Friday, April 27, 2007

AIR @ First Avenue

The electro-pop duo from France comes back to Minneapolis. Their new album "Pocket Symphony" is their fourth studio album. This show you won't wanna miss...

Show Review
Air stands almost by itself on the forefront of the downtempo-electronica-pop world. Their live sound was without a doubt better than any studio recording they've ever put together. A complete surprise for those of us expecting two French guys and a lot of boxes and got a full band along with Moog synthesizers, a Wurlitzer, Vocoder effects, mixing organic sound with the digital.
A wonderful preamble to a summer full of great music shows in the Twin Cities.

Weekend Happenings

A couple cool art happenings:

The University of Minnesota Graduate Student Show at Katherine Nash Gallery Tonight (Friday April, 27) from 6-8.30

should be solid.

Poster show and Gig at First Amendment Arts up on Stintson Blvd tomorrow night from 7 til late:

The mango is now an Ipod at the always fun SOAP Factory: Saturday night from 7-11pm

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Konono #1 at the Cedar Cultural Center

Holy Sh*t! Konono #1 straight out of Kinshasha, Congo - blew the roof off of the Cedar Cultural Center last night. Amazing show. The fired things up at 7.30 and played non-stop for an hour and 45 minutes. Literally non-stop. Closest thing to high energy trance live - with only drums, a couple cow bells and these funky little thumb harps - phenomenal!

Check em out:


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ANTIBALAS @ First Avenue

Last Night we were treated to one of the most exhilarating shows this year. ANTIBALAS rocked Minneapolis with their amazing blend of horns, congas, voices, drums, bass, guitars and keys. An almost sold-out crowd enjoyed the sounds representing two continents portrayed by a bunch of crazy New Yorkers! They played songs from al their records as well as an amazing cover of Hector Lavoe's "Che Che Cole" ending their encore with "Indictment" a fiery anti-establishment song for the masses. Check out to listen to their new album "Security".

Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday 420!!!

Tonight Mr. Mark Farina will house the house!!!

Patrick Eckart's CD release party @ The Fine Line

After Bar with DJ Richie @ {location coming soon}