Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Arctic Monkeys @ First Avenue 5/28/11

One of my favorite indie rock bands & live act, The Arctic Monkeys are coming back to town on Saturday May 28th 2011. Armed with a new record full of great tunes and a surprisingly more mature sounding voice by Alex Turner, the kids from Sheffield UK will bring their energetic rock show to First Avenue's main stage.

Here's the first cut from the album "Suck It And See" to be released on June 7th 2011.

and here's the new single just released: Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair.

James Blake plays First Avenue's 7th St Entry

Really excited to see James Blake performing on Monday, May 16th 2011 at my favorite small venue in town the 7th Street Entry! Tickets go on sale this weekend so make sure to get them here. [SOLD OUT]

James Blake's self titled album is a definite departure from the sound that made him a sensation in the London dubstep circle and landed him a slot on Giles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 show. His voice has become the driving force behind ethereal piano compositions and electronic drum patterns & backing tracks all played live by his minimalistic band.

Here's a clip of his live performance and interview on BBC Radio's Sound of 2011.

and here's The Wilhelm Scream on BBC Sound of 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Friendly Fires in Minneapolis @ The Varsity Theater 6/1/11

Just got an advance listen to the new album Pala [due for release on May 16th on XL Recordings] and really enjoy their follow up effort. The band sticks to what they do best and deliver a collection of great dance-rock tunes. this will be a fun show at The Varsity Theater in Dinkytown MPLS.

Download "Blue Cassette" here

"Live Those Days Tonight" Video

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yelle at First Avenue 5/7/11

French cutie Yelle hits the mainroon fresh from a great performance at Coachella and touring in support of her new album "Safari Disco Club" a banging collection of electro-pop tunes that'll keep hipsters dancing through the night. See you all there saturday at First Avenue.

Live at Coachella

Safari Disco Club