Petty Fest @ The El Rey, Los Angeles 2012

This week, Los Angeles celebrates venerable American songwriting champion Tom Petty via a pair of all-star tribute shows, on November 14th and 15th at the El Rey, and Stereogum’s happy to join The Best Fest and Jameson as a co-presenter. The participating artist list is comically long, including Fab and Nick from the Strokes, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, Nicole Atkins, Sarah Silverman, members of Eagles Of Death Metal, Har Mar Superstar, all taking turns reinventing choice cuts from the Petty songbook. Tom’s work tends toward the sing-along, and considering the primary sponsor is a whiskey, these are probably going to be a couple of long, weird, satisfyingly “loose” events. You can buy tickets at the El Rey’s website.

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