Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Kills @ First Avenue 5/5/2011

The Kills' Alison Mosshart is one of the sexiest rock stars out there in my humble opinion. No one in rock music looks sexier while playing a hollow body guitar. She pours raw energy and emotion into her live shows and has found a perfect compliment in the talented guitarist/producer/singer Jamie Hince. Their new album Blood Presures will be released April 5th. Make sure not to miss them on Thursday, May 5th @ First Avenue.

Check out the video for the first cut off Blood pressures "Satellite"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DJ Vadim & The Electric at The Cabooze 5/19/11

My main man DJ Vadim brings his new project "The Electric" a collaboration with songstress Sabira Jade and Chicago Rapper Pugs Atomz back to the Twin Cities. The Electric will be rocking their organically grown sounds from their new album "Life Is Moving" at The Cabooze on May 19th.

The Electric - Beautiful featuring Yarah Bravo

The Electric - Running

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TV On The Radio album, film, & shows in MPLS

Brooklyn brewed TV On The Radio is releasing their new album Nine Types Of Light today! get your copy here. It is an amazing album, packed with great tunes that cement them as experimental rock's hottest act today. Nine Types Of Light is also a film containing music videos for every song in the album and interviews with New Yorkers on different topics. Check it out!

As part of their US tour they'll be playing two shows in MPLS this spring at First Avenue on Saturday April 23rd [sold-out] and Sunday April 24th!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

CSS and Sleigh Bells 5/19/11

Brazilian art pop/punk band CSS or Cansei De Ser Sexy [tired of being sexy] is coming back to town to play at First Avenue. They first burst into the world's new rave scene back in 2005 with their hipster-approved release Cansei De Ser Sexy. I guess being nodded by Apple in a TV spot didn't hurt the band's global appeal. Can't wait to see Loverfoxxx performing again.

Here's a video for the song Move from the 2008 release Donkey.

Sharing the night's bill will be Brooklyn based Sleigh Bells fronted by Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocalist, lyricist).

(with NEON INDIAN and PRINCETON as opening acts)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cut Copy at First Avenue 4/9/11

Australian band Cut Copy comes back to Minneapolis to promote their new album Zoonoscope. They'll be playing at First Avenue this Saturday April 9th with Holy Ghost!

This is my favorite Holy Ghost! song Hold On. Holy Ghost! is a DJ duo from Brooklyn, NY, formed by Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser of the now-defunct group Automato.