Back before everything shut down, big-name songsters Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age) teamed up to cover Nick Lowe’s classic “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” (memorably covered already by Elvis Costello), for the premiere of Hulu’s new Catherine the Great series, The Great. The Great came last week, and to celebrate Van Etten & Homme teamed up again, virtually, for the self-quarantined video (directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin), for the song, featuring them, family, and even Lowe The Great himself.
On Friday, May 29th, Van Etten celebrates the anniversary of her debut, because i was in love (QRO review), with a special livestreamed concert, 2:00 PM Pacific/5:00 PM Eastern. Tickets on sale now. Portions of the proceeds will go to Van Etten’s band, as well as the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), which is working to secure financial support to preserve the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters.
Watch the video for Sharon Van Etten & Josh Homme’s cover of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding”: