Monthly Archives: March 2009

People Noise tap Breeders producer for second album

People Noise starts recording the follow-up to last year’s debut Ordinary Ghosts in July with Manny Nieto (The Breeders, Morrissey, Health). Meantime, you can catch them Friday at The Pour Haus with Trophy Wives and Sydney, Australia group The Art, whose album was produced by Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Lou Reed, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Doors […]

Tim Krekel recovering after tumor removed

LEO Weekly learned today that Tim Krekel is out of intensive care at University Hospital and recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his abdomen. The following is from Krekel’s colleague Al Moreschi: “Tim was allowed out of bed for the first time since his operation to remove the cancer in his abdomen. He […]

Jazz Factory returning?

Maybe. Glassworks is dipping its toe in the water, or more specifically, The old Jazz Factory spot in the basement of the Market Street building. On Friday, April 10, Bert Lams (California Guitar Trio), Chapman Stick virtuoso Tom Griesgraber and Zak Riles (Grails and M. Ward) will perform, marking the first time a show has […]

Back …

Drove home late after the Gypsy Hut show in Cincy. Many thanks to Dwight the sound guy, and of course, Winterpills and Kaiser Cartel for a whirlwind of a time. The best part about trips like this is bringing bands from vastly different parts of the country and watching it all meld into a gigantic […]

LEO Music ’Cast: Surviving Thalia

The Occupation of D.C. is the name of Surviving Thalia‘s latest disc, the follow-up to 2005′s Welcome to Our America. Political, with a penchant for bonecrushing metal and hardcore, Occupation is a feast for a sharp-edged life, featuring the vocalist David “Sailor” Bryant, (ex-My Own Victim). Guitarist and engineer Mike Taylor talks about the beginnings […]

Chicago. 3.25.2009

@ The Darkroom

Where were we?

Left Tuesday evening on our third ever tour for The End in Nashville. It ended up being a five-band show on the club’s “New Faces Nite.” Winterpills, from Northampton, Mass., and us not being particularly “new,” meant the show was interesting turnout-wise. Weeknights aren’t necessarily bad, but when you’re basically advertised on a marquis as […]

Slithering …

Slithering Beast Saturday, March 28 Skull Alley w/ Yardsale, Hammertorch $5; 7:30 p.m. all ages

Frontier(s) signs with Arena Rock, plans 7″ release in summer

Frontier(s), the post-punk act featuring former Elliott frontman/guitarist Chris Higdon, has signed with Arena Rock Recording Co. The label will release the band’s debut full-length this fall. In the meantime, No Sleep will put out a 7-inch sometime this summer.

Tortoise Vs. Hare posts ‘Tangled Heart Rondo’ for free

The Louisville act, which has since relocated to Florida, has it available on its mp3.com site.