Sunday, November 8, 2015

Recording: Calvin Love

Artist: Calvin Love

Song: I Wanna Be Your Dog [The Stooges cover]

Recorded at Lee's Palace (DEATH TO T.O. V), October 30, 2015.

Calvin Love - I Wanna Be Your Dog

For its massive fifth year of Hallowe'en covers, DEATH TO T.O. upsized from its home at The Silver Dollar/Comfort Zone to Lee's Palace and the Dance Cave. That allowed it to keep its sprawling two-stage upstairs/downstairs dynamic even as it accommodated a bigger crowd than ever. Besides curating no fewer than seventeen (!) short sets, Dan Burke and Elliot Jones also kept things running on schedule, with one set starting quite crisply as the one on the other stage ended for nearly the whole night. And as always, the bands put in a lot of work — not just musically, but a lot of the time in trying to capture the look and mannerisms of the band they were covering.

Shirtless and wired/wiry, Calvin Love managed to project the chaotic velocity of Iggy Pop on stage, injecting a dose of energy as the evening worked its way into the "headliner" portion of the night.

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