Posts tagged "Beat Happening"

R.E.M.’s 10 Best Cover Songs

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site remtimeline.com, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band cut their teeth seemingly as philistines, playing sloppy, drunken versions of everything from Creedence to the Sex Pistols. Time passed, R.E.M. became more sophisticated, and their covers eventually became… More »

By: John Everhart / September 18, 2014

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it's not channeling "Float On." That's fitting given how Ben Gibbard's got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011

Ben Gibbard Covers Beat Happening

The Michael Azerrad documentary Kurt Cobain: About A Son, featuring audio clips of interviews between Michael and Kurt set to ambient cinematography, gets widespread theatrical release sometime this fall. For the doc (which we've yet to see), Azerrad's pulled together a solid roster of artists performing a spread of tunes, all being of the non-Nirvana… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2007