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Friday, April 15, 2005

Local Music News - The Tax Day Special Issue


Mary Lucia will interview Arthur Yoria on 89.3 The Current in an interview that will air around 5 p.m. in preparation for his appearance at the Hexagon Bar tomorrow. (Listen to the interview online here.) Read an article on Yoria in The Pulse here, and see below for more details on Saturday’s show.

Tonight at the 400 Bar, The Glad Version headlines a three band bill. Opening are Chicago’s Ruben Waters and Travis Welk. $5

At Big V’s, Apraxia joins electro-rocker Mach FoX & DJ Bass-United's Dory Kahale. Electro stalwart ENDIF also returns to the cities for the first time in three years. This is one of the first installments of the TC Electropunk, which was split into 8 separate gigs after the CD release party at the Varsity Theater was cancelled after the Varsity was temporarily closed due to license issues.


Misplaced Music Radio invites you underground for their Featured Artist Showcase Saturday night at the Dinkytowner.

Music starts at 7:00 PM with Anne Deming. Reticence plays next at 7:30. And Lifestyle of Wigs (this month’s Misplaced Radio featured artist) plays at 8:30.

The show will be broadcast live benefiting Misplaced Music’s operating budget. Or come on down to the Dinkytowner and support local music at this intimate and exciting event and help Misplaced Music continue to broadcast the best of Minnesota’s misplaced artists. $5 All Ages.

One of the best shows in town Saturday night is free. Chris Koza, Arthur Yoria Divorcee play the Hexagon Bar with Koza opening.

Arthur Yoria has been getting a ton of great airplay on KCMP The Current where they have been spinning songs off of his latest release I'll Be Here Awake

Though Yoria is based in Houston he is a Chicago native.

Divorcee was formed in 2001 by Ryan Seitz as a demo project to record his growing collection of songs. Seitz added Chris Pavlitch (guitar/vox), John Schrei (bass) and Sean Hoffman (drums) to the band and started playing live shows. The demo sessions were released as the bands first album, Lovesick in 2001. Lovesick enjoyed positive press reviews and success on college radio across the country. It was the only independently released add to make the top 10 for the week of 8/26/2001 and charted in the top 30 at over 60 college stations nationwide.

Divorcee is back this year with a new lineup: John Herchert (guitar/vox), Matt Novachis (drums), Cory Eischen (Keyboards), and Schoen Oslund (Bass). A new album featuring Herchert and Novachis was completed in 2004 is scheduled to be released, well any day now.

Divorcee will be Arthur Yoria's backing band for his set.

Also on Saturday, Luke’s Angels play the Acadia Cafe (Franklin & Nicollet in Minneapolis), an intimate theatre-like venue much like the BLB. (I saw an enjoyable show by Ben Glaros and Jelloslave there a few weeks ago.) At Saturday’s show, The Angels will be joined by special guests The Autumn Leaves and The Pundits $4 cover. All Ages (21+ can still drink, and Acadia has an selection of beer and wine)

Ross Raihala DJ’s at the International Film Festival's "Festival Central" closing night party Saturday night at the Suburban World Theater in Uptown. The full schedule is here:

It's $10 (or free with a ticket to the closing-night movie) and there will also be three bands playing Kopacz at around 10, Valet at 11, and Thunder in the Valley at midnight, leading some people to call it the Thunder in the Valet show.

Next Week

This just in from our friend, First Avenue booker Sonia Grover. Can ya believe she’s 30? She and her friend Brad Augustine are celebrating their 30th birthdays with a special smoker-friendly show at the Turf Club Tuesday, April 19th. The show kicks off at 9PM with The Deaths, Nice Canadians, The Get Up Johns, and Vague Angels. Admission is free.

And this from Kate Galloway: Aqueduct will be playing at Nomad World Pub on Wednesday, April 20th with Vox Vermillion. They also just made the rounds Conan O'Brien and Carson Daly, and were a hot ticket down at SXSW. On Barsuk Records out of Seattle, Aqueduct is making this stop outside of their tour with the Golden Republic.
(More info at

Also on Wednesdays, Brian Oak will be filling in for DJ Jake Rudh at Transmission at the Hexagon Bar. This past Wednesday was a lot of fun. Expect to find yourself dancing among friends even if you’re not one to normally dance (or to be among friends.)

The Midwest Music Summit takes place July 21-23 in Indianapolis with a 3 day program featuring over 300 Bands and music industry seminars. They will be in Minneapolis and St. Paul for two nights next week for a couple of Regional Showcases. The MMS executive director & staff will be at the show. If you are an artist interested in submitting material for an MMS showcase performance, fill out the Submission Form and drop off your press kits in person at one of the shows listed below.

Acoustic showcase
Thursday April 21st @ Bryant Lake Bowl
Featuring Performances By:
Jeremy Messersmith : 10:00-10:20
Jeaneen Gauthier : 10:30-10:50
Chris Koza: 11:00-11:20
Scott Laurent: 11:30-11:50
18+, $6

Rock Showcase
Friday April 22nd @ Station 4
Featuring Performances By:
Margott and the Nuclear So & So's: 8:30-9:10
The Dog & Everything: 9:30-10:10
Down and Above: 10:30-11:10
Landing Gear: 11:30-12:10
Epic Hero: 12:30-1:1018+, $6


The Varsity Theater posted on it's website today that shows will soon resume at the venue as the City of Minneapolis granted a Certificate of Occupancy to the Varsity Theater Project. More news to come soon.

Radio K’s Spring fundraiser Powersurge started on Wednesday and runs through Friday, April 22nd. Buy a Watt on the web at or call 612-626-ROCK (7625). Watts are only $10 and there is no minimum (or maximum). You can become a Recharger by signing up for a monthly pledge to be charged to your credit card - $5 monthly minimum, and of course, no maximum.As part of Powersurge, several Gigawatt concerts are scheduled for next week. The shows are free or come at a reduced price if you bring your Radio K Music Lover’s club card.

*Thursday April 21 - the Handsome Family with the Get Up Johns at the CedarCultural Center - All Ages, doors at 8 pm - 2 for 1 admission for the first 20 Music Lover Card owners

*Saturday April 23 - Haley Bonar with Fitzgerald, Blue-eyed Son & Dosh atthe Turf Club - 21+, doors at 9 pm - First 10 MLC owners get in free

*Monday April 25 -… and You Will Know us by the Trail of Dead at First Avenue's Mainroom - 21+, doors at 8pm - First 50 MLC owners get in free

Powersurge on air guests at Radio K this week include: Today: Damien Jurado talking and playing around 2PM, Trampled by Turtles on Sunday on Grain Elevator 6-8pm. Thursday, April 21st former Radio K host Pam Hill guests on Rock & Roll Over (6-9am) and Friday, April 22nd, former host Kim Ha guests on the same program. Powersurge guest week rounds out on Friday, April 22nd with Haley Bonar performing at 11 a.m.

Oh, and Modest Mouse tickets for two shows at the Orpheum with Camper Van Beethoven June 3rd and 4th go on sale tomorrow (4/16) at noon. Buy online at Ticketmaster here.