Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Two Minutes to Late Night's Gwarsenio Hall Recruits Members of War On Women, High On Fire & "His Friend John" for Remotely-recorded Van Halen Covers Set (Slay at Home Festival)

Ever since nation/world-wide self-quarantines and and state-mandated stay at home orders, many bands, musical artists, comedians, etc. have been releasing remotely-recorded performances and music videos from their homes to ours. Two Minutes to Late Night (2M2LN) co-creators Jordan "Doctor Mayor" Olds & Drew "Diet Hellboy" Kaufman have been releasing their own brand of remotely-recorded covers; most times, featuring Olds in his Gwarsenio Hall hosting alter-ego backed by a band of merry misfits. 2M2LN's quarantine specials Metal-inflected boast covers of "Weird" Al Yankovic, Steely Dan, Ozzy Osbourne, Cher, Boston, Danzig, AC/DC, White Zombie, Guns N' Roses, and Kate Bush. All of these, collectively, featuring contributions from members of Mutoid Man, Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Converge, Khemmis, Thou, Spirit Adrift, High On Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, ROUGH FRANCIS, Baroness, Clutch, Wear Your Wounds, Fit for An Autopsy, Sleigh Bells, Poison The Well, Mastodon, and more, as well as Marrissa Nadler & Chelsea Wolfe. This week, Gwarsenio Hall & Two Minutes to Late Night unleashed a 4-song Van Halen covers set as PanaMama from Metal Injection's Slay at Home Festival last month. PanaMama features Gwarsenio Hall, along with War On Women's Shawna Potter, High On Fire's Chris Maggio, and Old's friend, John Heaney, "who isn't from a famous band, but has gotten SICK on every level of Tony Hawk 2." PanaMama's covers are a bit less Metal-indebted and a bit more spot-on than 2M2LN's typical covers, but they're still great. Within a statement on YouTube, Two Minutes to Late Night explain, "In lieu of joining our Patreon this week, we ask you to consider making a donation to the Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund. Please, take a moment to acknowledge our many friends who cannot enjoy any kind of video right now. Black Lives Matter. Rest in power, George Floyd and the many other victims of systemic oppression. We have, also, linked many states' local donation sites below. Thank you."

"Tomorrow at 9:30am, we will be releasing PanaMama's 4-song Van Halen cover set from @metalinjection's Slay at Home Festival. This week we spent our time solely focusing on what we could do to help the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Thus, for tomorrow, please, enjoy this super-fun set that we put together for @frankinjection and his never-ending quest to stop sleeping and fund good programs, like @musicares/@globalgiving. We do plan to have brand new weekly covers back next Monday, but that doesn't mean we've stopped working to dismantle systematic oppression and we hope you won't either!"

- Two Minutes to Late Night (@twominutestolatenight)

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