Monthly Archives: July 2010

Bu Hao Ting “Organs 2.0”

Bu Hao Ting has released the first single to their debut long-player, “Pervertigo.” “Organs 2.0” is available via their Bandcamp. The album, recorded by Chris Owens at Headbanginkillyourmama Music, is slated for a fall release. —Damien McPherson

Young Scamels on WNYC’s “New Sounds”

WNYC’s “New Sounds” show featured The Young Scamels, the supergroup featuring members of Rachel’s, Shipping News and Sandpaper Dolls. Five songs from their upcoming album are featured in the program, three (“Bring Forth a Wonder,” “Tempest” and “Full Fathom Five”) early on in the show, and two more (“A Solemn Air” and “In Virtue Than […]

Kentucky State Fair Concert Lineup

Reading how this summer’s festivals and touring season is doing (read: failing) is yet another humbling moment for the entertainment industry. The concert lineup for this year’s Kentucky State Fair, not expected to set attendance records on fire, sticks with middle-of-the-road fare, except for the return of Joan Jett, who is in great form and […]

Cheyenne Mize & Bonnie Prince Billy, “Among the Gold” free download

Last year’s excellent collaboration between Cheyenne Mize and Bonnie “Prince” Billy is now available for free download. The lucky few who managed to get their hands on the limited 10″ vinyl EP on Karate Body of this chuckle at your downloading self, but nevermind them: Download this immediately and put on your best headphones. Cheyenne’s […]

Code Red stream “Commercial Break” in full

Code Red digitally released Commercial Break in June but hit Bluecat HQ with the full-album stream via their SoundCloud page. The nine-track album lives up to its title: an accessible, club-and-radio oriented work. Purists will sneer at some of the more obvious, ahem, commercial attempts herein, only to look down and see their feet tapping. […]

Father Jah & Donnie McFly, “A.C.”

Father Jah is back with a new single, this time paired up with Donnie McFly on the appropriate-for-summer “A.C.” featuring Solo. Filled with the Li’l Wayne-styled punchlines that seem to be dominating rap the last couple summers (“I put my whole face in it: Tony Montana”), the pairing will bring a full-length this August in […]

LEO Music ’Cast: Lydia Burrell

Ex-Kangaroo member Alex Smith is Lydia Burrell, and the self-titled electronica debut of the same name is out now digitally on Removador Recordings & Solutions. We caught up with him while on vacation to talk about the album and where Lydia comes from. He performs Aug. 27 at Zanzabar. Listen: Lydia Burrell

HullabaLOU highlight: Al Green

A three-piece suit isn’t what you reach for in 100-plus degree heat, but you’re not Al Green. Every bit of 64 years old, the reverend danced like he was half that at Churchill Downs Saturday for Day 2 of HullabaLOU. Green’s critical resurgence came two years ago with “Lay It Down,” produced by The Roots’ […]

Q&A: Dwight Yoakam

Kentucky-born country icon Dwight Yoakam shuts down the Fleur de Lis stage at HullabaLOU beginning at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. This homecoming appearance was previewed in the LEO Music Issue, and here’s the full Q&A from that interview. LEO: Now that it’s been a couple of years since the Buck Owens tribute release, […]

LEO Music ’Cast: One Small Step

After relocating to Wisconsin for school, electropop group One Small Step returns for a special all ages show July 23 at Skull Alley. Zach and Jessica tell us what they’ve been up to, and we hear songs from a forthcoming EP. Listen: One Small Step