Lee Ranaldo Will Teach You Guitar (Just Like Dan Smith)

October 11, 2013 | Andy Cush

Aspiring noise-rock shredders would do well to head to Other Music on October 28, when former Sonic Youth guitarist and current solo artist Lee Ranaldo will be giving a free clinic on the instrument. He is a very good guitar player. I’m thinking about going.

The ads for the clinic excellently parody local guitar hero Dan Smith, perhaps second only to Dr. Zizmor in the ubiquitous-NYC-advertising game. Here’s a golden-age Sonic Youth cut led by Lee as well as one from his new solo album to get you in the spirit.