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About a week and a half ago, not only did Radio Free Silverlake celebrated it's sixth birthday, they also held their third installment of "Undercovered" at The Satellite. We have covered this semi-annual (was not held in 2011) both times in the past, so our expectations were pretty high and luckily we were not disappointed. The theme of Undercovered is L.A.-area bands (usually ones that have been featured on Radio Free Silverlake and thereabouts) covering other L.A.-area bands - which in the past has made for some pretty unique interpretations, and tonight was no exception.
With L.A.-bands covering each others work, there was some overlap with the performers themselves - both One Trick Pony and Rob Danson ( a last-minute addition) covered Rademacher (whose frontman Malcolm Sosa is one half of College Kids, who performed later in the evening). Manhattan Murder Mystery made three appearances (one in form of a frontman Matthew Teardrop solo song) although the band themselves was performing in Portland that night. Dawn of Sequins, a side project from The Monolators (who were originally going to perform as the latter, but their guitarist was injured from a bike accident and unable to participate) performed a "power-pop" version of "Behemoth" (from the recently-retired Ema and the Ghosts) and had a rare vocal performance from Mary with Season's "Monday Night." College Kids gave a quiet and somewhat haunting set (Light FM's "Thrift Store Clothes" a nod to the Kim Haden's former band). The Californian closed out the evening with a markedly different set, representing a couple of currently-inactive bands (The Broken West and Benji Hughes) Fun evening, and we can't wait for the next one.
Download full show here. (mp3)
FLAC files available by request.
One Trick Pony
Something Wrong With Me (Death to Anders)
H.N.C.P.A. (Manhattan Murder Mystery)
Rob Danson (Death to Anders)
Need Nobody (Rademacher)
Honda Prius (Manhattan Murder Mystery)
Dawn of Sequins (Mary and Eli of The Monolators)
Followed By Bad Luck (Tenlons Fort)
Behemoth (Ema and the Ghosts)
Monday Night (Seasons)
Ride This Wave (Summer Darling)
Bury Me at the Salton Sea (Matthew Teardrop)
Stay With Me (NO)
Thrift Store Clothes (Light FM)
Happy In Love (Earlimart)
Sex Offenders (Auditorium)