Aug 092010

At Cover Me, we love festivals. Often a chance for artists to reach out to a new audience, fests offer fertile ground for a genre-bridging cover. As volunteers clean up the last of the trash from Grant Park and fans begin the long drive home, we round up the covers from this past weekend, just like we did with Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

It’s an eclectic mix. Green Day goes soul, Blues Traveler goes reggae, and Switchfoot goes brat-rap. Check them all out below. What did I miss? Do you have any better videos (particularly of the Switchfoot)? Let me know in the comments!

UPDATE: Matt & Kim cover Biz Markie’s hip-hop classic “Just a Friend.” Video at the bottom.

Mavis Staples – The Weight (The Band cover)

Green Day – Shout/Chicago/Satisfaction/Hey Jude (The Isley Brothers / The Rolling Stones / The Beatles cover)

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Blues Traveler – What I Got (Sublime cover)

B.O.B. – Kids (MGMT cover)

Social Distortion – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash cover)

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Switchfoot – Sabotage (Beastie Boys cover)

Matt & Kim – Just a Friend (Biz Markie cover)

Check out our roundups of Bonnaroo and Glastonbury covers.

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  3 Responses to “Lollapalooza Covers Roundup”

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  1. I was surprised – there were actually very few covers this year, compared to past years. You might look for Perry Farrell & the newno2 doing a cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Sweet Jane’ on the kidz stage. I didn’t get a video, but I saw people taping.

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