An Under Cover Weekend, where local bands play sets as famous bands of their choosing, will have its five year anniversary this September. This thing is consistently awesome, and for the first time, any St. Louis bands can apply via this handy-dandy online form, which opened this morning. This year's event will run either on September 2nd and 3rd or September 9th and 10th. The submission form promises dramatic improvement/expansion, with added goodies like download cards of the bands playing each night and possibly a promotional video.
Bands cannot be covered if they've already been done within five years. Math enthusiasts will note that this means no band that has ever been covered at AUCW is eligible to be covered this year. You can check the AUCW web site for a full history; last year's line up is below.
September 10, 2010 Troubadour Dali - Queens of The Stone Age The Blind Eyes - Fleetwood Mac Bruiser Queen - The Descendents Sleepy Kitty - Pavement Union Tree Review - The Postal Service
September 11, 2010 The Hibernauts - The Ravonettes The Orbz - Iggy and The Stooges Beth Bombara / Cassie Morgan - The Breeders Tenement Ruth - Loretta Lynn Samuriot - Reel Big Fish
September 17, 2010 Via Dove - Pearl Jam The Dive Poets - R.E.M. The Makeshift Gentlemen - The Doors Fractured Army - Pat Benatar Theodore + the Rats and People - Van Dyke Parks
When we do this announcement next year, your name could be up there. Make it happen.