Minneapolis, MN – May 30th, 2008 --
HowWasTheShow.com announces their 6 year Anniversary Party at the Turf Club, Friday, June 6th, 2008
Just as devil horns are forever linked with rock ‘n roll, it’s only natural that HowWasTheShow.com 6 Year Anniversary Party would somehow end up Friday, June 6th (6/6).
The HowWasTheShow staff picked some of their favorite bands playing Twin Cities stages this year, asked them to play our party, and ended up with a lineup that’s heavy on the rock, but since when was that ever a bad thing?
Come out to The Turf Club on Friday June 6th to see The Haves Have It, The 757s, The Evening Rig, Dallas Orbiter and The Wars of 1812. You will be rocked from start (Wars of 1812 play first so the hard working band can play a gig in Wisconsin early the following day) to finish (The Haves Have It will tear the stage up to end the night, if there’s anything left of by then.) It’s advised you hold onto your hat if you wear one.
If there weren’t enough 6’s for you already. It’s also 6 bucks at the door. (That’s $1.20 per band!)
The Turf Club is at 1601 University Avenue in St. Paul, 55104.
The Haves Have It --- http://www.myspace.com/thehaveshaveit
The 757s --- http://www.the757s.com
The Evening Rig --- http://www.theeveningrig.com
Dallas Orbiter --- http://www.dallasorbiter.com
The Wars of 1812 --- http://www.thewarsof1812.com
What HowWasTheShow.com has written about these bands in the past.
David de Young on the Haves Have It
The Haves Have It do indeed have it, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. . . known for tearing up the stage with their dynamic and engaging rock shows. [Portia] Richardson is bad ass in a similar way to Ouija Radio front woman Christy Hunt. Both women are blonde bombshells, and neither has any qualms about rocking hard and ripping it up on guitar. In Richardson’s case, raw power seeps from her pores without the slightest likelihood she’d ever be accused of acting like a Stooge. The tough rock front woman quality she possesses is something I’m still searching to find the words for. To call it post-feminist is a cop out. (Read full review.)
Pat O’Brien on The 757s
First things first: These guys are capital-L Loud. The music, which is a mix of The Replacements ragged thunder and The Who’s jetliner roar, ends up sticking in your grey matter almost immediately. It’s exceptionally catchy and it’s obvious these guys aren’t in it for the money anymore – there’s not even a whiff of last-gasp desperation – they’re doing this for the fun of playing loud, live music and everyone in the room is a benefactor. These guys are definitely a band to watch (and watch often) in 2008. (Read full review.)
Bob Longmore on The Evening Rig
[The Evening Rig] reveled in their songs. The last time I saw the band was their first show opening for Lucero. While the songs were always catchy and played with passion, the 18 months in-between have instilled brash confidence in the band. Although some of the countrified and delicate guitar interplay heard on the record is lost live, lead singer Jason Miller still has one of the best screams of any front man in town — a scratchy, from the bottom of the gut wail that can rise above any amount of guitar fuzz. (Read full review.)
Pat O’Brien on Dallas Orbiter
Dallas Orbiter are one of my favorite new bands of late. Their new album, Motorcycle Diagrams, will be in heavy rotation in my car’s CD player for quite some time—I can’t stop listening to it. I think part of the reason lies in the fact that they don’t stick hard and fast to any one genre. . . On this night, the band was space rock-ish, but pretty funky (and lead singer Mark Miller writes killer—and I mean killer—hooks). The songs were all at their core, pop songs, but they had been tweaked, prodded and had additions built onto them, giving each song its own rich texture and undeniable magnetism. (Read full review.)
Jon Behm on The Wars of 1812
Only about a half a year ago I caught the Wars of 1812’s debut Twin Cities’ performance. It was a modest event at the lovely 331 Club, a high quality, but unfortunately poorly attended show. Ever since that evening, the four young band members (and roommates) have been hard at work creating the buzz that is starting to make them a household name amongst local music lovers. While some of this newfound recognition can be attributed to press, word of mouth and even pure luck, none of these things would have mattered if the Wars weren’t dealt a pretty good hand of musical talent to begin with. (Read full review)