Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Last night I went to see Sid N Susie (a.k.a. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs) at Bowery Ballroom. They were performing songs from Under the Covers, Vol. 1. This is their first album together since their work as Ming Tea in the Austin Powers films. Sure enough, what happened? The Sid N Susie concert turned into a short-lived Ming Tea reunion, as Mike Myers came out to perform "BBC" during the encore. He's the one in the white shirt (don't worry… he's not as blurry in person). The much-less-than-capacity crowd went nuts.
The rest of the concert was underwhelming. I'm not sure what even made me go… covers generally bug me, but that Susanna (er, Susie) is just so gosh-darn cute. Anyway, they proved that the originals were much better than their versions. Plus Susanna (er, Susie) kept forgetting words, which she blamed on just having performed for a week with the Bangles and only having 1 night to rehearse for this show. I didn't mind when she screwed up… she's just so gosh-darn cute. Matthew Sweet (er, Sid), on the other hand, looks like he ate the other Bangles. But at least he proved to be a competent, and prepared, musician. In addition to covers from The Beatles, Neil Young, The Bee-Gees, the Zombies, and The Who ("The Kids Are Alright" was the best song of the night, even though Susanna… er, Susie… messed up the beginning and wanted to start over but got overruled by the others), we were treated to "Manic Monday" and "Girlfriend."
If you're interested at all, they're performing on Conan tonight. Although I doubt Myers will pop in.

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