Chutzpah Award: Kid Theodore invades KEXP

Kid Theodore outside of KEXP
photo by Jim Beckmann (view set)

Earlier this month, we at KEXP received an email informing us that “one of the biggest bands in Utah” (I know, right) “is heading to Seattle on Aug 30.” Needless to say, we were impressed. No, actually we forgot about it, until, sure enough, on August 30, there was a band at our doorstep… literally.

Salt Lake City band Kid Theodore, who gained some music blog buzz last year with their debut “goodnight… goodnight,” set up shop on the sidewalk outside of the station and performed for passersby and KEXP-folk on their way to lunch. The band, who seemed to play songs mostly from their new album, didn’t seem to care that they’d garner much more attention somewhere else, where there was a bit more traffic — say, Pike Place Market — and let it all rip, kicking the air, dipping the standup, and even climbing the walls.

Though the band describes their own sound as “very eclectic, energetic… similar to The Doors, The Kinks, & Spoon,” you might find yourself comparing them favorably to Cold War Kids. Major props to these guys for taking a chance.

If you’d like to check them out, they’ll be at the Comet Tavern tonight. Otherwise, check their MySpace page for where they’ll be next. Spokane, they’re coming for you!

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  1. John Richards
    Posted August 30, 2007 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    They were playing outside my window today, I have to give it up for their spirit…looking out and seeing the upright was pretty solid. Nice work fellas.

  2. Lisa
    Posted August 30, 2007 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Amen! What an awesome surprise – they were so nice, really fun to watch, major chutzpah. Love the picture of the grandma in her track suit walking by. Too too sweet. I can’t believe no one thought of this until today. Give it up for Kid Theodore!

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