Friday Cover Songs

Friday Cover Songs – Glambert

4 June 2010

Adam Lambert, who Natasha assures me was on American Idol once, kicks off his US tour tonight in Wilkes-Barre at the FM Kirby Center, and apparently some people believe that it’s kind of a big deal. I have to tell you that I don’t know much about Lambert’s music, though I fiercely support his right […]

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Friday Cover Songs

14 May 2010

In my post about last Friday’s Josh Ritter concert, I teased that I’d be posting this gem – with vocals by the Royal City Band’s Zack Hickman with Josh Ritter and Austin Nevins on backing vocals.  Well, here it is. Unfortunately, it’s a .wav file, because I don’t have anything handy to convert it with.  […]

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Friday Cover Songs – Bieber Fever

23 April 2010

Aziz Ansari, in his RAAAAAAAANDY persona from the movie Funny People, is making a mixtape with TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Their first track? A cover of Justin Bieber’s “Baby”. Aziz Ansari featuring DJ Ol’ Youngin’ – Baby Baby (Justin Bieber cover) I believe if you say Justin Bieber’s name three times, he comes […]

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Friday Cover Songs – Under Cover

16 April 2010

The AV Club – the most worthwhile part of The Onion – is a few weeks into its’ Starbucks-sponsored Under Cover.  The premise – a setlist of 25 songs that each week’s guest artist must choose one song to cover from ranging from megapopular to obscure, from easy to cover to M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes,” which […]

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Friday Cover Songs – I Never Travel Far Without A Little Big Star

9 April 2010

A belated RIP to Alex Chilton.  I was planning on using a cover of “In the Street” from last week’s Wilco concert, but the sound quality I managed to get was awful, sadly. Not so with these three: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star cover) Elliot Smith – […]

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Friday Cover Songs – Ga Ga Ooh La La

2 April 2010

I had a few different ideas for how to kick off April (including an untimely Alex Chilton tribute that will be coming next Friday, actually) and I decided that some covers of “Bad Romance” was somehow a good idea.  Enjoy!

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Friday Cover Songs – Acafellas

26 March 2010

Just one for this week.  Idiot Glee is an a capella soul group from Kentucky, and based on what little I’ve heard of them, they’re a little alright.  Just listen to this cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” and don’t get all goosebumpy. I dare you. Idiot Glee – Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers cover)

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Friday Cover Songs

19 March 2010

Let’s play a variation on the game I played with Glen Phillips and Chris Thile a while back. Laura Marling – Roll Away Your Stone (Mumford and Sons cover) Mumford and Sons – Cousins (Vampire Weekend cover) Vampire Weekend – Have I The Right? (The Honeycombs cover) If I had more stamina, I’d have opted […]

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Friday Cover Songs – In The Air Tonight

12 March 2010

That’s right…it’s PHIL COLLINS TIME. First, check out this atrocious nu-metal cover of “In The Air Tonight” from the Miami Vice soundtrack. Now, a brassy take on “That’s All” from Clare Muldaur’s band Clare and the Reasons, and a beep-boop-beep-y cover of “Against All Odds,” the best overwrought pop power ballad of all time*, by […]

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Friday Cover Songs – Gorillaz

5 March 2010

Gorillaz next album drops on Tuesday, and in its honor here’s an all-Gorillaz edition of Friday Cover Songs, including “Feel Good Inc.” from Editors and a really catchy version of “Dare” from Swedish indie rockers Melpo Mene. Editors – Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz cover) Melpo Mene – Dare (Gorillaz cover)

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