Coachella has taken over the music blogosphere for the past two weeks, so it was surprising when this gem popped up from a radio station on the opposite side of the country from the desert festival. Philadelphia’s WXPN has a free concert series appropriately titled “Free At Noon,” and Atlanta-rockers Black Lips teamed up with Boy George for a gritty rock rendition of T. Rex‘s glam-rock staple “Bang a Gong (Get it On).” Continue reading »
Cover Me Q&A: What’s your favorite cover song performed by an actor or actress onscreen?
Welcome to Cover Me Q&A, where we take your questions about cover songs and answer them to the best of our ability.
Here at Cover Me Q&A, we’ll be taking questions about cover songs and giving as many different answers as we can. This will give us a chance to hold forth on covers we might not otherwise get to talk about, to give Cover Me readers a chance to learn more about individual staffers’ tastes and writing styles, and to provide an opportunity for some back-and-forth, as we’ll be taking requests (learn how to do so at feature’s end).
Today’s question: What’s your favorite cover song performed by an actor or actress onscreen?
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Last time we heard from the Horrors side project Cat’s Eyes, they were loudly, slowly churning through a cover of Grinderman’s “When My Baby Comes.” There, the song stayed quiet and meditative until it exploded three minutes in. In their latest cover, of “The Crying Game,” it remains brooding throughout. Continue reading »