Brooklyn Vegan Premieres Ken Stringfellow’s New Video “Doesn’t It Remind You,” Featuring Margaret Cho

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ken has released a video for “Doesn’t it Remind You of Something?” which we’re premiering in this post. While the album version is a duet with The Head & the Heart’s Charity Rose, the video co-stars comedian Margaret Cho. Theirs is a burning love in the most literal sense. Watch it below.

Visit Brooklyn Vegan to see the video!

Ken has two shows in NYC this weekend: Friday (2/15) at Union Pool (with Bird of Youth and Sky White Tiger; and Saturday (2/16) at Mercury Lounge with Chris Mills.

Win Tickets to the Rock Shop (Brooklyn), Turner Hall (Milwaukee)

If you missed out on getting tickets to the sold-out “Blood/Candy” record release show @ the Rock Shop in Brooklyn, here’s your chance. Brooklyn Vegan is giving away two pairs of tickets to the September 23rd show. Visit Brooklyn Vegan to get the details and enter!

Also check out The Onion AV Club’s giveaway for two tickets to the Turner Hall show in Milwaukee on November 5th.

Jon Auer in New York City This Week

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Fresh off the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival with Radio8Ball, Jon will appear in the NYC area three times:

9.15 THE BELL HOUSE , Brooklyn, NY (w/ Fountains of Wayne)

9.16 LE POISSON ROUGE , New York, NY (w/ John Wesley Harding, John Roderick, Eugene Mirman, Steven Page & more)

9.17 THE LIVING ROOM, New York, NY (Long set)

More info here.

Scott Miller of The Loud Family and Game Theory has some nice things to say about Jon, “Conversations” and “Lady Sweet” here:

Jon Auer didn’t take a day off from crafting great music in the mid-2000s; his break-out Big Star moment (read on) only barely surpasses this Posies return to form, whose unhurried stroll up perilous baroque scales and back to meaty rock are an immense favorite of everyone in my household. I must have listened to this song a hundred times by now and it never gets old.

Jon & Ken performing “Throwaway” on Rabid In The Kennel

Last week in Brooklyn, the Posies performed on the inaugural episode of Rabid in the Kennel, a new radio series hosted by Jack Rabid (of the Big Takeover on Break Thru Radio.

You can view a slideshow of photos from the session (shot by Giuliana Ciampoli) here or on Flickr.

End Of Week Update: June 6th, 2009

  • New shows added this week:

    7/16 – Ken Stringfellow DJs Arola Nights @ Arola Restaurant @ Hotel Arts. Barcelona, SPAIN
    10/28 – Ken Stringfellow @ Club Castro, Skopje, MACEDONIA

  • Ken has joined Twitter – follow his updates @KenStringfellow.
  • Magnet asks artists to name their favorite American power pop songs, and Chris Walla (of Death Cab for Cutie) chose “Solar Sister.” Here’s what he had to say:

    It’s their finest moment, the perfect balance of bombastic, tricky cheapness and vocal creme fraische. I can’t understand half the words, but it doesn’t seem to matter that much. I learned more about singing harmonies with this record in my car than I did in three years of choir.

  • Also in Magnet: ‘Frosting On The Beater’ makes their list of Top 15 American Power-Pop Albums, and they’ve republished a 2002 article on the subject of power pop, with comments from Ken.
  • Press for next weekend’s shows in NY: The New Yorker & Ken is interviewed by the Brooklyn blog 24/Seven.
  • Not Lame and American Songwriter review ‘Smoking Kills’.
  • Lastly – Ken is playing with The Sad Knights in Lauzerte, France tonight, and the show will be streamed online at La Grosse Tambouille, 23h France time.