Planning a trip to New York City soon? You might want to wait. Come May 22nd, New York’s Bowery Ballroom plans to throw what will undoubtedly be a night to remember (via Brooklyn Vegan). In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Michael Azerrad‘s Our Band Could Be Your Life, the venue will play host to a slew of bands, all covering acts discussed in the book. In other words, have you ever said to yourself, “Gee golly, Titus Andronicus reminds me of The Replacements”? Good, because they’re covering them. But, it doesn’t stop there. No, sir!
We’ll list the rest out for you:
— Ted Leo will play Minor Threat
— tUnE-YaRdS (can we do something about that annoying spelling, please?) will channel Sonic Youth
— Delicate Steve will take on the Minutemen
— Dan Deacon will champion the Butthole Surfers, which will likely be the highlight of the night.
— Buke & Gass will slip into some Fugazi
— Nat Baldwin, David Longstreth and Brian McOmber will spit out Black Flag
— St. Vincent will, unbelievably, pay homage to Big Black
— Wye Oak will kill their amps attempting to replicate Dinosaur Jr.
Sound wi-wi-wi-wild ‘n’ crazy enough for you? That’s only part of the lineup! More will be announced soon, including guest hosts. In the meantime, bookmark this page, where $25 tickets will go on-sale this Friday. Also, if you’re heading to Austin, TX next week for SXSW, be sure to check out the panel Merrill Garbus, of the tUnE-yArDs, is hosting surrounding the book, which you can find more information about here.
Now, let’s just hope the airfare to NYC is cheap around May. Hoo-hah!