You know what would be awesome? A Half Japanese cover band. Somebody get on that. And while we're waiting for that to happen, let us indulge our other '90s obsessions at the Exit/In this Saturday. Cream cohort Chris Crofton is fronting Gladiator, a Jesus Lizard cover band, and we killed a few trees to tell you about it:
You know, the “get people to cover songs” thing isn't as easy as you might think. Sure, you can get bands to play A Popular Song of the Era or A Universally Acclaimed LP, but what if you want to hear a band play something that's actually, you know, cool? It's harder than a week-old cat turd. And finding enough people to perform An Obscure Indie Footnote is almost impossible, which is why we wigged out like a beer spout when we heard that local comedic provocateur, Nashville Cream podcaster and world-class curmudgeon Chris Crofton was fronting a Jesus Lizard cover band. A Jesus Lizard cover band! It takes incredible chutzpah to tackle one of Austin's most aggro purveyors of noise rock, but we can't think of anybody else more suited for the job. —SEAN L. MALONEY
Cio Cio & Co. do Weezer covers, and Take the Power Back is of course Nashville's finest all-female Rage Against the Machine cover band. We also heard a rumor that there is going to be an extra, super-duper secret special guest . I'm going to wager good money that it's Glen Frey — cause he and Crofton go way back— but your guess is as good as mine. Anyway, I'm sure it will be exactly like the video above — from the muy excellente Club DVD, filmed in 2009 at Exit/In — crossed with, oh say, Trash Humpers. Artist's rendition of the event after the jump.