Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Good Cover Version: The Lemon Twigs Does The Beach Boys

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone. 

"Little Saint Nick" is one of my most favorite of all favorite Christmas songs. The adorable Lemon Twigs stay pretty faithful to the Beach Boys original with their rendition, as performed on Conan recently, falsetto included. I'm a big fan of anyone wearing reindeer antlers while strumming the guitar, too.

While we're at it, check out the Twigs when they head out on tour, starting right here on January 18th. 

LEMON TWIGS TOUR DATES


1/18 - Washington, DC - DC9
1/19 - Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy
1/20 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
1/21 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
1/23 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
1/25 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
1/26 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
1/27 - Madison, WI - U of W Madison: Union South Sett
1/28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
1/31 - Seattle, WA - Barbosa
2/1 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
2/2 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
2/4 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar
2/5 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium
2/5 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
2/9 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
2/10 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
2/11 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
2/14 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Indoor
2/15 - Houston, TX - The Raven Tower
2/17 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
2/18 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
2/21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
3/23 - Bristol, UK -Thekla
3/24 - Nottingham, UK - The Bodega Social Club
3/26 - Dublin, Ireland - The Workman’s Club
3/28 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Gorilla
3/29 - London, UK - KOKO
3/31 - Paris, France - La Gaîté Lyrique
4/1 - Nantes, France - Stereolux
4/2 - Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
4/4 - Hamburg, Germany - Indra
4/5 - Berlin, Germany - Fraanz
4/7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin



[posted 12.20.16]

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