Earlier this fall, more than 40 local musicians
got together -- along with Liz Phair and Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins -- to perform the Velvet Underground's seminal debut album at Coda Jazz Supper Club
. This project was the first from a new coalition of Mission music regulars, artists, and promoters called UnderCover
. (Because they cover classic albums, get it?) It went pretty well, if we may say so ourselves
Today, UnderCover unveils its second project: A live performance and recording of the Pixies' Doolittle. Oh, but there's more.
The Pixies project, set for Feb. 22 at Public Works (tickets go on sale today
) will be larger and more ambitious than the first effort in pretty much every way: This effort involves more than 100 local musicians from 15 different groups. And while the VU show was recorded live for later release on Mission label Porto Franco
, the artists involved in Doolittle
are already tracking at Faultline Studios -- recordings of their covers will be sold at the show.
But as with before, the basic aim is a total reinterpretation of a classic album, in sequence.
project is still in the works, which means some more surprises could be in store, but in the meantime, here's a list of the artists so far set to perform