hungry heart of gold: neil young vs. bruce springsteen

Like last year’s Petty vs. Dylan covers benefit show, last night’s Neil Young vs. Bruce Springsteen benefit show played to a full house; a very full house, in fact. Which is a great thing, because shows like this are always a great time — I like them for the chance to see locals I might…

tribute to hank williams and townes van zandt

Townes Van Zandt wrote a lot of super depressing songs. I mean, they’re great — they’re spectacular. But they are SUPER FANTASTIC DEPRESSING, some of them. Jeez, Townes. The Magnolia Collective covered “Waiting Around To Die” in the best version of that song I have heard in a long, long time; but nobody did “Pancho…

this year’s models @ local 506

And then after the Lost in the Trees set on Thursday, and a pit stop at Linda’s for more beer, t., Jenni, Chiv, and I moseyed up to the 506 to see our friends Seamus and Alex front an Elvis Costello cover band, backed by the inimitable Robert Sledge and two of Alex’s bandmates from…

dylan vs petty covers benefit for haiti

dylan vs petty: big fat gap, originally uploaded by minervacat. My plan for today was to post several Tom Petty and Bob Dylan covers, in honor of the Dylan vs. Petty Haiti benefit show that we attended last night, but it turns out that in my enormous collection of covers, I actually have very few…

single artist cover albums!

drive-by truckers two-night stand at the cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. This week at work I’m listening to a huge playlist on shuffle; songs rated four or five stars that I haven’t heard in three months. Today, Adam Sandler doing “Werewolves of London” kicked up, and it got me thinking. I love a good cover…