Thursday, June 21, 2012

Maledicere and Blood Folke @ Perish

Blood Folke

DJ Ossuary and DJ Algol

Kitty Cat Klub
10pm. 6/21.

Perish. Every Third Thursday of the Month.

Maledicere will have a new release for sale this evening. Here is a sample of said release.


I have not meant to express my thought but to help you clarify what you yourself think...
You are not any more different from me than your right leg is from your left, but what joins us is THE SLEEP OF REASON—WHICH PRODUCES MONSTERS.

  - Theory of Religion Georges Bataille

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Basuketto at The Red Stag Every Wednesday in June!

Basuketto is back for June!
Every Wednesday.

The Red Stag Supper Club
Free | 10pm

1st Set
Chris Bierden with Drew Christopherson and Maggie Morrison
doing Neil Young, John Lennon, and Fleetwood Mac Covers.

2nd Set
Ben Clark
Mark McGee
Maggie Morrison
Joey Van Phillips
Gip Matthews
Drew Christopherson
and more...

DJ Maychin between sets and after.

Basuketto is the new improvisational project founded by Mark McGee a.k.a Makr (Father You See Queen, Votel, Marijuana Deathsquads, To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie) and Ben Clark (Votel, Cecil Otter, Doomtree, LaLibertie). After curating a successful extended residency at Nick and Eddie, Makr will be fronting this new improvisational project that will continue to collect some of the Twin Cities’ most talented musicians across genres and place them in an arena for spontaneous collaboration. In contrast to previous residencies, for this project, participants will be exploring constraints in time, tempo, and arrangement to create more concise and directed improvisations with predetermined endpoints. Some of the guests that will be contributing include Adam Marx, JT Bates, Joey Van Phillips, Maggie Morrison, Jared Isabella, Evan Ishmael, Drew Christopherson, and Holly Newsom to name a few.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fate's Palette Debut Show Tonight at the KCK!

Fate's Palette
(ex-The Great Confinement, Poor Weather Club, The Butcher's Bag, The Blackthorns)
The Funeral and the Twilight
With a Gun for a Face

The Kitty Cat Klub
Tuesday June 12th
10pm | No Cover | 21+

Friday, June 08, 2012

Hardcore Crayons CD Release Show!

Hardcore Crayons CD Release Show
The Book of Right On

Hell's Kitchen 
Saturday June 9th 2012
10pm | $5 | 21+
Social Networking

"Get a $1 PBR Tallboy ticket with purchase of the new Hardcore Crayons album Just For Grins."

New music video for "Sarcasmic" produced by Northern Outpost.

Monday, June 04, 2012

I Need An Intern.

Surf's Up
10pm | $5

Food Pyramid
Million Brazilians (Portland)
Rotten Apples (Boston)

The Hexagon Bar
10pm | No Cover

Bomb Banks (Chicago)
Skoal Kodiak
The Hecks (Chicago)

Even though I really want to see  Million Brazilians and Myrrh at the Lounge and Goatflower and Skoal Kodiak at The Hexagon there's something else going on a few blocks up the street from the home base. Icehouse MPLS is having a soft opening stop kick off their new Monday night Jazz series. From the man himself, Mr. JT Bates...

"Alright dear friends. Tonight Adam Linz, Dave Karr and I will christen the Icehouse MPLS stage! It's slightly different tonight as it is the soft opening. We will play a little after 10pm, please, if you're not invited to the opening, do not arrive until 10 or a little after. we will also play a later set at 11:30. ((normally it will be 9:30 & 11:30 sets)) Played some music in there last night, and it sounds amazing!! I am so very grateful for this opportunity to begin again. please come down and celebrate with us. Also tonight only, NO COVER!!!!!! please share this all over the damn place. Thanks."

Last Week and This Week.

Thursday 5/31: Recorded Holyoke, Brett Saxon and Nallo at The Triple Rock.

Saturday 6/2: Recorded Langhorne Slim and Ha Ha Tonka at The Triple Rock.

Sunday 6/3: Bloody Mary, BBQ, rooftop patio.

Monday 6/4 Would love to record Myrrh, Food Pyramid, Bloodwall, Million Brazilians (PDX) and Rotten Apples (MA). Especially Million Brazilians but sleeping would also be good.

Updated the calendar. Looks like I have to try to be 3 places at once on the 9th.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

TFATT /// CLAPS - Midwest Tour 2012


The Funeral And The Twilight and CLAPS

May 31 The Zoo Bar Lincoln, NE w/ Masses

Jun 01 The News Room Kansas City, MO w/ Sneaky Creeps

Jun 02 First Teenager House Springfield, MO

Jun 03 Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center St Louis, MO w/ Iron Hills, Durango

Jun 04 Burlington Bar Chicago, IL w/ Stephen Paul Smoker

Jun 05 Quarters Milwaukee, WI w/ Stacian, Brief Candles

Saturday, June 02, 2012

New Labor's Final Show @ Hell's Kitchen Tonight!

Poster by Ben Nylen
The Yoleus
Sonic J

Hell's Kitchen
Saturday, June 2nd
10pm | $5 | 21+

Records spinning between sets by DJ Biggie Schaals and DJ YITH.

Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this but please check it out if you are in the mood for top notch music at a top notch venue this evening.

Downtown Minneapolis With Eric Funn Part II

Last July I recorded an hour and 45 minute set and we met up again today in front of the IDS Center. No tracks available at the moment because it just happened 2 hours ago and I'm charging batteries to record another show at The Triple Rock tonight. I highly recommend getting to know Eric Funn and his extensive catalog of songs. He is downtown on Nicollet Mall many evenings. Tell 'em Empty sent ya.

Beautiful day for busking downtown Minneapolis.

This lady had the sickest tap shoes/skills I've seen around town in a minute. Can't wait to play back the tape.

Eric and I stopped at The Lotus for a round of pho and fresh vegetable spring rolls. Sorry but I don't call it Lotus To Go Go. It is one of my favorite restaurants in town though.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Kill the Runt @ The Tower of Positivity

FLAC | 320kbps mp3

Kill the Runt
The Tower of Positivity
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday May 19th 2012

Recorded by: John (emptystapes AT gmail DOT com)
Location: AB, in the dining room, near the band, ~5.5' ^
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 > TLH > 320kbps mp3]
Edit: EQ/etc. by Jesse M. Track indexing (CD Wave)

This Recording is for Promotional & Archival Purposes Only.

01. Plug
02. The Intimidation of Lesser Insects (Through Trampled Example)
03. The Waltz
04. Spector
05. The New Soul
06. Shiver
07. Lurch
08. Together In Exile
09. Do The Du (A Certain Ratio)

SoundCloud | Myspace

Listen to a track from this set today on Radio K's Off the Record 3pm-5pm!

Kill the Runt recently played 2 reunion shows, one being at Perish on 5/17 with Diva 93 and the other being this "final show" on Saturday the 19th. Dead Actress and Fortified Three (3/5s of Fortified Five) opened this graduation/birthday party/show. I recorded Sleeping in the Aviary at First Avenue earlier in the evening but was glad I was able to haul ass on public transit in time to record this Kill the Runt set. Jesse M. did some "post-production" editing to the original .wav file.

Long live The Tower of Positivity and the fine people who live there. Thanks also to Kill the Runt for allowing me to share this with you. Photos by Sharyn Morrow from the show.