Tag Archives: The Wedding Present

Review Revue: The Wedding Present - Ukrainian John Peel Sessions

The Wedding Present is one of those bands whose catalog I always found daunting when I browsed the record store bins. So many albums, and singles, and EPs, and Peel sessionses! I ended up just buying Seamonsters and sticking with it, but I knew they had much more to offer. And that was before IRead more...

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Live Video: The Wedding Present at SXSW 2012

David Gedge has had one of the longest running and most prolific careers of any British band growing out of the late 80′s and early 90′s alternative era. His band The Wedding Present, formed in 1985, has produced nine albums to date and countless singles, and while that band was on hiatus, Gedge was creatingRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Another busy schedule of shows this week. On Monday, Hot Snakes are at Neumos with The Bangs and Spider Fever, and Kelly Hogan is at the Triple Door with Puddles Pity Party. On Tuesday, there’s a free performance by The Lumineers at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard,┬áRodrigo y Gabriela are at Paramount, Kathleen Edwards isRead more...

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Out This Week 3/20

The long-awaited album by The Shins, their first in five years, tops this week’s list of new releases. James Mercer has rebooted his project with a new band and heightened production, thanks to Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, The Flaming Lips, etc.) and contributions from Richard Swift and Deep Sea Diver’s Jessica Dobson, amongRead more...

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SXSW 2012, Day 2: The Wedding Present

Formed in 1985 in Leeds, UK, The Wedding Present have undergone many incarnations in their near 30 year career. Founder, frontman, and creative force David Gedge has been the group’s only consistent member, with several musicians coming and going over the years to suit whichever direction Gedge wanted to take the project. He stopped releasingRead more...

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Event Spotlight: KEXP Live at SXSW

Once again, KEXP will return to Austin, Texas March 14-16 for 2012′s rendition of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Every year, SXSW features dozens upon dozens of up-and-coming bands and artists that are blowing up on the scene (the lineup this year is absolutely spectacular). And for the second year in a row, KEXPRead more...

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R.I.P. Davy Jones of The Monkees

You’ve probably heard the sad news by now that 60′s teen heartthrob Davy Jones, leader of The Monkees, died today at age 66. Although the band was formed as what we’d consider today as a marketing ploy, a sort of Americanized Beatles, their appeal grew astronomically, and young girls and boys all around the countryRead more...

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Out This Week 12/13

Not much to find on Largehearted Boy’s list of new releases this week but a few choice items. Opening next weekend, in time for Christmas, is the new Cameron Crowe movie, We Bought a Zoo. Whether or not it’s going to be his next Almost Famous or Elizabethtown (the critics are saying somewhere in between),Read more...

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Live Video: The Wedding Present

For 25 years and running, The Wedding Present remains one of the best breakup bands to date. Since 1985, songwriter David Gedge has shredded his fingers and yowled through hundreds of anthems for the lovestruck, lovelorn, and lovelost, including eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles, eight full-length albums, and a bunch of live albums, singlesRead more...

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In the Studio: KEXP photos from late April

We are very fortunate to have talented groups play live in our studio nearly every day. We are also fortunate to have a small army of photographers who volunteer their talent to help us document the live studio performances. This is a sample of the sets that were taken from late April performances at theRead more...

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