Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Electronic madman Dan Deacon will be coming back to Minneapolis for two shows on May 2nd, an All Ages show early and a late show for the hipsters who don't have to get drunk beforehand. Deacon will be touring with a full band behind his upcoming release Bromst, due out on Carpark in March. He usually sets up his gear in the middle of the crowd and goes into one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen....so I don't know how the whole band set up will work. Above is a video from his show at the Pitchfork festival from 2 years ago...so it is with a slightly bigger crowd, but you get the idea.
(Hat Tip: Switchblade Comb)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
There is a great show at the Nomad World Pub tonight that Culture Bully will be sponsoring. The show, titled "Hip Hop Against Homophobia" brings together some really great artists from the always talented Twin Cities hip hop community for a really good cause. Tickets are only $5 and go to some really great organizations, so make sure to check this out.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Animal Collective are coming back to Minneapolis in support of their latest amazing disc, Merriweather Post Pavilion, on May 20th at First Avenue. The band, who usually play newer material on tour (i.e they played MPP songs on their last tour) have said they will be focusing on the amazing songs on their new album on this tour, which is very good news. They are an amazing live band and this show has the potential to be one of the best shows of the year. Tickets will probably go fast, so I will update this post when I see when ticket sales start. Below is a video from "Brothersport", one of the best songs from the new album.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Gospel Gossip- Triple Rock FREE 9PM
One of my favorite local bands will bring their female fronted Jesus and the Mary Chain fuzzed out pop gems for free at this food tasting event.
Battle Royale/The Wars of 1812- 7th Street Entry 9PM $6
The Battle Royale are a local electro/folk band that initially didn't impress me but have since become a band that I really like. They don't play often, so check them out when you get the chance. Opening is local roots rock band The Wars of 1812.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Here is a cool video of Okkervil River performting one of the many great songs from Stage Names live for Dave and his gang of merry pranksters. If you missed out on this great record from 2008, do yourself a favor and check it out.