Our Concert Could be Your Life
May 8, 2012 9:42 PM Subscribe
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On May 22nd, 2011 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, a number of bands put on a concert
hosted by Eugene Mirman
and Janeane Garofalo
to celebrate the 10th anniversary
of the publication of Michael Azerrad
's Our Band Could Be Your Life
with more context, setlists, and a whole lot of pics. Alternate context
NPR audio timecodes on the left for easier perusal of first link, video footage and relevant info in links below (NB: where available, some incomplete/missing video sets, YMMV)
[00:30] Dirty Projectors played Black Flag
, although in a much more straightforward manner than the reinterpretive vein of their 2007 "covers" record Rise Above
[10:10] Delicate Steve
(with Lee Ranaldo
of Sonic Youth
and Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav
) played Minutemen
[23:10] Citay played Mission of Burma
, but unfortunately no one filmed it or at least uploaded it, which is unfortunate as Citay are actually pretty good.
[33:15] Ted Leo played Minor Threat with a reel-to-reel tape machine for a backing band.
played Husker Du
, and also did a brief interview with Michael Azerrad on their blog.
[52:23] Titus Andronicus
with Craig Finn
of The Hold Steady played Replacements
and [67:10] Callers played Sonic Youth
songs, although only footage of tUnE-yArDs is available on youtube.
[75:30] Dan Deacon
played Butthole Surfers
, "and things got really wacky".
[89:45] St. Vincent played Big Black
, which is really just swell
[100:40] Wye Oak
played Dinosaur Jr
, which again, sadly, does not seem to exist in video form.
[109:10] Buke and Gass played Fugazi
[114:45] White Hills
[125:30] Yellow Ostrich
played Beat Happening
[135:00] Michael Azerrad gave some brief comments and thanks, followed by some crowd surfing.
[141:20] The encore was a couple of rather drunken Nirvana
covers by Dan Deacon
, [145:25] Titus Andronicus, and [148:00] tUnE yArDs
, backed with members of Buke and Gass, Wye Oak and Dirty Projectors.