1. In this first episode of our 5-part Mini-Docudrama, we take an in-depth look at what An Under Cover Weekend is and how it came to be. An Under Cover Weekend, or AUCW for short, is an annual Saint Louis concert series that features original local bands, not cover bands, performing secret tribute sets and all of the people involved, from the organizers to the photographers to the bands to the fans, have a story to tell. This is the beginning of that story.

    We have been trying to do an AUCW documentary for many years now and thanks to the incredibly generous work of Allison Babka, Kevin FitzGerald, and David Treadway, it is now a reality. Also, many, many thanks to The Silver Ballroom for giving us their entire bar for a day, to Bryan Sutter and Jason Stoff, for defining the AUCW brand with their lenses, and to our amazing cast who speak so highly of our little event.

    An Under Cover Weekend - The Beginning features the song “All We’ve Got” by Via Dove which you can download, along with 9 other amazing original songs from St. Louis’ finest bands, as a part of the AUCW6 UNcovered Mix Tape that we released with I Went To A Show. http://iwenttoashow.com/2012/08/aucw6mixtape/

    This 5-part series was shot in a single day on 4 days notice and then edited in many sleepless nights. Our team is amazing.

    Thanks for watching and please let us know what you think in the comments. Oh, and come see the show…

    An Under Cover Weekend 6 is September 7th & 8th, 2012 at The Firebird in St. Louis, MO.
    Buy Tickets to Night One: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139561/
    Buy Tickets to Night Two: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139557/

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  2. In this second episode of our 5-part Mini-Docudrama, we take an in-depth look at the amazing work that Bryan Sutter and Jason Stoff, our official photographers, do for An Under Cover Weekend. These two guys have managed to further the AUCW brand by developing an exceptional and consistent visual identity for the photos of each band that we use for our site and for press opportunities, bringing both a new sense of excitement and legitimacy to An Under Cover Weekend. This year, we shot all ten bands inside of the Thaxton Speakeasy and to say that the results were incredible is a serious understatement. You can check out all of the photos that Bryan and Jason took for AUCW6 at both the links below, as well as on the pages linked to from there.

    Night One:
    http://undercoverweekend.com/icymi-the-incredible-night-one-lineup-for-aucw6-featuring-u2-the-killers-beck-pj-harvey-and-oasis/

    Night Two:
    http://undercoverweekend.com/icymi-the-incredible-night-two-lineup-for-aucw6-featuring-aerosmith-michael-jackson-abba-neil-young-and-simon-garfunkel/

    We have been trying to do an AUCW documentary for many years now and thanks to the incredibly generous work of Allison Babka, Kevin FitzGerald, and David Treadway, it is now a reality. Also, many, many thanks to The Silver Ballroom for giving us their entire bar for a day, to Bryan Sutter and Jason Stoff, for defining the AUCW brand with their lenses, and to our amazing cast who speak so highly of our little event.

    An Under Cover Weekend - The Photography features the song “All We Need” by HUMDRUM which you can download, along with 9 other amazing original songs from St. Louis’ finest bands, as a part of the AUCW6 UNcovered Mix Tape that we released with I Went To A Show. http://iwenttoashow.com/2012/08/aucw6mixtape/

    This 5-part series was shot in a single day on 4 days notice and then edited in many sleepless nights. Our team is amazing.

    Thanks for watching and please let us know what you think in the comments. Oh, and come see the show…

    An Under Cover Weekend 6 is September 7th & 8th, 2012 at The Firebird in St. Louis, MO.
    Buy Tickets to Night One: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139561/
    Buy Tickets to Night Two: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139557/

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  3. In this third episode of our 5-part Mini-Docudrama, we take an in-depth look at the amazing display of showmanship that comes from each annual cast of An Under Cover Weekend. By the end of AUCW6 we will have featured 79 performances with no tributes repeated — some of which have gone down in history as being some of the most amazing sets St. Louis has ever seen. Nearly every year, AUCW makes it on to some publications best moments of the previous year list and in 2009, three sets from AUCW3 comprised 30% of The Riverfront Times' Best Nine Moments of The Year. We are so proud to feature such amazing local talent and are incredibly flattered by the lengths that these bands go to perform at An Under Cover Weekend!

    We have been trying to do an AUCW documentary for many years now and thanks to the incredibly generous work of Allison Babka, Kevin FitzGerald, and David Treadway, it is now a reality. Also, many, many thanks to The Silver Ballroom for giving us their entire bar for a day, to Bryan Sutter and Jason Stoff, for defining the AUCW brand with their lenses, and to our amazing cast who speak so highly of our little event.

    An Under Cover Weekend - The Showmanship features the song “Alone” by Aquitaine which you can download, along with 9 other amazing original songs from St. Louis’ finest bands, as a part of the AUCW6 UNcovered Mix Tape that we released with I Went To A Show. http://iwenttoashow.com/2012/08/aucw6mixtape/

    This 5-part series was shot in a single day on 4 days notice and then edited in many sleepless nights. Our team is amazing.

    Thanks for watching and please let us know what you think in the comments. Oh, and come see the show…

    An Under Cover Weekend 6 is September 7th & 8th, 2012 at The Firebird in St. Louis, MO.
    Buy Tickets to Night One: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139561/
    Buy Tickets to Night Two: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139557/

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  4. In this fourth episode of our 5-part Mini-Docudrama, we take an in-depth look at the amazing community that has developed inside and around An Under Cover Weekend. In each of the last two years we have received over 40 submissions for just 10 available spots and it seems that regardless of who gets picked, all 10 bands end up being best friends in the end. The camaraderie that these bands have with each other is amazing and we are very proud to be able to provide an opportunity for these bands, who might not normally get to play together, to share the stage.

    We have been trying to do an AUCW documentary for many years now and thanks to the incredibly generous work of Allison Babka, Kevin FitzGerald, and David Treadway, it is now a reality. Also, many, many thanks to The Silver Ballroom for giving us their entire bar for a day, to Bryan Sutter and Jason Stoff, for defining the AUCW brand with their lenses, and to our amazing cast who speak so highly of our little event.

    An Under Cover Weekend - The Community features the song “Goodbye” by Animal Empty which you can download, along with 9 other amazing original songs from St. Louis’ finest bands, as a part of the AUCW6 UNcovered Mix Tape that we released with I Went To A Show. http://iwenttoashow.com/2012/08/aucw6mixtape/

    This 5-part series was shot in a single day on 4 days notice and then edited in many sleepless nights. Our team is amazing.

    Thanks for watching and please let us know what you think in the comments. Oh, and come see the show…

    An Under Cover Weekend 6 is September 7th & 8th, 2012 at The Firebird in St. Louis, MO.
    Buy Tickets to Night One: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139561/
    Buy Tickets to Night Two: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139557/

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  5. In this fifth episode of our 5-part Mini-Docudrama, we take an in-depth look at the unique and amazing experience that is An Under Cover Weekend. As a celebration of local music through covers, AUCW is a great opportunity to discover your new favorite local band. You will have the most fun you've ever had at a local show, at An Under Cover Weekend, and Christian Schaeffer says it best when he says, "I've seen Fleetwood Mac in concert and I have more fun seeing The Blind Eyes do Fleetwood Mac."

    We have been trying to do an AUCW documentary for many years now and thanks to the incredibly generous work of Allison Babka, Kevin FitzGerald, and David Treadway, it is now a reality. Also, many, many thanks to The Silver Ballroom for giving us their entire bar for a day, to Bryan Sutter and Jason Stoff, for defining the AUCW brand with their lenses, and to our amazing cast who speak so highly of our little event.

    An Under Cover Weekend - The Community features the song “Cracks” by Last To Show First To Go which you can download, along with 9 other amazing original songs from St. Louis’ finest bands, as a part of the AUCW6 UNcovered Mix Tape that we released with I Went To A Show. http://iwenttoashow.com/2012/08/aucw6mixtape/

    This 5-part series was shot in a single day on 4 days notice and then edited in many sleepless nights. Our team is amazing.

    Thanks for watching and please let us know what you think in the comments. Oh, and come see the show…

    An Under Cover Weekend 6 is September 7th & 8th, 2012 at The Firebird in St. Louis, MO.
    Buy Tickets to Night One: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139561/
    Buy Tickets to Night Two: http://www.firebirdstl.com/event/139557/

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An Under Cover Weekend, or AUCW for short, is an annual Saint Louis concert series that features original local bands, not cover bands, performing secret tribute sets. And, we hope that those in attendance will discover their new favorite local band by…


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An Under Cover Weekend, or AUCW for short, is an annual Saint Louis concert series that features original local bands, not cover bands, performing secret tribute sets. And, we hope that those in attendance will discover their new favorite local band by identifying and bonding with them over who they pay tribute to.

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