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Friday, May 27, 2005

Tapes 'N Tapes and Bridge Club are cure for Voltage postpartum depression

[Photo by Dan Schultz: Attendees of Voltage 2005 line up outside First Avenue along 7th Street Wednesday evening. The show totally sold out.]

Okay, I admit it. HowWastheShow is just a front organization for Voltage: Fashion Amplified. But how can we help it? We live for live shows, and Voltage is one of the best of the year.

Read my full review on the main site.

I must admit to feeling a little postpartum depression after Wednesday night's Voltage event, if that's something that can be said to effect males. Though tired on Thursday night, the yearning to reach out and be with other people drove me into the cool night and ultimately to the Turf Club where Tapes 'N Tapes and Bridge Club did much to cheer me up. Tapes N Tapes has been making some of the most interesting rock in the Twin Cities for a while now, and Bridge Club continues to get better and better with age. This 3 piece plays garage rock where the melody still shines through as a result of the guitar and vocal virtuosity of frontman Joe Werner. Kind of like Led Zeppelin meets the Libertines, the band is tight, yet relaxed, and one of a handful bands in town that like Travis Bos latest project Chariots project arena rock star size auras while on stage. And I think drummer Mike Koch nicked that 28 inch bass drum from a passing marching band


Happy birthday to our friend Rob Van Alstyne of the Pulse. Rob celebrates his birthday at the Hexagon with a lineup of some of the Midwest’s finest rock:

Vicious Vicious, Cowboy Curtis and Ela play the free event at 2596 27th Ave So.

That is where I will be.

Here are a couple other cool shows tonight:

  • Leroy Smokes, Gold Standard, and The Rhythm Section are at the Uptown Bar $5
  • Digitata celebrates their CD Release at 7th St Entry. With Thunder in the Valley, Mute Era and The Night Vision. (8PM, $6)
  • It’s the 3rd Annual Ramones tribute at Lee’s Liquor Lounge featuring Plate o' Shrimp / Hot Rod Hearse / Umbrella Bed / Pound Cake / Trailer Park Queen / The Panty Huffers / The Fillmores / Man-O-Man (9PM, $5)
  • And Alicia Wiley, who won Best Female Vocalist and Best Self-Released Recording at the 2004 MN Music Awards also celebrates a CD release at The Nomad World Pub. Her new disk is called Titled In Your Sight. Malo (formerly of Tribe of Millions), will open with an acoustic set and Moveable Feast will close the evening. ($8)