Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus, Tune-Yards, And Dan Deacon Lead Bonkers Our Band Could Be Your Life All-Covers Tribute Show


This show is crazy: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life — an exhaustive history of ’80s-indie giants from Sonic Youth to Fugazi to Black Flag — the Bowery Ballroom is hosting a one-night-only parade of modern alt. superstars covering the bands profiled in the book: Ted Leo playing Minor Threat, Tune-Yards playing Sonic Youth, and someone named Delicate Steve handling the Minutemen. It’s all happening May 22; per Brooklyn Vegan, the lineup so far:

Nat Baldwin, David Longstreth and Brian McOmber play Black Flag

Delicate Steve plays the Minutemen

Ted Leo plays Minor Threat

Titus Andronicus plays the Replacements

Tune-Yards plays Sonic Youth

Dan Deacon plays the Butthole Surfers

St. Vincent plays Big Black

Wye Oak plays Dinosaur Jr

Buke & Gass plays Fugazi

Other bands who got chapters in OBCBYL: Mission of Burma, Mudhoney, Beat Happening, Hüsker Dü. They should get Odd Future to do Beat Happening. Tix are on sale Friday — more info here. As for the current slate, the immediate highlights here are fairly obvious — Titus! The Replacements! — but look out for the St. Vincent/Big Black pairing: Annie Clark can shred and snarl with the best of them, and knows from badass cover songs: