This Week in The Entry: August 29, 2016

Monday: A Silent Film

Formed in Oxford, UK, by Robert Stevenson (vocals/piano) and Spencer Walker (drums), A Silent Film's expansive and poetic pop-rock sound has garnered comparisons to everyone from Coldplay to The Killers to U2. A Silent Film returned on October 16, 2015 with the follow up to the critically acclaimed Sand & Snow: the new full-length studio album, A Silent Film.

Sounds like: Civil Twilight, Sleeper Agent, The Mowgli's

 

Tuesday: Rank Strangers | Posh Lost | Holly & The Varlots | Harper's Jar

Rank Strangers: "original independent rock music, established 1990 based in minneapolis, minnesota the united states of amerika." Rank Strangers celebrates their 25th year of existence with a trio of albums:Lady President, Ringtones, and The Box

Posh Lost: Posh Lost began in 2012 as the dream pop project of Jeff Cornell, Sean Neppl, and Jackson Woolsey. Growing up together in suburban Minnesota, these longtime friends holed up in Sean’s parents’ basement, fleshing out early tracks. Joined by Jordan Bleau on drums and Emmy Carter on synthesizers, the band released their first EP, Between Themselves, under the band name Gloss on Forged Artifacts in 2014.

Holly & The Varlots: A dark rock group from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Harper's Jar: An art rock group from Minneapolis, Minnesota consisting of members Devin Ware, Ian Nelson, and Adam Meyer.

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Wednesday: John Chuck & The Class - CD Release Party

Rapper JC "John Chuck" Stroebel and producer Henry "The Class" Donato have been making music together since childhood. Growing up in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, they've modeled their talents and ambitions after the vibrant musical culture around them. Their latest project, John Chuck & The Class, aims to bring fresh new sound and perspective to the local music scene.

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Thursday: Hemmingbirds

Hemmingbirds came into formation through the scattered collection of songs by Yoo Soo Kim. The band's latest release, Half a Second, was released in February 2016. A 4-track EP, Half a Second is a tight collection of indie pop songs that reflect on fleeting moments of life.

Sounds like: Folded Light, Broken Anchor, Dead Recipe

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Friday: Tribulation

Swedish metal band TRIBULATION released their third album, THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, on Century Media Records in April 2015 after wrapping up a US tour with genre titans BEHEMOTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE. TRIBULATION formed in 2004 in the west of Sweden and quickly gained underground reputation with their first demo and the Putrid Rebirth EP in 2006.

Sounds like: Morbus Chron, Vampire, Gruesome

 

Sunday: Bora York | Good Night Gold Dust | The Prams

Bora York: Creating a stir in their hometown of Minneapolis and online, their new song "Let Loose," served as the birth of a second album, Secret Youth, that was written by frontman Chris Bartels. Brian Seidel (vocals, guitar, keys), Bjorn Nilsen (drums), and Jamie) Kauppi (bass) join Chris and Rebekah to complete the outfit and create an exciting live experience.

Good Night Gold Dust: Good Night Gold Dust is a Mankato, MN-based electro indie pop quartet comprised of vocalists / guitarists Laura Schultz and Colin Scharf, drummer Michelle Roche, and synth player Zachary Arney. Formed in Spring 2014, this lineup teamed up with Minneapolis producer Brett Bullion (Bad Bad Hats, John Mark Nelson) to record their first studio EP, self-titled Good Night Gold Dust.

The Prams: The Minneapolis-based vibey-folk duo, The Prams, has gracefully merged folk roots with electronic overtones to create a unique sound layered with perfectly tailored harmonies. The husband/wife duo have been writing and recording together since 2011, including a Christmas EP, an original song for a documentary shown in theaters across the nation (Travis: A Soldiers Story), a 2-song EP Monsters & Parachutes released in 2014, and a single “Meant to Be” released early 2015.

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Tickets on sale this week: August 26, 2016

This Week at the Turf Club: August 24, 2016

Wednesday: Basement Brew | The Confused Brothers Band | Wavy Maze

Basement Brew: Basement Brew is a Minnesota Jam Band with roots in blues, jazz, and rock and roll music. They are a four piece band with two guitars, bass and drums. Alex Gelking (Guitar), Kevin Fowke (Guitar), Nick Spielman (Bass), and John Hanson (Drums).

The Confused Brothers Band: Luke & Chad Hofland and Lucas Geraci have been striving to play more music for years. Join them on their journey to bring music back to priority one.

Wavy Maze: Wavy Maze is a Minneapolis-based rock and roll four piece that came together in the summer of 2014. Drawing from their eclectic musical inspirations and backgrounds, they strive to create original sounds that infuse influences from hip-hop to dance music to psychedelic rock to good old fashioned rock and roll.

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Thursday: Little Fevers

Little Fevers is a sweet and crunchy amalgamation of pop rock that has formed, much like a pearl, over many years around a tiny grain of sand. Invoking the playfulness of bands like Pavement and the Violent Femmes, and vocal textures of idols such as Peter Gabriel and The Microphones to form something all their own, Little Fevers released their debut album, Field Trip, on October 9, 2015.

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Friday: The Muffs

Kim Shattuck formed the Muffs with bassist Ronnie Barnett, drummer Criss, the Muffs were picked up by Warner Bros and subsequently released their powerful eponymous debut album in 1993. Shortly after, Crass left the group and was replaced temporarily by drummer Jim Laspesa for the tour. The Muffs released their 6th studio album, Whoop Dee Doo, in July 2014 via Burger Records/Cherry Red Records.

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Saturday: Jake Jones From Time to Time Release Show

Jake Jones was set to release his first full-length album, From Time to Time, in July 2016. The 10-song album highlights Jake’s willingness to expose his life in a candid, passionate way that is wholly relatable and, at times, hauntingly captivating. Drawing inspiration from Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell, From Time to Time takes listeners on a 39-minute journey through life’s rawest emotions.

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Sunday: Outlaw Brunch featuring Wilkinson James

Wilkinson James is Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber. A mix of Appalachian roots and edgy singer-songwriter vibe, with a dose of blues. The Turf Club opens for Sunday brunch at 10:00am, music starts at 11:00am.
(All Ages event | No Cover)

 

Monday: Parker Millsap

His new album, The Very Last Day, (Okrahoma Records/Thirty Tigers) proves an ideal vehicle for Millsap’s message, delivered via gospel-tinged rock-and-roll poetry. As Millsap sings his stories about lonesomeness and longing, the supernatural and the ordinary, even the saddest portraits become loving odes to everyday humanity.

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Blog by Ellie Moonen

This Week in The Entry: August 23, 2016

Tuesday: Alex Proctor's 30th Birthday Shindig ft. Solid Gold | The Cloak Ox | Invisible Boy

Solid Gold: Solid Gold's album, Eat Your Young, is a slow-burning set of skittish synths, glassy beats, ripple effect riffs, and melancholic melodies that leave you wondering what left a trail of scar tissue deep within the group’s core trio (frontman Zack Coulter and multi-instrumentalists Matthew Locher and Adam Hurlburt).

The Cloak Ox: The Cloak Ox is made of four staunch music-making Midwestern men. They are Andrew Broder, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mark Erickson and Martin Dosh. These four returned to rock and roll, and they play it very, very well. Sometimes it's loud and sometimes it's quiet. Sometimes it's funky and sometimes it's gentle. Sometimes they spazz the fuck out and sometimes they boogie.

Invisible Boy: Best known for his bass playing in internationally acclaimed band Poliça, Chris Bierden has also recorded and toured with acts like Har Mar Superstar, Bones and Beaker, and Vampire Hands. His ongoing project, Invisible Boy, is an introspective take on 1960s pop and 1970s loner-ism.

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Wednesday: Rich Garvey Man of the People EP Release Party with P.O.S and more

Meet Rich Garvey: A Minneapolis-based, Liberian-born emcee who is making his Twin Cities debut as a recording artist, beatsmith, composer and lyricist. Nominated for the “Next Up” category at the 5th annual Twin Cities hip-hop awards, Rich Garvey is rapidly gaining street cred from artists and fans alike. Raised on the influence of reggae, soca, calypso, acid jazz and soul music, he has taken the roots of his African culture to create a dynamic sound that’s original and true.

Sounds like: P.O.S., Greg Grease, K. Raydio

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Thursday: Beat Connection

Comprised of the Seattle-based Reed Juenger, Jarred Katz, Tom Eddy, and Mark Hunter, Beat Connection has evolved from its origin as a duo to the current and complete status as quartet. And as its compositional evolution has emerged, so too has the group's mentality, relying on a laser focus and sharp eye for detail to help shape its big-picture worldview.

Sounds like: Chad Valley, Tanlines, Lemonade

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Friday: Jackson and the Roosters

The high-energy Americana group has been playing based out of Minneapolis for two years and is set to release their second album later this summer. Music from Jackson and The Rooster’s debut album has been featured on national radio stations in both Minneapolis, MN and Denver, CO. Mixed with everything from Bluegrass, to Folk, to Rock n' Roll, to Reggae, their album provides a refreshing, distinctive sound.

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Saturday: False - 5 Year Anniversary Show

Relentless. Intense. Powerful. These are words all commonly used to describe Minneapolis based Black Metal collective, False. Formed in 2010, the group have steadily worked their way onto the national and international radar for Metal and independent music through intensive touring and a small, yet well received back catalogue. Their debut full length effort, 2015's Untitled, was met with critical acclaim which included being ranked among the best albums of 2015 by Pitchfork, Decibel Magazine and other outlets.

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Sunday: Valley Queen

Over the past year, Valley Queen has been recording tracks for their debut, full-length LP and have played lauded shows at an array of venues, opening for Lucero and LP, as well as headlining Pappy and Harriet’s in Joshua Tree, the Echo Park Rising Festival in Los Angeles and a 7 show run at the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. Frontwoman Natalie Carol brings the perspective of a fierce, confident, independent woman in the same vein as Jenny Lewis, Karen O, and Grace Potter. The rest of the band, consisting of Neil Wogensen, Shawn Morones and Gerry Doot, enrich the songs with energy, excitement and emotion.

Sounds like: Margaret Glaspy, The Domestics, Adia Victoria

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