Life is everything dark, twisted, beautiful and painful. Adam Svec’s latest EP; Bad Lungs shows every aspect of that through his emotional centerhold of a voice, and his deep and dark lyrics. Bad Lungs covers topics of break ups, faith and struggling with one’s inner demons. The title of the EP is one big metaphor of trying to avoid being suffocated, attempting to stay afloat, and waiting for the air to clear of smoke while going through life’s hard times. Continue reading →
Multi instrumentalist and vocalist Chris Lynch is quite the enigma with his brand new record Dreams For Hannah. I have to admit that when I first learned of it, I was both intrigued and bewildered. This musician that I knew from rock bands was releasing what? Definitely an out of the box piece of elegance. I had to pick his brain to see just what makes him tick. Continue reading →
From the burgeoning music scene of Hibbing, MN comes Average Mammals. They have a new release entitled Petrichor. The release show is tonight in Hibbing, we should carpool up there and check them out. Continue reading →
Driving into work back in early January, I was going over an idea in my head, how the music industry is changing, as is all industry and business. For some reason, the David Bowie song “Changes” came into my head. Couldn’t have been more than 30 seconds later, they announced on the radio that Bowie had passed away, and that song played for the news item. Continue reading →
When David Huckfelt of The Pines commented on the fact that in this day and age, a music venue is largely seen as “irrelevant”, and mostly viewed as a “piece of real estate”, I could only nod in agreement. The arts, and the venues that give them a home, aren’t often given the credit that they deserve, not acknowledged for the community that they not only serve, but create. Continue reading →
After an opening act consisting of Mike Munson’s thick, gritty, and almost tangibly mountainous traditional blues singing accompanied by his slide guitar and a washboard, Jake Ilika and Joel Ward took the stage almost immediately. Continue reading →
“MPLS FOR THE WIN AGAIN! Thx for another incredible show in our hometown! Love you! We’ll miss you!”∼Motion City Soundtrack on the eve of their second sold out show at the Varsity Theater sends out a message of love in the face of their impending dissolution, farewell fans. Photos courtesy Ryan Oftedahl.