The Coverups at the Ivy Room
Not-so-secret-anymore Green Day side project “The Coverups” played at the Ivy Room in Albany, California on March 5th.
The band features Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt (playing guitar rather than bass) and Jason White – as well as longtime Green Day associate and scene veteran Bill Schneider on bass and audio engineer Chris Dugan on drums. A family affair to be sure.
The Coverups bill themselves, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, as the world’s greatest cover band and it’s sorta true. The band ripped through a high-energy set focused on songs that they (presumably) grew up with – everything from The Misfits to The Clash to The Replacements — and had the sold out crowd singing along to every word. Samiam front man and Ivy Room booker Jason Beebout even made a guest appearance on Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”