The musical exploits of the Stranger Things kids have been well documented at this point: Joe Keery (Steve) has a psych rock band, Finn Wolfhard (Mike) is now labelmates with the likes of Alvvays and Mac DeMarco, and Gaten Matarazzo has a band called Work In Progress.
The latter group had a gig at Stone Pony in New Jersey on December 29th, and while Matarazzo had other stuff going on and couldn’t make it to that gig, he was there for their show the next day at the same venue, and footage of the performance has surfaced. A fan uploaded clips of Work In Progress covering Paramore’s “Misery Business” and Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” with Matarazzo mostly on backing vocals and air guitar while his sister handled lead vocal duties.
The band also shared a clip of them performing Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Can’t Stop,” and they posted a photo of the night’s setlist as well, which included cuts by Weezer, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Kelly Clarkson, and others. The setlist looks like a ton of fun, and like Matarazzo and the squad have a pretty good handle on early 2000s alternative rock.
Watch the band perform “Misery Business” and “Sugar We’re Going Down” above.