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The Big Muff: Triangle

But First...Let's Stomp Under Foot! Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Matt Pasquerella from Stomp Under Foot (SUF). If you are unfamiliar with his work, Matt hand-wires pedals with vintage and new-old-stock parts out of Orange County, Florida.... Continue Reading →

The Big Muff: Early Years

In 1967, a young musician named Mike Matthews was working at IBM (International Business Machines) in New York City when he was asked to take over production on a stompbox called "Foxey Lady" with Guild. He had recently finished a... Continue Reading →

The Big Muff: An Introduction

"What the heck is that?" You might say. Well the short answer is that Big Muffs are fuzz guitar pedals designed and released by a company called Electro Harmonix. Mike Matthews started the company in 1968 and they have produced... Continue Reading →

The Borfski Blog : Zappa’s Influences

You've heard of Zappa, but have you heard of his influences? If you have heard Frank Zappa (1940-1993) and his music, it is likely that on your first listen you thought it was weird. That's because it is. Zappa's music... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Los Cicadas del Mar

Los Cicadas del Mar ("The Cicadas from the Sea") are far from straightforward, presenting a unique combination of rock, funk, and blues. Based out of Dale City, Virginia, they frequently play in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, the New River Valley... Continue Reading →

Jake and The Burtones

Take a look at Shawn Hatfield's article and interview with Jake and The Burtones, published by Loudoun Arts.┬áRead some of the great stories and listen to their latest single from their upcoming album, Half-Dead. Jake and The Burtones are a... Continue Reading →

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