Ted Leo Live Hosted by Wearcast (SXSW 2011)
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
SXSW is right around the corner and we are pleased to have 4 amazing music acts playing at the Beta Release event of Wearcast. Ted Leo, The Dig, Bad Veins and The Lemurs will be performing on Monday evening at Venue 222. This free show will be fuill of great entertainment, energetic crowd and the unveiling of Wearcast's newest product.
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Ted Leo is a unique artist for these times. He provides a near perfect combination of politics, art, punk values and humor in his songwriting and the combination is resonating with people all over the world. Having toiled for years in the punk underground with both his former band Chisel and his solo effort Ted Leo/Pharmacists, now is definitely the time that Ted Leo is primed to break out into the mainstream. He's been praised by Spin Magazine, MTV, Rolling Stone, Magnet, New York Times and been a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Members of The Dig have played music together since they were ten years old. Originally from the New York City area, these guys have created an devotional following which led them to get signed by Paradigm Talent Agency. Their songs such as "Carry me home" and "Two Sisters" will leave you in a hypnotic trance from the explosive climaxes.
Bad Veins are a rarity in today’s musical landscape: An act who didn’t set out to become critical darlings or the next “buzz” band, but managed to achieve both after only playing a handful of shows. However, despite the fact that Bad Veins’ music has been instantly embraced since their inception in late 2006, the duo of Benjamin Davis and Sebastien Schultz decided not to rush out the disc you’re currently holding in your hand. The result is Bad Veins, an album that’s unique but familiar, and not only lives up to the hype but surpasses it. Looking back, it’s hard to believe it all started out a little over two years ago in a non-descript attic in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Coming up at a time when the dance-rock wave was reaching its crest, the Lemurs initially drew comparisons to Bloc Party, The Faint, Franz Ferdinand, and the Killers. But for every synth melody or dance beat employed, the Lemurs find a counterbalance of raw, driving guitar and frenetic rhythm that imbues their music with a crackling atmospheric sheen and anxious intensity. The result is a fast paced, layered sound that owes as much to the pop lushness of My Morning Jacket as to the broader explorations of Television. With the recent addition of What Made Milwaukee Famous singer Michael Kingcaid, The Lemurs are back in the studio recording a full-length set for 2011 release. They are also based in Austin, TX.