Girl Talk in Chicago on 12/31/07:
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Girl Talk in Chicago on 12/31/07:
The biggest secret to Tenacious D’s success is not their lyrics or Jack Black’s attention-whoring antics, but the fact that they take their music very seriously. The D’s music is what makes them (barely) more than a mere novelty act. They know their craft and they know it well.
The members of Witch’s Hat and Fattback realize this. Both bands employ the kitchen sink philosophy of choosing a genre, which is to say, you’ll never know what style the next song (or section of a song) is going to be in. And while they may sing about zombies, sorcerers, and dragons, they take the music that supports the songs deadly seriously. They are both playing tonight at Off Broadway. Witch’s Hat, who are a part of the Emergency Umbrella collective/label/group in Columbia, MO, love putting on a performance. You should check it out.
If you can’t make it out to Off Broadway tonight, you can catch Witch’s Hat at an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl at 5:30 pm.
Witch’s Hat performing “Huzzah” at the Blue Note in Columbia,MO:
Another option in St. Louis this evening is to head to the Way Out Club to see Ghost in Light perform with Stella Mora. I recently wrote about Ghost in Light’s most newest release, After Fox Meadow. Stella Mora is another great band hailing from St. Louis. They play straight out of the My Bloody Valentine/Lush/Ride playbook, but they do it well, so you can’t really fault them for that. Over time they will, no doubt, find their own unique take on the shoegazer sound, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking them out now.
Explosions in the Sky performing “Welcome, Ghosts” on Conan O’Brien:
Gentleman Auction House are playing at Off Broadway this Thursday with Iowa City’s Death Ships and Champaign’s Elsinore. All three are playing together this weekend, with a show in Champaign on Friday and Iowa City on Saturday. Of the three the only band I have seen is GAH — and you know how much I love them — but, I have really gotten into the Death Ships’ album, Seeds of Devastation, so I am excited to see them. Elsinore has great songs, too, so hopefully they’ll make it a three-for-three night.
Chicago guitar-and-drums duo, Local H, has long been known for its wide range of covers. They’ve done several studio covers, but they’re best know for busting out covers in their live shows.
So, for the hell of it, here are a bunch of their live covers:
Local H – Wolf Like Me (TV On The Radio)
Local H – Toxic (Britney Spears)
Local H – Joey (Concrete Blonde)
Local H – Breed (Nirvana)
Local H – Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
Local H – Static Age (Misfits)
Local H – 25 Or 6 To 4 (Chicago)
Local H – Bloodstains (Agent Orange)
Here are links to two Halloween shows, in which they devote a whole set to covering one band:
Local H covering Oasis (with a random Quiet Riot cover tagged onto the end) at the Double Door in Chicago on October 31, 2004.
01. Fuckin’ In The Bushes
05. Cigarettes & Alcohol
06. Some Might Say
07. Live Forever
08. Morning Glory
09. Champagne Supernova
10. Cum On Feel The Noize
Local H covering Nirvana at the Double Door in Chicago on October 31, 1997.
01. Intro / School
04. About A Girl
05. Serve The Servants
07. Been A Son
08. Negative Creep
09. Rape Me
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit
13. Territorial Pissings