An Under Cover Weekend ReduxSeptember 8, 2007
For all of you who missed the first night of An Under Cover Weekend, you seriously missed out on one of the most fun shows I’ve been to in a while. There was a great crowd and all of the bands destroyed.
Robb Steele, with special guests Pandelerium, in matching GREEN tracksuits, started off the night by throwing down a stellar set of The Beastie Boys tracks. They set bar ridiculously high for the night. I only wished they had played a longer set (a common theme throughout the night)…
Robb Steele as The Beastie Boys:
The Hibernauts were up next and played a tight set of Kinks’ tunes…a 12 minute set. Seriously. C’mon guys… Anyway, they stuck to the earlier stuff, rocking out like it was 1965.
The Hibernauts as Kinks:
Heroes of The Kingdom kept things going with a faithful take on Cheap Trick, although I would have preferred a little more guitar pick-flicking, but what can you do? They rocked out “Surrender” but no “I Want You To Want Me”.
Heroes of The Kingdom as Cheap Trick:
The Sex Robots’ oddly faithful, yet completely-their-own take on Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers was the definite highlight of the evening for me. They started off with a blistering version of “Runnin’ Down A Dream” and continued with “Breakdown”, “You Don’t How It Feels”, and “I Won’t Back Down.” They finished with the best performance of the night, a loud and destructive take on “American Girl.”
Sex Robots as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:
In true Shame Club fashion, the LOUDEST BAND IN ST. LOUIS closed out the night with an earth shaking rendition of classic Deep Purple. Shame Club are no strangers to busting out complete-set tributes to their idols (The Who last Halloween.. or was that two years ago?), so they did DP with nothing but love. My ears still hurt (in the best way possible)…. and no, they did not play “Smoke on the Water.”
Shame Club as Deep Purple:
Night number 2 is going to be just as absolutely awesome. For Serious. Get there by 9pm to catch all of the bands…
In Order of Appearance:
appearing as The Cars
appearing as The Clash
Ghost In Light
appearing as The Cure
appearing as Duran Duran
7 Shot Screamers
appearing as The Beatles (Ringo Starr songs only!)
Doors: 8pm | Show: 9pm | 18+ | $10/$12
@ Off Broadway
Check out Annie Zaleski’s article on An Under Cover Weekend from this week’s RFT.