Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Undercovered III (One Trick Pony, Rob Danson, Dawn of Sequins, College Kids, The Californian) 4/07/12 - The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA.

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

Minnesota (Rademacher)
Something Wrong With Me (Death to Anders)

Rob Danson (Death to Anders)

Need Nobody (Rademacher)

Dawn of Sequins (Mary and Eli of The Monolators)

Followed By Bad Luck (Tenlons Fort)
Monday Night (Seasons)
Ride This Wave (Summer Darling)

College Kids

Bury Me at the Salton Sea (Matthew Teardrop)
Stay With Me (NO)
Thrift Store Clothes (Light FM)
Happy In Love (Earlimart)
Sex Offenders (Auditorium)

The Californian

Return To The Sea (The Ross Sea Party)
On The Bubble (The Broken West)
The Mummy (Benji Hughes)
I Don't Want To Know (The Breakups)
Dirty Apartment (The Mid Cities)
Maybe It's The Distance (Chasing Kings)


  1. Where is the show download link? Very sad I missed this and really want to hear College Kid's version of Bury me at the Salton Sea...

  2. Sorry - accidentally hit the publish button too soon. It's been fixed and completed.