In the cover story for Spin last month, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo talked about how he was going to invite his fans to bring instruments to the shows on the band’s Hootenanny Tour. I had thought he was full of shit; saying that was just a good way to get fans interested in the tour. Apparently, he wasn’t kidding at all.
On a recent stop in Portland, the band (sans drummer Patrick Wilson) played Radiohead’s “Creep” with a crowd full of guitarists, drummers, and clarinetists (WTF? Who would want to be caught in public with one of those things?). Cuomo doesn’t sing however, he leaves that up to the crowd and bassist Scott Shriner. [The Daily Swarm]