Noise Pop: Ted Leo, A B & The Sea, Kevin Seconds

I always get a little nervous at the prospect of seeing a favorite artist play without the comfort of a backing band. On some level, I think, a solo performance is inherently a struggle, with one individual responsible for keeping the crowd entertained, or, at the least, preventing its attention from getting distracted elsewhere. I've seen more solo sets than I care to admit fade behind audience conversations and noise from the bar, or drag in uncomfortable between-song silences. Given the king's welcome Ted Leo received when he climbed on stage at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday night, it [...]

Joey Cape @ Thee Parkside Tomorrow

San Francisco's Joey Cape and Fort Collins' own Drag The River are playing in town at Thee Parkside along with Kevin Seconds and Uke Box. Cape, known for his work as the lead singer in SoCal's Lagwagon, released his solo acoustic album, Bridge, late last year. Joey Cape - "Who We've Become" Listening to the album, a few tracks might sound familiar as a couple rock/punk versions of the songs are also featured in Lagwagon's latest and aptly named EP, I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon. The show is 21+, costs $8, and starts [...]

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