[kinda crappy iphone video] Hear and watch Bodega Girls cover “Roadrunner” @ the Sinclair
Was a good time last night at the Sinclair in Cambridge, the site of a Converse Rubber Tracks Live showcase to raise coin for the One Fund. There was a packed house for a top-shelf bill, headlined by Brooklyn experimental-pop trio Yeasayer and also featuring Jersey’s Ducktails and Boston’s Camden.
But the highlight of the night came during BODEGA GIRLS’ set, their first live performance in two years. After seducing the Sinclair with their groovy electro-funk for a half hour or so, shit got real towards the end of their set when they busted out a duo of covers: The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks” and the Modern Lovers “Roadrunner,” the latter of which is in the news lately for a campaign trying to get it named the official state rock song of Massachusetts.
The 1974 classic is known for its local references (Route 128, Stop & Shop, etc.) but Bodega frontman Evan Kenney took that shit a step further by shouting out Allston, Brighton, Somerville. Maybe when Jonathan Richman comes to town later this summer they can all get on stage together and rock the fuck out.
Check out the fairly crappy iPhone clip above, and oh — the video starts a few seconds into “Roadrunner” because, well, shit, I didn’t know they were playing it.