Five months ago, when finalizing their list of local bands that would pay tribute to national acts, the organizers of An Under Cover Weekend unknowingly set up a night one finale that would speak to future unrest in St. Louis. Volcanoes closed out the September 26, 2014, installment as Rage Against the Machine, letting the band's words of revolution make an obvious connection to this fall's Ferguson issues
. Other bands performing were Bear Hive as LCD Soundsystem, Search Parties as Hall & Oates, Al Holliday & the East Side Rhythm Band as Joe Cocker, and Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals as Elvis Presley.
Night two of the eighth-annual event happens September 27 at the Firebird with Various Hands as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blackwater 64 as Foo Fighters, Bluefish as Rihanna, Hidden Lakes as the Cure, and Brother Mouzone as the Flaming Lips.
Photos by Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times.
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