Watch Hospitality Cover Steely Dan on A.V. Undercover–Coming to Santa Barbara

May 23rd, 2012 in Music

Brooklyn’s Hospitality showed up on A.V. Undercover to tally their take on Steely Dan’s Riki Don’t Lose That Number (we fondly remember–like it was yesterday–the Dan’s dual-drummer, Skunk Baxter-led performance of it at UCSB’s Robertson Gym on June 23, 1974).   The band told the A.V. Club that this was the first cover song Hospitality ever learned.   We agree with the A.V. Club who said, “I think they nailed it, adding a bit of…chug and rubbing a bit of rock dirt on such a pristine original.”

Check out Hospitality’s take on Riki Don’t Lose That Number below.  We love Amber Papini’s off-kilter vocals (akin to Exene Cervenka/Patti Smith).  Check out the accomplished playing and in particular the guitar-solo at 3:23.   Hospitality’s debut self-titled debut album has been receiving critical raves, and you can stream/buy it HERE.

Hospitality has also been reportedly winning fans over while on tour with Wild Flag and Here We Go Magic, among others.  They are coming to Velvet Jones with Electric Guest in Santa Barbara on June 2nd.  Be there.  The rest of their tour dates are below the cover.

Hospitality covers Steely Dan

Hospitality on tour:
May 22 Aspen, CO Belly Up w/ Here We Go Magic
May 23 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge w/ Here We Go Magic
May 24 Boise, ID Reef
May 25 Portland, OR Bunk Bar w/ Here We Go Magic
May 27 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
May 31 San Francisco, CA Popscene Presents @ Rickshaw Stop
June 1 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
June 2 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
June 4 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
June 5 Tucson, AZ Plush
June 8 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
June 9 St. Louis, MO Firebird
June 10 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Street Fair
July 5 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival July 5-8
July 14 New York, NY 4Knots Festival
Sept 28 Champaign, IL Pygmalion Music Festival

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