Friday, October 12, 2012

From We Got Cactus: Getting Sick of These Reminders About the Great Cover-Up Deadline? Then Send Us Your Submissions Already!

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM

(Crossposted from We Got Cactus)

Another call-out to all local bands and performers:

Time is running out to get your submissions in for the 15th Annual Great Cover-Up, the three-day blowout in which local acts that normally perform original music cover other, more famous acts, in 20-minute sets, all in the name of charity.

This year's event will take place at Plush on Thursday, Dec. 13, Club Congress on Friday, Dec. 14, and the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 15, and all proceeds will be donated to the Southern Arizona Artists and Musicians Healthcare Alliance (SAAMHA — formerly TAMHA), which you can read about here.

More information about the event itself is here.

To submit an application, just send your band name, what type of music you normally play, your top three choices of acts you'd like to cover, contact info (name and email address or phone number) to

The deadline for submissions is one week from today, Friday, Oct. 19.

Please remember that this is a populist event, so try to steer away from obscurity, and toward something the audience will recognize. (Bonus points for dressing the part, etc.)

The event's organizers (of which I'm one) are patiently standing by, waiting for your awesome ideas.

As for that video at the top, it's Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum performing "Darling Nikki" as Princess, backed by The Roots at the Brooklyn Bowl (though for those who hate watching live performances with cell phones in the way, Gawker has their performance from the Jimmy Fallon show here). I hate spoilers, so I won't blow the surprise. But you should definitely stick around to catch the end.

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