Thu, 27 July 2006
Went and saw Swede crooner Jens Lekman last night here in Lawrence. Great show and Jens is a modest and stunning performer. But I wasn't always paying attention to what Jens was doing. You see, his six piece band is made up entirely of beautiful women, presumably also Swedish. Never have I wanted to amble around the country in a van with a band more.
And by the way, Jens played the crowd favorite, "Black Cab".
Check it out here -
Jens Lekman - Black Cab
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 9:54am CDT
Wed, 26 July 2006
That saying has been attached to The Embarrassment for some time. The band formed in Wichita, KS in the late seventies and carried on well into the eighties. They even were courted by the earliest formation of Sub Pop Records. Almost everything in their catalog is out-of-print including the Bar-None anthology Heyday. But why am I telling you this? Because the best band you've never heard of is reuniting for 3 shows only. Two in Wichita and one here in beautiful Lawrence, KS. So if you can, don't pass up the opportunity to see them August 20th at Liberty Hall.
Here are my favorite two Embarrassment tunes -
"Patio Set" (1979) [B-Side to their first single "Sex Drive"]
"Lifespan" (1981) [Sub/Pop #5 cassette]
(MP3Pro Format Encoded)
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT