Show Post: In House #1490
Cover bands-- you can probably go to your downtown on any given weekend and have your pick of five of them, not that you'd want to have to pick any of them. A quick glance at the catalog of the Detroit Cobras, named for the city from which they hail, would suggest nothing more than a cover band. After all, despite having been around for ten years the band's first and only original number appears on their latest release, Baby. Still, the band manages to create music that sounds like their own even if it isn't. How? Instead of trying to write songs that sound vintage, they dig them up from obscure vinyl sides and breathe a new strut into them, Rachel Nagy's soulful, powerhouse vocals doing the brunt of the breathing-- and it doesn't hurt that most people have probably never heard the songs in the first place. Bloodshot recently gave Baby its proper U.S. release complete with a copy of the Cobras' 2003 EP Seven Easy Pieces. The Detroit Cobras play Salt Lake City's Velvet Room tonight.
In House #1490.
Focus: The Detroit Cobras and Steel Train play seperate shows in Salt Lake City tonight, plus music from the Yonder Mountain String Band and more.
BONUS- from the Detroit Cobras' most recent, Baby:
"I Wanna Holler (But the Town's Too Small)" (MP3).
BONUS- from Steel Train's 2003 EP, 1969, a version of CSNY's
"Helplessly Hoping" (MP3).
In House PODCAST #15