Friday, January 20, 2012

Father You See Queen Pre-Release at The Entry Tonight!

Interview on A.V. Club

Father You See Queen (The Facebook)
with The Cloak Ox, Marijuana Deathsquads and Robust Worlds

The 7th Street Entry
$7 | 8pm | 18+

We are celebrating a pre release of our EP "47"
A very limited release of 36 hand crafted music boxes from Jason Wasyk and hand painted by Danielle Voight, will be for sale at this event.
Inside will be extra musical material and a download code for the EP
"47" will be released on Flingco Sound System Records in April 2012. This pre release is presented by FSS and The Riley Bushman Recordings and Archives.

This evening will include musical performances by...
Father You See Queen
The Cloak Ox
Robust Worlds

with a special guest DJ

We would love for you to attend.
Mark McGee

Preview this gorgeously haunting release here.

Father You See Queen

1 Ocean
2 Teratoma
3 We Give And Give And You Take And Take And Take And Take
4 Lungs
5 Don't Be Mad At Me
6 Edmund

Makr: Beats and noise
Mona: Vocals and lyrics, TRACK 6 Guitar
Nick Ryan: TRACKS 2 & 6 Guitar
Drew Christopherson: TRACK 2 Drums
Freddy Votel: TRACK 6 Drums

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perish Tonight at The Kitty Cat Klub!

Blood Folke
Blood and Sun

DJ Soft Abuse and Savage Clone
(Two of my favorite DJs)

Kitty Cat Klub
10pm. 1/19.

Perish. Every Third Thursday of the Month. Social Networking?

So much blood. Blood Folke's s/t EP will be for sale at this event. $8, released by Small Doses!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Doomtree - No Kings Tour

Check out for info on tickets and don't forget to say what up to Ander Other.

01/19/12 @ The Granada Theatre- Lawrence, KS
01/20/12 @ Mojo's- Columbia, MO
01/21/12 @ The Waiting Room- Omaha, NE
01/22/12 @ The Summit Music Hall- Denver, CO
01/23/12 @ Urban Lounge- Salt Lake City, UT
01/24/12 @ Neurolux- Boise, ID
01/26/12 @ Branx- Portland, OR
01/27/12 @ The Crocodile- Seattle, WA
01/28/12 @ Fortune Sound Club- Vancouver, BC
01/29/12 @ WOW Hall- Eugene, OR
01/31/12 @ Slim's- San Francisco, CA
02/01/12 @ Catalyst Atrium- Santa Cruz, CA
02/02/12 @ The Troubadour- West Hollywood, CA
02/03/12 @ The Casbah- San Diego, CA
02/04/12 @ Chasers- Scottsdale, AZ
02/06/12 @ Wrecker’s- Lubbock, TX
02/07/12 @ Dan's Silverleaf- Denton, TX
02/08/12 @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs- Houston, TX
02/09/12 @ One Eyed Jacks- New Orleans, LA
02/10/12 @ Bottletree Cafe- Birmingham, AL
02/11/12 @ Drunken Unicorn- Atlanta, GA
02/12/12 @ Local 506- Chapel Hill, NC
02/13/12 @ Rock and Roll Hotel- Washington, DC
02/15/12 @ Union Transfer- Philadelphia, PA
02/16/12 @ Bowery Ballroom- New York, NY
02/17/12 @ The Middle East- Downstairs- Cambridge, MA
02/18/12 @ II Motore- Montreal, QC
02/19/12 @ Sneaky Dee's- Toronto, ON
02/20/12 @ Shadow Lounge- Pittsburgh, PA
02/21/12 @ Beachland Ballroom- Cleveland, OH
02/22/12 @ Blind Pig- Ann Arbor, MI
02/23/12 @ The Bottom Lounge- Chicago, IL
02/24/12 @ Comstock Room- Runyan Center- Richmond, IN
02/25/11 @ Turner Hall- Milwaukee, WI
02/29/12 @ Great Lakes Room- Northern Michigan Univ.-Marquette, MI
03/03/12 @ Verizon Wireless Center - Mankato, MI
03/07/12 @ Blue Moose Tap House- Iowa City. IA
03/08/12 @ The Maintenance Shop- Ames, IA
03/09/12 @ University of Wisconsin The Sett - Madison, WI
03/10/12 @ Firebird- St. Louis, MO
03/11/12 @ The Marquee- Tulsa, OK
03/12/12 @ Media Star Entertainment Hall- Shreveport, LA
03/19/12 @ The Conservatory- Oklahoma City, OK
03/20/12 @ The Sceneary- Wichita, KS

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blood and Sun @ The Varsity Theater

Cover of official release pictured.

320kbps mp3 | FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

Blood and Sun
The Varsity Theater
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday January 5th 2012

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish, to the left of the board ROC, 30' 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 for FLAC/RazorLame> 320kbps mp3]
Edit: Sound Forge 10 (mild compression) CD Wave (track indexing)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Our Merciless Master
02. Death is the Martyr of Beauty (Death In June)
03. Slaughter the Instant
04. The Blade (Sol Invictus)
05. Instrumental
06. White Storms Fall

Luke Tromiczak: Vocals, Guitar
Thomas Ashe: Violin
James Carolan: Bass Clarinet
Erik Wivinus: Percussion (live)

Blood and Sun on Bancamp.

So 5 days into the new year I knew I had already been exposed to one of, perhaps my favorite band to come out of Minneapolis in the next 12 months. Kind of early for bold statements, I know. I encourage you to check out Blood and Sun for yourself to see what I am talking about. They recorded a 4 track demo this past December that is limited to 100 copies. Contact the band if you would like one before they run out. Blood and Sun, Still Pacific and Safewords supported The Rope on this evening. Thanks to the bands and to The Varsity Theater for allowing me to record.

I believe this was their 2nd, maybe 3rd show ever? I know of one other that happened in December. If you would like to see them live there's a prime opportunity to do so this Thursday the 19th at The Kitty Cat Klub as part of the monthly Perish event. 10pm with no cover.

Painted Saints @ The Cedar

A .RAR file containing these songs is available here.

Painted Saints
The Cedar Cultural Center
No Match for Greater Minds Release Show
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday November 19th 2011

Recorded by: empty (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: DINish, FOB, 40' 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 > RazorLame> 320kbps mp3]
Edit: Sound Forge 10 (mild compression) CD Wave (track indexing)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

"My Bird"
"The Fat Kid Rides His Bike In The Snow"

Paul Fonfara - Vocals, Guitar, Clarinet, Viola, Bandoneon
Josh Granowski - Bass
Chris Hepola - Drums and Piano
Will Dockendorf - Lap steel guitar
Christa Rubsam - Violin, Erhu, Cello | Facebook

Trying to shake off a good 6 months of hedonistic self-indulgence and get back to what this place is about; sharing live recordings from bands that I feel other people should know about. Starting off with one of the last shows of 2011 to really amaze me. This is a 2 song excerpt (the last 2 songs) of a 70 minute set.

I've always admired and enjoyed Painted Saints but I was blown away at their recent release show for the new album No Match for Greater Minds. Have you heard this album yet? Nona Marie & The Choir, Dreamland Faces and The Stew Bums (Mike & Nikki Gunther) supported. Hear The Choir's cover of "Good Woman" here.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Empty's Tapes Presents IV: Hell's Kitchen Underground

Empty's Tapes Presents IV:

City on the Make
No Bird Sing

Hell's Kitchen
80 S 9th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

10pm | $5 | 21+

$3 PBR tallboys
$4 taps/rails
$5 Jameson
$7 tall boy & choice of shot (Jameson/Jag)

"Late Nite" food menu.

Social Networking opportunity.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Reilver 2nd Anniversary Show Tonight at The Turf!

Flyer by Peyote Cat Shaman

My homies at are celebrating their 2 Year Anniversary tonight in The Midway.

Friday January 13th
The Turf Club
St. Paul, MN
$5 | 9pm | 21+

Food Pyramid
Andrew Broder
Fire in the Northern Firs

Invite yourself if you feel like it.

Dissect Broder's thoughts on Garfield over at

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Rope at The Varsity Theater Tonight!

The Rope
with Safewords, Still Pacific & Blood and Sun

The Varsity Theater
Thursday January 5th
$8 | 18+

7:00 - Doors
8:00 - Blood and Sun (30 mins)
8:45 - Still Pacific (30 mins)
9:30 - Safewords (45 mins)
10:30 - The Rope (60 mins)