On February 2, I attended The Coverups and East Brothers’ show at Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek, CA and it was an incredible night full of music and good times.
The night kicked off with a performance from East Brothers. The band busted right out of the gate with a full-on display of punk rock. The high-energy set captured the audience from the start and helped set the tone for the evening.
After East Brothers, The Coverups took the stage for a killer show that you would have to see to believe. If there was only one word to describe their performance, it would be FUN.
The band, who feature Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the band’s touring guitarist Jason White, were firing on all cylinders as they powered through a 30-song set of covers. The group did a great job at creating a party vibe as everyone sang and danced along to the music of legendary artists.
Armstrong and White traded vocal duties as they rocked iconic tracks from the Ramones, Misfits, Cheap Trick, David Bowie, Mötley Crüe, and more. Everyone in attendance had the time of their lives as the band cranked up the nostalgia one song at a time. The concert was a much needed escape from the outside world and those lucky enough to attend, will still be talking about it for years to come.
Some of the many highlights from the set include the band’s takes on Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments” and “Where Eagles Dare,” The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” Veruca Salt’s “Seether,” Kim Wilde’s “Kids In America,” Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me,” Bryan Adams’ “Summer Of ’69.” Ramones’ “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker,” David Bowie’s “Suffragette City,” Mötley Crüe’s “Live Wire,” and The Crickets’ “I Fought The Law.”