Lower Dens played ABBA @ Rough Trade during Northside Fest (pics)
The 33 1/3 series presented a fun evening at Rough Trade on the Saturday night of Northside Festival (6/10) where they had bands cover other band's full albums. The night was headlined by Lower Dens who took on ABBA Gold. Anyone hoping for a modernist deconstruction of the Swedish group's greatest hits by the Baltimore band...was probably not in attendance on Saturday night. That included Lower Dens themselves, here just Jana Hunter and drummer Nate Nelson, who were there to have fun and play (and sing) along to what seemed like MIDI karaoke versions of "Voulez Vous," Alan Partridge favorite "Knowning Me, Knowing You," "SOS," "Waterloo" and more. (There were vintage karaoke videos projected as well, but they never quite synched up to the music, but added to the atmosphere of the night.) Things were a bit stilted at first until Hunter, dressed appropriately in a glittery top, hit on the idea of inviting folks up on stage to dance and sing along. Then it became a party. Pictures from that are in the gallery above.
Earlier in night, Tony Molina played songs from Dinosaur Jr's You're Living All Over Me, and Tredici Bacci performing selections from the Super Mario Brothers movie soundtrack.
photos by P Squared