Posted in music on December 4, 2009

Sheff and Caws

Field Music didn't make it, but there was a special reunion set by Pulsars, followed by the super duper Wye Oak who played before special guest Rumours last night at The Bell House in Brooklyn (12/3).

As advertised (at the last minute anyway), Rumours was a Fleetwood Mac cover band. Cover song experts Loser's Lounge made up the band and a rotating cast of singers came to the stage to play individual tunes. Those vocalists included Dave Hill dueting with Erika from Au Revoir Simone, Will Sheff dueting with Beth Wawerna, Matthew Caws, Britta, Sharon Van Etten, Wye Oak, and many more. The show was in honor of Bell House booker Skippy. Well, it was his birthday party, and he even came out to help perform "I Don't Wanna Know" with Mia Riddle. The full setlist (which did not include AC Newman or Eugene Mirman - both must be out of town) with a couple of videos below...

Pulsars - Suffocation

Matthew Caws of Nada Surf Covers "Go Your Own Way"

Will Sheff of Okkervil River Covers "The Chain"

Rumours @ The Bell House - Dec 3, 2009
1. Second Hand News (Benjamin Trokan of Robbers On High Street)
2. Dreams (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak)
3. Never Going Back Again (Josh Wise of French Kicks)
4. Don't Stop (Dave Hill with Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone)
5. Go Your Own Way (Matthew Caws of Nada Surf)
6. Songbird (Kendall Meade of Mascott)
7. The Chain (Will Sheff of Okkervil River with Beth Wawerna of Bird Of Youth)
8. You Make Loving Fun (Connie Petruk of Loser's Lounge)
9. I Don't Wanna Know (Mia Riddle with Skippy McFadden)
10. Oh Daddy (Sharon Van Etten)
11. Gold Dust Woman (Britta Phillips of Dean & Britta/Luna)

12. Rhiannon (Tricia Scott of Loser's Lounge)
13. Go Your Own Way (The Bell House players: Jesse Barnes of Oakley Hall / Mia Riddle / Jeff Neuberger / couple of the Loser's Lounge dudes / Josh from French Kicks / Jenn from Wye Oak) finale

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Comments (12)

so much fun.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 3:42 PM

this was a blast. happy bday Skippy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 3:47 PM

Fleetwood MEH.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 4:14 PM

wye oak were incredible. can't wait to see them again.

Posted by e | December 4, 2009 4:24 PM

any idea if the pulsars are playing a show in manhattan tonight? would love to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 4:30 PM

What a great show. Shame Field Music couldn't make it, but still a great bill at a great venue.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2009 4:54 PM

THE LOSERS LOUNGE RULE!!!! They were so good, and they're doing a Jackson Five tribute show later this month at Joe's Pub which is destined to be amazing. What an incredible group of players, and so much fun. Way to go. PS Happy Birthday Skippy!

Posted by Lindsay Buckingham | December 4, 2009 5:04 PM

Not sure why everyone is so blown away. The concept rules but it would've been better if they had done something different with the songs...you know so it wouldn't just sound and LOOK like very serious hipster karaoke. I heart Caws. Sheff cover is horrible.

Posted by Meg | December 5, 2009 12:44 AM

did someone record this? I'd love to hear Dreams

Posted by Chritopherr | December 6, 2009 2:09 AM

what up yardbirds reunion! iz gonna be ill.


Posted by شات صوتي | December 7, 2009 3:58 PM

what up yardbirds reunion! iz gonna be ill.


Posted by ميلان | December 7, 2009 3:58 PM

nice concer love it

Posted by travel guide | February 20, 2010 1:48 PM

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