Friday, May 29, 2009
Wavves were already a divisive band for music fans and they did not help their cause with what sounds like a disastrous performance. My review of their 7th Street Entry show, which was slightly more pulled together, is HERE.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Dent May & His Magnificant Ukulele- 400 Bar
His last show here, opening for AA Bondy, was light and fun, and I imagine the headlining spot will allow him to play up his cheekiness even more as it will be his fans there to see him, not the overtly serious AA Bondy fans that populated the crowd last time.
Mt. St Helens Vietnam Band- 7th Street Entry
This band has an interesting story (..14 year old drummer!!), but are actually pretty solid and should put on a great show.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sweet! Movies and Music in the park are one of the great things to do in MPLS summers, and this year doesn't look any different.
Movies and Music in the park are one of my favorite things of the summer.
The Early Films of Paul Newman
Loring Park (Walker Art Center if rain)
Music at 7 PM, films at dusk (8:45 PM)Free
07.20 - Halloween, Alaska + Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
07.27 - Roma di Luna + Hud0
8.03 - Gospel Gossip + Cool Hand Luke0
8.10 - Hanggai + The Hustler
(From Switchblade Comb via More Cowbell)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
"Balloons will be provided for all guests, who will be urged to write their
most important message to the world on their balloons."
Monday, May 18, 2009
So I will always defer to the much more well informed staff at Switchblade Comb about film matters (and they are not excited about this), but I have to admit I am looking forward to one of my favorite TV actors of all time working with one of my favorite directors of all time.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Fri, May 15, 9pm, indoors Sicbay, France Has The Bomb, Daughters of The Sun
Sat, May 16, outdoors noon-10pm, indoors 10pm-2am:
- Skoal Kodiak - 9pm
- Lookbook - 7:45pm
- Mystery Palace - 6pm
- Communist Daughter - 4:45pm
- One for the Team - 3:15pm
- Jeremy Messersmith - 2pm
- Roe Family Singers - noon
- Luther the Devil - 10pm
- All the Pretty Horses - 12am
Grumpy's NE Sat. 5/16 set times:
- 1:00-1:20 Little Irvy
- 1:40-2:00 the Short Cuts
- 2:20-2:40 Iquano
- 3:00-3:20 Fiero
- 3:40-4:00 Lady Hard On
- 4:20-4:40 Beaver
- 5:00-5:20 Best Bitch in Show
- 5:40-6:00 Bitter Spills
- 6:20-6:40 Bastard Sain
- t7:00-7:20 Awesome Snakes
- 7:40-8:10 Gay Witch Abortion
- 8:30-9:30 Guzzard
Lisa Elias Metal Studio1129 Van Buren St NESat. 5/16 set times:
- 12:00 Blacki
- 1:00 Marcy Rock Band
- 2:00 belarus
- 3:00 The Bitter Spills
- 4:00 Gay Witch Abortion
- 5:00 The Twilight Hours
- 6:00 First Communion After Party
- 7:00 Snake Hearts
Creative Electric Studios, Rockway Docks, 2124 Marshall (Behind the Sample Room), floating on the river!
- Fri, May 15, dusk:Gay Witch AbortionKnife WorldSat,
- May 16, morning:Jon Olson & Cavemenafternoon:Adam Wirtzfeld & Friendsdusk:White Map with Zak SallyAllison Labonne of The Owls with friendsNew music video by Phil Harder
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
First up was the proggy pysch noise of Women, who are a 4 piece Canadian band. The group, whose debut self titled LP on JagJaguwar came out last year, played an unrelenting set that highlighted their zig zagging pop music that was covered in layers of sound. The album, produced by fellow Canadian pop provocateur Chad VanGaalen, came across as even more massive and intense in the live setting and showed a new band with a lot of potential at their disposal. I got to the Mainroom a little late so I missed the first part of their set, but the band definitely left me wanting more and I hope to see them back here soon in a headlining spot.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Have had a chance to let the debut Passion Pit LP, Manners, really soak in and I have to say I am liking it quite a bit. I enjoyed their EP, Chunk of Change, especially the amazing "Sleepyhead," but was a little worried that they/he wouldn't have enough to make a strong full length. While none of the songs reach the dizzying heights of "Sleepyhead," the album is strong front to back and I am hoping to see them live sometime in the near future.
Above are the videos for "Sleepyhead" and the first release from the new album titled "The Reeling."
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Two amazing artists, John Vanderslice and The Tallest Man on Earth (whose show last month was highlighted by me in the Culture Bully Retorselective), will be playing a show together on June 1st at the Turf Club. It will be great and should not be missed. Highly Recommended.
(Hat Tip: More Cowbell)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Some REALLY great news about P-Fork from today. Adding Beirut just took the weekend to the next level for me. His last show in the Twin Cities (at the Triple Rock a few years back) was amazing and I can't wait to see him again.