Tag Archives: Ted Leo

Live Around Town This Week

With SXSW just winding down and the hometown folk all but headed home, we’re ready for more concerts and a new festival in Boise Idaho. It’s the inaugural year of the Treefort Music Fest which runs from Thursday March 21 - Sunday March 24; featuring music from National, Local, and Regional acts. Some great bandsRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Unlike the two-year trickle of press quotes and leaks that preceded their last album, The Strokes have taken a rather quiet approach to publicity behind their forthcoming fifth album, Comedown Machine (out 3/26 through RCA). However, after some coaxing from BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe, bassist Nikolai Fraiture spoke, albeit vaguely and briefly, withRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Dinosaur Jr. have released a video for their song “Watch the Corners,” the first from their forthcoming album I Bet On Sky, due out September 18 via Jagjaguwar. The hilarious and touching video, produced in conjunction with Funny Or Die, stars Tim Heidecker, of Tim and Eric fame, as an overprotecting and loving dad withRead more...

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Song of the Day: The One AM Radio - Sunlight

Every Monday through Friday we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Video: Ted Leo Sings Pro-Union Folk Song

Deja vu? Fret not: like John Darnielle before him, Ted Leo (minus the Pharmacists) has expressed his support of Wisconsin labor union workers following further developments in the dispute. Yesterday on his site, he posted an acoustic version of himself singing the Depression-era folk-hero Woody Guthrie-penned and Billy Bragg/Wilco-finished song “I Guess I Planted” (releasedRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, February 22 MURS with Tabi Bonney, Whole Wheat Bread, Ab-Soul, DJ Foundation @ El Corazon Gregarious and haphazardly-dreadlocked Los Angeles MC Murs will be at El Corazon on Tuesday night, exactly two weeks removed from the release of Melrose, his new project with Terrace Martin. Let’s just say that with the new album MursRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Why can’t we escape Radiohead? They’re everywhere -- including Hollywood. Apparently big movies stars Robert De Niro and Edward Norton have stolen the talents of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood for Stone. There is no guarantee that the “weird ambient stuff” (as Norton calls it) will be a part of the film’s final soundtrack, butRead more...

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Thursday News Bonanza

In an interview with D.C.’s Express Night Out, guitarist Nels Cline announced that Wilco was leaving Nonesuch Records to start up a label of their own. A representative for the band did not confirm the speculations of this new label but did make note that the band’s contract with Nonesuch is completed. Cline mentioned possibilitiesRead more...

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Out This Week 3/9

When mega-artists team up for a collaborative project like the new two-piece band, Broken Bells, the outcome is sometimes so good, it’s scary. After two years, James Mercer, lead singer and guitarist of The Shins, and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, hot-shot producer and co-founder of Gnarls Barkley (also produced the Gorillaz and 2004′s infamous TheRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

The 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup has been announced and features a million bands you probably want to see, including KEXP artists Pavement, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, The National, Passion Pit, Nada Surf, The New Pornographers, The Hold Steady, The xx, Dirty Projectors, The Long Winters, The Mountain Goats, Brother Ali, Mayer Hawthorne, Why?,Read more...

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