When I first heard Albert Lee's "Fun Ranch Frolic" in high school, I was floored by its precision and unstoppable groove. It was a decade of plectrum prowess, and there was no shortage of muscular technique to go around. Yngwie Malmsteen was, of course, famous for his ability to play full-picked lines across the strings with seemingly impossible accuracy. And even Eddie Van Halen could sting unexpectedly with blasts of right-hand wizardry.
Calling all musicians: The Lonely Forest have launched their “Go Outside Guitar Lesson Contest.” All you need do is check out John Van Deusen’s guitar lesson video, below, for the band's single, “Go Outside.” Learn the song the best you can, video yourself performing it, upload your video to your own YouTube page (naming it “The Lonely Forest Go Outside Contest”) and then email the URL of your video to GoOutsideTLF@gmail.com.
Here's the exclusive premiere of the music video for "Day Two" by experimental space rock trio The Life And Times.> "Day Two" is from the band's forthcoming album, No One Loves You Like I Do, which will be released January 17 via Slimstyle Records (Movits). The album was mastered and partly mixed by Jason Livermore (Rise Against, Gaslight Anthem) at Blasting Room Studios and is the follow-up to 2009’s Tragic Boogie.