30 Jan


As of late 2008, Telenovela Star no longer is active as a group. This blog  (and other sites) will no longer be updated, but you can find more activity, news, and T-Star related posts from http://www.manicfantastic.com or unreleased songs at http://www.youtube.com/manicfantastic


Maggie, 1/3 Telenovela Star

Playing WHFR’s Benefit Show

5 Dec

We thought it would be cool to play out again, and for a benefit show for a  rad station, Washington Heights Free Radio (WHFR). You must check out http://www.whfr.org. You can listen from anywhere.

WHFR is a DIY radio station in Washington Heights that broadcast music, storytelling, poetry, live events, and more, live off the web. The radio station acts on a volunteer basis and all funding comes out of donations and/or the founders’ pockets (mostly the latter).

Nikkie has been spinning tunes on WHFR every last Wednesday of the month for a year now.

Under the pseudo Calypso Sally, the name of her drums, her show, Broad Strokes, tries to play as many different genres as possible: from hip hop to soca, from bebop to punk rock. She also invites bands to play live acoustic sets as well.

It’s also Nikkie’s birthday that week, and she wanted to celebrate it with you, and you, and you…

So we’ve been in the lab creating, laughing, and coming up with tunes. We have a new one to share, so we hope you’ll be there on Saturday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Fort Useless, 36 Ditmars Street, Brooklyn, NY
When: Saturday, December 11 @ 6:00 p.m.
Bands: Boy With the Ice Cream Face, TSTAR, Object, Magnetic Island, Coyote Eyes
Cost: $8

Gatorade + Ellery Hollingsworth + Telenovela Star =

13 Aug

 Hey hey hey.  Telenovela Star lives on.

Two of our songs – “FLUFF” and “CAR SONG” – were chosen by Gatorade as the tracks for several videos, and website featuring snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth. We were so psyched about this, that we met up and had a jam session to celebrate.

View our musical accompaniment to this thirsty, sporty event here:  http://www.elleryridesallday.com/

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Car Song Does it Again!

30 Jul

A couple of weeks ago, we found out that Car Song was going to be used for a Gatarode ad promo.  Check it out:

Nikkie McLeod plays on Magnetic Island’s single “Subterfuge”

20 Jun

Telenovela Star’s drummer, Nikkie McLeod, plays on Magnetic Island’s single “Subterfuge“.

Read more here