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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Blogging fool

Thunder in the Valley
Thunder in the Valley at the Turf Club - Photo by David de Young

With the site down, I wanted to still get some stuff out there.

Don't forget! Tonight is Rock for Pussy at First Avenue.

Eyes + Hands Festival wraps up tonight at the Varsity. (They are blogging about their own show here.)

Photos of Tuesday's Robot and Thunder in the Valley's CD Release parties at the 331 Club and the Turf, respectively, are up in the Flickr blog.

HowWasTheShow network upgrade

Yes, is temporarily offline due to a network upgrade at our hosting company.

I hope it won't be down long, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I miss it too.


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Meow - Rock for Pussy III - Saturday, April 29th, First Avenue

Kenya AA - Photo by David de Young

Rebel Rebel,
Rock For Pussy III, A Musical Tribute to David Bowie, takes place Saturday, April 29th at First Avenue.

It's one of my favorite local shows of the year. Your favorite Twin Cities musicians will belt out Bowie tunes, you will drink liberally as Young Americans should and enjoy yourself thoroughly.

Again this year, event organizer Mary Lucia will donate proceeds to area cat shelters.

Saturday April 29 2006
First Avenue Main Room 21+
Doors 8pm $6 Advance $8 Door

Featuring John Eller, John Munson, Randy Casey, Jeaneen Gauthier, Jim Walsh, Laurie Lindeen, Kevin Bowe, Chris Koza, Jeremy Messersmith, Michelle Langner, Nick Eldorado and many more.

The users in the HowWastheShow Forum took this show promo as an opportunity to shamelessly post photos of their cats. And while you're at it, join Catster.

And, I'll see you Saturday. I'll be in town after all. Meow.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Jamie Lidell cancelled

This just in from Erik Stromstad at the Varsity:

"Tonight's show with Jamie Lidell has been cancelled due to bad weather in Wyoming. If you purchased tickets online through Indietickets, they will be refunding your money to your credit card. If you purchased tickets at the Loring Pasta Bar, feel free to stop by and turn in your ticket for a cash refund. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are equally as bummed out as you. "

Jamie Lidell at the Varsity Theater tonight

Young soul sensation Jamie Lidell is performing tonight at the Varsity Theater, with electronic-jazz duo, Keston & Westdal. Lidell's on tour to promote his album, Multiply, which has been described by Dusted Magazine as a "silky, bright, singing-in-the-shower masterstroke of joy and elation." The album's exploding with the type of top-down-hair-flying songs you throw in before that long road trip to the coast. There's been some comparison to Jamiroquai, but Lidell's got a better voice and more finesse. (I have to believe this because Jamiroquai is on my list of "artists to hate until the end of time.") I have a near obsession with the Varsity Theater, as do many of the artists who play there, and their mid-week shows are getting saucier, especially with tech director Erik Stromstad's arena-worthy light show. How Was the Show is excited to be at the Varsity for Jamie Lidell, and we hope you stop by for some hump-day magic. [Zosia Blue]

Thursday, April 13, 2006

My friend Kari is on mnstories today.

Kari Tauring - Photo by David de Young

Kari Tauring, a musician and ritual performer in the Twin Cities whom I have known for a dozen years and worked with on events for about half that time, is today's mnstories feature, "Discovering Origins."

Despite being in attendance at every "Discovering Origins, Building Traditions" performance since 1999, it's the first time I've seen some of the footage in this piece. I was amazed at how well the short film captured the energy of the live shows, especially the spiral dance from the Cedar Cultural Center a couple Winter Solstice's ago.

Tauring's next show, a Beltaine (May Day) event called "How The Sap Does Rise" takes place May 1st at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Click here for ticket information.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Mach Fox CD Release Party - Saturday, April 8th, Club Underground

Mach Fox - dancy, trancy electronica with a great 80s vibe. (Think Blondie, Yaz, Prince, or DAF.) There's something here for everyone to love, and this disc should keep you dancing. As Mach Fox is doing most everything right -- not the least of which is creating a niche as a showman who looks more like a life-size space movie action figure than a rock star -- it's a wonder he's not better known outside the electronic music scene. Mach (or Mark, as he's known to his friends) would also be a hit with fans on the indie rock scene. His female vocalist's voice at times recalls Annie Lenox at times, also not a bad thing.

Mach Fox has his CD Release Saturday night at Club Underground with Thosquanta, Severin24 and Oneneoeon. 9PM. $6 21+

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Coach Said Not To Release Debut Full-Length Album Saturday, April 8th

Not one, not two, but three kickoff events to celebrate the new Coach Said Not To CD.

  1. Coach Said Not To's first full-length album Mini Series hits stores on Saturday following a 2 p.m. in-store performance at The Electric Fetus (2000 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis).
  2. The full-blown CD Release Party is scheduled for Friday, May 5th at the 400 Bar.
  3. An all-ages version takes place at the Acadia Theater on Sunday, May 7th. (Intersection of Franklin and Nicollet in Minneapolis.).
Coach Said Not To will support the release of Mini Series with a Summer tour of the Twin Cities and the East Coast.