Tuesday, May 4, 2010


First of all, I love cover songs! I'm not talking about the cheesy bar bands that cover "Jessie's Girl" in hopes of banging that drunk girl in the front drinking a pitcher of Long Island Iced-Tea. I'm referring to established bands and musicians who take the time, and creative effort to put their personal touch on a song that they enjoy or has influenced them along the way.

For those of you not familiar with The A.V. Club, it is an entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion. Unlike The Onion it is not satirical, but still possess a humorous, witty tone. They review new music, films, books, DVD's, etc. The print edition, which is included in The Onion, is available in select cities across the nation including our very own Chicago!

Anyway, long story short, for the last couple months they have been posting videos from the Chicago office of their new mini-series called Undercover. Watch the video and check out the latest cover performance of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" here.

Introduction to A.V. Undercover