Phillip-Michael Scales Plays Tonic Room 3/21/19

Over the last couple years or so, since he left his stage name behind and started playing under his own, Phillip-Michael Scales has been playing any and every venue. He’s actively looking for his big break rather than passively waiting around doing the same old stuff, and for that I admire him. Some of those gigs require him to play mostly covers, so he’s got … Continue reading Phillip-Michael Scales Plays Tonic Room 3/21/19

Odetta and Camellia Hartman-Tonight You Belong To Me featuring Oliver Ignatius

I got an early listen to this song a few weeks ago (an early Christmas present from the good people at Holy Fang). I’d never heard of Patience & Prudence, nor original writers Billy Rose and Lee David. Somehow I missed the bajillion covers by everyone from Nancy Sinatra to Eddie Vedder-even the bird and the bee do a version of this tune (reinterpreting the … Continue reading Odetta and Camellia Hartman-Tonight You Belong To Me featuring Oliver Ignatius

Ezra Furman-Unbelievers (Vampire Weekend Cover)

I’ve never been a fan of Ezra Koenig. He may be my least favorite of the Ezra’s. Fortunately Ezra Furman is one that I could listen to all day every day. His choice of covers is always interesting (last month when I saw him play he ended the encore with a solo version of Brian Wilson’s “Love and Mercy”). This raw take on Vampire Weekend’s … Continue reading Ezra Furman-Unbelievers (Vampire Weekend Cover)

Little Junior-I Really Like You

Shot-for-shot remakes aren’t a sure bet. Look no further than the abomination that is Gus Van Sant’s attempt at remaking Psycho. However, sometimes they can work and even improve upon the original. Case in point, Little Junior’s video for their cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You.” The original is a fun lark with Tom Hanks being adored by fans (is it a … Continue reading Little Junior-I Really Like You

The Noise FM-“Next To You” (Video)

This is one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while, so I thought I’d share it with you. The Noise FM‘s take on The Police tune “Next To You” is good, but the stop-motion video they’ve created to accompany it is brilliant. It features WCW wrestler Sting as the frontman of the band, and he falls for April O’Neill of Teenage Mutant Ninja … Continue reading The Noise FM-“Next To You” (Video)