Join Pavement For A Night

We’ve got the best news Pavement fans have heard since the indie rock band announced it was reuniting. The group is looking for one lucky guitarist to perform with the band later this month when they play “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

To enter Matador Records’ contest fans simply have to send in a video of themselves playing a Pavement song on guitar.

Fans can choose from a number of songs selected from 1992’s Slanted and Enchanted, 1994’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, 1995’s Wowee Zowee, 1997’s Brighten the Corners, 1999’s Terror Twilight.

Photo: John Davisson
Sasquatch! Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.

Matador Records invited fans to enter the contest with a series of questions:

“Ever wanted to go to a TV taping? One where Pavement is playing?  Stick around to try and meet the band?  Go backstage?  Watch soundcheck?  Eat their food?  Talk fantasy sports with Malkmus? Ever wanted to, you know, get your lazy ass off the couch and JOIN PAVEMENT?  Then do it, goofball.”

Submissions are being accepted now until Sept. 8. The public will then get to vote for their favorite entries between Sept. 13-17.

The winner will be announced Sept. 20 and the performance takes place on the NBC show Sept. 23.

The grand prize includes a round-trip coach airline ticket to New York, two nights hotel accommodations in a New York City metropolitan area hotel, one ticket to attend a taping of the show and round trip ground transportation between the airport and the hotel, and the hotel and the taping of the show.
For more information, click here for the complete contest rules.

Click here to submit your video to “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

Click here for Matador Records’ website.