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Bob Mould performs “Hey Mr. Grey” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Bob Mould performs “The War” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Two things:

  • Taylor Hawkins!
  • I’m always surprised at how articulated Mould’s playing sounds considering the fact that it looks like he’s just pounding away at that Strat.

Dream Theater - “The Looking Glass” (Breaking the Fourth Wall, 2014)

Queen perform “Stone Cold Crazy” live at London’s Rainbow Theater in 1974

One of my favorite Queen songs off my favorite Queen album.

Biters perform “Oh Yeah” live at the Goat Farm Arts Center for the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival’s Sound & Visions Experience

Alice in Chains perform “Would?” on DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions

Gah! The bass!

Alice in Chains perform “No Excuses” for DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions

Yes - “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Songs from Tsongas: The 35th Anniversary Concert)

Here’s an interesting acoustic version of Yes’ only #1 US hit performed by the “classic” lineup of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, and Alan White during the band’s 35th anniversary tour in 2004 at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA.

The Hold Steady performs live in the KEXP studio on July 18, 2014

Here’s a nice little acoustic set by everyone’s favorite talk-singing indie-alt band The Hold Steady, featuring one of Memphis’ favorite sons Steve Selvidge on guitar.

A reunited Nickel Creek performs “Destination” for WNYC’s Soundcheck

The song is a track from their new album A Dotted Line, the first in nine long years.

Eureka Machines’ Chris Catalyst and Davros cover A-ha’s “Take on Me” during their Golden Ticket pre-show set at the Borderline gig on March 22, 2014 in London

Bob Mould performs “See A Little Light” from Workbook on the Late Show with David Letterman

John Roderick performs The Long Winters’ “Scared Straight” live at the KEXP studio as part of the 15th anniversary of Barsuk Records

This acoustic rendition gives the song a bit of a different feel. And it sounds similar to Nada Surf in places.

Coheed and Cambria perform “A Favor House Atlantic” on DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions

Cheap Trick perform “Dream Police” on DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions

Not the best performance, and they definitely seem to be phoning it in a bit, but what would you do if you’ve been performing the same songs for 30+ years?!

So, who cares? I love this song. And besides…

12-string bass!