Thursday, September 14, 2006

Undercover Pop Quiz

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 11:22 AM

Last night's show at Mercy Lounge — Nashville bands doing Nashville covers — was a loose and freewheeling good time as bands read lyrics off their hands and stumbled through a sacred cow or two. Jager flowed freely and somebody actually ran lights. I would say you kinda had to be there...but did you? Try your hand at the pop quiz below and see how well you know your fellow indie-rockers. Full report in next week's Spin.

1.) Which band got the most love?
a.) The Features
b.) Lifeboy
c.) Velcro Stars
d.) The Privates

2.) Who were the night's biggest boozehounds?
a.) Bang Bang Bang
b.) The Pink Spiders
c.) John Bruton
d.) Keith Lowen

3.) Who knew (blank) could play (blank)?
a.) Casio Casanova/tuba
b.) Jon Decious/glockenspiel
c.) Jaren Johnston/triangle
d.) Steve Cross/drums

4.) What ironic cover of what ironic Ben Folds song only barely made up for a band performing two of their own songs?
a.) Best Imitation of Myself
b.) Rockin' the Suburbs
c.) Army
d.) Brick

5.) What band you never saw before reunited for one walk down memory lane?
a.) Lifeboy
b.) Silent Friction
c.) Character
d.) Darling Hearts

6.) Finish this sentence: Bang Bang Bang showed some serious balls by _________________________.
a.) Allowing Kelby onstage in a kerchief.
b.) Covering Kenny Chesney—without irony.
c.) Doing a star-studded baton routine.
d.) Covering Kings of Leon—with irony.

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