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Pearl Jam @ MSG

Pearl Jam have the best fans in the world, no questions asked. What an amazing experience, I don't think I can say which night it was better. [Metro Distortion]
Legendary? Generic? Amazing? Music for "frat tools"? Whatever you think, Eddie Vedder and band played their 2nd of two sold out shows at the Garden last night (June 25, 2008). The pictures in this post are from night one (June 24).

I heard Ted Leo and the Pharmacists sounded great playing their opening set in the large room. No pictures unfortunately because MSG is strict and confusing with the credentials and Eric was only allowed in during Pearl Jam's set. More of those pics and some oher stuff below.....

Continue reading "Pearl Jam @ Madison Square Garden, NYC - pics"

Tamarin

Ted Leo plays his first of two shows at Madison Square Garden tonight (June 24, 2008). Pearl Jam goes on after him. Ted Leo recently played Maxwell's.

If you don't know who Made Out of Babies is yet, check out the May 16th 'Week in Metal'. Check them out at Union Pool tonight.

Jóhann Jóhannsson's July 8th show at the World Financial Center was cancelled, but all the other free electro shows that Ben Neil curated are still happening. That includes the Ulrich Schnauss show happening tonight.

also free tonight: Brooklyn Philharmonic in Central Park.

photos by Chris La Putt

Ted Leo @ Maxwells

On Monday (June 16, 2008), Jersey indie rocker Ted Leo (aka Bloomfield Vegan) and the Pharmacists played at Maxwell's in Hoboken before headining out on a tour with Pearl Jam (that includes two dates at MSG next week). Musicsnobbery was also there:

No doubt about it, Ted is a must-see live act and tonight, he was just as good as ever. His energy and charisma was on full display, and the man shows no sign of stopping or easing things up after 17 years of playing post-punk pop music.

... a good 80 minutes of awesomeness. To see him is to experience rock music without all the tricks and homages that is popular most of today's rock 'n' roll, synth sounds, echo effects and generally studio nonsense. With Ted, it's all done the old fashion way -- amps, pedals and microphones.

Comedy/music troupe Variety Shac opened. See Ted Leo again for free at Castle Clinton on July 17th. More pictures below.....

Continue reading "Ted Leo (Bloomfield Vegan) & The Pharmacists & Variety Shac @ Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ - pics"

Ted Leo and pharmacistsFemale comedy collective Variety Shac will be performing at the June 16th "Bloomfield Vegan" show at Maxwell's with Ted Leo (in case you weren't already convinced). $10.00 tickets are still on sale.

The show will help Ted prepare for the much larger shows he'll be playing with Pearl Jam soon afterwards. Ted is also playing a free show at Castle Clinton over the summer, and all the following places...

Continue reading "Ted Leo - updated 2008 Tour Dates (Variety Shac, Maxwells)"

Ted Leo

Tickets go on sale this morning (@ 10) for the upcoming Pearl Jam and Ted Leo shows.

ALSO COMING UP....
* Bloomfield Vegan is playing Maxwell's
* Ted Leo is playing Castle Clinton

by Black Bubblegum

Tom Warrior, EX-Celtic Frost

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (aka Tom "Warrior"has announced that he is leaving experimental black metal pioneers Celtic Frost, the band he formed with Martin Eric Ain in the wake of Hellhammer's dissolution. From TGF's blog:

I have always seen the Monotheist album as a mere beginning, and a tame one at that......... Celtic Frost had become the unreserved focus of my life for the second time. I was looking forward immeasurably to working on the next Celtic Frost album. To me, it needed to be darker, heavier, and more experimental than "Monotheist".

And yet, Celtic Frost consisted of three individuals, and I was only one of them. In the end I had to concede to myself that there was no other option.

My friendship with and respect for Martin Eric Ain remain unaffected. Moreover, I am in the process of assessing my options to eventually complete, record, and release some of the ideas I originally created for Celtic Frost and the planned next album in the course of the past few years, and to take our distinctive music out on the road again.

There is no way back.

His departure comes as a shock in light of the amazing reception Celtic Frost has received from recent touring and their awesome, critically acclaimed comeback album from 2006, Monotheist.

Even Ted Leo and Dave Grohl are fans! (Fischer can also be found on Grohl's metal side project, Probot.

Continue reading "Tom "Warrior" Leaves Celtic Frost"

Tickets are on presale (Password = gardenofstone). Regular sale is April 11th. Tour dates here. (thx Bao!)

Ted Leo

Tickets are on sale for a mysterious "Bloomfield Vegan Presents t.b.a." show at Maxwell's in Hoboken on June 16th (thx anon). June 16th is suspiciously close to the start of Ted Leo's tour with Pearl Jam (that includes 2 nights @ MSG). Just sayin'.

Ted Leo and others were also recently announced to be playing free shows at Castle Clinton in NYC this summer.

DOWNLOAD: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Colleen (MP3)

Ted Leo

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Mirah, The Long Winters, Akron/Family, St Vincent and a few more people are playing free shows at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park in NYC this Summer......

Continue reading "Castle Clinton 2008: Ted Leo, Mirah, Long Winters...."

Eddie Vedder & Kings of Leon, Australia 2006 (CRED)
Eddie Vedder and Kings of Leon

"Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will open both shows at Madison Square Garden. Tickets Will Go On Sale To The General Public Beginning Friday, April 11th at 10am. Please note that this date has changed from the previous release issued on Thursday, March 20th." Kings of Leon are opening some of the dates too.

Pearl Jam

Tickets sold to the general public will go on sale through Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Public on-sale information will be posted on pearljam.com in the near future.

A Ten Club pre-sale for eligible members will begin on Monday, March 24th at 9am PDT on www.pearljam.com. You must be an active member of the Ten Club by Wednesday March 19, 2008 to qualify for the pre-sale ticket opportunity. We will stagger ticket sales to control web traffic, so please pay attention to the corresponding pre-sale dates and times. Pre-sale tickets are first come first serve, while supplies last. Pre-sales for any available tickets will remain open until Friday, March 28th at 5pm PDT.

Click here for information on the official rules, policies, and procedures for purchasing tickets from the Ten Club. We highly recommend that you read these details before purchasing tickets to a show so you are aware of how the ticketing system will work for you!

Dates below...

Continue reading "Pearl Jam - 2008 tour dates ** 2 nights @ MSG w/ Ted Leo"

Ted Leo @ Highline Ballroom, NYC - Jan 15, 2008 (Tod Seelie)
Ted Leo @ SPIN

Santogold @ Studio B, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 16, 2008 (Mel D. Cole)
Santogold @ FADER

Eagles of Death Metal, Brother Ali, and Ted Leo played a SPIN magazine party at Highline Ballroom on Tuesday night, and then Santogold, Izza Kizza, and Switch played a FADER party at Studio B on Wednesday.

Mel D. Cole was at Fader - on stage, backstage, and in the crowd. He was at Spin too. More photos of Ted Leo by Tod Seelie @ Flickr, and a review of the SPIN party at Dfactor.

Photos of the SPIN party by Bao Nguyen, below too....

Continue reading "FADER & SPIN had parties, Santogold & Ted Leo played"

DOWNLOAD: Ted Leo & The Phamacists - Me & MIA (MP3)

Santogold and MIA

It’s been a happy New Year for Rolling Stone “Artist to WatchSantogold (née Santi White), who just returned from a British tour with M.I.A. to see herself on the cover of this month’s Fader. What sort of challenges might 2008 bring? “I do these detoxes where for 20 or 30 days I can only eat organic fruits or vegetables,” she says. “It makes you not even really be able to eat greasy food — you can, but it feels disgusting. By the end of the year [after not doing the detox for a while], I tend to crave fried food and chocolate all the time.” That doesn’t mean you’ll find her eating cheesesteaks like she did growing up in Philly (she now lives in Bed Stuy and has been a pescatarian for twelve years), but this week she did hit the vending machine at the Soho studio where she’s recording her debut self-titled album, out in April. [NY Magazine]
And, M.I.A. is the new Marc Jacobs model.

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Phosphorescent @ Sound Fix, Brooklyn, NY - Dec 13, 2007 (CRED)
Phosphorescent @ Sound Fix

Richard Hawley @ Other Music, NYC - Dec 3, 2007 (CRED)
Richard Hawley @ Other Music

The Bowery show Saturday night was the first night of that tour and he had the crowd right where he wanted from minute one. The show was a lot like his Sin-e performance in March of last year. Hawley is a pro, as are his ace backing band, and his velvet croon was in perfect form. It was such a class act, it's one of the few times I wish the show had been somewhere like Joe's Pub, which would have been the perfect place to see him. (He's actually played there before, solo acoustic in July 2005 -- his only other NYC show was the Sin-e gig.) And we only got one song from Late Night Final ("Something Is"), and none from Lowedges or his debut. But when the mirrorball came on for his waltz-time single, "Hotel Room," it was one of those perfect moments where you felt happy to be just where you are. [Sound Bites sums it up]
Ted Leo @ Music Hall, Brooklyn, NY - Dec 5, 2007 (CRED)
Ted Leo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

* The Word plays Terminal 5
* RZA plays Hiro Ballroom
* Nas is at Hammerstein Ballroom
* Yacht Rock plays Knitting Factory
* Talib Kweli is playing Highline Ballroom
* Bogmen are playing Nokia Theatre
* Jeffrey Lewis is playing Cake Shop
* Jason Trachtenburg is playing Sidewalk Cafe
* Patti Smith plays Bowery Ballroom
* Agnostic Front & Hatebreed play Irving Plaza
* The New York Dolls play two shows at Irving Plaza
* Clutch plays two shows at Starland Ballroom
* Bouncing Souls play some shows in NJ & elsewhere
* The Forms & Graham Smith are playing a benefit @ Union Hall
* Mighty Mighty Bosstones are playing 6 shows

All the above shows are happening between Christmas and New Years. Actual New Years Eve shows are listed HERE.

The Tegan and Sara RAC remix was a popular one the other day, so here (above) are a bunch more. Plus, don't miss the new Belle and Sebastian song, and the one by Super Furry Animals.

Phosphorescent at Sound Fix and Richard Hawley at Bowery Ballroom where two of my favorites shows in December - both of which I forgot to post about afterwards. I wasn't actually at the Hawley Other Music show, but I liked the above pic of it better than any I saw from Bowery. Speaking of Other Music, they posted the video from the No Age in-store. Speaking of No Age, they're touring with Liars (Brooklyn show = 2/9 @ Warsaw) (and 2/11 @ ?).

And speaking of things I meant to post: "Ted Leo - Boys Gone Wild" would have been the perfect sequel to "Ted Leo - Girls Gone Wild".

Do you know what David Cross loved in 2007? David Hill? Kurt Braunohler? Rob Huebel? Max Silvestri? Paul Scheer? Fred Armisen? Jonah Ray? Kristen Schaal? Jon Benjamin? Jon Glaser?

I really loved No Country For Old Men. Have you seen it? Have you seen Juno, The Great Debaters, Walk Hard, or There Will Be Blood yet? What about the new Batman trailer? Are you excited for The Hobbit?

What else? Some videos below....

Continue reading "What's going on between Christmas & New Years?"

We Are the Seahorses

Although not listed on Cake Shop's website yet, I'm being told that NJ's own MC Steinberg will be performing live @ Cake Shop Sunday night (Dec 23), but that's not all. The band MC Steinberg will be playing with is none other than NJ's other own: WE ARE THE SEAHORSES (aka the band that Darren Mabee plays in) (you know who he is).

In other Steinberg news: he cleverly took that "Paper Planes" rant M.I.A. went on, and made a video out of it.....

Continue reading "MC Steinberg does MIA, playing w/ Darren Mabee in NYC"

Ted Leo @ The Roxy, Boston, MA - Dec 1, 2007 (CRED)
Ted Leo in Boston

Yo - so listen - the Webster Hall show originally scheduled for Wednesday night has been moved to the Music Hall of Williamsburg - so it'll be two nights there: Tuesday and Wednesday. I apologize if this screws anything up for anyone, but you should've seen the behind the scenes "discussions" about it - it wound up being the only way we could make it work and still be able to honor the tickets that were already sold for Webster.
So once again - we're very sorry to have to do this, but Wednesday's show has been moved to the Music Hall of Williamsburg. [Ted]
Find out what Ted Leo said (find out what Daft Punk said). Read a review of the Boston show HERE. All tour dates below....

Continue reading "(one) Ted Leo (show) moves to Brooklyn"

What was going on at the Ted Leo show at McCarren Pool on Sunday? It seems that sexy Ted Leo makes the GIRLS GO WILD...

(CRED)
Girls Gone Wild - McCarren Park edition

Tickets are on sale for a December 5th Ted Leo show (adults only) at Webster Hall. More tour dates and pictures, below....

Continue reading "Brooklyn Girls Gone Wild @ TED LEO ++ 2007 Tour Dates"

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Jefferson stopped by the Thermals and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists show at McCarren Pool on Sunday (while I was in a plane on my way home from Oslo) (Aug 12, 2007). More Ted photos below....

Continue reading "Ted Leo & The Pharmacists @ McCarren Pool, Brooklyn, NY"

Perry Farrell & Ted Leo
Lollapalooza 2007

Daft Punk
Lollapalooza 2007

more pictures below.....

Continue reading "Photos from Lollapalooza 2007 - Day 1"

you'd never know this MP3 was the Thermals...

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This picture is not of The Thermals, Ted Leo, or a vegetarian, bit it is a sexy picture of Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington dressed as something a vegetarian wouldn't eat at the ATP festival in the UK last weekend that The Thermals (and Grizzly Bear and Daniel Johnston) also played....

Les Savy Fav @ ATP

The Thermals have a few more shows popping up. Tickets are on sale for a July 27th show in Chicago, and one on August 10th at Maxwell's in NJ. That last one is two days before they play a much larger free show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn with Ted Leo who may or may not be this year's sexiest vegetarian. Ted Leo was also recently seen looking sexy on MTV (and getting sexed up by the crowd at Webster Hall).

The Thermals recently played NYU with the Hold Steady who are also playing a big free show this summer in Brooklyn.

WAIT... Did you see Cloud Cult on MTV?

I Want My MTV

NEXT: Clell Tickle to reunite with Tapes 'n Tapes and Ted Leo on MTV. You can watch it, or you can be in the studio audience. Details below....

Continue reading "spend 24 hours (or less) w/ HUMAN GIANT on MTV + Ted Leo"