Photos By Tony Nelson – ST. PAUL, MN DECEMBER 16: Opening ceremony for the Palace Theater on December 16, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson
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John Keston and Graham O’Brien join forces in February to add some electroacoustic sounds to Bedlam Lowertown just off of the light rail line. Ostracon is John on synthesizers and Graham on drums, and they perform evolving compositions that fuse rich analog electronics with dynamic live drumming. Video artist Chris LeBlanc will also join in using a combination of archaic, analog video techniques and emerging technology to produce uncanny visuals that respond to and evolve with the music as it is performed. The kitchen will be open for lunch!
Learn more about Landmark to Lowertown here: http://composersforum.org/
by Derek Lynch
To warm up the crowd on a freezing Thursday night at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Joe Pug invited local super-duo Dusty Heart to play a set consisting of covers, originals, and pure Americana soul. Minnesota folk heroes Molly Dean and Barbara Jean quietly and confidently took the stage without introduction, plugged in, and tuned before the crowd realized anything was happening. Within seconds of their opener, “the River,” the audience was taken on a trip to Appalachia and the far North where music happens in circles around a jug of whiskey with family and close friends. The original song was reminiscent of the storytellers that define Americana music-I couldn’t help but be reminded of Gillian Welch’s light, rhythmic guitar and Alison Krauss’s ethereal voice. Continue reading
by Greycoats Album Release
on Saturday, Nov. 21st
at PAIKKA (550 Vanailia Tower, St. Paul)
7pm Social Hour, 8pm Music
$15 // All Ages //
The Bedlam has done a great job of doing cool things. Whether it be music or theatrical events, it’s programming has been cutting edge. It gearing up for another found of fundraising and you can help them out. You can send a donation there way, or even help them by drinking beer.
Here is the info on how to help them out. Continue reading
Many artists and performers, multiple stages. See website for more info.
By Holly Day
I know you’re not supposed to start an album review with, “I really like this album,” but I really do like this album. At first, I thought it was maybe because it reminded me of so many other great bands I loved, especially My Bloody Valentine, Mean Spiders, Devics, most of the Darla Records catalog—all sorts of other shoegazer-type bands from the early ‘90’s that old people like me simply must reference when discussing new music like this. Continue reading
By Courtney Schultz
Sometimes we listen to music for deep introspection. At times it’s the witty lyrics that help us to smirk at the world around us. Other days, we’re looking for chords to melt our hearts or riffs to blow our minds. Sometimes all we need is a little fun, a little quirk, and a little rock. For the days when you’re looking for the latter, you’ve got The Person & The People. The band’s second full-length album, What A Drag, is conveniently suited for summertime soundtracks. Continue reading
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The Karma Kicks new album Let Me Down is out now and available to stream (for free) or download ($7) at https://thekarmakicks.bandcamp.com/