Ben Folds was in Chicago for three sold-out shows at the Vic, and he made some time to stop by The A.V. Club and cover Elliott Smith's "Say Yes" for us. Folds has a history with Smith: They did a brief tour together, both opening for Beck, and Folds told us that he'd sheepishly knock on Smith's door before the show to request "Alameda." Folds paid tribute to Smith on 2005's Songs For Silverman, with a song called "Late," and here he does so again, playing a piano-fied version of one of Smith's greatest songs, "Say Yes."
Crying delivers a spirited cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”
Austra go-goes for broke, covers "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"
Passenger delivers a surprisingly sweet take on ‘No Scrubs’
Lee Fields gives a heartwarming take on Neil Diamond’s “America"
Phantogram channels Courtney Love, kicks off season 8 of A.V. Undercover
Watch The Regrettes' ferocious take on "Fox On The Run"
Pet Symmetry rockets "Come A Little Bit Closer" into space
Close Talker covers "Fox On The Run"
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Crystal Fighters cover “Hooked On A Feeling” just in time for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Dude York covers "Brandy" in honor of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
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