Here are some sites of interest to modern guitarists:
tonefiend.com: Former Guitar Player editor, PJ Harvey sideman, and bon vivant, Joe Gore’s site on all things guitar, from a modern perspective.
Create Digital Music: Peter Kirn’s terrific resource for new hardware, software, concepts, and issues pertaining to those of us who make electronic music.
Downtown Music Gallery: THE record store for experimental, prog, avant, etc. Brick and Mortar in Chinatown but largely mail order. For when you just have to have an actual CD.
300 Acting Spaces: Out of Norway, with its overlarge share of modern guitarists comes a cool website with live streaming shows, as well as archived video of electronic guitar performances.
Pro Guitar Shop in Portland has the coolest gear on the planet. If you have ever heard of a pedal they probably have a professional video demo of it.
Drowning In Guitars Lots of stuff about oddball guitars, amps, and fuzz, fuzz, and more fuzz.
Contemporary Guitars Blog: A great site geared toward modern classical guitar in all its forms.
QRD A treasure trove of gear-oriented interviews with an international cast of lesser known modern guitarists
GuitArcitecture Great name, great site, full of things of interest to the modern guitarists from lessons and exercises to musings on playing through a laptop.
A couple of great looping sites:
And the grandaddy
Source Audio: THE most forward looking effects company around.
Dwarfcraft Pedals: Not your standard Tube Screamer clones. Plenty of joyous noise on tap and the most entertaining demo videos around .
Infanem Pedals Infanem’s intent is not only to keep it analog but to re-explore the value of kinematics in musical creation and processing. In addition to analog effects, future projects are likely to include tonewheel synthesizers, magnetic echo units, and beyond.
Paul Trombetta Design Used by David Torn and yours truly among others, Trombetta makes solidly contructed effects suitable for everything from classic rock to electronic madness.
Ohnoho Specializes in cool stutter pedals that feed back an effect 9you provide) into itself.
If you know of any others please leave a reply. General interest pages like the above only, please.