The Lumineers Cover Talking Heads at You Oughta Know Concert

In mid-November, the Lumineers cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” was named the No. 1 viral song of the week on Spotify. The band also played the track live on VH1′s You Oughta Know concert last month.

The Lumineers’ version stays true to the light groove of the original to start out, but it breaks into more of a high-paced jam towards the end.

Watch the band in action below and visit their official website for more information.

Guild Conversation: Q&A with Megadeth’s Chris Broderick

Megadeth’s Chris Broderick is known as one of the top shredders in the business, but he is also an avid lover of acoustic and classical guitar.

Broderick boasts a degree in classical guitar music performance from the University of Denver and the Lamont School of Music, and he even spent many years offering lessons to aspiring guitarists.

GuildGuitars.com had an opportunity to catch up with Broderick during a break in Megadeth’s lengthy touring schedule to discuss his connection to classical guitar.

GuildGuitars.com: You started on an electric guitar, correct?

Broderick: My very first guitar was an electric. But within probably three months of playing, I started getting into acoustic and classical guitar.

GuildGuitars.com: How did that happen?

Broderick: I think it was a mixture of influences — from hearing players like [Andres] Segovia and F.A Romero at a young age, to Paco de Lucia and other really great classical guitarists. Al Di Meola, stuff like that.

GuildGuitars.com: How does one at age 11 get access to classical guitarists?

Broderick: That was through my parents, especially through my mother. She wasn’t an active musician or anything like that, but she did play the piano every once in a while. So, just through my parents. Continue reading

The Whigs Perform Acoustic Version of ‘Couple of Kids’

When Georgia-based rockers the Whigs stopped into the Guild Lounge, they picked up a few acoustic guitars and played a great version of “Couple of Kids” from their 2012 album Enjoy the Company.

Check out the performance below and visit the Whigs’ official website for more information.

Max Bemis Strums ‘Slumming It With Johnny’

Max Bemis of Say Anything recently talked to Alternative Press about the song “Slumming It With Johnny.”

Bemis also took some time to perform the song acoustically, taking care to not disturb the gentleman reading on the couch next to him.

Watch Bemis in action below and visit Say Anything’s official website for more information.

Band of Horses’ Tyler Ramsey Performs Two Songs in the Guild Lounge

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey’s taste in acoustic music is reflected in his excellent 2011 album The Valley Wind.

In the videos below, Ramsey performed two memorable songs from that album, mesmerizing tracks called “1000 Blackbirds” and “Raven Shadow.”

Watch Ramsey in the Guild Lounge and visit his official website for upcoming tour dates.

Watch the Lone Bellow Perform Two Tracks Live

The Lone Bellow is one of the hottest folk rock acts out there at the moment, and one listen to their self-titled debut album can tell you why.

When they recently stopped by the Guild Lounge, they performed two of their new songs, “The One You Should Have Let Go” and “Teach Me to Know.”

Watch both tracks below and visit the Lone Bellow’s official Facebook page for more information.

Rome Talks Working With Sublime

While discussing the first song he ever wrote with Sublime, Rome Ramirez (a.k.a. Rome) was all smiles.

“It was a pretty crazy experience. I was like 20-years old and I was in the studio with Sublime, the legendary huge rock band,” he said in an interview for Bud Light’s Music First series.

The tattooed tank-top-wearing Rome discussed the experience of putting together “You Better Listen,” while praising his fellow bandmates in the process.

“When they put their hands on the music, it gives it like this certain edge and this certain kind of bounce that not a lot of bands have,” he noted.

Check out Rome on his Guild acoustic performing Sublime with Rome’s “You Better Listen” below.

Visit Sublime with Rome’s official Facebook page for more information.

The Lumineers Play Two Hits on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Denver folk-rockers the Lumineers have been capturing the hearts and minds of fans around the world since the release of their 2012 self-titled debut album.

With the August 2013 release of a deluxe version of that record – which features five new songs – the Lumineers are definitely staying busy throughout the rest of this year, as well.

As such, the band recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to play two of their smash hits, ”Submarines” and “Stubborn Love.”

Watch both performances below and visit the Lumineers’ official website for a full list of tour dates.

Victory Enlists Femme Fatales for ‘This, That or This’ Music Video

 

Los Angeles-based artist Victory, a.k.a. Robert Fleming, has released a new video for his song “This, That or This,” a track off his 2013 album Victory is Music.

The black-and-white clip runs features several female associates performing the infinitely-catchy tune and can be seen below.

Visit Victory’s official website for more information.