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Pioneering Ann Arbor: Protomartyr pays homage to The Stooges
About This Episode

Welcome back to Pioneering, our new video (and event) series. We’re happy that some of you made it out to the first series of shoots, and here we present the next fruits of our labor: Protomartyr paying tribute to The Stooges. Above you’ll find two videos—the first a sort of documentary-style discussion about the band, their influence, and the particular song that Protomartyr chose to cover, “Down On The Street.” The second video is the band’s full performance of the song, recorded live at Michigan Union Ballroom in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This week’s song has a strong tie to last week’s: The Ramones song that The Mountain Goats covered, “Danny Says,” is about Elektra Records talent scout Danny Fields—who also signed The Stooges after seeing an early show at… Michigan Union Ballroom. And throughout you’ll find our host, Eef Barzelay, asking questions and hanging out with A.V. Clubbers. This is the second of eight episodes, to air every Monday until we’re done. Thanks for watching, and please check out the Pioneering social hub for bonus footage and other extras.

Filed Under: Music
  • Pioneering
  • 15 Episodes
  • An up-and-coming artist performs a song by a musician who inspired them—and the performance takes place in a venue that’s meaningful to one or both.