I can tell you who this artist is, Dump. I can tell you where he's playing, Maxwells. I can tell you what band he is from, Yo La Tengo. I can tell you the name of the album that these songs come from is "That Skinny Motherfucker With The High Voice?" it's up to you to figure out who he's covering. People have gotten cease-and-desist letters for posting less (an infant dancing to a song in the background).
Sadly, the rock world lost one of its legends yesterday. Les Paul died. Jonesy had him scheduled as a guest in 2006, but his health was bad then and was unable to make it. That evening, all the guitar legends were going to be playing a tribute concert to him. Slash was Jonesy's guest and they did a great interview with some songs. For your enjoyment, I'm posting that here. I edited out the commercials, but unfortunately my file got corrupted at the end and I lost the interview they did with Les over the phone.
Probably every locale in the United States has one. That is, a local band that is immensely popular with the "hip" kids... a band everyone pins their hopes on and believes that it will put their area "on the map". In the later part of the 80s, orange county had Electric Cool-Aid (also known as ECA), which were one of a few bands poised for the "big time". The ubiquitous bumper sticker could be seen on cars all throughout the county, and was a badge of "coolness". I was DJng at KUCI around the time of their existence, but I came into the ECA party a bit late to know their history. nonetheless, I always felt they had "what it takes" and have always been on the lookout for information about them. Now, thanks to the Internet, and more specifically Facebook, I stumbled upon their page, where Nick Sjobek is offering CDs for voluntary donation.