Where: First Avenue Mainroom
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Posted by David at 2/28/2010 11:52:00 AM
Heiruspecs staged a benefit on behalf of the Saint Central High School Foundation (Facebook group link) to create a scholarship fund at the school in the schools' auditorium on Thursday evening.
Meredith Westin was there and got this great set of shots of the concert, backstage, and the crowd which she posted to Vimeo. the movie is set to Heiruspecs' “I Know.”
We recommend you watch the video full screen.
Posted by David at 2/27/2010 03:05:00 PM
Posted by David at 2/17/2010 11:38:00 PM
In honor of Ike Reilly and the Assassination’s impending Twin Cities Residency in March (read more about that here), HowWasTheShow is proud to offer a free download of the first single from Reilly’s latest release, Hard Luck Stories. The track is called “The War on The Terror and the Drugs” featuring Shooter Jennings.
This track sees its official physical release today.
Download MP3 of "The War on The Terror and the Drugs"
Reilly kicks off a 4 night stand in Minneapolis March 16th with a solo acoustic show at Bryant Lake Bowl followed by 3 full band shows at the Turf, 7th Street Entry and Triple Rock on the 17th, 18th and 19th of March.
Also, starting today, Amazon is offering a free 10 song catalog collection of Ike Reilly music.
Link to Amazon's free 10-song Ike Reilly Catalog.
Posted by David at 2/16/2010 12:49:00 PM
I'm proud to call music writer Jim Walsh a good friend. The degree and varying types of support he has lent to the Twin Cities music community over the past 25-30 years of his life (more actually) is beyond compare. He has fostered musicians and other writers in that time, including me, in both capacities. Over the past few years of covering his Mad Ripple Hootenanny's at various locations throughout the Twin Cities as both a photographer and journalist, I have frequently found myself on stage with him and the crew, playing my own original creations alongside some of the best musicians in this town. For that, I am eternally grateful.
I am also honored to be able to invite the public to Kings Wine Bar, my favorite South Minneapolis restaurant for a listening party tonight for Walsh's new Eclectone Records release, Her Tattoos Could Sail Ships. The album's title comes from one of the album's tracks, "For Banjo Lisa Wherever You Are," a song which even occasional Hootenanny attendees over the past couple of years are bound to have heard at least once.
These songs are sexy and honest; modern folk tunes, if you will; songs which get stuck in your head and just won't leave. I hope you can come down tonight and join us as we play Jim's new record, and expect to find yourself singing along before the night is through.
What: Listening Party for The Mad Ripple's Her Tattoos Could Sail Ships
Where: Kings Wine Bar, 4555 Grand Avenue South, Minneapolis (46th and Grand)
When: 9PM to 11
RSVP on Facebook here.
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Fast facts about The Mad Ripple’s sophomore sweetheart Her Tattoos Could Sail Ships:
Posted by David at 2/16/2010 10:44:00 AM
Fans of the Electric Arc Radio Show should mark their calendars for a new production, PowderKeg Live! brought to you by some of the same folks coming up in March, April and May at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.
Twin Cities Music fans will note an appearance by Chris Koza on March 6th, and a rare appearance from light pop maestros Work of Saws on April 3rd. Read more in the full press release below.
From the creators of the Electric Arc Radio Show comes PowderKeg Live!—a variety show to be recorded live at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis. Shows at 1 p.m. on March 6, April 3, and May 8. Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 at the door, purchased at the Ritz Theater Box office (345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis) or online.
PowderKeg Live! is hosted by non-married domestic partners Geoff Herbach and Stephanie Wilbur Ash, who live, tell stories, entertain special guests, showcase characters, and (gulp) raise a family, all in the PowderKeg neighborhood. Featuring original songs and sounds from the "dynamite" PowderKeg Men's Glee Club (David Salmela, John Munson, and Ken Chastain), PowderKeg Live! documents this community in story and song, including the ramblings of a neighborhood historian (Andy Sturdevant), the complaints of an erudite old lady (Jenny Adams), the sound logic of a Mexican neighbor (Kurt Froehlich), the beltings of a musical theater guy (Joel Liestman), the comic stylings of writer Molly Priesmeyer, and so much more.
Special guests for this three-shows-only run include Chuck and Sean from Trivia Mafia (they’ll run the 5-Minute Game Show each episode), and comedian Mary Mack. Musical guests include Chris Koza on March 6, and Work of Saws on April 3. Writer James Norton of the Heavy Table will drop by on May 8.
Even better: Free supervised childcare will be provided for kids aged 4 – 10, with cool films just for them screening in the Ritz lobby during the show.
PowderKeg Live! is sponsored by the Modern Café and 89.3 The Current. Foley artist Ken Chastain is sponsored by Bierbrauer Chiropractic. Films for kids are curated and provided by Isabelle Harder and Deb Girdwood of the Childish Films Series.
About the PowderKeg
The PowderKeg is the kind of deep density, mixed use, urban neighborhood where the people you see look familiar, like maybe you went to middle school with them, or maybe you are just recognizing them from the gym. And you wonder what they’re doing with their lives, and if it’s anything like what you’re doing, or better, more like it is on TV. It’s home to a Mexican bakery, a saddle shop, a light rail station, and a yoga studio on the same block. Residents have invented many enterprising ways to snow blow their sidewalks and recycle their unwanted large appliances.
About Electric Arc Productions
Electric Arc Productions is the creative collective behind PowderKeg Live!, the Electric Arc Radio Show, the original musical Don’t Crush Our Heart!, and other projects for radio, stage, and screen.
Posted by David at 2/16/2010 10:30:00 AM
Join us at Kings Wine Bar (4555 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis) on Tuesday, February 2nd at 9PM as we spin the brand new record from Patches & Gretchen, Sugar Head Pie.
Gretchen Seichrist and members of her band will be on hand to help celebrate. Click here to RVSP to the invite on Facebook.
(Also, don't miss Patches & Gretchen at the 400 Bar, Saturday, January 16th.)
David Wynn, From The London Underground Rail says:
'Sugar Head Pie' is the second album from Minneapolis webcam video maker extraordinaire, artist, performer, poet, painter and any damn thing else she chooses ,the selfstyled sexy songstress Gretchen Seichrist and her band Patches and Gretchen.
Posted by David at 2/01/2010 07:46:00 PM
(Carl Atiya Swanson of Cakein15.com made this awesome poster with cutout paper.)
What: Tornado Benefit for The Electric Fetus
When: Friday, Feb. 26th
Time: Doors at 7, music at 7:30
Where: First Avenue Mainroom & Entry
Cost: $16 advance/$20 door
Who's playing? (bold = mainroom)
7 PM DOORS
7:30 entry:Peter Wolf Crier
8:00 MR: Cloud Cult
9:00 MR: Roma Di Luna
9:30 entry: Total Babe
10:00 MR: Jeremy Messersmith
10:30 entry: Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps
11:00 MR: Trailer Trash
11:30 entry: Ruby Isle
12:00 MR: Unknown Prophets
12:30 entry: Bill Mike Band
*with awesome DJ sets by the likes of DJ Jake Rudh, Chris Riemenschneider & other friends of the Fetus!
Posted by David at 2/01/2010 02:04:00 PM