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Posted at 3:31 PM ET, 06/23/2005

Run for Cover


There is plenty of great music in town on Saturday night, from the sold-out Sleater-Kinney show at the 9:30 Club to Odetta at Blues Alley. But if you're looking for flat-out fun, the place to be is the Black Cat, which will host the fourth installment of Run for Cover. For those unfamiliar with the concept, it's pretty simple. Local musicians form temporary supergroups perform short sets that pay tribute to/parody some of their favorite bands. While there's certainly a joke-y element to the proceedings, don't expect many half-hearted performances. All of the participants get seriously into it.

The unconfirmed but very likely list of bands is as follows, with our best guess as to the act they're saluting in parentheses:

Fun House (The Stooges)
Just Oates (Hall and Oates)
The Carlisle Group (The Go-Go's)
Girls on Film (Duran Duran)
Another Man's Sac (Butthole Surfers)
The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths)
The Sandanistas (The Clash)
The Invinceables
The Wood Sprites

We're stumped on the last two. Fritz is guessing Pat Benatar for the Invinceables. Anyone out there have any ideas?


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Wood Sprites = Pixies?

Posted by: Nordy | June 23, 2005 4:56 PM | Report abuse

What about the free concert at the Carter Barron Amphitheater featuring Kenin, one of DC's hottest local bands? It's supposed to be awesome. Under the stars too, my friends...

Posted by: Charlie (DC) | June 23, 2005 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Wood Sprites = White Stripes

Posted by: H St Diva | June 23, 2005 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing the Wood Sprites is the Pixies...

Posted by: la la | June 23, 2005 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Wood Sprites = Pixies is a better guess than mine (Sugarcubes/Bjork), but I figured I'd throw it into the mix anyway.

Posted by: polly | June 23, 2005 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Invinceables could be Motley Crue

Posted by: andrew | June 24, 2005 1:27 PM | Report abuse

The order of performance was:
The Invinceables (Pat Benatar)
The Sandinistas (all female Clash - performed by the band Federal City Five)
The Carlisle Group (Belinda Carlisle)
Just Oates (Hall & Oates)
The Queen Is Dead (Queen - the highlight of the night. They even brought on "David Bowie" for a cover of "Under Pressure")
Fun House (Iggy and the Stooges, as in Larry, Moe, and Curly behind Iggy Pop)
The Woodsprites (Pixies)
Another Man's Sac (Butthole Surfers)
Girls on Film (Duran Duran)

Posted by: Paul | June 26, 2005 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jaded | June 28, 2005 10:29 AM | Report abuse

The best acts BY FAR were QUEEN and HALL AND OATES... Pat Benatar...

Posted by: Run For Cover Fan | June 29, 2005 8:47 PM | Report abuse

who was the singer in the pat benatar band?

Posted by: poopy | July 29, 2005 4:40 PM | Report abuse

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