Mac DeMarco’s live shows, like his songs, are sloppy, slackery, and utterly charming. Death and Taxes reports that during a recent concert, the Canada-born DeMarco “had his girlfriend wrap her legs around his waist and crowd-surfed with the two of them embracing [and] made out with said girlfriend for maybe a minute on the ground (after said crowd-surf) before hopping back onstage and resuming [a song].” He’s Jonathan Richman meets The Blue Album, not Pinkerton, a point he made abundantly clear when he covered “Undone – The Sweater Song.”
Covers are actually a major part of the Captured Tracks signee’s raucous sets, including a medley of the Police’s “Message in a Bottle,” Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend,” Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business,” and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” Does he change “You get up every morning/From your alarm clock’s warning” to “Wake up in the morning/Suck my cat’s dick”? Yep, just as BTO intended.
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