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Telekinesis @ Lee’s Palace

. : : May 27th, 2011 : : . I discovered Telekinesis in an unusual way. The band’s only permanent member and brainchild, Michael Lerner, sat in on drums for The Long Winters for a set shortly after Nabil Ayers migrated east. In a posting on the official Long Winters message board, a reviewer made special mention of Lerner, under-scoring its note-worthiness as Telekinesis, not only a local indie rock band but Michael is also the younger brother of Erika Lerner, a member of Barsuk Records‘ (the Long Winters’ label) management team. As a Barsuk street teamer for Toronto, I reported back to Erika, and we had a good rapport. It…

Telekinesis @ Sonic Boom / Horseshoe Tavern

. : : March 6th, 2011 : : . Between songs at the Horsehoe Tavern, Telekinesis front man and brain child Michel Benjamin Lerner asks the crowd if they have any questions. “Why are you guys so amazing?”, one gentleman piped up from the back. Lerner bashfully shrugged off the compliment, but touring guitarist Cody Votolato interjected with “We try our hardest, maybe that’s why it appears that way. Really hard.” And that would be an extremely difficult assessment to argue. The stripped-down, off-the-cuff set at Sonic Boom records earlier in the evening was definitely more laid back, but in a way that reflected the intimacy of the environment. But for…

Telekinesis @ KEXP Studios

. : : February 16th, 2011 : : . I’ve blogged about what a surprisingly fun set Telekinesis put on when I saw them perform last autumn, and am excited to say that the album many of the songs from that evening previewed live up to my memory. 12 Desperate Straight Lines is a fantastic power pop record, and I’m excited to see the band when they hit up Toronto next month. For now, I have to settle with this short set courtesy of KEXP Radio in Seattle, WA, which I have recorded and now share with you. 01. [introduction] 02. Country Lane 03. Please Ask For Help 04. [interview] 05. Dirty Thing…

Telekinesis @ El Mocambo

. : : September 4th, 2010 : : . After the last day in a long week of work, I called up a dear old friend I haven’t seen in many months to grab a drink at the Red Room before heading over to the El Mocambo to see a bunch of bands I’d never heard before. A risky endeavor, I know. Especially since the El Mocambo is known for it’s inconsistent sound (usually the louder the band is, the worse the sound). But Telekinesis was in town opening for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and I’d been meaning to check them (him) out for some…