For the record, “Tracks of My Tears” is the best go-to karaoke song probably ever, and I’m calling dibs for whenever WGTB holds our first karaoke contest. While the genius (and steeeez! check out their uniforms in the video below) of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles is hard to top, it has become a popular song for artists to work into their live catalog, especially as a convenient segue into another song: see Gavin DeGraw’s “Cupid” and Elvis Costello’s awesome rendition of “Alison” with the London Philharmonic. And I can’t deny that I harbor a secret love for the Boyz II Men version. Seriously, it is smooth, even if their dance moves are ridiculous. Read More »
Saturday night WGTB brought you the first installment of our Spring Cleaning concert series, featuring New Jersey’s beachy rockers Real Estate, DC locals Family Portrait, and Georgetown’s own City Folk. Check out photos from the show below, let us know what you thought of the concert in the comments, and be sure to head to Spring Cleaning part II this Friday night as the Hood Internet mashup duo prepares to melt faces, with openers Rafter and Stout Cortez.
Why didn’t I think of it before? Incubus! Emotional, accessible, vaguely obtuse, and an anthem for the casual pot smoker, what a perfect blend for some horrendous covers! EyonDreams here thought he ought to give the song, “Dig” his best shot. And thank you, EyonDreams, for playing the song through your headphones so that we could really imbibe the quality of your voice. I especially like how you did the runs; they came from the heart, and we here at WGTB appreciate that. And you let us sit quietly during the instrumental break. That was good, because I needed some time to think. You care about the listener experience, and that makes you a true artist.
Next up for EyonDreams: realization that he’s the one that, ‘…digs at us.’