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Ellen's Favorite Band Pulls off Pop-Up Show

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    One EskimO -- missing a member who was ill -- played a KPRI listener show on Friday at the Loft on the UCSD campus.

    Rosemary Bystrak of sdDialedIn offers a peak behind the curtain:

    "Here's a little story: Chris Cantore called me last week and said KPRI had an opportunity for a last-minute private listener concert with a huge international band and wanted to know if I had any ideas where they could play.

    They were thinking Lestat's, Claire de Lune and a couple other venues. When he told me it was One eskimO, I told him I would help call around and see what was available. Eventually, the station contacted Liz at The Loft and made it happen.

    Ellen's Favorite Band Pulls off Pop-Up Show

    [DGO] Ellen's Favorite Band Pulls off Pop-Up Show
    One EskimO -- missing a member who was ill -- play KPRI listener show.

    Because Kristian Leontiou was sick, you can tell that Pete Rinaldi and Jaime Sefton were incredibly nervous -- they're usually both pretty quiet."


    The crowd at the Loft were treated to three-piece versions of fan favorites "Amazing," "UFO" and "Hometime," with Sefton and Rinaldi stepping up to the microphone to fill in for the ailing .

    The band had traveled down to San Diego to do the show between appearances on a pair of big-name interview shows. Ellen DeGeneres flew the band out to appear on her show on Wednesday in celebration of her birthday. and after Friday's pop-up show at the loft, One EskimO were eventually headed back north to tape The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday. You can watch that performance tonight on NBCSanDiego.