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Podcast: Live in New York with Michael Showalter, Dawn Landes and Pangea 3000

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Last month, The Sound of Young America taped our third live program in New York, as part of Sketchfest NYC. In a few days we'll post interviews with Ze Frank and Jay Smooth, but first I'd like to present the performance portions of the program. You can find the normal audio links below, but we've also got video of the show, so it seemed crazy not to share that here.

First up was Pangea 3000. This New York sketch group performed a sketch that I am not allowed by law to play on the radio, no matter how badly I want to.

Pangea 3000 - "Spelling Bee"

Next up was Michael Showalter. You may know Michael from The State, from Stella, or perhaps as Coop in Wet Hot American Summer. He's also a standup, and released his first standup CD, Cats & Sandwiches, last year. He told a story about trying to adopt a cat, shared some very silly poetry, and closed with some info about frogs. You can download the portion of his set that we didn't podcast from this direct link.

Michael Showalter

Our musical performance came from singer-songwriter Dawn Landes. Dawn was suggested to me by Brooklyn Vegan, and as soon as I heard her sing, I knew she was the perfect choice.

Dawn Landes

All our videos for this show were shot by Benjamin Ahr Harrison, a New-York based videographer. You can find him online at badcharacter.com. Thanks, Ben!

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Richard Ayoade directed the Vampire Weekend video Oxford Comma

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Obviously, boat shoe band Vampire Weekend hired Richard Ayoade to direct their video in a transparent attempt to light up the COMEDY BLOGOSPHERE the same way they lit up the TWEE MUSIC BLOGOSPHERE a few months ago. This, after their first attempt -- dressing like Chevy Chase circa 1980 -- failed.

Well this one worked. Because only jerks and the ignorant don't like Richard Ayoade.

Podcast: Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) of Eels

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Mark Oliver Everett, sometimes known as A Man Called E, is the frontman of the genre-hopping rock band Eels. The band has just released a greatest hits collection ("Meet the Eels") and a collection of B-sides and rarities ("Useless Trinkets"). We talk with him about why he has always had a rotating band, how sick he is of self-reflection, and of course gorilla hunting.

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Patton on Indie 103 in Los Angeles Monday

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Our pal Patton Oswalt is hosting Jonesy's Jukebox on ClearChannel's adventurous alt-rock station Indie 103.1 here in Los Angeles Monday. The show's normally hosted by Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, and is one of the great treats of living here in Los Angeles... but I'm sure Patton will be a more than capable substitute.

Catch all the Oswaltia Monday at from noon to 2PM pacific, either on the radio if you're here in the La La, or online at indie1031.com.

A few years ago, Patton checked in with MaxFunPal Emily Calderon on KZSC to play and talk about some of his favorite songs. You can check out that awesome hour of radio here.

Rock & ROFL tommorow: Futureheads, Birbiglia, etc

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I try to push Rock & ROFL, the show we sponsor, which is presented by Brooklyn Vegan and Klaus Kinski, but I don't know if you're paying attention.

Let me say it: this is an awesome show, every month.

This month, they've got a super-secret show from The Futureheads, plus comedy from Mike Birbiglia, Dave Hill and others. The show's tommorow night at 8 at Piano's in New York. You can always find the latest Rock & ROFL info here, and there may still be some tickets for tommorow night here.

"Jesse, you only like rap music."

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Band of Horses, "No One's Gonna Love You" from The FADER on Vimeo.

WRONG. I also like THE HORSE BAND, and their hit single "No One's Gonna Love You."

Podcast: Singer-Songwriter Nellie McKay

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Nellie McKay is a singer-songwriter who's been acclaimed for her rich singing voice and her wry, funny songs. On record and on stage, her performances seem to straddle the decades, with a distinct contemporary political bent and a fair bit of goofiness thrown in besides. She demonstrated both in our interview, and pulled out her ukelele to perform a few songs.

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Jonathan Coulton with Paul & Storm in LA

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Jordan, Theresa and I had a great time at the Jonathan Coulton / Paul & Storm show at the House of Blues here in LA Sunday night. Note, in the above photo of their all-together encore, that Paul (left) is rocking a TSOYA shirt, and Coulton (center) is rocking a *classic* TSOYA shirt. Well-played, gentlemen. (Memo to Storm: get with the program, asshole).

I say this without malice: it was the single nerdiest experience of my life. Including the time I went to see Coulton in San Francisco. Many ponytails, hawaiian shirts, and computer-themed novelty t's were in evidence. But the enthusiasm was palpable and infectious. Not to mention charming. And of course having the world's most charismatic nerd Mr. Jonathan Coulton involved helped. Overall, a grand success.

Also: it was cool to have all-access passes to something.

(I stole the picture from Colleen who recapped the show here.)

Podcast: TSOYA Classic: On the Road with John Hodgman and Henry Rollins

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Clasics.

Henry Rollins is a rock and roll legend. He fronted both the Rollins Band and Black Flag, and has performed spoken word around the country. He's also the host of The Henry Rollins Show, and has appeared in numerous films.

John Hodgman is now familiar to TV viewers as "PC" in Apple's long-running Mac v. PC campaign, and as a correspondent on the Daily Show. He appeared on The Sound of Young America just weeks before his first Daily Show appearance, to talk about his book "The Areas of My Expertise."

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Prince at Coachella

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Jim Real, "The Master of Would You Rather" called me from Coachella today to tell me that last night, he saw the greatest performer in the world.

Above video (1999) via BrooklynVegan, who have some great photos, too.

Below: Radiohead's "Creep"

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