Eef Barzelay--who sometimes writes and records as Clem Snide, and sometimes plays it solo--is no stranger to A.V. Undercover. His version of Journey's "Faithfully" tugged on your heartstrings back in 2010, and he played a whole bunch of Journey covers as part of the inaugural A.V. Fest last year. This year, we caught Barzelay on tour with Chris Otepka, formerly of Chicago's Troubled Hubble and currently the frontman of The Heligoats. Otepka helped Barzelay tackle the Bryan Adams classic "Summer Of '69" on top of the High Concept Labs building, which is an event space right next door to the A.V. Fest location, with a great view of downtown (and a whole fleet of garbage trucks). Barzelay wrote some filthy extra couplets for the saucy song, but declined to record those for us. Alas. In the next Summer Break video, Otepka will take the lead, with Barzelay backing him. Two-fer!
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