REMINDER: One for the Team playing Lexington tonight

Just a quick reminder that One for the Team are playing a YANP-sponsored show in Lexington tonight at Al’s Bar! Unfortunately LYLAS got snowed in and can’t make it, but we’ve replaced them with the new local group Welcome, Strangers. So come out and enjoy some great pop music!

One for the Team – Every Little Thing

One for the Team
w/ Welcome, Strangers
at Al’s Bar
Lexington, KY
Jan 31 | 8pm
All Ages | $3

Polyphonic Spree raising funds to film Invisible Children/Take Away Show documentary in Uganda

I love it when great music comes together with a great cause. Of course, I’d prefer it that the problem requiring the great cause didn’t exist, but this is second best.

The Polyphonic Spree and the Take Away Show are teaming up with non-profit organization Invisible Children to film a concert/interview series about the war in Uganda. They’ll be recording a TAS performance with two other bands as well as conducting interviews with those who have been affected by the war.

Now, as you can imagine this is a pretty expensive process for a non-profit organization and a small indie band. To raise the funds, they’ve started a Kickstarter account to raise the $20,000 required to get the whole crew over there and shoot the documentary. They’re currently 10% of the way there with just under 40 days to go. So if you can help them out, please do. Otherwise, be sure to pick up the DVD when it comes out.

Donate to the Polyphonic Spree’s Kickstarter foundation

[STREAM] Stephin Merritt covers Peter Gabriel

After hearing Stephin Merritt’s interesting cover of Chris Knox, I was worried that he might have lost his previously golden touch with covers. I mean, this is the guy responsible for that awesome “If I Were a Rich Man” cover. Seems like it was just a minor bump, though, since this Peter Gabriel cover is pretty nice. It’s the returned favor of Peter including his version of the Magnetic Fields’ “the Book of Love” on his upcoming covers album Scratch My Back.

Stream Stephin Merritt’s cover of “Not One of Us” at

the Seedy Seeds playing Lexington tonight

Photo by MBR

MP3: Seedy Seeds – Drive Me to the Center

Cincinnati’s the Seedy Seeds are coming to Lexington tonight to hit up the Green Lantern. They’ve been getting a lot of buzz around the OH/KY/IN area, but I’ve still yet to see them. Ironically I’ll probably miss them tonight because I’ll be a little worn out from a trip to Cincinnati. Funny how that works out. But just because I’m lame doesn’t mean you have to be! Here’s the details for how to have a fun night:

The Seedy Seeds
at the Green Lantern
Lexington, KY
1/30 – 10PM

[WIN] an autographed Temper Trap poster

If you didn’t know, I’ve had an intern for a couple months now. Mostly she’s transcribed and set up interviews, but I’m starting to try to give her more stuff to do. Part of her 2010 assignment is to head up the giveaways department around here. We’re starting off a little light, but we’ve got some fantastic giveaways lined up for the next few weeks. Now I’ll turn it over to her to explain how to call this Temper Trap poster yours…

The good folks over at Filter Magazine are offering up a signed poster of the Temper Trap’s album Conditions for one loyal YANP reader to claim for free! So, in honor of the band’s music video for “Sweet Disposition” in which random items are smashed and thrown to the ground, get in touch with your destructive side.

To enter to win, leave a comment stating something you want to smash to smithereens or the coolest thing you’ve ever smashed– be descriptive!

Don’t forget to include your name and email address. A “best smash” winner will be picked next Friday. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Flaming Lips want your stories on death, sex and happiness

I received an email just a minute ago with a number and instructions to leave a message for Wayne. Now, I was pretty sure that meant Wayne Coyne, but was REALLY hoping it might go to Lil Wayne. Turns out my gut reaction was right.

The Flaming Lips have set up a hotline soliciting stories about death, sex and happiness. No idea what for, but you can be sure it’s something wacky and wild. Give ’em a call!

405 633 1135

If anyone gets a call back or finds out what this is used for, let me know!

My Morning Jacket to tour with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

We’ve known for a while that My Morning Jacket would be playing at the New Orleans Jazzfest, but fans just got confirmation that there will be a short tour stretching all over the southeast to accompany that date. And what’s even more awesome is that they’ll be bringing along the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to back them up!

MP3: My Morning Jacket – Hot Fun in the Summertime (Sly and the Family Stone)
This cover and 70 others can be found in the My Morning Jacket covers archive

My Morning Jacket with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
04/20: Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theater
04/21: Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
04/23: Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
04/24: New Orleans, LA @ Jazzfest
04/27: St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
04/28: Charleston, SC @ Family Circle
04/30: Raleigh, NC @ Koka Booth
05/01: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/02: Columbus, OH @ LC Outdoor Pavilion

See you guys at the Nashville show?

[MP3] new One for the Team: “Every Little Thing”

One for the Team are playing a YANP-sponsored show this Sunday in Lexington at Al’s Bar. To celebrate, they let me pick one song off their upcoming release Ghosts to premiere. What nice guys! I went with “Every Little Thing,” a great little pop number that sounds like it’s going to be quite the rocker to hear live.

MP3: One For the Team – Every Little Thing
There’s obviously a strong Mates of State/Matt & Kim vibe to this track, but it’s be like if either duo also had a good buddy who would step out of the wings to thrash on guitar for a minute or two. If you dig keyboard-based pop music, this one’s a no brainer — as is coming out to their show at Al’s Bar!

One for the Team on Myspace

And here’s the info on the show:

One for the Team
at Al’s Bar
Lexington, KY
Jan 31 | 8pm