Ted Leo Tours Northeast and Canada This June!

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists have just announced a few tour dates in June which will take them around the Northeast United States and the Southeast of Canada. After seeing him here in the Bay Area last week, it is safe to say that these shows are not to be missed!

Fri, 6/18 – Milford CT – Daniel Street Club
Sat, 6/19 – Portland ME – SPACE
Sun, 6/20 – Burlington VT – Higher Ground
Mon, 6/21 – Quebec City QC – Le Cercle
Tue, 6/22 – Montreal QC – Il Motore
Thu, 6/24 – Ottawa ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
Sat, 6/26 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
Sun, 6/27 – Buffalo NY – Mohawk Place

The band will also be playing in Louisville KY on Sunday, July 11th as a part of the Forecastle Festival, where other acts include Flaming Lips, Spoon, Minus The Bear, Against Me! and many more!

Click HERE For More Info On The Forecastle Festival

and Click HERE For a Complete List of Tour Dates!

(photo grabbed from Lori Paulson's Flickr Page)

Go Sailor Reunion Videos

This last weekend saw the reunion of GO SAILOR, who hadn't played together in 13 years! Rose, Paul and Amy came together for the West Coast leg of the Slumberland Records' 20th Anniversary shows in SF and LA. Here are a couple videos from the San Francisco show, but if anyone out there has any pictures or videos from either show, send them our way and we'll post them up!

Lookout Freakout 1999 Pamphlet

An informational pamphlet for the Lookout Freakout, Labor Day 1999. The four-day mini-festival included shows in San Francisco and Berkeley and at a miniature golf course in Castro Valley. Monday's all-day show included the unannounced live debut of Common Rider, featuring Jesse Michaels, Dan Lumley and Mass Giorgini. Common Rider played three songs from their brand new album, "Last Wave Rockers." There was an another unannounced special performance that day by the original line-up of The Potatemen (Larry Livermore, Patrick Hynes and Chris Appelgren). The next year, The Lookout Freakout was produced as a Lookout Records tour with The Mr. T Experience, American Steel and The Eyeliners.

Download Lookout Freakout 1999 Pamphlet

MTX Fanzine Interview from 1986

The Mr. T Experience interviewed by Larry Livermore for Cometbus Fanzine, from 1986. Click the image to make it big enough to read.

The Ultimate Lookouts Fansite

Larry Livermore formed The Lookouts in 1985 in the hills of Mendocino County, enlisting the talents of drummer, Tré Cool (who went on to famously become one-third of Green Day) and bassist, Kain Kong. The band played all over Northern California and were part of the explosion of bands around the brand new Gilman Street Project in Berkeley before breaking up in 1990. Their debut album, "One Planet, One People" was the first Lookout Records release. Brazilian Lookouts fan Gabriel has put together an incredibly comprehensive Lookouts fan website. TheLookouts.org features a band biography, discography and gigography plus interviews, fliers, music and videos.

Check out The Lookouts Fansite

Hockey Night "For Guys Eyes Only" Video

Hockey Night were one of the last bands to put out an album on Lookout Records. Their second album "Keep Guessin" was released in July, 2005. This video for the song, "For Guys Eyes Only" was directed by the band's singer/songwriter, Paul Sprangers. Paul and guitarist, Scott Wells are in a great new band, Free Energy.

The Mr. T Experience on "Live! with Rick Sylvain" KALX 1/16/04

From the promotional onslaught that accompanied the release of The Mr. T Experience's last album "Yesterday Rules," here is a live radio appearance by the band on KALX's long running "Live! with Rick Sylvain" program. It's about 45 minutes long and features a live performance and on-air interview with Dr. Frank (with un-mic'd contributions from Bobby, Ted and Jym). Includes "Oh, Just Have Some Faith In Me," "Together Tonight," "Swiss Army Girlfriend" and others.

Download The Mr. T Experience "Live! with Rick Sylvain"

1997 Lookout Mail Order News #5

Scan of a four-page mail order update and mini-catalog from around spring 1997. The complete document is available to download as PDF. Page 4 features a "Lookout Mail Order Funnies" comic strip by Patrick Hynes.

Download Lookout Mail Order News #5

Lookout Records Fall 1989 Catalog

Photo-copied Lookout Records catalog from fall 1989, featuring cover art by Aaron Cometbus. The whole six-page original is available to download as a high quality PDF if you're interested. Includes an introduction and descriptions of the first 20 Lookout releases by Larry Livermore.

Download Lookout Records Fall '89 Catalog

The Mr. T Experience "And I Will Be With You"

From MTX's 1999 album "Revenge Is Sweet And So Are You" 
Trivia - the phone number featured onscreen was the Lookout Records mail order phone line.

Ted Leo - New Album, Tour and Website

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists are on tour now in support of "The Brutalist Bricks" released on March 9, 2010 by Matador Records. The Concordian says the new album, "is brimming with Leo’s trademark earnestness and driving post-punk." Complete Ted Leo And the Pharmacists Tour dates can be found here.

Ted Leo fans most certainly know that his website was down for a time but it was relaunched last month in advance of the new album's release. If you haven't checked out Ted's site, you should. In addition to the news, music, store and tour dates you'd expect, it also includes an extremely healthy serving of Leo's own sage wit on all sorts of topics. Visit TedLeo.com

"Bay Mud" Late 80s Bay Area Punk Cassette Compilation

David Hayes (Very Small Records empresario and co-founder of Lookout Records with Lawrence Livermore) made his 90 minute cassette-only compilation "Bay Mud" available as a free download on his Very Small Records blog as well as lots of other cool stuff to listen to. From 1986, "Bay Mud" includes future Lookout bands The Mr T. Experience, The Lookouts, Sweet Baby Jesus, Neurosis, Crimpshrine and Stikky; along with a bunch of other great SF Bay Area bands like Short Dogs Grow, Attitude Adjustment, Victim's Family and Rabid Lassie, among others.

Find "Bay Mud" at Very Small Records

Welcome to the new site

As you can see, we are in the process of rebuilding the Lookout Records website. The last version of the site has not been functioning properly in some time because it was so closely intertwined with the Little Type Mail Order site which shut down last year. Even before that, it was overdue for an update.

This is a work in progress and, as you'll notice, there is lots to still do. Take a look around and if you dig what you see, please come back soon. We'll be adding lots of information on Lookout Records releases, bands, news and whatever cool old stuff that we can find to share with you.