Bob Mould gets in on Undercover 2011

I’m digging how they gays are representing (even if by accident) in  A.V. Club’s Undercover 2011 project. In June, I posted this item where bands covered George Michael and the Indigo Girls. Last week, Bob Mould jumped in and covered, well, himself. He performed “If I Can’t Change Your Mind” by his old band Sugar. Watch it here.

Mould has major cred with Sugar and his first band Husker Du. He still rocks it solo, but you might recall he’s also one-half of Blowout, the DJ team that served up the music at this year’s BearDance.

And if you just want a little more Mould, check out the great interview he did on Sound Opinions last month.

—  Rich Lopez

George Michael, Indigo Girls get some cover love from A.V. Club and guests

Michael gets beard props from Iron & Wine singer Sam Beam.

A.V. Club’s Undercover bit is a clever one. Readers pick songs and bands come in to play them. In Undercover 2, we’re treated to an experimental rock version of Kanye West’s “Runaway” or a re-working of ’80s synth-poppers Human League. Interestingly enough, the two LGBTs on the list appeared with some rule-bending.

In A.V.’s post from Thursday, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead covered Indigo Girls’ “Blood and Fire,” which wasn’t on the original list. Apparently they “didn’t understand the rules.” Yeah, whatever, but it’s a worthy watch …

—  Rich Lopez