Only Two More Days Until The Great Cover-Up Begins!




I mentioned yesterday in a post here that there were only four more days until the start of The Great Cover-Up, the annual music-for-charity event for which local acts cover the songs of acts better-known than themselves.

Well, I'm not very good at math. The 14th annual Great Cover-Up begins at Plush on Thursday, Dec. 13, which is now only two days away. It continues on Friday night at Club Congress, Saturday afternoon on the patio of Hotel Congress (don't worry: there will be outdoor heaters and hot drinks, if weather warrants it), and wraps up Saturday night at the Rialto Theatre.

Over the course of the event, 50 local acts will each perform 20-minute set of better-known national and international acts — and every penny of the proceeds will be donated to TAMHA (Tucson Artists and Musicians Healthcare Alliance).

To get you into the Great Cover-Up spirit, every day this week we're posting a a cover song by one of the acts getting covered at this week's event.

For example, the music of the Violent Femmes will be covered at the Cover-Up, so here's a video of the Femmes covering a T. Rex song. Enjoy!

A full schedule of events and more info are after the jump:

Thursday, December 13th at Plush (Doors at 6:00pm); 21 and over
Friday, December 14th at Congress (Doors at 6:00pm) 21 and over
Saturday, December 15th at Congress from NOON to 5:00pm; all ages; free admission
Saturday, December 15th at Rialto Theatre (Doors at 5:00pm); all ages

8 bucks for one night
12 bucks for two nights
15 bucks for all three nights (What a deal!)
The daytime portion at Hotel Congress is free, but donations will be accepted.

Thursday, December 13, at Plush

7:00p Paul McCartney/Wings
7:30 The Cars
8:00 Amy Winehouse
8:30 Echo & The Bunnymen
9:00 David Bowie
9:30 Talking Heads
10:00 Spiritualized
10:30 The Easybeats
11:00 Sting
11:30 Queen
12:00a Katy Perry
12:30 Herbie Hancock

COVERED BY THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BANDS (in no particular order): Black Jackalope Ensemble, Silver Fox, Michael P & The Gullywashers, Slant 6, Copper & Congress, The Monitors, Still Life Telescope, Kaia Chesney, Boreas, Serene Dominic, Saint Maybe, Genevieve & The LPs

Friday, December 14, at Club Congress

7:00p Lovin' Spoonful
7:30 Rod Stewart
8:00 Black Sabbath
8:30 Grizzly Bear
9:00 Heavy Metal Gods
9:30 Dr. John
10:00 Mulatu Astatke
10:30 Rick Diculous
11:00 Fleetwood Mac
11:30 Weezer
12:00a The Pretenders
12:30 Tool
1:00 Rage Against The Machine
1:30 Alice Cooper

COVERED BY THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BANDS (in no particular order):
Acoustic Metal, The Modeens, Sunday Drivers, Sugar Stains, Cheepness, Wayback Machine, Bulls On Parade, 8 Minutes To Burn, Chicha Dust, American Android, The Cordials, Texas Trash & The Trainwrecks, Leila Lopez, Spacefish

Saturday, December 15, (daytime) at Hotel Congress' outdoor patio

12:30p Evan Dando/Lemonheads
1:00 Robert Johnson
1:30 Supertramp
2:00 The Doors
2:30 '80s One-Hit Wonders
3:00 Cake
3:30 James Brown
4:00 Tom Waits

COVERED BY THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BANDS (in no particular order):
Kyle Brondson, Roman Barten-Sherman, Smallvox, Jumper, The Tangelos, Jeremy Michael Cashman, Roll Acosta, Sinphonics

Saturday, December 15, (evening) at Rialto Theatre

6:00p Joe Walsh
6:30 Quiet Riot
7:00 Flogging Molly
7:30 Leonard Cohen
8:00 Stevie Wonder
8:30 Dixie Chicks
9:00 The Kinks
9:30 Violent Femmes
10:00 The Smiths
10:30 LCD Soundsystem
11:00 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
11:30 Outkast
12:00a Paul Simon
12:30 Hall & Oates
1:00 Red Hot Chili Peppers

COVERED BY THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BANDS (in no particular order):
Wolf Larsen, The Gallery, video?, Skinkfinger, Awkward Moments , Rich Girl & The Private Eyes, David Clark Band, Hank Topless, Holy Rolling Empire, LeeAnne Savage, The Gunrunners, Electric Blankets, The Distortionists, The Tryst, Some Of Them Are Old

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