Friday, December 31, 2010

This Decade That Decade May I Have Another Please?

Well friends, this road hasn't ended yet and there's happiness filling up this Empty ole heart regarding that. I'm not feeling a show and I'm not feeling a bar. I do have a $20 haircut and some good friends to close the decade with though and nothing beats that. Nothing. 30 ain't so bad. Here's hoping the queen of Beverly has a good Eve. Let's not forget the friends and family who are no longer with us. As fucking trite as it is to type that this time of year I know one thing for sure. I wish I had one more with Mike.

If I were heading out into the freezing rain you'd likely find me at The Turf Club's Annual Covernanza. It was a blast to record NYE 2009. Another stellar line up again this year; Vampire Hands as The Beatles, Leisure Birds as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chambermaids as The Pixies and Daughters of the Sun as Sleep.

However, you've also got MPLS.TV ringing in the new year at The Entry with CLAPS, Slapping Purses, Fort Wilson Riot and Chelsea Boys. Always plenty of decisions to be made around here. Communist Daughter at Cause for the Uptown get down and of course it's always a good time for The Triple Rock. I can taste the bloodys already.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Heiruspecs and Toki Wright @ Cause Tonight!

Thursday December 30th
9pm doors
$10 cover

Toki Wright
Booka B

Nightosaur "Bigger Than Texas Tour" Kickoff Tonight!

The Entry
Thursday December 30th
8pm doors
$5 cover

Teenage Moods
Hastings 3000

Please enjoy the following live tracks from the recent Fine Line show...

Nightosaur - "Sabre Fangg" (Live 12-07-10)
Nightosaur - "Tuff Tymez" (Live 12-07-10)

Keep an eye on Nightosaur's facepage for more dates TBA:

Jan 10th - The Jackpot, Lawrence KS
Jan 12th - Stafford Main, Bryan TX
Jan 13th - Cheer up Charlie's, Austin TX
Jan 14th - TBA, San Antonio TX

Sunday, December 26, 2010

5th Annual Crunkmas Tonight!

I might be six hours away but perhaps you're not. Head on down to The Nomad to celebrate the 5th Annual Crunkmas! Ze facepage.

City on the Make
Brown Moses

and DJs Turtleneck and Nicholas Chop

$5. 21+. Doors at 8. Music at 9.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rent Party @ The Turf Tonight!

"We are members of many Twin Cities bands, some of which you have heard before, others maybe not so much. Although we play somewhat disparate types of music, we all happen to share a single rehearsal space in Minneapolis. We're civilized like that.

As the air grows colder, our thoughts turn to the big-ass shared heating bills that await us in the months ahead. To help survive this costly seasonal menace, we dearly hope you'll join... us for our first (annual?) "RENT PARTY!" concert experience. In addition to familiar configurations, we will rotate through some more abnormal collaborations, covers and musical detours. Proceeds will go directly to keeping the lights and heat running in our shared sanctuary so that we may continue to make music and not traumatize our neighbors/spouses/children."

Set times will run something like this...

09:00 Quiet Client
09:25 Emot
09:50 Minor Kingdom
10:15 All Tomorrow's Petty
10:30 Love-cars
10:55 Haley Bonar
11:15 No Bird Sing
11:40 Halloween, Alaska
12:05 Gramma's Boyfriend
12:30 Alpha Consumer

Monday, December 20, 2010

Extreme Noise Mondays at The Triple Rock

Missed out last week? Well don't miss out again. Extreme Noise will be hosting EARLY shows with NO COVER every Monday night at The Triple Rock.

All shows 18+
Doors at 7pm, show around 8pm.

Monday, Dec. 13th, Show #1:
Total Fucking Blood
Still Pissed At Reagan (Norman's B-day Celebration!)
Brain Tumors

Monday, Dec. 27th, Show #2:
Thrash Compactor
Max Ether
You Wretch

Monday, Jan. 10th, Show #3:
Getting Even
Triple Crossed

Monday Jan. 24th, Show #4:
Cognitive Dissonance

Feb. shows TBA!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holyoke @ The Triple Rock

A .RAR file containing this recording can be downloaded here.

The Triple Rock
Minneapolis, MN
Friday November 5th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish (cm, º), right drink rail, 25' back, ~8' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Cards) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > RazorLame> 320kbps mp3]
Edit: Tracking (CD Wave)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Wire Umbrella
02. Tourist Maps (with Celebrities' Homes)
03. Great Lakes and Greater Lays
04. The Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)
05. Hollywood Hairstyles
06. Gold Glove Award
07. Chilly Bones

Joshua Pederson
Rachel Kahn
Matt Krumm
Ronnie Lee (absent for this show)
Patrick McCabe

Myspace | Facespace

Some of the best songwriting in Minneapolis. Holyoke, The Evening Rig and Franz Nicolay supported Two Cow Garage this fine Friday evening. Thanks to the band and to The Triple Rock for allowing this recording to happen. You can catch Holyoke playing a string of shows in the following cities to ring in the new year...

Wed 01/05/11 - Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
Thu 01/06/11 - Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN
Fri 01/07/11 - Bear's Place, Bloomington, IN
Sat 01/08/11 - TBA, Milwaukee, WI
Sat 01/15/11 - Hexagon, Minneapolis, MN

Friday, December 17, 2010

Skoal Kodiak Tonight At The Entry!

Skoal Kodiak
Arctic Universe
Tips for Twat

The 7th Street Entry
Friday, December 17th
Doors: 9pm

Dosh Tonight At The Cedar!

Fortified Five (Knife World)
Guitar Party

The Cedar Cultural Cedar
Friday, December 17th
Doors: 7pm | Music: 8pm
$12 | $15

More info available via The Cedar. Facepage invite.

"3rd annual Dosh-at-the Cedar Wintertime Show. Knife World is not really Knife World, but Guitar Party is definitely Guitar Party. Expect at least 4 dosh jamz you have never heard Live before. Expect Andrew Broder, Jeremy Ylvisaker and Mike Lewis to throw down. Expect puppets." - Dosh

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Some Day I'll Post More Recordings...

Some of those recordings might include bands such as; Women, Black Audience, Nightosaur, Phantom Tails, CLAPS, Aaron and the Sea, Shahs, Military Special, Sorry OK, The Funeral & the Twilight, El Le Faunt, The Drug Budget, The Evening Rig, Holyoke, Sleeping in the Aviary, Bird Sounds, The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, Strong Bones, Moondoggies, Dawes and Peter Wolf Crier amongst others.

At the moment I'm rolling with a general sense of busyness combined with a little distraction that is associated with this time of the year.

Perish04 Tonight @ The Kitty Cat Klub

Perish. Dark music night. Every Third Thursday of the Month.

Spires That In The Sunset Rise (Chicago)
Goatflower (Minneapolis)
DJ Dark Lord Man, Savage Clone and Perish DJs

Kitty Cat Klub
Thursday 12/16
10pm | Free

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pick Your Venue...

Doomtree BLOWOUT VI @ First Avenue

The Somethin' Else #7 (Virtual Vittles) @

EYE Will Closing Party @ Nicademus Art (St. Paul)

Pepper Patriot Presents 78 RPM Summit: 2 @ Rogue Buddha Gallery

CLAPS, Food Pyramid, Kitten Forever, Wizards Are Real @ Cause

Self-Evident, Buildings, Happy, Hawks & Oxen @ Hexagon

Indian Style, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, WI Nightlife, Orge Smash Death Boom @ Turf Club

BNLX, Farewell Continental, Red Pens, Voytek @ The Entry

Live Jazz with The Teachable Moment Quartet @ Club Jäger

Bryan Nichols Quintet w/ Michael Lewis & Brandon Wozniak on saxophones, Erik Fratzke on bass & JT Bates on drums @ The Artists' Quarter

GL:ORRY FADED, Cocktopussy, CSLFD, Hanging Man, Timmy the Tapeworm @ Terminal Bar

Birthday Pony, Burger Thirst, The Minute Intentions of a Boa Constrictor, Meth Cougar @ The Whopper House

Mini Mansions, Zombie Season and Nightmoves @ 400 Bar

Night Crusade, Varix, Nightboner (Chicago) @ Med

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

GL:ORRY FADED Friday Night @ Terminal Bar

The Terminal Bar (409 East Hennepin Ave.)
Friday, December 10
9PM Doors | $5

GL:ORRY FADED [splatterbreaks]
Cocktopussy [ambient/noise]
CSLFD [idm/cerebralism]
Hanging Man [noise]
Timmy the Tapeworm [wormcore/noise]

A new sound system as well as a new booking agent interested in booking "experimental/extreme" music? You might want to go check this out for yourself.

Tuesday Night Series Finds A New(er) Home...

Tuesday Series

Next Tuesday December 14th:

Joyce (casey deming & tim glenn) - electronics

George Cartwright (saxophones)
Josh Granowski (bass)
Davu Seru (drums)

Andrew Broder & Jeremy Ylvisaker (guitars/electronics)


35th and Chicago (Not a house but you can email me for the location: emptystapes AT gmail)

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Soaking Rasps @ Yeti Records

Soaking Rasps
Yeti Records
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday December 4th 2010

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, 12' back, 6' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Cards) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > RazorLame> 320kbps mp3]
Edit: Sound Forge 10 (Compression)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Soaking Rasps - Live at Yeti Records (12/04/10)

Yeti Records is a new record store located in South Minneapolis at 3506 Nicollet Avenue. Stop by Tuesday through Saturday until 8pm and Sundays until 6pm. Last Saturday Soaking Rasps played the second ever in-store performance at Yeti Records. Some video clips and a nice photo recap is available courtesy of The Somethin' Else.

Coming soon: Shahs Live at Yeti (11/06/10).

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thursday Nights @ Nick and Eddie

Jon Davis will be curating Thursday evening shows at Nick and Eddie throughout the month of December. Yes, this makes December Thursdays this year very busy.

12/02 - Andrew Broder, Jon Davis
12/09 - Jeremy Ylvisaker & Michael Lewis, Low End Furies
12/16 - Ostraka, Kristen Froebel & Jon Davis
12/23 - Naomi Joy & Jon Davis, Camden
12/30 - *Mystery Guests*

Per the facepage invite: $3 Tall Boys, $4 Shots, $5 Glass of Wine.

Sorry OK December Miniseries @ The Nomad

December's miniseries at The Nomad will feature Sorry OK along with a ton of other great local bands. The proof is really in the flier. I would like to record all three of these but realistically I'm aiming for at least two. The TBA on 12/16 will be Brian Whitson & the Night Wolves.

On a semi-unrelated note this makes me nostalgic for the December 2007 Miniseries. Fond memories of trudging through the West Bank snow to record four Mel Gibson and the Pants shows that also included a group of insane supporting bands.