We all know that the flashy types like Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen get (or got) kudos simply for playing super fast. But being a great guitarist is more than just burning up a fret board. Here are the five folks who best know that nuance is just as important as flamboyance.
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Mission Of BurmaRoger Miller sings and plays guitar for a band that might have been forgotten about years ago. Luckily, Mission of ... More >>
Editor's Note: Apologies for the mix-up on the date for this show. It's Friday, for real.Renowned as a member of the legendary art/punk band Television, guitarist Richard Lloyd has spent the decades since that band's demise as an able sideman for folks like John Doe and Matthew Sweet. Television has ... More >>
The Radiant Monkey (Parasol Records)
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