Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wu Tang – Laced Cheeba

Here’s a new track from Wu Tang, well, let’s make that Ghostface, Trife and Sean Price, but it’s on an upcoming album billed as Wu Tang. Legendary Weapons hits stores July 28, and if the rest of it is half as good as this one, it’s as good as purchased. First of all, whoever the […]

album review: The Hit Back

The Hit Back Who Are These Weird Old Kids (SIDEDOWN AUDIO) Some bands figure out what they do best, and then they do it until their fingers bleed. Some bands pride themselves on eclecticism, in doing as much as they can—in as many different styles as possible. On their full-length debut, Who Are These Weird […]

R.I.P., Doug Norman

LEO Weekly was saddened to hear of the passing this week of Doug Norman, guitarist and songwriter with Thee Flying Carpets. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and band mates.

Derek Allen – Spirits in the Material World

The Mad Decent producer (Diplo’s camp) is dropping an EP Tuesday. Enjoy a taste via a cover of the Police’s Spirits in the Material World here. Of course it doesn’t touch the original, but it’s not a bad take, and it’s easy to hear it working surrounded by light shows, smoke machines, and 500 or […]

Teddybears – Weed Ina Rizzla

Teddybears apparently have as many new songs not making the cut of their new album (Devil’s Music, out July 5) as those that did, and they’re releasing all of it for our enjoyment on the YouTube. This one’s got a ridiculous bass + drum line that forces you to move no matter where you are […]

more changes at WFPK

WPFK, 91.9 FM weeknight DJ Nick James has been let go, for reasons that are unknown to LEO at this time. The 20-something James was brought in a few years ago to try to appeal to younger listeners. The recent appointment of the similarly youthful Kyle Meredith as morning DJ and Music Director would indicate […]

The LEO interview: Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn makes friends by Peter Berkowitz pberkowitz@leoweekly.com Abigail Washburn is a highly gifted clawhammer banjo player and singer who has lived a full life already. LEO spoke with her after she returned from a 30-hour drive back from the Telluride Festival home to Nashville. She performs tonight at Waterfront Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Here […]

The LEO interview: Haley Bonar

Haley Bonar’s happy accidents by Peter Berkowitz pberkowitz@leoweekly.com Haley Bonar is about to leave for a tour promoting her recent album, Golder, and isn’t quite ready to leave home yet: “I’m in Minneapolis, checking my list 80 times, making sure I have everything I need for tour (laughs). I’m a little out of practice, so […]

The LEO interview: Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus are a couple of dudes who have a band. It is popular rock music. They are from Chicago, IL and their record, Cold Comes to Claim, was released 2 weeks ago. They play Zanzabar on Thursday. LEO: How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you yet? B: Weird, pretty, thoughtfully […]

The LEO interview: Radical Dads

Radical Dads are a ’90′s-inspired, “120 Minutes”-lovin’ pop-rock band that happens to feature Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s Robbie Guertin on drums. They make their Louisville live debut on Wednesday at Zanzabar. LEO spoke with Christopher Diken. LEO: Radical Dads, your mama is… Christopher Diken: So incredibly intelligent, caring, and supportive, it’s no wonder you’ve […]