Superchunk Took Ryan Adams's Most Beloved Song And Turned It Into Pop-Punk Perfection
Legendary North Carolina band Superchunk took Ryan Adams's "Come Pick Me Up" and sped it up, added distortion, and gave it some punk sneer. The results are mind-blowing. The song will be on the forthcoming album While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, which also features Blitzen Trapper, Andrew Bird, Shakey Graves, Into It. Over It, Frank Turner, and members of Foo Fighters, R.E.M., Interpol, and Cursive.
Michael Shannon Performed As Lou Reed Last Night At A Chicago Dive Bar
Boardwalk Empire and Man of Steel star Michael Shannon (who famously read that unbelievably profane sorority email) channeled Lou Reed perfectly last night while performing Reed's entire album Blue Mask with infamous Chicago musician Robbie Fulks and band at tiny Chicago dive club The Hideout.