How do we even start to cover the covers? Maybe with some connections: Dirty Beaches does Johnny Cash — Cash does Nine Inch Nails — Reznor & Karen O do Zeppelin — it just goes on from there.
Nirvana’s Nevermind turns 20 years old on September 21st. Leading up to the big anniversary, Spin has put out this free tribute album with 13 artists performing each of Nevermind’s 13 tracks in their original order. Artists include Titus Andronicus, EMA, Surfer Blood, and Nirvana favorites, The Vaselines and The Meat Puppets.
This weekend Grant Park will host the 20th anniversary celebration of Lollapalooza in Chicago. Whether or not you are going to make it to the festivities you can still rock out with this mix, kindly presented by Spin. Artists include Black Lips, Lykke Li, Foster The People, Ratatat, Titus Andronicus, Jay Electronica, Beirut and more.
This weekend is CT’s B.O.M.B (Bring Back Our Music) Fest at the Comcast Theater in Hartford. The lineup is quite diverse: Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalia, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Best Coast, George Clinton, The New Pornographers, Wavves, Dum Dum Girls and a lot more.
After spending the past couple of years on tour, New Jersey band Titus Andronicus are finally getting some recognition from their most recent album, The Monitor. Their guitar-driven indie/punk sound is winning over fans, even amongst the critics.