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The Hot Rats are members of Supergrass playing covers (and Nigel Godrich) – tour dates w/ The Heavy (NYC tonight)

by Bill Pearis

Hot Rats

Cover bands aren’t normally the kind of thing you’d go to Music Hall of Williamsburg or Bowery Ballroom to see, but when it’s 2/3 (or half depending on how many members you think they have) of Supergrass maybe that changes things. When Supergrass bassist Mikey Quinn injured his spine last year, singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes and drummer Danny Gafferty formed side project The Hot Rats with producer Nigel Godrich and set out to make a covers album in the vein of Bowie’s Pin Ups. The result is Turn Ons which is out January 26 on Fat Possum, and includes songs by The Beastie Boys (“Fight For Your Right”), The Doors (“Crystal Ship”), The Cure (“The Love Cats”), Roxy Music (“Love is the Drug”), Bowie (“Queen Bitch”) and more.

The Hot Rats (Gaz and Danny. Nigel only plays on the album) play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (1/12) and Bowery Ballroom Thursday (1/14), with UK power soul act The Heavy opening both shows. (The Heavy also play 92Y Tribeca on Saturday.) The Hot Rats also perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday (1/15). The Heavy perform on Letterman on Monday (1/18). All Hot Rats and The Heavy tour dates, and some videos are below…

The Hot Rats – “Damaged Goods”

The Hot Rats – “Can’t Stand It” (VU)

The Hot Rats – “Drive My Car” (Beatles)

Hot Rats – 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 12 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Jan 14 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Jan 19 Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Jan 21 Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Jan 23 Hot Rats @ Amapola Mexico City, México
Feb 2 Relentless Garage, London London, South
Feb 3 La Maroquinerie, Paris Paris

The Heavy – “How Do You Like Me Now”

The Heavy – 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 12 Music Hall Of Williamsburg (supporting The Hot Rats) New York
Jan 14 Bowery Ballroom (supporting The Hot Rats) New York
Jan 15 World Cafe Philadelphia
Jan 16 92 Y Tribeca New York, New York
Jan 21 La Boite Madrid
Jan 22 12 & Medio Murcia
Jan 23 Nuggets, Apolo Barcelona
Jan 25 Rex Toulouse
Jan 26 Espace Tatry Bordeaux
Jan 27 UBU Rennes
Jan 28 Big Band Cafe Caen
Jan 29 La Nef Angouleme
Jan 30 Le Fil Saint Etienne
Feb 1 La Vapeur Dijon
Feb 2 La Maroquinerie Paris
Feb 3 La Laiterie Strasbourg
Feb 4 L’Epicerie Moderne Lyon
Feb 5 Cargo de Nuit Arles
Feb 6 Le Poste a Galene Marseille
Feb 9 La Luciole Alencon
Feb 11 Posten Odense
Feb 12 Studenterhuset Alborg
Feb 13 Loppen Copenhagen
Feb 15 XFM Exposure @ The Barfly London, London and South East
Feb 16 The Rainbow Birmingham, Midlands
Feb 17 Thekla Bristol
Feb 18 The Barfly Cardiff
Feb 19 Captain’s Rest Glasgow
Feb 20 The Brickyard Carlisle
Feb 23 The Ruby Lounge Manchester
Feb 24 Bodega Nottingham
Feb 25 The Freebutt Brighton
Feb 26 The Farmhouse Canterbury
Feb 27 South Hill Park Bracknell
Mar 26 Paradiso Amsterdam
Mar 27 Luxor Arnhem
Mar 30 L’Aeronef Lille
Mar 31 Cabaret Electrique Le Havre
Apr 1 EMB Sannois
Apr 2 Le Brise Glace Annecy
Apr 3 Garorock Festival Marmande
Apr 5 Bloom Mezzago

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