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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Show Pick Of The Day: Pete Yorn

Cure those rainy day blues with Pete Yorn at 40 Watt, tonight!

Pete Yorn's most recent collaboration with Scarlett Johansson stirred music news and gossip sites a like. The album Break Up, in which Yorn and Johansson croon bluesy folk music back and forth, was a debut for Johansson's vocals and highlighted Yorn's ability to work well with the ladies. Though rumors flew that he worked TOO well with Johansson, she still remains happily married to Ryan Reynolds.

But enough about Hollywood drama, Yorn is an up and coming indie singer/songwriter who caught his big break writing the entire score for The Farrelly Brothers' Me, Myself, and Irene. In 2001, Yorn was named "Ten To Watch in 2001" by Rolling Stone Magazine for lead single "Life On A Chain" from his debut album musicforthemorningafter.

Yorn has shared the bill with famous acts Dave Matthews Band, R.E.M., Crowded House, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Coldplay, The Dixie Chicks, Semisonic, and Say Anything.

Pete Yorn plays 40 Watt tonight! Doors at 8:00, with opener Issac Russel starting out the evening. Tickets are $18 dollars in advance at Yorn's sound is unique as he rolls melodic pop-rock right off the tongue of his browbeaten vocals. Though Scarlett Johansson won't be there to our knowledge, this is a don't miss show!

-Marie Baginski
Currently listening to "Relator" by Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson

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