You remember Pavement, right? That band whose Central Park reunion shows you bought tickets for a solid year ago? Who then pranced around the country for most of 2010 while you patiently waited and ruefully read fawning concert recaps from other cities and very possibly lost said tickets? (Seriously: Do you know where they are right now?) Well, those shows are finally almost upon us; that they’re celebrating by going on Jimmy Fallon is not surprising. That they’re holding an open call for a third guitarist is.
So this appears to be a real contest:
Pavement are performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on September 23 – and YOU can play guitar with them on stage! Just submit a video of you playing a Pavement song on guitar (apologies to bass players and drummers everywhere), the band will whittle it down, and then, as with all good things, the public decides.
So get to work on your Pavement Shreds video this instant; not to intimidate you, but if you win you’re very possibly going to play the #1 song of the ’90s. Yes, Pitchfork‘s week-long Top 200 Tracks of the ’90s list has concluded, and your victor, semi-surprisingly, is none other than “Gold Soundz.” Which is a great tune, sure, but just think of how awesome it’ll be after you add a finger-tapping solo.