Ben Kweller: meeting all your cover band needs
In addition to being a writer & performer of catchy tunes that still feel substantial, possessing a fantastic sense of humor, and being multi-talented enough to make stellar albums wherein he plays all the instruments himself, indie rocker Ben Kweller also loves himself some covers.
One of my readers Katie saw BK last weekend (8/5) in Atlanta and captured this feel-good cover medley: "La Bamba," "Twist and Shout," and a spot on cover of Weezer's "Sweater Song," even effectively capturing the banal banter between verses, customized for the occasion. It's kitschy fun; you kinda wish he'd play your school dance.
I'm mostly just impressed that he knows all the words to "La Bamba." Even though I am generally a lyrical conquistadora, that's one you'll catch me mumbling on.
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