Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Funeral and the Twilight @ The Entry (LP Release Show)

320kbps mp3 | Free Lossless Audio Codec

The Funeral and the Twilight
The Entry
LP Release Show
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday September 3rd

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish, Right drink rail, 30' back, ~7.5' ^
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: EQ by Dave B. (Logic) Track indexing (CD Wave)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Thomas Bracket
02. Rebecca
03. Fast to Death
04. The Darkest Path
05. Wipe the Blood From Mine Eyes
06. Forgettable Things
07. Chorus of Spirits
08. I Made a Man
09. Precious Twink
10. For Only Tonight

Bandcamp | Facebook

Their new LP SULLEN LIFE /// BLIGHTED is available through Forward! Records. Catch them on tour this Fall. CLAPS, The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs and Thunderbolt Pagoda opened the evening. Long live R.H. and The Entry.

"The Funeral and the Twilight is one of the best bands in Minneapolis today." - me

Sep 24 END OF SUMMER PARTY, Rochester, MN
Sep 25 Quarters, MILWAUKEE, WI
Sep 28 Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St Louis, MO
Sep 30 The Royale Club, Little Rock, AR
Oct 01 Dalzell House, Shreveport, LA
Oct 02 Siberia, NEW ORLEANS, LA
Oct 03 The Nick, Birmingham, AL
Oct 06 The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
Oct 08 Solidarity, LOUISVILLE, KY
Oct 09 Longbranch Saloon, Knoxville, TN
Oct 12 PJ's Lager House, Detroit, MI

Oaks Tape Release Tonight!

The Funeral and the Twilight
Hollow Boys

Wednesday, September 21st
7th St. Entry
$5 | 18+
8pm Doors 9pm Music

The Cokfeoab.

Oak's brand new, 5 song cassette tape with free digital download will be available.

Friday, September 16, 2011

CLAPS & The Funeral and the Twilight In-store at Hymie's Tonight!

Hymie's Vintage Records
3820 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 729-8890

All Ages 6 PM
Friday September 16th
Facebook, The

The Funeral and the Twilight - 7:00 PM
CLAPS - 8:00 PM

Two of my favorite bands playing one of my favorite records stores? Well hot damn I say! The Funeral and the Twilight's new LP is out now on Forward! Records while the new CLAPS LP is out on Guilt Ridden Pop. Both records will be available at Hymie's tonight!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Perish. One Year Anniversary Tonight!

Perish. Every Third Thursday of the Month.
The Night

DJs Goat Claw and Patrick

Kitty Cat Klub
10pm. 9/15.

The Facebook.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mother of Fire Tour The East Coast.

If you live on the East Coast and this website has meant anything to you in the past 5 years I encourage you to check out Mother of Fire if at all possible.

Love & respect your way - John

wed sept 14: THE DUST BOWL, 3214 w. augusta, CHICAGO
fri sept.16th: The Paramount Bldg., 1727 Blvd of the Allies, PITTSBURGH
sat. sept 17th: Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn,NY
mon sept 19th: Zebulon Cafe Concert, Brooklyn,NY
tues sept 20th: Soft Approach, Providence, RI
wed. sept 21st: house show tba Boston,MA
sat. sept 24th:psychedelic soiree with inland maine freaks Taboo and Ancestral Diet
sun. sept 25th: Ro-he-gee, Belfast, ME
mon.sept 26th: Space Gallery, Portland,ME
tues sept 27th: house show Burlington,VT
wed set 28th: some bar in New Paltz,NY

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Empty's Tapes Exclusive: Skoal Kodiak Release Show!

Photo: Tracie L.

Just got word of the release show for Skoal Kodiak's new LP out September 20th on Load Records.

Skoal Kodiak
Orwell's Bonobo (MSP Cumbia band)
Hermit Thrushes (Philly)

Saturday September 24th 2011
Eagles Club
2507 E 25th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 724-9714

$5 | Doors 9pm | Music is over by 12:45am

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Music May Not Be Getting Posted But It's Still Getting Recorded.

I know I haven't been posting many recordings lately but that will probably change once the tundra sets in and I'm holed up in the bat cave more often. It's 88 degrees in the 55408 right now so I'm going to go enjoy that a bit.

Here's some of what was recorded in August and early September...

Sleeping in the Aviary, Red Pens, Brute Heart, Night Moves, Mount Eerie, Nicholas Krgovich, Andrew Broder, The Funeral and the Twilight, Thunderbolt Pagoda, The Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, CLAPS, Bill Orcutt, Paul Metzger, Jesse Petersen, Mike Mictlan, Isiah Toothtaker, BrodR, With a Gun For A Face, Meg Ashling, The Knotwells, El Le Faunt, Cantankerous Folk, Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles, Dastardly, The Chambermaids, Bitchin' Bajas, Cage III, Myrrh, The Liz and Velvet Davenport.

On the possible agenda this week...anyone want to help me out on the 16th?

09-11 - Scammers @ Ben's House
09-12 - Cadette, Le Singe Blanc (France), The Liz, Animal Lover @ Memory Lanes
09-12 - Olivia Tremor Control @ The Varsity
09-16 - CLAPS & The Funeral and the Twilight @ Hymie's
09-16 - Nightosaur CD Release w/ The Deaf, Knuckle Grinder, Flintlock @ Hexagon
09-16 - Hunter @ The Beat
09-16 - Malamanya @ The Cedar
09-17 - Malamanya @ First Avenue
09-18 - Royal Headache (Australia), Bed Wettin' Bad Boys (Australia), Cozy, Juvie @ The Triple Rock

Friday, September 09, 2011

Theft of the Commons Tour: No Bird Sing, Kristoff Krane & Junkyard Empire

No Bird Sing
Kristoff Krane
Junkyard Empire

The below information was lifted from The Facespace. I highly recommend checking out this tour if it comes anywhere near your city.

--Thursday, September 22nd--
Blue Moose Tap House
Iowa City, IA
Support: Old Man's War, Purist, ION
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $5
Age: 19+

--Friday, September 23rd--
AF Ray's
Greeley, CO
Support: Rhythmic Fuzz
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $5/10
Age: 18+

--Sunday, September 25th--
Kava Lounge w/ Junkyard Empire
San Diego, CA
Support: Parker and the Numberman
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $5

--Tuesday, September 27th--
Brick and Mortar Music Hall w/ Junkyard Empire
San Francisco, CA
Support: Junkyard Empire
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $5/8
Age: 18+

--Wednesday, September 28th--
Ash Street Saloon w/ Junkyard Empire
Portland, OR
Support: Junkyard Empire, Hives Inquiry Squad, Dck Vnngt
Time: 9:00 PM
Cost: $5
Age: 18+

--Thursday, September 29th--
Chop Suey
Seattle, WA
Support: Sadistik, Sarx, Graves 33, The ILLusionists
Time: 8:30 PM
Age: 21+

--Friday, September 30th--
The Palace Lounge
Missoula, MT
Support: Codependents
Time: 8:00p
Cost: $7 21+, $12 under 21
Age: 18+

Kristoff Krane and No Bird Sing will be playing together at the Turf Club in St. Paul, MN on Friday, October 21st with Red Pens and Rank Strangers.
Time: 9:00 PM
Cost: $7
Age: 21+

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Scammers Return To Minneapolis!

I was pretty crushed when I caught Scammers (Kansas City, MO) in early August without hitting the Record button. That's why I'm jazzed they're stopping back through this Sunday! ex-Kr0nst@dt.

Website | Bandcamp | Facebook

09/11: Minneapolis, MN @ Ben's House
09/12: Sioux City, SD @ Latitude 44
09/13: Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern
09/17: Kansas City @ Cold House w/Hyrrokkin, Fag Cop
09/22: Kansas City @ Firehouse w/Samantha Glass
10/22: Kansas City @ Cold House w/Planets
10/26: Kansas City @ TBA w/Sleeping In The Aviary

Sleeping in the Aviary Release Show & Tour.

Sleeping in the Aviary's new album You and Me, Ghost was released yesterday through Madison label Science of Sound.

The Triple Rock Social Club
Thursday September 8th
18+ | 8:00 PM | $5.00

Red Pens
Sleeping in the Aviary (Album Release!)
Brute Heart
Night Moves

Sleeping in the Aviary - You and Me, Ghost (Album Infomercial).

Gimme Noise interview with Elliott.

Sept 2 Schuba's (w/ Dastardly, Paper Thick Walls) Chicago, IL
Sept 3 Patti Mayonaisse (w/ Hunger Strike Riot, Dirty Rotten So and Sos) Appleton, WI
Sept 8 Triple Rock Social Club (w/ Night Moves, Brute Heart, Red Pens) Minneapolis, MN
Sept 9 Memorial Union/Rathskellar (w/ Nice Purse) Madison, WI
Sept 10 Frank's Power Plant (w/ Squidbotz, John Muther: Adventure Music) Milwaukee, WI
Sept 16 Coffman Memorial Union Campus Arts Festival (Free, at Noon) Minneapolis, MN
Sept 16 Basement (w/ Good Grief, Terminated Television) Steven's Point, WI
Sept 17 Double Door (w/ Archie Powell and the Exports, Bright Light Social Hour, Chaperone) Chicago, IL
Sept 18 Beauty Shop Fairield, IA
Sept 19 Division Avenue Arts Collective Grand Rapids, MI
Sept 20 The Blind Pig (w/ The Dodos) Ann Arbor, MI
Sept 21 Gourley House (House Show) Bloomington, IN
Sept 22 Melody Inn (w/ Amo Joy) Indianapolis, IN
Sept 23 Lager House (w/ Pink Lightning, Hand Grenades, Phantom Cats) Detroit, MI
Sept 24 Ottawa Tavern (w/ GOLD) Toledo, OH
Sept 25 South Park Tavern Dayton, OH
Sept 26 Boo Box Cleveland, OH
Sept 27 Thunderbird Café (w/ Delicious Pastries, Josh Verbanets of Meeting of Important People) Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 28 The Station (w/ Your Children is Beautiful, Giant Mind) Philadelphia, PA
Sept 29 Bruar Falls (w/ Talkie Walkie, Genuine Imitations, Puppies, Fish Doctor) Brooklyn, NY
Sept 20 TBA Troy, NY
Oct 1 House Show Lowell, MA
Oct 2 Shea Stadium (w/ American Sun, The Marsh Hens, Mister Melt) Brooklyn, NY
Oct 4 The Middle East (w/ The Late Greats, Doctors Fox) Cambridge, MA
Oct 5 Velvet Lounge (w/ Paperhaus, The Wild Fruits) Washington, D.C.
Oct 6 Sprout (w/ Tungs) Richmond, VA
Oct 7 Yerducken House Raleigh, NC
Oct 8 Tin Roof Charleston, SC
Oct 9 Haunted House (w/ Can't Kids, Hauswerk) Columbia, SC
Oct 11 Elliott's Revue (w/ Company) Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 12 Sewarcide Mansion House Show (w/ Company) Charlotte, NC
Oct 13 TBA Athens, GA
Oct 14 The 529 (w/ Sealions, The Mad Flight) Atlanta, GA
Oct 15 Retrofit Records Tallahassee, FL
Oct 16 The Saint (w/ In Elevators) New Orleans, LA
Oct 17 Dalzell house Shreveport, LA
Oct 18 Super Happy Funland Little Rock, AR
Oct 19 Smoke and Barrel (w/ A+ Setup, Opium Den Pool Party) Fayetteville, AR
Oct 20 Super Happy Funland Houston Houston, TX
Oct 21 Hole in the Wall (w/ GASHCAT, Scan Hopper ) Austin, TX
Oct 22 The Ten Eleven San Antonio, TX
Oct 24 Soundpony Tulsa, OK
Oct 25 Kirby's Wichita, KA
Oct 26 Cold House Kansas City, MO
Oct 27 Clawfoot House Lincoln, NE
Oct 28 Hell's Kitchen (w/ Buffalo Moon) Minneapolis, MN
Oct 29 Hexagon (w/ Buffalo Moon, Toxic Shrews) Minneapolis, MN

Friday, September 02, 2011

With a Gun for a Face @ Hell's Kitchen

With a Gun for a Face
Hell's Kitchen
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday August 13th 2011

01. Pyramids
02. Severance
03. Parade of Horribles
04. Killing Hour

WAGFAF posted 4 songs from the recent set I recorded at Hell's Kitchen on their Bandcamp page. Studio versions of these songs will be available on the upcoming album. You love the Facebook. This show also featured sets by Bloodnstuff, Hardcore Crayons and Bouncer Fighter.

Masses @ Steady Print Shop Co.

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

Steady Print Shop Co.
Minneapolis, MN
Sunday August 14th 2011

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, 5' in front of band, 5' ^
Source: AKG 414B-xls (Sub 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) Track indexing (CD Wave)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

xx. I Was Born In a Cult *
01. Lambcannon
xx. Meat Sweats *
02. Blonde Mustache
03. Obelisk Apocalypse

Unreleased/unrecorded material omitted.

Jon Augustine
Shane Brandt
Eric Nyffeler
Mike Vandenberg

Bandcamp | Facebook

The Funeral and the Twilight (Mpls), Yester (Duluth, MN) and Masses (Lincoln, NE) played. I popped in to Steady Print Shop Co. to see TFATT. It's always a pleasant evening when a band you haven't seen before slaps you in the face with how good they are. I'm already looking forward to a Masses return to Minneapolis. Thanks to the bands, Erik at Steady Print Shop Co. and Forward Records.

Thursday, September 01, 2011