entire video playthrough of the 2013 song “Cry of Achilles”.
February 16 2021
Known for her iconic voice and songwriting, the 2020 lockdown has brought Hayley Williams plenty of new music along with a return to her guitar (along with a bunch of other instruments) that you can hear on her brand-new 2021 album!
February 10 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the third episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Jess Price from Chicago, IL.
February 9 2021
In a world full of repeats (no pun intended), we want to shine the spotlight on some pedals that do things differently! In this week’s feature, we’ll be taking a look at the Electro-Harmonix “Freeze” - which lets guitarists get even more sustain than Nigel Tufnel’s ‘59 Les Paul!
February 2 2021
In a time when music has been moved off the stage and very much ‘inside,’ an intimate tour of the home studio spaces of today’s most known players can be just the inspiration you need to help make your own space even more inspiring!
January 29 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the second episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Taylor Roberts - lead guitarist and vocalist of the up-and-coming band Riding With Killers, from Detroit, MI.
January 26 2021
With a surfeit of options at our fingertips, it is truly the best time to be a musi...
January 22 2021
FRET12 proudly presents, the first episode of #InTheDark, at Pilsen's legendary Thalia Hall featuring Chicago bluesman Dave Specter. He is a critically-acclaimed guitarist born and raised in Chicago, who has performed with other musical icons like Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Johnson, and more!
January 19 2021
Just like the mythical beast, it was named after, the Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive is an elusive, mysterious, and fabled creation.
January 19 2021
Josh Rand is a huge part of Stone Sour's heavy, yet uniquely melodic sound. Whethe...