Sunday, December 27, 2009

End of the year 2009 Mashed Up!

Here are some interesting mash-ups that kinda wrap up the year 2009 in pop music. Check out the STEREOGUM blog for more!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SAUL WILLIAMS aka NIGGY TARDUST @ Varsity Theater 10/25/09

My favorite poet turned afropunk star! Saul Williams is in town. Opening for him is local band No Bird Sing.
Check out this rendition of Convict Colony by Saul at the AFROPUNK festival in NYC!

Find more videos like this on Afro-punk

Monday, October 12, 2009

P . O . S . SHOW @ FIRST AVENUE 10/24/09

Mr. P.O.S. will bring his road show home on October 24th. Get your tickets now as this show will probably sell out...Buy them at First Avenue and Electric Fetus.
P.O.S. latest album "Never Better" is packed full of great beats & relevant lyrics. I'm looking forward to seeing him perform a lot of the songs in his already extensive catalog.
Read the story from Rhymesayers here.

Here are some clips from his new album NEVER BETTER.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Tonite at First Avenue.
One of the best releases of 2009 "Humbug" a very mature effort by these kids. Awesome guitars throughout.

My photos of the nite can be seen here!
Really good show at the Ave, they played some songs from every record and most of the new album which sounds great live!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

T H E . M A R S . V O L T A ! ! ! @ 1st Ave 9/10/09

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Back in the twin cities and this time playing my favorite venue First Avenue The Mars Volta, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez day job comes back with their amalgam of eclectic, brain washing, ear bleeding sound.
This is the best progressive rock band in the M.F. world.
I have seen them live four times now and every show has been a different Zack de la Rocha once put it: "this band is not worried about creating hits, but creating moments" and on Thursday September 10th 2009 we will be gifted one of those amazing moments. Be there!!!


Since We've Been Wrong

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DJ VADIM <><> @ Cabooze <><> Saturday June 20th 2009

Dj Vadim brings his soundsystem to the twin cities this June! Come party at The Cabooze and chill with the man afterwards at the "secret" invite only after party...
Vadim comes with his crates full of hip hop, soul, reggae and electronica. His new album "U Can't Lurn Imaginashun" is out everywhere. Buy it here and/or here


For more info and to listen to his album go to his website DJVADIM.COM


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


One of the best shows in Minneapolis this year. What an amazing rock duo! Really putting The White Stripes to shame...
Vocalist/Guitarist Alison Mosshart and Guitarist/Vocalist Jamie Hince put on an amazing show at first avenue last nite. Their new album "Midnight Boom" is definitely full of distorted guitars and sexy rock songs!

Tarace Boulba (an artist collective from Paris)
Great live show by this 25 piece band (500+ artist collective) from Paris at Lake Calhoun on Monday May 11th. Check out this little youtube clip of them playing at a music festival in 2009.

The Sounds @ Varsity Theater

Great show by this punk band from Sweden at Varsity theater on May 8th 2009. Great pop rock songs reminiscing of the 80's. Jake Rudh and Hey Champ opening.

Hey Champ - Cold Dust Girl