Lake Street Dive – “I Want You Back”

Lake Street Dive plays a sidewalk, kick butt version of the Jackson 5 tune. Lake Street Dive have been performing since 2004 after meeting as fellow students at the New England Conservatory in Boston. The band was hand picked by Minneapolis trumpet/guitar player Mike Olson and named after an actual neighborhood of seedy bars in his hometown. Vocalist Rachael Price came from outside Nashville, Tennessee, bassist Bridget Kearney was an Iowa native, while drummer Mike Calabrese called Philadelphia home

It took a casually made video featuring the band gathered around a single mic, performing a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” shot on a Brighton, Massachusetts, street corner to grab the public’s attention—its YouTube views now hurtling past a million views. (lifted directly from the band’s web site)

  • Rachael Price, lead singer
  • Bridget Kearney, bass
  • Mike Olson, trumpet
  • Mike Calabrese, drums