In the midst of a reunion tour with his old band Archers Of Loaf, Eric Bachmann—who now records as Crooked Fingers—met us atop an iconic Chicago building to perform the George Gershwin staple “Summertime,” which has been covered in the past by everyone from Billie Holiday to The Zombies. But none of them played it (as far as we know) on the 22nd floor observation deck of Tribune Tower, the 85-year-old neo-Gothic wonder that houses the Chicago Tribune, among other businesses. The next Crooked Fingers album will be out in October, and Archers Of Loaf will make a very special Chicago appearance this September, which we’ll tell you about soon… Thanks to Randy Sidell and our partners at the Tribune and RedEye for helping secure this location.
Mac MacCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Jonathan Richman's "That Summer Feeling"
Matmos Covers Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy"
Rick Springfield Covers Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well"
Telekinesis Covers Donovan's "Sunshine Superman"
Ezra Furman Covers Wilco's "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Rogue Wave Covers Duran Duran's "Rio"
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead Covers The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon"
METZ Covers The Damned's "Neat Neat Neat"
Mac McCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Nick Gilder's "Hot Child in the City"
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Cover The Ramones' "Go Lil' Camaro Go"
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists cover The Ramones
Mac McCaughan and Kelly Hogan cover Nick Gilder