Friday, November 6, 2015

Recording: Sportsfan

Artist: Sportsfan

Song: Sportsfan - The Modern Age [The Strokes cover]

Recorded at The Dance Cave (DEATH TO T.O. V), October 30, 2015.

Sportsfan - The Modern Age

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.

Leading off the night, there was a fairly thin crowd up in the Dance Cave. So far as I can tell, this was one of several purpose-built bands playing the night, with Ali Haberstroh taking on Julian Casablancas' louche swagger.

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