The sixth-annual Shred For Your Life guitar competition is set to take place at Webster Hall on Saturday, April 17th. Webster Hall marks the biggest venue for the competition, which has steadily increased its size each year. The competition pits guitarists, ranging in age from 13 - 54, against each other in the hopes of impressing the judges for a trophy including a three-foot guitar pick by artist Neck Face and a guitar crown. The judges this year include Andrew W.K., Jaleel Bunton (TV On The Radio), and actor/writer Justin Theroux.
Previous winners include, first-year champ, Chris Maxwell (Skeleton Key/Elegant Too), Alex Nemiz (Mod Rocket), who was the first female and teenage winner, and Blake Mills, who went on to work with Band Of Horses, Julian Casablancas, and Jacob Dylan.