We were all set to cross “If I Can’t Change Your Mind” off the master list after Bob Mould came in and told us it definitely counted as a cover when he played it. But the list was still out with The Decemberists, who agreed to play a song after we badgered singer-guitarist Colin Meloy on Twitter. When they asked if the Sugar classic was still available, we figured it wouldn’t hurt to have another version. Where Mould went solo-electric (and sang the little guitar bit at the end), Meloy and his current merry band—minus longtime member Jenny Conlee, who is battling breast cancer—decided to go with the five-man-acoustical-jam setup, the second Undercover performer to do so. The band’s performance at the Aragon that night was fantastic, and likely its last concert around here for a while, since Mr. Meloy will apparently be concentrating on his writing career for a bit. (Wildwood comes out August 30.)
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Chrissy And Hawley cover Erasure's "A Little Respect"
GWAR salutes AC/DC with some very special Election Day guests
Touché Amoré covers Pearl Jam's "Corduroy"
Deerhoof covers Adam Ant's "Goody Two Shoes"
Luna covers Motörhead's "Killed By Death"
The Wombats cover Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris"
PWR BTTM covers Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones"
Trashcan Sinatras play “Weightlifting"
Trashcan Sinatras cover Wye Oak's "Holy Holy"
Brass Bed covers Van Halen's "Why Can't This Be Love"
Bully covers Sum 41's "Fat Lip"