St. Vincent Interviews Gang of Four's Andy Gill for the Talkhouse Podcast
Annie Clark and Andy Gill: The Talkhouse Podcast (via SoundCloud )
In the past, St. Vincent 's Annie Clark has cited Gang of Four 's Andy Gill as her favorite guitarist. With Gill's band having just released their new album What Happens Next , The Talkhouse have facilitated a conversation between Clark and Gill for the latest edition of their podcast. Among other things, they discuss guitar technique, soccer tricks (which is also something Clark has discussed ), and the Grateful Dead. Listen above.
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Pearl Jam, FOX Sports partner for WS
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Bob Dylan's famous Newport Folk Festival guitar to be auctioned
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NAIL Update July 31
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