May 042011

On Monday night California indie-pop band Best Coast brought their energetic live show to Coalition in Brighton, England and treated the crowd to a raucous version of Blink-182’s pop-punk hit “Dammit.” Opening-act Spectrals joined Bethany Cosentino and co. for the fun, igniting a mini-riot of stage dancers and crowd surfers. After the show Cosentino tweeted about the spontaneous cover “yes we butchered it, but it was SO fun.”

While the performance is pretty sloppy and they don’t even try to put their own spin on the ’90s favorite, you can tell that everyone present (except maybe the security guards) loved every minute of this song. While it may be a departure from Best Coast’s usual sugarcoated ‘60s pop sound, Cosentino relishes the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone and let loose some punky screams. It might not be pretty, but this song is pure live fun from start to finish. Check out the fan-shot video below.

Check out more Best Coast on their blog and MySpace.

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