New Stevens; Jake Bellows, John Klemmensen and Mike Saklar tonight; Ellison, Sedaris, Coupland, HST (in the column)…
by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
I’m not so worried about snow in May. It’s happened before. In fact this will all be a faded memory by next week. Now if it snows in June, as Jon Spencer would say, now I got worry.
One benefit of May Day every year is the expectation that Ted Stevens will either play a gig somewhere or release some new material, and this year was no exception. Ted released the first song from his new project, Ted Stevens Unknown Project (Ted, I just got off the phone with the grammar police. They want to know if there should there be an apostrophe after “Stevens” in your band name. I told them there’s no apostrophe in Alan Parsons Project, and then I told them to mind their own business). Check out the track, “Possible Worlds,” below, and then buy it from Ted’s Bandcamp page. PS: It’s one of my favorite Stevens composition since his Lullaby days…
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Addendum to the above: Michael Todd, who edits HearNebraska.org, pointed out that I posted the wrong song from Ted! His May Day-day release was actually “Make Longer Nights” (below), and available for purchase here. Thanks Michael!
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Tonight at The Sydney in Benson, Omaha ex-pat Jake Bellows returns to headline a show that also features John Klemmensen and the Party (watch for a new EP by these folks soon) and Mike Saklar Trio (No Blood Orphan). Things should get rolling around 9 p.m. No idea on the cover, but it’ll probably be somewhere in the $5 range. Come on in from the cold and have a beer and some fine music.
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In this week’s column, a peek into my dog-earer library featuring Ellison, Sedaris, Coupland, HST and Christgau. You can read it in this week’s issue of The Reader or online right here.
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