Ted Leo To Play Free NYC In-Store!

On Thursday, June 17th, Ted Leo will be playing a FREE solo acoustic in-store at New York City's Generation Records. The all-ages event will start at 7:30pm and will feature a special guest! How Exciting!

Pitchfork Loves Free Energy's "Bang Pop" (ex-Hockey Night)

Pitchfork Media wrote a great piece on the post-Hockey Night project, Free Energy's new video called "Bang Pop".


Romania (Roman of The Oranges Band) On Tour Now!

The Oranges Band's front-man, Roman Kuebler, is currently on the road as his solo persona, Romania! You best not dare to miss it! Here's all the confirmed dates so far, with more to be added!

5/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
5/23 – San Diego, CA @ Radio Room
5/27 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan
5/28 – Seattle, WA @ Mars Bar
6/1 - Lawrence, KS @ Eighth Street Taproom
6/2 - Minneapolis, MN @ Sauce Spirits and Sports Bar
6/6 - Chicago, IL @ Darkroom
6/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn (Buy Tickets Here!)
6/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Wind Up Space

Photos of Operation Ivy "In The Studio"

In late 1988, after returning from their only US tour, Operation Ivy started working on recordings for a debut album with Radley Hirsch, the sound engineer that installed and operated Gilman Street's sound system. Basic tracks were recorded at Gilman Street and overdubs were done at a home studio. The recordings were ultimately unfinished and the band ultimately recorded the released version of "Energy" with Kevin Army at San Francisco's Sound & Vision Studios. Here are some photos and a tracksheet taken from these recording sessions.

For a full account of the first attempt to record "Energy," check out Journey To The End: Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman and Lars Frederiksen talk to Larry Livermore about Operation Ivy, Rancid and that whole East Bay thing.

These photos were given to us (and probably taken) by Radley.

Even More Zine Ads

Another full-page ad from Flipside, announcing Lookout Records' first three compact disc releases (Operation Ivy, Green Day and Neurosis) plus the first record the label put out by Mr. T Experience - the "Love American Style" 7" EP.

More Old Zine Ads: Operation Ivy "Energy" CD

This ad is from Flipside, 1991.

Lookout Fanzine Ads

Here are a number of Lookout Records print ads from MaximumRocknRoll, Flipside and BAM, spanning the years 1989 to 1995 or thereabouts (except the BAM ad which is from 1997). 

Ted Leo/Rx Playing Siren Fest in July, Touring Europe NOW!

The Lineup for the 10th Annual Siren Music Fest was announced today, and in addition to countless other alumni of the free, all-ages, Coney Island music festival, Ted Leo has been scheduled to play! Ted hasn't played the festival since 2003, which was brilliantly documented on film in the Rock Doc "Dirty Old Town".

Ted and The Pharmacists have a long way to go until July though. They are currently touring Europe through the end of May, and then will play around the Northeast in June.

For all Ted Leo dates, check out our tour page!

Delorean To Support New LP w/ Shows In U.S., Spain, Canada y Mexico

Following two fantastic releases through Simple Social Graces Discos, Barcelona Spain's Delorean are set to release their brand new album, Subiza on True Panther Sounds

In support of their new LP, the band will be playing a few festival shows in Spain, as well as in select cities in North America. Check Below for dates!

05-07 Monzón, Spain - Festival Tremendo Pop
05-14 Gerona, Spain - Festival Insomnic
05-15 Irun, Spain - Ikultur
05-22 Palencia, Spain - Palencia Sonora
05-27 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06-04 New York, NY - Pianos
06-05 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery
06-06 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
06-07 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret
06-08 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
06-10 San Francisco, CA - Popscene
06-11 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
06-12 Mexico City, Mexico - Pasaguero
06-18 Barcelona, Spain - Festival Sonar Barcelona
06-19 La Coruña, Spain - Festival Sonar La Coruña
06-26 Poio, Spain - Festival Poio Pop
07-03 Cortegana, Spain - Festival Jamón Pop
07-10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
07-12 Allston, MA - Great Scott
07-13 Montreal, Quebec - Le Belmont
07-14 Toronto, Ontario - Wrongbar
07-15 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-24 Alburquerque, Spain - Festival Contempopranea
08-12 Burgos, Spain - Festival Sonorama