Savvy listeners of OverEasy
will remember that I featured the new Pete Yorn album Back and Fourth
a few weeks ago, another in a continuing series of great recordings from him. I'm very pleased that Pete will be one of three performers coming to Studio 92 in a week and change from this writing. A Thursday (October 22nd) performance by Los Lonely Boys launches that streak of Studio 92s, followed by Pete on Monday the 26th, and then Silversun Pickups the day after that (the 27th).
Die-hard listeners of these performers are not this way/that way about them. "Foaming" and "fanatical" might even be applied in some instances, and so for some WTTS fans, you'll get an opportunity to see these guys in a very intimate context. Well, maybe not that
intimate - I just mean that you'll be close to the stage, and hear the tunes, but also the stories behind
Just to take one example, let's look at Pete Yorn: his newest album gets an assist from producer Mike Mogis, who's entrenched in the production side of things with Bright Eyes/Conor Oberst, as well as with the new Monsters of Folk project. I don't know where Mike found the time to do all of it. So for me, it's going to be interesting for some fan of Pete Yorn to hear these new songs in some other fashion, something sparer, with his own twist on how they're supposed to work outside of the album.
That's the key to our Studio 92 sessions...they give you a chance to recontextualize what you know about these performers. Also, the acts themselves seem to get a kick out of the opportunity, Los Lonely Boys having now done this twice before, once in 2006 and again last year. So, you know, if they
're into it... (By the way, if you're curious, check out the list of artists who've played at Studio 92 by going here
; it's a veritable who's who of WTTS World Class Rock artists, and in many cases they performed for us before they were well-known to the public at large. It's a list that surprises me, looking at it again and knowing how ahead of the curve we are, sometimes.)
Bear in mind also that if you're reading this not far from my writing about it, you're learning about this golden opportunity to see these acts before we've officially announced it on the station - which means you've got a little bit of an inside track at present. You can impress, for example, your fellow supposedly die-hard Silversun Pickups fans by telling them that they're coming to town in a context that most people rarely get to see them in, and that you know all about it.
If you've read this far, you're probably curious as to what you can do to get passes. This is very, very easy. Make your case by going to the following discussion threads and telling us why you should go:
Los Lonely Boys is here
The Pete Yorn discussion is here
And Silversun Pickups info is here
We're looking forward to hearing from you - and good luck!