Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on July 20, 2011

by Klaus Kinski

Ted Leo @ BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ted Leo

Back in 2008, BV and I used to put on shows at Pianos called Rock n ROFL. As the title implies, these shows featured legendary comedy line-ups curated by me followed by musical onslaughts curated by BV. The lead up to each and every one of those shows always stressed me the F out, but as the room would fill up and the shows got under way, all the stress would dissolve and turn into feelings of sheer joy. Our generous drink specials always helped. Although, when the Futureheads played I got a little anxious because I thought for sure the floor of the live room was about to collapse under our feet...

Dave Hill @ BV & KK Rock n ROFL in 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg)
Dave Hill

Anywhoozle, for whatever reason, the RoFL's ceased to be and that was ok because, well, life started to get pretty busy. But the other day I came across a poem called Around the Corner by a dude called Henson Towne. After a good cry I realized that, man, life is short and I miss the stress and relief that comes with putting on a show...

So it is with profound joy that I announce BrooklynVegan and Klaus Kinski Present happening at the Rock Shop on Saturday August 27th (8:00pm doors, 21+). The show will be hosted by the great and much loved comedian Dave Hill and feature sets by Rhode Island's own Broadcaster, Doug Gillard, and Ted Leo!

Full disclosure: my brother is in Broadcaster. But before you raise your pitchforks and head into the comments section to cry nepotism, be advised that my adoration of the band has nothing to do with the fact that my brother is in it. They are flat out, ass kickingly awesome. And you don't have to take my word for it; they recently won the Breakthrough Act of the Year award at this year's Providence Phoenix readers poll. The PEOPLE have spoken! They are even Ted Leo Approved! So don't dilly dally getting to the show. Get there early, have some booze, and experience the fury that is Broadcaster.

Doug Gillard @ BV-CMJ 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
BV

And there is no hiding my adoration of the great Doug Gillard. This axe-wielding ex-GBV and ex-Cobra Verde (a band Dave Hill was also in) troubadour makes some of the best rock in the biz. Backed by a full band, he will blow the wig right off your head. And to cap things off, Klaus Favorite, BV favorite, and all around nicest guy in music, Ted Leo will horse around on stage for our listening pleasure.

I honestly could not be happier with the line-up we've cooked up. And I am beside myself that it will happen at the Rock Shop. The intimacy of the room and their kick ass sound-system is going to make for one helluvan evening. Hopefully we'll be able to finagle some sweet ass drink specials for those with the sense not to miss this most majestic evening. Friends, get your tickets before they sell out (on sale at 5pm).

All Ted Leo dates, this weekend in Camden, NJ included, below...

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Ted Leo -- 2011 Tour Dates
07/23/11 Sat Camden, NJ Wiggins Park XPoNential Music Festival
07/25/11 Mon Chicago, IL Pritzker Pavilion Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays
07/26/11 Tue Chicago, IL Fireside Bowl w/ The Eternals
07/27/11 Wed Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall w/ Tweak Bird
07/28/11 Thu Indianapolis, IN Earth House w/ Tweak Bird
07/29/11 Fri Cincinnati, OH Fountain Square w/ Tweak Bird
08/07/11 Sun Halifax, NS, CAN Alderney Landing Halifax M Fest
08/27/11 Sat Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop TED LEO SOLO (Brooklynvegan & Klaus Kinski present)
09/10/11 Sat Portland, OR BackSpace Cafe TED LEO SOLO
10/29/11 Sat Gainesville, FL The Venue The Fest 10

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Comments (22)

this sounds like fun

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 4:20 PM

sounds awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 4:24 PM

Oh wow, a Ted Leo post. Haven't heard about him in quite a while.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 4:35 PM

4;35, congrats on the most predictable comment ever. Move on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 4:38 PM

Yes, 4:35 because NO ONE likes Ted Leo. Stupid. Sit around and wait for your Third Eye Blind post, it's coming.....soon.....

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 4:51 PM

this is gonna rule!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 5:12 PM

Ted Meh-lo

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 5:13 PM

BV comMEHnters.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 5:38 PM

I sit around in my mom's basement, all day hitting Refresh Refresh Refresh waiting for a comment that I can respond to in a self righteous and mean manner. Why? Because I was bullied as a child, and now through the anonymity of the internet I can project onto strangers what I would have done to the bullies from my childhood had I not been a wimp, and a pussy, and lacking any character even today. So sad, so pathetic. So you respond back to this, internet tough guy. We all believe that you really are tough. Don't hurt us.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 6:03 PM

I read this as "BV and the KKK present"

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 6:26 PM

Somehow, the Ted Leo fans come off worse here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 8:05 PM

Then how about people refrain from commenting period. I'd be fine with that

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 8:43 PM

6:03 the internet isn't real you dope...

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 9:04 PM

i think i saw all these acts for free at sxsw

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 11:07 PM

"i think i saw all these acts for free at sxsw"

Whoa. You saw Broadcaster at SxSW? Considering they've never really played outside New England I am eager to hear what year you time traveled to to see them

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:07 AM

6:03 PM had a rough time in the adolescent years

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 1:50 AM

9:04 has "Kick Me" tattooed on his back.
Shhhh ... he thinks it's a pirate ship.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 1:55 PM

I'm a Klaus Kinski fan - he should do a guitar solo or something...

Posted by Dfactor | August 18, 2011 1:33 PM

Ticketfly says this show is sold out! Really? Will there be more tix available?

Posted by snoozerloser | August 19, 2011 11:21 AM

Does anyone have an extra ticket they'd be willing to sell me? The show is sold out.

Posted by festrunk | August 19, 2011 11:32 AM

I would have done to the bullies from my childhood had I not been a wimp, and a pussy, and lacking any character even today.

Posted by ขายคอนโด | October 5, 2011 10:41 AM

There music is something I enjoyed in a gloomy day. It makes me alive and forget my gloominess. Rock on!

Posted by Jenny | February 5, 2014 3:46 AM

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