Jun 22 2013

Watch Wilco cover Daft Punk, The Replacements, and Pavement | Consequence of Sound. Seeing Jeff Tweedy & Tommy play “Color Me Impressed” is pretty fucking rad.

Nov 18 2011

Head over to The L Magazine for a nice write up of a ‘Mats tribute concert and see an awesome video of a Bastards of Young cover. Here’s Finn singing Within Your Reach and talking about getting Hootenanny. Thanks to The Largehearted Boy for pointing it out.

Jul 12 2011
Mar 31 2008

Bar bands usually have certain ‘fall back’ covers to lean on when the gig outlasts their material (or attention span). When in doubt, go to Chuck Berry, Elvis, Buddy Holly…. or this classic from Billy Halley And The Comets. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Don’t need to remember the words, just get the

Mar 25 2008

Aside from the plinky, plinky Casio Keyboard, this isn’t a bad cover at all. I think more chicks need to cover the ‘Mats.

Mar 14 2008

Ever imagine The Mats performing with the artists they have covered? It’s easy to imagine them fitting in with the likes of The Kinks, The Who, and The Stones in their glory. But Motorhead? Surely they were too metal for the punk scene. But Lemmy was punk before they had a genre for it. And

Nov 25 2007

Here is an awesome version of HCAR, performed by John Doe (of X) from a few nights ago: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] For the full show, go to http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=171927

Nov 24 2007

From the Beacon Theatre in 1987, the Keef classic Happy. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Nov 23 2007

Happy Black Friday! I hope you successfully purchased that wildly discounted electronic device at your favorite retail shop at an ungodly hour this morning! In honor of this day of manic consumerism, I wish I had a Mats cover of Steely Dan’s Black Friday. But they never seemed to veer towards Fagen/Brecker songs. So instead

Nov 22 2007

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! This year, I’m thankful for the normal stuff. You know, family, friends, solvency, nutty bars, beer….. but this year I’m gonna add cowbell to the list. And Honky Tonk Women. (Pittsburg, PA 1987) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]