Saul Williams @Triple Rock on March 19, 2012

Just got tickets for dynamic (+ bizarre) poet / musician Saul Williams performance at Triple Rock in Minneapolis on Monday, March 19 2012. Tickets on sale through link.

Posted 2474 days ago in Audio

Open for Mew

Danish alternative rock / experimental dream pop band MEW are holding contests to fill their opening slot at gigs in these cities : Boston, Philly, New York ,Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Pretty cool.. just go to the contest site, select your city & enter your band name / # of members / link to myspace page.

Listen to Mew
Am I Wry? No
Comforting Sounds

Posted 3261 days ago in Audio

shuga records party

Shuga Records Stage Grand Opening on Thursday, October 1st..

In-store: All used vinyl will be 50% off, Electronics 25% off, New vinyl 10% off, 50 cent vinyl buy one get one free… Online: taking offers on vinyl

Doors open @ 10am / Music starts @ 2pm
165 13th Ave NE Minneapolis [MAP]

Audio Perm @ 2:00 p.m.
Sketch The Cataclysm @ 2:30 p.m.
Pharaohs Of Rhythm @ 3:00 p.m.
No Bird Sing @ 3:30 p.m.
P…aul Metsa @ 4:00 p.m.
Beth Larson @ 4:30 p.m.
The Goondas @ 5:00 p.m.
Shuga Rose @ 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Boys @ 6:00 p.m.
Lonnie Mneumonic @ 6:30 p.m.
Guy Storm @ 7:00 p.m.
Hack @ 7:30 p.m.
Lost In Prague @ 8:00 p.m.
Gigolette @ 8:30 p.m.
Unicorn Dream Attack @ 9:00 p.m.
Web Of Deception @ 9:30 p.m.
Unknown Prophets @10:00 p.m.

Posted 3312 days ago in Audio

Taking the Uptown Out of Uptown

Switchblade Comb, Star Tribune and City Pages all reporting that the end is near for one of our city’s most iconic live venues, the Uptown Bar – at least in Uptown..

“The Minneapolis Planning Commission has approved the Uptown Bar owner Frank Toonen’s application that would allow him to tear down the bar and replace it with a three-story retail unit. The proposed retail building is being developed by Urban Anthology who are responsible for Victoria Secret and American Apparel opening in the Uptown neighborhood. The last chance the bar has for staying in its present location is if the Heritage Preservation Commission intervenes at their next meeting on September 1.”
- Switchblade Comb

UPDATE 09/11 :
“November 1 ends it. I suggest keeping your evenings free and plan on going into work late from October 1 – November 1. There are gonna be some amazing shows that last month that the bar is open. Bands that you would never imagine playing the Uptown Bar will be playing the Uptown Bar.”

Posted 3345 days ago in Geek

Them Crooked Vultures

FINALLY! The collaboration between Josh Homme (QOTSA/EODM/Kyuss/Etc), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) has been named, recorded and booked.

Them Crooked Vultures will be performing on Sunday, August 9, at Chicago’s Metro (one of the best venues in the world) at midnight. The show is, of course, sold out.

UPDATE from ANTIQUIET: “The promo poster and YouTube clip we presented yesterday are fake; both seem to be part of an elaborate hoax.. So the release date is not necessarily October 23rd. The album title is not Never Deserved The Future.”

Posted 3364 days ago in Audio

arctic monkey

i know i’m late to the game but i just fell in love with arctic monkey..

catch them performing tracks from their forthcoming 3rd album, ‘Humbug’ in a Web Transmission on Thursday 30th July 2009 at 4pm ET (3pm local) or catch them live at First Avenue on Friday, September 25th (18+) – tickets ($25) here

Posted 3374 days ago in Audio

rock the garden

the Current & The Walker Art Center present Rock the Garden 2009 this Saturday.. gates open 3pm – 11pm

of course, the show is sold out – but for those who have tickets, here’s the schedule:
4:30 – Solid Gold
5:45 – Yeasayer
7:00 – Calexico
8:30 – The Decemberists (pictured here)

parking will suck (for me, no matter what, since i live right behind the walker :( so walk or bike it (they’re bringing in 500 bike racks)

Posted 3412 days ago in Audio

bat for lashes

bat for lashes is playing @ the varsity on august 7th – tickets on sale now

Pre-sale available from June 10th using the code: ’PEARL’ [Code is not case sensitive].. buy them here

don’t know them?
check out the website here | listen to music here

Posted 3421 days ago in Audio

holy fuck

get ready for some psychedelic analogue electronica (canada-style).. holy fuck is coming to minneapolis :)

if you haven’t heard them, check out their music on their myspace page or just take my word for it – they’re well worth heading out on a sunday night..

7th Street Entry (18+)
Sunday May 31 @ 8PM
tickets $10

Posted 3434 days ago in Audio

grizzly bear coming

definitely near the top of my list of shows to see this summer.. grizzly bear is coming to minneapolis

if you haven’t heard grizzly bear yet, take a moment to listen or just read some of their 8 million rave reviews

Catch the show on Sunday June 07 @ the Cedar Cultural Center
Here We Go Magic opening
get tickets ($15)

Posted 3456 days ago in Audio

nine inch nails tonight

what: concert
where: Target Center, DT Minneapolis
when: tonight – Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 @ 7:30 PM
cost: $89 – $383
website: www.nin.com/

okay – this concert was amazing. seriously. granted, i haven’t seen an arena show in about 15 years or so .. the last one was Jane’s Addiction or Chili Peppers headlining (i honestly can’t remember which – so that gives you some idea of my state of mind back then) with smashing pumpkins opening, right after gish came out – (this show only filled HALf of roy wilkins!! and corgan threw a hissy fit, stopping mid-song to threaten that he was going to leave if the crowd didn’t pay attention to him – what a whiner) because i hate big venues (give me first avenue – where i actually saw the best nin concert in the history of nin concerts.. but now i’m rambling)

but even my jaded arena-concert loving friends agreed that it was the best show they had seen – blowing both beck and radiohead out of the water with the crazy lcd screen sht.. it was obviously a stretch for them to blend the old with the new tho (and the new won, hands down). the songs from year zero, the slip and ghosts were absolutely amazing, but the kids preferred the old stand-bys (song 10-20 years old) and i found myself getting that feeling i experience when watching the big cats do “tricks” at the zoo.. slightly sad and wanting to look away, out of respect. regardless, i guess getting paid to perform (even songs 20 years old) is better than most jobs and performing those four or five songs probably paid for these lcd screens.

that said, my favorite song of the night was actually “big come down” :) so i guess i still want to hear some old stuff too.. the greater good and great destroyer were amazing and every track from ghosts blew my mind (the visuals blended best with these songs, i think). songs from the slip were awesome too but fit oddly with the rest (head down and echoplex were particularly perfect.. hey, it just occurs to me that i don’t think they played demon seed.. which is disappointing..hmm) and this was the coolest thing i have ever actually seen with my (relatvely sober) eyes.. (ie not in my head) – check it out on youtube [note: click "watch in high quality"]

lastly – the one thing that really wasn’t great about this show was the fact that we weren’t on the floor – my fault, since i missed the nin.com presale by 15 minutes due to poor planning (i was on a plane, waiting to take off and the stewardess put the smack down on my attempted ticket purchasing :(

Posted 3618 days ago in Audio

this weekend

okay i’ve been looking forward to this show for a month :) the eagles of death metal will be playing at the fine line tomorrow night – you can find all the info on that show here and the new album, heart on, is now available for download on itunes

the northrup king is also having it’s 11th annual Art attack this weekend – most of the building’s 160+ tenants will open their studios for us to wander through & they’ll be a fashion show, live music, demonstrations and a chance to win $500 in Art Bucks as well..

the show starts tonight and goes through sunday: Friday 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Saturday noon to 8:00 p.m. | Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. the nkb is located @1500 Jackson Street NE [map/directions] – while you’re there, be sure to check out studio #341

Posted 3636 days ago in Audio, Visual

eagles of death metal are coming

the eagles of death metal will be @ the fine line on saturday november 8th and i can’t imagine why you wouldn’t go

seems the new album (heart on) will be released this month, so you will have some time to familiarize yourself with the new songs before the show.. if you don’t have the first two eodm albums – you can pick up both their first release (peace love death metal) and their second (death by sexy) on itunes.

if you are unfamiliar with the band, it was formed in 1998 by josh homme of qotsa and jesse hughes. you can learn more about the band here and/or hear their music here

Saturday, November 8, 2008
fine line music cafe / dt mpls
doors 8pm / music 9pm
$18 in advance / $20 door*
limited availability of upper level/rail seats (+drinks/food) $80
get tickets here (available in 40 minutes)
*the chances of any door tickets are slim – i strongly suggest advance tickets

Posted 3677 days ago in Audio

beck in september

so beck’s new album, modern guilt, is out now – while everyone else is slackin, beck has cranked out .. what?.. 3 new full-length albums in the past year? something like that..

beck will be @ the Wilkins Auditorium on september 30th – i haven’t seen him in years and years but from what i hear his live show is still amazing, so i’m looking forward to the show

get tickets here

Posted 3738 days ago in Audio

george clinton p-funk @ first ave

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC will be at first ave on tuesday, may 27 2008 .. if you’ve ever seen this show you know it’s crazy-fun – def worth $25 for the evening + the drink specials on tuesdays are good, so you won’t need a ton of pocket cash.. but i highly recommend taking a cab (beyond the whole $3000 Dwi thing, parking won’t be fun)

show details here

quick aside: rumor is first ave is (finally) getting an rss feed for the calendar next month, if you were missing one

Posted 3823 days ago in Audio

saul williams tonight

TonightSaul Williams (headliner) with Dragons Of Zynth (opening)

@ The Varsity Theater in Dinkytown Minneapolis (U of M), doors @ 8:00pm, 18+, $15 @ the door

. . . . . . . .edit (sunday, 04.20.08). . . . . . . .

[see more photos from this show here]

Posted 3838 days ago in Audio

radiohead + nin + lollapalooza (scam)

ok, so it’s not official yet but greg kot (chicago tribune) broke the news awhile ago that this is the case..

the event is august 1-3 and tickets are going to run $200/$300 (or more depending on when you buy them -check out the brilliant/evil ticket fare scheme they’ve come up with.. basically they will keep raising the ticket price indefinitely – or rather until they reach the limits of what people will pay – genius but still evil) + airfare + 3 nights hotel in dt chicago

if you’re not up for it – nin will be playing in minneapolis august 2nd (the night before they play lollapalooza)

Posted 3859 days ago in Audio, Geek

sly & the family stone @ first avenue

why wouldn’t you want to go to this show?

$65 might be a bit steep for some folks but, seriously how often to you get a chance to see a show like this?

. . . . . . . .edit (04.28.08). . . . . . . .
this show us canceled – due to sly’s *ahem* exhaustion problem.. too bad :(

Posted 3860 days ago in Audio

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