RUN FOR COVER: DIANE CLUCK VS. DM STITH: “EASY TO BE AROUND”

Diane Cluck DM Stith

The most casual, out-of-touch listener can find comfort in the soft tones and easy strumming that make folk the most accessible backdrop music.

RUN FOR COVER: VAMPIRE WEEKEND VS. MUMFORD & SONS: “COUSINS”

Vampire Weekend Mumford and Sons

Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.

RUN FOR COVER: BJÖRK VS. ANE BRUN: “JÓGA”

Bjork Ane Brun

It goes without saying that no one can top Björk. Her songs are too pure at their core to be mimiced. Ane Brun, however, came the closest we’ve seen to doing Björk justice.

RUN FOR COVER: CHROMATICS VS. ANIKA: “IN THE CITY”

Chromatics Anika

  Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us. Even though Portland is most […]

REVIEW: THE LONG COUNT/THE LONG GAME AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

ICA 1.15.15

The experience was immersive. It expanded the world and left it that way, bowing as if to say, “This space is yours now. Add to the sound.”

REVIEW: A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW AT GREAT SCOTT

A Sunny Day In Glasgow

The ’80s may have been a while ago, but A Sunny Day in Glasgow are giving today’s generation the scope of shoegaze they thought they would never see live.

STEVIE WONDER VS. WILL SMITH: “I WISH / WILD, WILD WEST”

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For someone in his 60s, Stevie Wonder is more than an American icon. He’s a prodigy. Will Smith knew that and didn’t even try to play with the original. Instead, he got as ridiculous as it gets.