Sunday, April 23, 2006

Covers update

A quick update on some covers I missed or did not officially confirm:

  • Tom Hunter covers New coat of paint on Here I go again
  • The Kölner Saxophon Mafia covers Anywhere I lay my head on 20 Jahre Saxuelle Befreiung
  • Heroes and villains covers Tom Traubert's blues on their self-titled EP
  • Cibelle covers Green Grass on Shine of dried electric leaves
  • Lisa Fuller covers Midnight Lullaby and New Coat of Paint on Teach me tonight

    Anonymous said...

    I've covered some Tom Waits tunes too.

    Like Temptation

    Anonymous said...

    Billy's Band plays in the USA

    May 7, 12, and 14

    Billy’s Band are: vocalist Billy Novik with his rough vocals of a man who has smoked too many Belomors, bayanist and percussionist Anton Matezious, and guitarist Andrey Ryzhik.
    Trio’s main virtue is their talent to make impressive musical sound with minimum number of participants.

    Billy’s Band is a musical and theater project. They started their career with Tom Waits covers. Alongside with their traditional concert programs the band will present fragments from their two theatre shows: "Blues On My Mind" with their original musical materials and "Being Tom Waits" with covers from Tom Waits’ repertoire. Besides playing music during the concerts the band presents elements of theatre of the absurd and dumb show.

    The album "Being Tom Waits" is a sound-track to the cognominal theatrical performance and includes cover versions of Tom Wait’s songs and Billy Novik’s (the vocalist) lyric soliloquies. It also comprises several most early records dated back to the band’s "Waits Period" – the time of "extreme despair", as Billy has recently called it. The release of the fifth album summarizes the Billy’s Band creative youth, paying tribute to its Great Teacher Tom Waits.

    From it's humble beginnings as an amusing time-filler for friends and acquaintances, the "Billy's Band" has matured into, arguably the brightest revelation of the St.Petersburg and Moscow club scenes in 2003. Giving new life to the style, created by Kerouac and Waits, mixed with purely native life observations, stories and city myths (the musicians themselves describe their style as "Graveyard Dixieland with an Endless Happy End") has given the band a truly idol-like status from the audiences of both capitals, and later even Europe.

    San Francisco - Sunday, May 7

    Rickshaw Stop
    155 Fell Street @Van Ness Avenue
    Plenty of Parking!
    Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm

    Tickets $25 (+$2.40 service charge) in advance,
    $35 at the door.
    For info: or (650) 520-8110

    San Diego - Wednesday, May 10

    Elijah's Restaurant
    2638 Del Mar Heights Rd Del Mar, CA 92014
    Show at 7-30 pm

    Tickets $20
    (858) 487-7090 (Anya & Anton)

    Boston - Friday, May 12

    Linwood Bar
    69 Kilmarnock St, Boston
    (near Star Market on Fenway)
    Doors at 9 pm, show at 10 pm
    21+ ID required

    Tickets $25 (+$2.40 service charge) in advance
    $35 at the door.
    For info: (617) 513-0516 or

    New York - Sunday, May 14th

    125 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn, NY
    doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
    18+ ID required