December 24, 2008

B-Sides

Breakfast bands
Fans who packed into Club Oasis last weekend to see Long Island, N.Y., post-emo act Taking Back Sunday can find their signature dish at one of the country’s most well-known breakfast holes.

The popular (be honest) hangover HQ Denny’s now serves the “Taking Back Sunday Quesadilla,” according to dennysallnighter.com. Fansite tbsunion.com says the ’dilla is packed with melty cheese, chicken and sausage.

Next time you’re there, maybe ask for the following: Bad Blood Bacon, IamIs Omelet or perhaps The Photographic Frittata, with a side of T. McAfee Tea.

Xmas comps/gifts
XO Publicity, which handles press for hometown cellist Ben Sollee, has released a compilation of Christmas songs. Visit xopublicity.com.

The Pretenders, who returned this year with an earlier studio set Break Up the Concrete, are releasing a digital holiday EP, which features a new recording of “2,000 Miles” and classics “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Blue Christmas,” which also appears on Rock Band.

I’ll Stay ’Til After Christmas, a 15-song yuletide comp that came out Dec. 2, features several bands who have been to Louisville: Le Loup (opener for Andrew Bird at the Brown), My Brightest Diamond (past opener for The Decemberists) and No Kids (who played The Pour Haus with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone on Halloween).

Gutierrez @ OLCH
Chicago spoken-word/ranter Christopher Gutierrez tries a less frigid atmosphere when he performs Dec. 27 at Old Louisville Coffeehouse (1489 S. Fourth St., 635-6660). Gutierrez has published three books, a CD and a DVD, while blogging at Askheychris. Read more about him at www.deadxstop.com.

LEO Music ’Cast
We’re taking a break! That’s right, pardnahs. We’re taking two weeks off and will return on Jan. 7 for a new year and a new set of interviews with local musicians. You can always download past podcasts for free from iTunes, or listen at leoweekly.commyspace.com/leoweekly and our Facebook page.