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“Wonder” mp3 – Big White House

Author: Skelly July 29th, 2010

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Many, many things have been getting lost in the shuffle the last few weeks, not least of which was an indiscreet email (every email become indiscreet in my bulging email box) about a little local band called Big White House.  Here are some facts about Big White House.

  • Big White House only has 57 friends on their Myspace page.
  • Big White House has no outstanding band photos available for cross-posting on a website like Borangutan, hence, their visages have been here displaced by a Big White House.
  • Big White House had sent a flyer to me for posting, for the purpose of notifying you about a show they were playing on July 22.  I screwed that up (sorry Paul).
  • Luckily, Big White House gave me something to pass on to you that isn’t time sensitive, and is perfect for blowing your socks off!

Now, if you still have a Myspace account, go be friends with Big White House (they need more friends), and have fun jamming to “Wonder”!  😉

Wonder – Big White House


Big White House – Website / Myspace

posted July 29th, 2010 at 6:58 pm MN Rock

Dark Dark Dark on City of Music

Author: Skelly July 29th, 2010

This week on MPLS.TV’s City of Music are featured the dark and somber melodies of Dark Dark Dark.  Beautiful sunset in the background, and nice backdrop for the music.  What’s that old A-Team saying?  Oh yeah, “I love it when a plan comes together.”  Stay the artistic fervor, Huiting and Co.!


Dark Dark Dark – Website / Myspace

posted July 29th, 2010 at 1:23 pm MN Rock, Video ,

A Hard Edge Meets a Soft Core: The Burning Hotels

Author: Schwaz July 29th, 2010

Burning Hotels Drum 402 x 600 A Hard Edge Meets a Soft Core: The Burning HotelsHaving enjoyed the success of their debut album, “Novels”, the impressive new band The Burning Hotels recently took the stage at Sauce.  The dark-clad, masculine foursome proved true to the nature of their name with the intensity of their set.

Band members Chance Morgan, Matt Mooty, Marley Whistler, Wyatt Adams may indeed be All-American Texas boys, but their musical style indicates influences from far and distant places. With their heavy bass guitar and epic powerful vocals they struck the audience with a post-punk meets 1970’s enthusiasm, that literally left the crowd transfixed. Chance Morgan’s scratching and haunting vocals brings to mind memories of Muse’s early successes,  with a wistfulness easily associated with Coldplay.

Their solid, hard rock sound is chillingly reminiscent to that of Interpol, and the overall experience of The Burning Hotels can be compared to a complex combination between a hard metallic edge and a soft core. The band presented a dynamic interplay between opposing music styles, alongside two guitarists sharing vocals. This is the kind of band we want to continually see in Minnesota, but rarely do. Definitely worth checking out.

To Whom It May Concern – The Burning Hotels




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posted July 29th, 2010 at 1:13 pm Reviews

“Your Love Is A Poison” Video – The Melismatics

Author: Skelly July 27th, 2010

One acronym might best sum up The Melismatics new video for “Your Love Is A Poison”: OMG! (credit: Mike Minehart)

I think I’m going to go watch Tron now… and listen to some more Melismatics.

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The Melismatics – Website / Myspace

posted July 27th, 2010 at 2:03 pm MN Rock, Video

“Citizen Zero” Video – Machine 22

Author: Skelly July 26th, 2010

The “Citizen Zero” video by Machine 22?  Hell YES!

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Machine 22 – Website / Myspace

posted July 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm MN Rock, Video

TCT Photography at the Dark Horse Tour

Author: Chuck July 26th, 2010

Editors Note – Back on May 24 Borangutan photographer Chuck Pittman had the opportunity to shoot the Dark Horse Tour at the Target Center, featuring Sick Puppies, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and you might have guessed it, Nickelback. Things became a little lost in the shuffle, but we even a couple months later we think the images captured are worthy of the following reflection. In case you were wondering, Nickelback said “denied”!

Opening for Nickelback’s Dark Horse Tour 2010 were Sick Puppies, Shinedown, and Breaking Benjamin.  Sick Puppies got the show started with the first song on their newest CD, Tri Polar, “Street Fighter (War)”.  Switching gears they followed it with “Pitiful”, the most well known song off their first album, Dressed up as Life.  Bassist Emma Anzai was amazing and drummer Mark Goodwin rocked! Lead singer, Shimon Moore really showed his style when he dedicated the next song, “All The Same”, to all the ladies in the audience.

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posted July 26th, 2010 at 4:13 pm Reviews, TCT in the Cities , , ,