Tag Archives: Ted Leo

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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Monday News Mash-Up

On this day to remember a great man who spoke out against injustice and for the necessity of fairness and civil liberty, it’s hard to think of a more fitting opportunity to introduce a new video by another outspoken voice of the black community, Gil Scott-Heron. Now at 60, the poet and songwriter is asRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

On Halloween, Ted Leo and some of his buddies got on a Philadelphia stage as “TV Casualty.” Then, they proceeded to play two entire sets of music written and performed by the band Misfits! It’s a pretty faithful effort, too, and very enjoyable. And it’s all on YouTube. Check out Part 1 below, then watchRead more...

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