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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jeaneen Gauthier of Jan podcast now available on HowWasTheShow

On Thursday, September 27th Jan (aka Jeaneen Gauthier) will release her new EP "Everything Must Go” on Guilt Ridden Pop. She's been celebrating all month with a residency at the Nomad World Pub where she's been joined by some of her friends in the local music scene including The Cates, David Beckey of the Autumn Leaves, The Mad Ripple and more. On Thursday, she'll be joined by her own band, which includes Jacques Wait on bass (who also produced the record) and drummer Nick Hook. Also on the bill Thursday will be Colonial Vipers Attack and Deep Pool.

Jeaneen stopped by HowWasTheShow this week to talk about her new EP and graced us with a yet-to-be-released song in our studio, which in this particular case meant my living room.

This podcast includes the songs "Summer Slips Away" (a shimmery live in-studio recording) and "Heaven" from her new EP.

Visit the podcast page here, or listen or download this 20 minute podcast from this direct link:

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mercedes Benefit - Transmission Live - Sunday night at the Fine Line

Transmission LIVE - Fine Line - 5:30 PM Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

If you haven't seen this event promoted, you haven't been on the internet lately, but just in case you haven't, I'm re-printing all the various links of online and press coverage that DJ Jake Rudh sent out to his mailing list today.

Here's the bare minimum of what you need to know about this benefit to raise money for Jake's fiance Mercedes Gordon who was severely injured August 1st when she was on the 35W Bridge when it collapsed:

Transmission LIVE
A benefit for I-35W bridge survivor Mercedes Gorden
Doors at 5:30 / Music @ 6:00
$15 minimum donation at the door / 21+

Hosted by Mark Wheat (The Current) and Brian Oake (Cities97)

Tapes 'N Tapes
The Ocean Blue
The Melismatics
So It Goes
The Deaths
Coach Said Not To

Silent auction featuring music, electronics, travel and leisure-related items. A portion of all proceeds will be given to the MN chapter of the American Red Cross.

Here are the links:

Friday, September 21, 2007

Twin Town High Volume 9 CD Release Show Tonight!

The Twin Town High Music Yearbook Vol. 9 is ready to go!

Celebrate the release at First Avenue, tonight (Friday, September 21st, 2007) with performances by Mark Mallman, Seymore Saves the World, Ice Palace, Zibra Zibra, and MC/VL. Doors are at 8 P.M. The show is 18+ and costs is $8.

Want a friend? Be a friend:

Here is the track listing:

01 Haley Bonar – “The Queen of Everything”
02 MC/VL – “Get Up!”
03 Cloud Cult – “May Your Lives Be Long (Demo)”
04 Retribution Gospel Choir – “For Her Blood”
05 Jeremy Messersmith – “Light Rail”
06 Mandrew – “Wake of Destruction”
07 ZibraZibra – “Arcade Catastrophe (Kid Z Remix)”
08 Little Sister – “The Fever”
09 The Sunny Era – “Azbidel’s Life: Causing Ruin and Destruction”
10 Switzerlind – “Prince Vince”
11 Little Man – “Child’s Eye”
12 Heiruspecs – “I Know”
13 The Alarmists – “We’re Taking ‘Em On”
14 Brian Just – “Blue”
15 White Light Riot – “Tin Soldiers”
16 Ice Palace – “Houseboat”
17 Mark Mallman – “Remember the 20th Century”
18 National Bird – “No Comedy”
19 Crossing Guards – “Pretty Little Problem”
20 Seymore Saves the World – “The Lake (Remix)”

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Vampire Hands at Big V's

Vampire HandsIt's almost 9 p.m., and if you are reading this and are still home, there's still time to save your night.

Vampire Hands won't take the stage at big V's for well over an hour. And with STNNNG, Gay Beast (last show for a while with keyboardist Dan Luedtke, who is leaving town to play keyboards in the band TWIN) and Daughters of the Sun, you'd be nuts to stay in.

Download these 7 great live tracks recorded by Schedule Two of Vampire Hands at the 7th Street Entry on November 18th, 2006. Or grab individual tracks Moscow Flowers, Stunning Blonde and Wolf Skin Pose.

If you're in that neck of the woods (University & Snelling), it's handy to note that Little Man is celebrating his return from tour with a show at The Turf Club with guests Romantica and Captain Yonder.

Friday, September 14, 2007

HowWasTheShow Podcasts ready for prime time!

The September, 2007 CD Review Podcast recorded for is now available for your listening pleasure. Each month, the HowWasTheShow staff gathers to share new local music and talk about why they like it. Fortunately for you, they record these conversations so you can listen in.

Listen to the latest edition of the podcast here.

If I don't say so myself (I act as host), the September edition really shows the HowWasTheShow staff getting the hang of this "radio on the internet" thing.

Songs played and discussed this month:

“Solstice” by The Dale Hush Hush, “Happyhappyhappy” by Rich Mattson, “In The Movies” by Glorious Monster, “Eisenhower is the Father” by Best Friends Forever, and "An Imagined Civil State” by Fort Wilson Riot.

Also, the HowWasTheshow podcast interview with Fort Wilson Riot about their indie-rock opera Idigaragua is still available here.

Don't touch that dial! There's a lot more excitement planned for the coming months.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jan, The Delaminators, The Cates, David Beckey and more - Something to do Thursday

Here's something extremely cool to do Thursday.

The band Jan, featuring Jeaneen Gauthier, begins their month-long residency for Minneseries, sponsored by 89.3 the Current, Reveille Magazine and The Minnesota Music Academy at the Nomad World Pub.

This month Jan celebrates the release of the new album, Everything Must Go (Guilt Ridden Pop, 2007.)

Jaeneen Gauthier was recently interviewed for Reveille Magazine by Jim Walsh. Read that here.

Download some of Jan's older songs, "My Real Family Lives in Canada" or "Fred Rogers." Or click over to her MySpace page to hear "Dumb Guy."

The Nomad World Pub is located on Minneapolis' West Bank @ 501 Cedar.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Indie press covers indie-rock opera - Idigaragua premiers at the Bedlam Theater

Idigaragua, the ambitious indie-rock opera by local band Fort Wilson Riot debuted last night at the Bedlam Theater on the West Bank. The musical and theatrical event, directed by Jeremey Catteron, has quickly become one of the must see events of the next couple weeks. The show runs through September 16th. (See the schedule of performances here.)

Online indie music press sites HowWasTheShow and Reveille Magazine have provided exhaustive coverage of the show. Here's some of what they've assembled: