Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Meg Ashling @ The Cedar

Meg Ashling
The Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday August 25th 2011

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish, FOB, 40' back, ~7^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Hypers) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > TLH > FLAC]
Edit: Compression (Sound Forge 10)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

320kbps mp3 | Free Lossless Audio Codec

"Everything is United"
"Capstone Rag"
"Lonesome Road"

Meg opened for Loudon Wainwright III last Thursday at The Cedar. Three song excerpt here. I knew the pairing of Meg + The Cedar would be well worth a jaunt down Cedar Avenue. Word is Meg's recording a new album.

The Deaf - "Chim Cham" @ Hell's Kitchen

The Deaf
Hell's Kitchen
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday August 6th 2011

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

"Chim Cham" (320kbps mp3)
"Chim Cham" (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

The Chambermaids, The Deaf, Irkutsk (Lincoln, NE) and Hot Rash made this another Saturday night to spend at Hell's Kitchen. I had heard about The Deaf playing this show a few weeks before it got announced but I held it in and didn't say one single peep. Seeing the original line up for the first time in a couple of years is one of the things I looked forward to most during the month of July. Thanks to the bands and to Hell's Kitchen.

Malamanya Residency Moves To The Eagles Club.

I was able to record the last night of Malamanya's residency at The Driftwood. Starting next Tuesday September 6th Malamanya starts another Tuesday night residency at The Eagles Club in South Minneapolis.

09-03 - Hell's Kitchen (6-9pm)
09-06 - The Eagles Club (8-midnight)
09-16 - The Cedar
09-17 - First Avenue (Mainroom)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Benefit for the Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen Dedication Ceremony Tonight.

Tonight there will be stories from family members as well as a screening of the never before seen documentary on the making of the final Face Candy album.

As well as performances by:

Kill The Vultures
Unknown Prophets
Carnage the Executioner

The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 333-6100

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All proceeds help fund the Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen Dedication Ceremony.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Malamanya Score 2 Choice Gigs.

Not familiar with Malamanya? Danny Sigelman's article Malamanya bring Cuban son to South Minneapolis is a great introduction. After wrapping up their summer long residency at The Driftwood this coming Tuesday 8/30 Malamanya are ready to start playing out in some of the city's bigger venues. Don't sleep on this band.

Friday September 16th
The Cedar Cultural Center
Malamanya Headlines
All Ages | Doors at 7pm music at 8pm
$8 advance | $10 door

Saturday September 17th
First Avenue Mainroom
Villa Rosa Record Release Show featuring Villa Rosa (Muja Messiah & Maria Isa)
with Malamanya, Carnage, Mayda, Mike the Martyr, Dan Speak and DJ Simon Birch
18+ | 6pm doors
$8.00 advance | $10.00 door

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Adriana Rimpel - Lead Vocals
Jason Marks - Trumpet
Jesse Marks - Percussion/Bell
Luis Ortega - Percussion/Congas
Tony Schriner - Upright Bass/Guitar
Trevor May - Tres/Guitar

Mike Mictlan At The Triple Rock Tonight!

Mike Mictlan @ Triple Rock Social Club - August 26 from Doomtree Records on Vimeo.

Mike Mictlan (of Doomtree)
Isaiah Toothtaker
BrodR (Andrew Broder)
DJ Slapping Purses

The Triple Rock Social Club
Friday August 26th 2011
18+ | 9:00 PM | $6.00

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Del Cabo - "Hank" @ Kronstadt

Del Cabo
Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday August 9th 2011

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, 6 feet in front of the band
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 > TLH > FLAC]
Edit: Compression (Sound Forge 10)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

"Hank" (320kbps mp3)

"Hank" (FLAC)

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Don't let that picture fool you. This was the first ever 5 piece Del Cabo set. This show also featured performances from Alas, Alas (Mpls) and Brooks Strause & The Gory Details (Iowa City). Unamplified set here. Amplified or not Caleb is one of my favorite lyricists in all the land. So glad him and Beard joined forces. Turn this one up...loud. Thanks to Kronstadt for hosting and Del Cabo for being cool with me recording.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Skoal Kodiak Coming Out On Load Records.

The new Skoal Kodiak album will be coming out on Load Records September 20th 2011. Check out "Teapot" on their Soundcloud page.

Catch Skoal Kodiak with Larry Wish and His Guys in the following cities at the end of the month...

8/25 Iowa City @ The Fox

8/26 Chicago @ The Crown Tap Room 2821 N. Milwaukee

8/27 Milwaukee @ The Uptowner 1032 E. Center St. With Catacombz

Montgomery Ward Returns!

3401 Chicago Ave South
Tuesday August 16th
8 pm | byob

Montgomery Ward returns!
Aerosol Pike (a great experimental jazz trio)

Seriously torn because I don't want to miss the return of Montgomery Ward and yet I need to make it to The Turf to record the raps of La Manchita. May have to unfortunately miss Little Dog on Top of a Big Dog.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Muddy Waters: Brunch Edition

I was skeptical after my first visit but I was hooked by the second. Yes, most weekend mornings it's likely that you'll find me at Muddy Waters. By now I'm sure most everyone knows that Muddy's moved into a new location at 29th & Lyndale. Having this place within walking distance is a serious score. I'm in the process of working my way down the menu.

$6.50 for one of the best breakfasts in town. Nice and simple. Please, try the home fries.

Went with sausage in the burrito. Tops.

Some kind of red chile deliciousness coats the chilaquiles. I'm not typically a fan of over easy eggs but completely works here.

The breakfast sandwich is the true sleeper at Muddy's brunch. It's on the wall by the coffee bar with interchangeable bread, protein and cheese options. Anyone familiar with the East Lake Taquería Crawl? Well I'm about to embark on a Muddy Waters Breakfast Sandwich Crawl because at $4.50 it's a steal. Ham & cheddar croissant above.

You know what goes well with all of the above? Yep.

Address: 2933 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN
Phone: Takeout or Dine in - (612) 872-2232
Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 2am. Saturday & Sunday 8am - 2am.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bloodnstuff - "A Fire Out At Sea" @ Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday August 13th 2011

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

"A Fire Out At Sea" (320kbps mp3)
"A Fire Out At Sea" (FLAC)

With a Gun For a Face, Bouncer Fighter and Hardcore Crayons opened up the evening. A serious bill. I was pretty disappointed when a bad optical cable cost me a Bloodnstuff set at The Nomad a couple of weeks ago but they sounded huge at Hell's Kitchen last night. Definitely one of the better bands I've seen come out of Minneapolis this year. I'm not going to post the full set because these songs are still unreleased and Ed was already cool enough to greenlight The Entry (07/09/11) being put up. Keep a lookout for the next Bloodnstuff show.

Usual HK set up with hypercardioids rolling and mild compression done in Sound Forge 10.

Camden @ The Nomad

320kbps mp3 | Free Lossless Audio Codec

The Nomad
SAC Miniseries Week Two
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday August 11th 2011

Taper: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, left stack, 10' back, ~7.5' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Hypers) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Transfer: h120 > USB 2.0 > PC [WAV > TLH > FLAC]
Edit: No editing was done to this recording.

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Camden is so good that I recorded him Tuesday night at Madame and then again on Thursday as part of The Soothing Almonds Collective miniseries. Littlefoot, Thug Mansion All-Starz and Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck also performed. SAC and Friends every Thursday night the month of August at The Nomad.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Zebulon Pike @ First Avenue

Zebulon Pike
First Avenue
Gastro Non Grata Raconteur Rendezvous 2
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday July 9th 2011

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish, DFC, BOB, 60' back, ~7.5' ^
Source 1: AKG 414B-xls (Hypers) > Silver Quad customs > UA-5 (BM2p+) > iRiver h120 (Optical @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Source 2: SBD > Dual RCA (XLR adapters) > Sony PCM-D50 (Line-in @ 16bit 44.1kHz WAV)
Edit: 4 track matrix done by Dr. K. in Adobe Audition

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

Zebulon Pike - "Behold, The Wizard's Fountain" (320kbps mp3)

Zebulon Pike - "Behold, The Wizard's Fountain" (FLAC) | Facebook | Myspace

A huge thanks to the good Dr. K. for his efforts in the 4 track matrix, Zebulon Pike, Gastro Non Grata and First Avenue!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Upcoming Shows At Republic.

I wasn't aware that Republic was hosting live music but better yet these shows include two groups I have never heard of featuring some of my favorite musicians. Still need to check Republic out. My boy E. Hess just has his birthday party there but I didn't make it.

Chihuahua City
Saturday August 13th
9:30 | No Cover

Chihuahua City is:

Jeremy Ylvisacker - guitar
dVRG - keys
Jon Davis - bass
Greg Schutte - tubs

Saturday August 20th
9:30 | No Cover

Proofreader is:

Casey O'Brien
Graham O'Brien
Adam Svec

Shearing Pinx & Super Sonic Piss @ Nick & Eddie Tonight.

Shearing Pinx (Vancouver, BC)
Super Sonic Piss (Iowa City)
Hasps (Mpls)
Shitty Wizard (Iowa City)
The Liz (Mpls)

Nick & Eddie WH
Friday August 12th
10pm | $6

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Bitchin Bajas @ Madame Tonight!

Bitchin Bajas ("synth love from Cooper Crane of CAVE from Chicago")
Beat Detectives ("1st show of AA and Derek (Rad Cemetery) + Chris H (Food Pyramid) + Oakley")

Tuesday August 9th
34th & Chicago Ave S.
8pm | $5

Potluck & Music @ Kronstadt Tonight!

Alas, Alas (last show until this winter or later)
Brooks Strause & The Gory Details (Iowa City)
Alex + Bret: Presentation on their canoe trip of the entire Mississippi River!
DeL CaBo (Caleb from Bouncer Fighter acoustic approximately 4-piece)

5pm - Potluck!
Shortly after 6pm - Music!
Done by 11pm.

Tuesday August 9th
5pm - 11pm
Donations for out of town bands.
The Facebook.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Eric Funn @ 8th & Nicollet Downtown

Eric Funn
8th & Nicollet
Downtown Minneapolis
Friday July 8th 2011

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, 2' away, ~4' ^
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 > TLH > FLAC (level 6)]
Edit: Light Compression (Sound Forge 10) Track indexing (CD Wave)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Take a Chance, Honey
02. Catch a Ride
03. I'm Rich

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I met up with Eric to record the release for his latest album New Hub City. Definitely glad I did because it was a great time. Beautiful early Friday evening with everyone either heading home or just out to enjoy the weather. An hour and 45 minutes of material was recorded so consider this a promo for a possible live release down the road. I didn't want to compress the hell out of these tracks so they are a fair representation of what was recorded. Thanks to Eric for allowing me to stick microphones up in his face. Catch him solo around town or with Eric & The Funnettes.

Roma di Luna Breaks Up.

No love is safe. Ever. City Pages article. Sitting at the house on 32nd & Blaisdell listening to this with well crafted stitches busting open.


Friday, August 05, 2011

Teenage Moods Release New LP Tonight @ The Hexagon!

Mood Ring colored vinyl out now on 25 DIAMONDS.

Teenage Moods
Teddy & the Turks
Juvie (Skipper, Formaldehyde Junkies)

Friday August 5th
10pm | No Cover
The Facebook.

Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-3454

Albert Will Make It All Better @ Nick and Eddie Tonight.

→俺はオオ カミっすよー →no →xcopy →肉 と ポテト

I will keep this short and sweet: I have accepted the roll of Principal Hands Chairman DJ for the night and will be providing several hours of abstract electronica & low vibe grunt music for his and her pleasure.

Who cares!



- Albert


Nick and Eddie

1612 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1916
(612) 486-5800

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Benefit For A Totaled Van w/ STNNNG, Blind Shake & Buildings!

Limited edition show posters will be available courtesy of Dan Black at Landland.

Shirt design courtesy of HMH. Printed by Tom at OVERPROOF.

"On Sunday morning, April 15th we (STNNNG) got into an accident on an icy interstate 52 coming home from a show we played in Rochester, MN. The van rolled into the median but luckily didn't roll into oncoming traffic. The van was totaled. We only had liability on the van and now we owe a lot of money. Luckily we have great friends who are willing to play and help us pay down some of our debt. So come enjoy a great line-up of bands and help relieve some of our financial woes!" - STNNNG

The Blind Shake

Hell's Kitchen
$8 | 10pm | 21+
80 South 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN
The Facespace

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

SAC & Friends Every Thursday This August At The Nomad.

The August Miniseries at The Nomad is brought to you by the Soothing Almonds Collective. There is No Cover and shows will start sometime between 9-10pm.

8/4 - Tips For Twat/Cage III Tape Release!

Tips For Twat
Cage III
Velvet Davenport
The Liz

8/11 - Chelsea Boys Tape Release!

Spyder Baybie Raw Dog and 2% Muck
Lionel O
Thug Mansion All $tarz

8/18 - Larry Wish and His Guys Tape Release!

Larry Wish and His Guys
Fortified Five
Obchod Na Korze VS. Seth Van Horn
Blues Release
Visions of Christ (Casey's Birthday!)

8/25 - Toilet Live/SSRI Tape Release!

Dust Buns
Teenage Moods

Monday, August 01, 2011

Some Tracks From Red Hot (and a Oaxacan tamale).

Got to Stevens Square Park just after 2:30. Humid. Sticky. It eventually got a little bit better. Stop to talk with Buns at her booth for a minute before heading over to the "Lower" stage. I saw my friend Nikki setting up but had no idea she would be there. "Nikki, which band are you playing in today?" - "The Discord Syndicate! We go on at 3." Jesus, that girl can sing. I wasn't familiar with anyone else in the band but they were tight and I would definitely check them out again. I knew Nice Purse was on next at the "Upper" stage so with little to no break down I carried my gear through the park. I'm always up for a Nice Purse set. I started to somewhat worry about getting back (a whole 500 feet?) for Bouncer Fighter. No worries with the help of the always awesome J.Castro. Bouncer Fighter of course brought it. So much so that they blew a circuit. Nightosaur is next? Yes, yes of course I'm recording Nightosaur. Thanks to the Red Hot Art Festival for the gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

Nice Purse - Radical Roses (07/30/11)

Bouncer Fighter - Garbage Men of the Galaxy (07/30/11)

During all of the sunny park action I found time to stop my the La Loma stand for a Oaxacan tamale which consisted of "spicy chicken" wrapped in a banana leaf instead of the traditional corn husk. Very delicious and definitely recommended if you're into pollo or tamales.