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Best Way to Simultaneously See Local Bands and Hear Classic Songs San Francisco 2011 - Undercover Presents

Sometimes you want to check out one of the myriad local bands that your friends are always going on about, but usually you just want to hear songs you know and love. UnderCover Presents scratches both itches, putting on shows — events, really — dedicated to an entire classic album, performed by area musicians who put their own spin on the songs. The project got rolling last October at Coda (RIP) with more than 50 artists (including star turns by Liz Phair and Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins) dedicating their energies to The Velvet Underground & Nico under the direction of Classical Revolution's Charith Premawardhana; the number of players doubled in February as Edmund Welles' Aaron Novik led a massive cast through the Pixies' Doolittle at Public Works. Both have commemorative albums on Porto Franco Records, and the Doolittle spectacular — whose highlights included LoCura dropping a salsa bomb on "Mr. Grieves" and female choir Conspiracy of Venus beautifully twisting "Monkey Gone to Heaven" out of shape — is the subject of a forthcoming documentary.

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MikeG
MikeG

Yeah. I had heard it really stank, too! I hear the promoter is a real loser from LA. Watch out for her!

Heynow
Heynow

This project stank and has subsequently tanked.

say what?
say what?

false and false

Truth_sets_you_free
Truth_sets_you_free

oh man... Lyz Luke??? Anybody who plays for her for free can just go on lining up to play for her for free. Lyz Luke, the promoter (and not her real name, btw) is pretty well off. Nice trust fund she's got?

Watch out for her. She is one greedy %^&$#. Stay Away From UNDERCOVER!

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