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Stomping Ground: Third Annual Guitar Pedal Expo in Los Angeles — Review

On March 22, more than 30 effect, guitar and amp manufacturers and retailers descended upon the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, California, for the Third Annual Guitar Pedal Expo. Guitar World was on hand to check out all the gear. Yes, we left a little deafer and a little poorer, but we came back with a bone-shakingly awesome rig.

Guitar Girl'd: Interview with Kim Shattuck of The Muffs

Fact: Kim Shattuck is one of the coolest chicks in rock 'n' roll. After cutting her teeth as the bass player in the all female LA band The Pandoras in the '80s, she switched over to guitar and formed the bold-angsty-sarcastic-funny-witty-angry pop punk band The Muffs in 1991. Shattuck's catchy pop tunes might even be described as "cute," if it weren't for her famous bone-shaking roar that could ignite a match from 10 feet away.

Interview: Guitarist Marnie Stern on Finger Tapping and the Importance of Perserverance

Since her first album was released on Kill Rock Stars in 2007, New York-based guitar player Marnie Stern has garnered loads of attention for her playing style, consisting mostly of finger tapping.

Photo Gallery: Fountains Of Wayne at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, August 3

On August 3, New York power pop kings Fountains of Wayne played New York City's Bowery Ballroom in support of their new album, Sky Full Of Holes (Yep Roc).