So Dashboard Confessional covered Nirvana’s “Drain You” the other night—watch

Dashboard Confessional
photo: Jesse Fox

You gotta give it to Chris Carrabba: Dude does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, whether it’s writing the coronation song for this year’s American Idol winner or getting weird with the setlists on the current Third Eye Blind/Dashboard Confessional tour. Carrabba & Co. have yet to play the same set twice, throwing in deep cuts and rarities alongside smash hits like “Hands Down” and “Screaming Infidelities.” Then, last week in Indianapolis, shit got really weird: Dashboard decided to cover “Drain You” from Nirvana’s classic album Nevermind. (We’re gonna guess that Carrabba wasn’t one of the folks who left 1-star reviews for Nevermind on Amazon.) It apparently was a pretty grungy night in Indianapolis that evening, as Dashboard’s set was cut short due to bad weather shortly thereafter. But due to the power of YouTube, this cover will live on, in all its bizarre glory.

Dashboard are on tour with 3EB for the rest of the summer; dates:

Jun 10 Uptown Amph @ The Music Factory Charlotte, NC
Jun 12 The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT
Jun 13 Stone Pony | SOLD OUT Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 14 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
Jun 15 Echo Beach @ Molson Amph. Toronto, Canada
Jun 17 Pier 6 Pavilion Baltimore, MD
Jun 18 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion | SOLD OUT Boston, MA
Jun 19 JBL Live @ Pier 97 | SOLD OUT New York, NY
Jun 20 Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, PA
Jun 22 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 23 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
Jun 25 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
Jun 26 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island Chicago, IL
Jun 28 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Jun 30 Sumter Amphitheatre Papillion, NE
Jul 02 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
Jul 03 Cedar Park Center Cedar Park, TX
Jul 04 South Side Music Hall Dallas, TX
Jul 06 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
Jul 07 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 09 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
Jul 11 The Joint Las Vegas, NV
Jul 12 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Jul 14 MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa South Lake Tahoe, NV
Jul 15 Wente Vineyards Livermore, CA
Jul 17 Vina Robles Amphitheatre Paso Robles, CA
Jul 18 Harrah’s Rincon Valley Center, CA
Jul 19 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA
Jul 21 Idaho Botanical Garden Boise, ID
Jul 22 Marymoor Park Redmond, WA
Jul 23 Cuthbert Amphitheater Eugene, OR
Jul 25 The Masonic | SOLD OUT San Francisco, CA
Jul 26 The Masonic San Francisco, CA