Something for the Weekend: The Bird and the Bee Cover Hall & Oates, Boyz II Men Featuring ?uestlove, and Swampadelic Allen Toussaint!
What are you doing this weekend? Maybe these videos will inspire you to get out of the house and stop wasting time on Chatroulette:
Friday, March 5: The Bird and the Bee (playing Hall & Oates covers!) at the El Rey. Here's their version of "Sara Smile," which we hear is an unlikely hit in African-American karaoke joints (for realz):
Saturday, March 6: Boyz II Men at Club Nokia. Here's an early jam, featuring The Roots' ?uestlove being young and fresh:
Saturday, March 7: Allen Toussaint (with the Blind Boys of Alabama) at UCLA's Royce Hall. Here's a highlight from his masterpiece of swamp-psychedelia "Southern Nights":
[BONUS TRACK: Mind-blowing mystery track, after the jump.]
Easy-listening Hawkwind!: German dance schlockmeister James Last does a muzaktastic take on Hawkwind's "Silver Machine." Neither Last nor Hawkwind will be playing LA this weekend, but you never know when you might run into Lemmy at Jumbo's Clown Room, so here we go. Consider your minds blown:
Get the Music Newsletter