It might seem like we were tempting fate by inviting Rogue Wave—a band named after a phenomenon that sinks ships—out onto the water for Undercover Summer Break, but that's just the kind of risk-takers we are. On an absolutely gorgeous Friday afternoon in June, the band joined a good chunk of the Onion Inc. office on the Tall Ship Windy for a sail on Lake Michigan. And there's no more appropriate song for a band to play on a massive sailboat than Duran Duran's "Rio." Rogue Wave also played a few more songs for us, including their own "Lake Michigan," appropriately enough. Hopefully we'll have video of those in the next few weeks as well. Rogue Wave's latest album Nightingale Floors is the band's best since its excellent debut. Special thanks to the folks on the Tall Ship Windy for hosting us.
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