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Awesome Snakes “You Got Another Thing Comin'” – Free mp3 Download

Author: Skelly July 31st, 2009

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“You Got Another Thing Comin'” is a purposeful shout out, and need I tell you to whom?  It’s the second of three tunes recently released by the Minneapolis duo.

Find more Awesome Snakes at CD Baby, or follow this link to download “Fist Fight.”

Links

Awesome Snakes – Website

posted July 31st, 2009 at 3:00 pm Download, MN Rock

Concert Announcements (7/24/09 – 7/30/09)

Author: Skelly July 31st, 2009
wilcopic Concert Announcements (7/24/09   7/30/09)

Wilco

First Avenue

09/05/2009    Mark Mallman
w/ Black Blondie, and Lookbook (6:00PM, 18+, $8)

09/10/2009    The Mars Volta
(6:00PM, All ages, $30)

09/24/2009    Built To Spill
(5:30PM, 18+, adv. $18 / door $20)

10/06/2009    Colbie Caillat
w/ Howie Day (6:00PM, 18+, $25)

10/16/2009    Mumiy Troll
(8:00PM, 18+, adv. $12 / door $14)

12/18/2009    Soul Asylum
(check venue for concert info)

7th Street Entry

08/10/2009    Parallax
w/ Bird Flew, and Useful Jenkins (8:00PM, 18+, $5)

08/14/2009    The Alarmists
w/ The Debut, and The Arms Akimbo (9:00PM, 18+, $8)

08/16/2009    Jerry Joseph
(8:00PM, 18+, $8)

08/28/2009    Wheat
w/ Ice Palace (9:00PM, 18+, $8)

09/04/2009    The Framed
w/ Banner Pilot, Amen & the Hell Yeahs, and The Dirty Hits (8:00PM, 18+, $6)

09/05/2009    Left Brain Heart
w/ The Blend, and Ghost Towns of the West (8:00PM, 18+, $7)

09/06/2009    Tony Lucca
w/ Dick Prall, and Mike Duke (8:00PM, 18+, $6)

09/16/2009    Wavves
w/ Ganglians (8:00PM, 18+, $11)

09/23/2009    The Soft Pack
(Check venue for more concert info)

09/29/2009    Sea Wolf
(w/ Port O’Brian, and Sara Lov (8:00PM, 18+, $11)

10/03/2009    John Roeser Avenue
w/ StrangeLights, and Luke’s Angels (9:00PM, 18+, $6)

Varsity Theater

09/27/2009    Bell X1
w/ Wild Light (7:00PM, 18+, $12)

09/28/2009    Thursday
w/ Fall of Troy, Young Widows, and La Dispute (5:00PM, 18+, adv. $17 / door $19)

09/30/2009    Manic Street Preachers
(8:00PM, 18+, $20)

10/22/2009    Keller Williams
(8:00PM, 18+, adv. $22 / door $25)

10/23/2009    Lucero
(See venue for more concert info)

Fine Line Music Cafe

09/05/2009    Aaron Beaumont
(Check venue for more concert info)

10/25/2009    Fran Healy (from Travis)
w/ Andy Dunlop (from Travis) (7:00PM, 21+?, adv. $22.50 / door $25)

Triple Rock Social Club

09/20/2009    These Arms Are Snakes
(Check venue for more concert info)

09/24/2009    New Model Army
(10:00PM, 18+, $15)

10/24/2009    Mae
(Check venue for more concert info)

10/26/2009    Chuck Ragan
(check venue for more concert info)

11/16/2009    Gunfire 76
w/ Bullets & Octane, and The Becoming (7:00PM, 18+, $13)

Turf Club

10/02/2009    Pierced Arrows
(Check venue for more concert info)

10/17/2009    Amy Millan
(Check venue for more concert info)

Station 4

10/02/2009    The Academy Is…
(Check venue for more concert info)

11/22/2009    Attack Attack!
(Check venue for more concert info)

Cedar Cultural Center

09/26/2009    Os Mutantes
(7:00PM, All Ages?, adv. $18 / door $20)

11/10/2009    Erin McKeown
(Check venue for more concert info)

Roy Wilkens Auditorim

10/02/2009    Wilco
(7:30PM, All Ages, $36)

400 Bar

09/22/2009    Hugh Cornwell (of The Stranglers)
(9:00PM, 18+, adv. $10 / door $12)

posted July 31st, 2009 at 2:40 pm Concert Announcements

The Guystorm on Northern Outpost

Author: Skelly July 31st, 2009

Watching the Guystorm perform on Northern Outpost is bringing back memories of watching Speeds the Name a short while back.  Both bands are very vintage sounding, as well as very cool.  The Guystorm play tonight at the Hexagon Bar, don’t miss it!

Links

The Guystorm – Myspace

Northern Outpost – Website / Facebook

posted July 31st, 2009 at 10:26 am MN Rock, Video ,

The Making of a a New Twin Cities Record Label (Part 3 of 4)

Author: Skelly July 30th, 2009

nyc bus The Making of a a New Twin Cities Record Label (Part 3 of 4)As I exited LaGuardia I was reminded how very different NYC is than my little metro-island in the Upper Midwest.  Things move at a faster pace in NYC and public transportations are the arteries and veins of the city.  Most people there don’t even own a car.  After receiving directions from a kind man at an information desk, I boarded the M60 bus, and it quickly filled to capacity.  I had explicit directions from Mic on where to get off, what subway to catch, and where to meet him in Manhattan.  But this wasn’t enough.  I got lost.

As it turned out, I missed my stop and ended up in Harlem, and after an attempted swindling by a gas station clerk, I found a couple nice police officers who guided me to the subway that led to Manhattan.  NYC subways could very well be one of the most claustrophobic experiences one can have.  As the train neared Manhattan, the oxygen supply lessened.  I’m being slightly dramatic here, but all along I thought about the pathogenic particles swirling around the close quarters.  It’s worth noting that if a particularly virulent, airborne disease does ever strike NYC, there’s going to be trouble.  The subway system may just go bankrupt.  That’d be the greatest of worries, right?

2 ½ hours after I exited La Guardia I finally found Mic attending his going-away party at a little bar near his old work place.  I exchanged some short pleasantries with his former co-workers and we began hiking towards Central Park in search of dinner.  I was starving.  I hadn’t been fed on either plane I had taken, and I hadn’t expected (foolishly) to find myself waltzing around NYC, lost in Harlem.  Mic wanted to treat me to bonafide NYC cuisine, something I would never be able to find in Minneapolis or St. Paul.  But every attempt at finding such a place ended in disappointment.  The greatest of these was in Madison Square Park, where we found a line 200 people strong waiting for a shake at the Shake Shack.

shake shack The Making of a a New Twin Cities Record Label (Part 3 of 4)
Twenty blocks later I was desperate, prepared to storm the doors of McDonald’s if nothing else!  We settled for hot dogs from a little dog shop.

Aside from being chased by a guy in a Batman suit, my sole evening in NYC was relatively uneventful.  The next morning Mic and I traveled from his apartment in Queens to the car rental place where our traveling SUV awaited.  Unremarkable – why is it that dealing with rental places can never be pulled off without a hitch?  They didn’t have the larger size SUV that Mic had reserved.  Instead, we got a smaller, sportier SUV.  They might as well have thrown in a soccer mom to boot.  That would’ve made it remarkable.

Yet not nearly as remarkable as our packing job.  Years of Tetris playing bore fruit as we shoved every door of the vehicle shut.  Some things we simply had to throw out, and a long-dependable computer monitor was one of Mic’s most painful losses.  We tied suitcases to the roof of the vehicle with bungee cords and twine, covered by a blue tarp.  Had I the foresight I might have photographed the bulging hog, because it was some source of pride for us both.  It looked something like this:

Car loaded with plywood The Making of a a New Twin Cities Record Label (Part 3 of 4)
As we drove away from NYC reality hit Mic.  Sometimes I would catch him throwing “we” into conversations where he discussed his old label, and I would gently remind him that he no longer rode with that crowd.  He would be a true Minnesotan again – full residency and all.  It was his time now, and it would be the time of and for the artists he would work so hard for.

Nothing would thrill me more than to recollect a crazy story about our 23 hour journey by car straight from NYC to Minneapolis.  But craziness didn’t really occur.  We took turns sleeping, we had to duck tape the torn tarp on multiple occasions, and we found out that Amish folks like to ride their carriages to Dairy Queen in the dark of night.  The road doesn’t wind much either, and there’s very little to see west of Pennsylvania.  And that was it.  We arrived in Minneapolis road weary and thankful we hadn’t a breakdown.

This was three months or so ago, and many, many things have happened since.  But that’s for the next, final article.

Follow these links to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.

posted July 30th, 2009 at 10:50 am MN Rock, Music News ,

Little Man “Tarots and Arrows” – Free mp3 Download

Author: Skelly July 29th, 2009

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Did you know?  Borangutan has a growing page of downloadable music all from local Minnesota artists?  We try to put it front and center (literally) by having that static “download” button on our header, but we realize that sometimes it’s a helluva bother to click more than a couple things on any one website.  So to increase the exposure of all the contributing artists on our page, we’re now going to feature a weekly download from our library to help you discover all those diamonds in the rough.

This week, say hello to Little Man, Chris Perricelli.  We’d tell you more about him, but we’d rather you listen to some of his tunes, hit his website / myspace, and browse all the other artists you might be missing on our site.  So after grabbing “Tarots and Arrows,” head on over to our “Downloads” page to discover more great local music.

And do come back, because we’ll keep bringing you more!  We promise. icon wink Little Man Tarots and Arrows   Free mp3 Download

posted July 29th, 2009 at 2:07 pm Download, MN Rock

Awesome Snakes “Fist Fight” – Free mp3 Download

Author: Skelly July 29th, 2009

ASnakes Awesome Snakes Fist Fight   Free mp3 Download

Former Soviettes members Danny and Annie are tossing out new material for mass consumption via their project Awesome Snakes.  Here is tune one of three that can be streamed on their myspace page and now on your personal player as well.  The band encourages you to share with your family and friends.

You can pick up more uber-cool snaky music via CD Baby.  Worth every penny!

Awesome Snakes will also play the 7th Street Entry tomorrow evening, July 30.

“Fist Fight” by: Awesome Snakes

Links

Awesome Snakes – Myspace

posted July 29th, 2009 at 1:35 pm Download, MN Rock