This Week at the Turf: April 15, 2014

THURSDAY: MARK MCGUIRE and JENNY HVAL

Gardens & Villa and Mark McGuire are responsible for two of the year’s more impressive albums (Dunes and Along The Way, respectively), and now they’ve teamed up: McGuire has remixed Dunes single “Colony Glen,” transforming the synth-pop track into something sparkly, ethereal, and weightless, like a school of minnows just beneath the surface of a sun-dappled pond. I like the original very much, and I like what McGuire has done with it even more. [Stereogum]

 

 

Sawtooth synthesizers, moody atmospherics, effected vocals, hypnotic drum patterns – these are not the elements that you normally associate with folk music or singer-songwriters. But there is nothing normal about the times that we’re living in. [...] Enter Jenny Hval, a Norwegian artist, musician, and poet, who brings along those synths and effected vocals and everything else to create sounds that are extraordinary. [...] Be advised: Hval doesn’t pull punches – she goes right for the gut with her words. Her songs have a penchant for shocking imagery, provocative language, and raw music to match. [Folkadelphia Sessions]

Recommended If You Like:
James Blake, Glasser, Kate Bush, Daughn Gibson, Emeralds, Brian Eno

FRIDAY: DULUTH HOMEGROWN Twin Cities Invasion

Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival is celebrating its 16th Anniversary by going on the road and taking over the Turf Club for the official Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Pre-Party featuring performances from LOW FORMS, Portage, Black-eyed Snakes, and Southwire. The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival starts the following weekend and lasts for 8 whole days (April 27 - May 4). Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual showcase of local music. It began as a simple birthday party with a handful of bands and a bunch of beer. The festival now features 200 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers and other artists...and a bunch of beer. [FACEBOOK EVENT]

Recommended If You Like:
Southwire, The Black-Eyed Snakes, Portage, Low Forms

SATURDAY: TYTE JEFF Album Release Show

Ahead of the release of his debut EP, [The Plastic Constellations' co-leader, songwriter, and guitarist Jeff] Allen shipped over a track from his new TYTE JEFF project, which also features contributions from Matt Johnson (drums), Josh Syx (guitar), Tecon Johnson (piano) and Aaron Ripplinger (bass). And you know what? It’s really good. Titled ”Exurb Kids Don’t Know What They Don’t Know,” the lead single from TYTE JEFF shares some similarities with TPC’s quirky earlier work, but with more of a modern feel; think the all-in choruses of the Hold Steady smashed together with John Roderick’s songwriting in the Long Winters. [The Current Blog]

Recommended If You Like:
The Plastic Constellations, The Hold Steady, Pavement, Weezer

SUNDAY: BAD BAD HATS

Bad Bad Hats is a songwriting duo consisting of Chris Hoge and Kerry Alexander from Minneapolis. Together, they are known to write songs that are short and sweet, upbeat and smart. They perform alongside their bassist, Noah Boswell, and Nate Hart-Andersen on guitar. They were discovered by played at Macalester College's Battle of the Bands, and though they did not win the music faceoff, they are back to seek revenge and take the music industry by storm. [Empty Lighthouse]

Recommended If You Like:
Regina Spektor, Lucius, Little Green Cars, Feist, Mirah

MONDAY: BLEEDING RAINBOW

Garage-rockers, Bleeding Rainbow, know how to inject an intense and raw energy into their music. This spark of youth and talent was in full force at Four Foot Studios in Brooklyn, where the quartet kicked two live performances of "Images" and "Out Of Line" (off their latest record Interrupt) out of the park. Different from the psychedelic filters of their "Images" video, the Philly band kept these sessions strictly monochromatic. The lack of hue takes nothing away from Bleeding Rainbow's sound and talent; the music speaks for itself. [Filter]

Recommended If You Like:
Wavves, DIIV, Deerhunter, Cheatahs, Wild Nothing, No Joy


 

This Week in the Entry: April 14, 2014

Monday: The Men

The Men are no stranger to the Entry and are returning in support of Tomorrow’s Hits, their fifth full-length record.  Tomorrow’s Hits is a concise collection of songs that nonetheless expands the band’s ever-evolving musical palette involving influences of classic, punk, and country rock. Every year The Men bring us a new record and another set list of straight up rock that can’t be missed.

Similar Artists:
Screaming Females, Japandroids, Titus Andronicus

Tuesday: Speedy Ortiz

The four-piece rock outfit Speedy Ortiz has had no time to slow down. In the midst of near-constant touring, they managed to recently unleash a new EP, Real Hair, out on Carpark Records to follow up their debut album, Major Arcana, named Best New Music by Pitchfork. The band is able to distill their influences and impulses into something at once dissonant and melodic: marked by Darl Ferm’s thick bass lines, drummer Mike Falcone’s boisterous fills, and the counterbalance between guitarist Matt Robidoux’s anti-melodic playing and frontwoman Sadie Dupuis’s angular riffing.

Similar Artists:
Hole, The Breeders, Pavement

Wednesday: Nathaniel Rateliff

Singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff was raised in a devoutly religious family in rural Missouri. He taught himself to play the drums at age seven, and gravitated to the guitar at age thirteen. As a teenager he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked on the docks for a trucking company. But he could only tolerate it for so long, so he channeled his energy into making music full time.  He is now releasing his solo debut, Falling Faster Than You Can Run and sharing it on tour.

Similar Artists:
Iron & Wine, Avett Brothers, James Vincent McMorrow, Bon Iver

Thursday: Wake Owl 

Singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron of Wake Owl has been immersed in the world of music for the past ten years. His new record, The Private World of Paradise, showcases Wake Owl’s departure from straight forward-acoustic-guitar-driven songs, highlighting the band’s poise and retro-rock mannerisms. Also check out opener Lyla Foy, who recently released her debut record Mirrors the Sky on Sub Pop.

Similar Artists:
Radical Face, First Aid Kit, Peter Bjorn and John

Friday: Mally The Colors of Black Album Release Party 

MaLLy aka Malik Watkins sought out to build a name for himself and his craft, from his debut record, The Passion, to his work with The Sundance Kid on the Free on the 15th series, to his most recent album, The Last Great…. DJ LAST WORD has been producing and live mixing for local rappers like Dialogue Elevators, Ernie Rhodes, and more. He's been spinning since 2000, getting his start at former Dinkytown sandwich shop/music venue Bon Appetit. MaLLy and DJ LAST WORD have teamed up on their the new LP, The Colors of Black, and are celebrating its release Friday night in the Entry.

Similiar Artists:
Greg Grease, Prof, Skillz, Nottz, Azealia Banks

Saturday: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires 

The Glory Fires are too loud for Texas and no strangers to Norway; well-mannered Southern punks you would feel comfortable giving the keys to your empty house. It’s no surprise that renowned rock’n’roll outsider Tim Kerr has taken them under his wing. The Glory Fires have taken their caterwauling live show around the clubs, basements and theatres of the United States and Europe, raging around Lee’s literary, personal, politically charged lyrics – bringing to mind Ronnie Van Zant under the tutelage of Noam Chomsky, or Lee Ving on a Cornel West kick. Their debut LP There Is a Bomb in Gilead was released in 2012 on Alive Natural-Sound Records, and their Sub Pop debut will appear in 2014.

Similar Artists:
Alabama Shakes, The Baptist Generals, The Black Keys

Sunday: The Vagina MonologuesAwkward Bodies Album Release

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the Off Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.” There will be two performances: at 1pm and 4pm. Presented in association with V-Day 2014.

Later that night, local trio Awkward Bodies will be releasing their record, Get Left, and bringing Paragraphs and Party of One along for the ride.

Tickets On Sale This Week: April 10, 2014

ON SALE: Friday, April 11 at 11:00am

Festival Palomino “A Trampled By Turtles Fesitval" Canterbury Park SAT SEPT 20

ON SALE: Friday, April 11 at noon

Tera Melos 7th St Entry TUE MAY 13
Muja Messiah God Kissed It The Devil Missed It Release Show 7th St Entry FRI MAY 23
Mayda Busy Signals Part 1 Release Show Turf Club SAT MAY 31
Mother Falcon 7th St Entry FRI JUNE 6
Diarrhea Planet 7th St Entry WED JUNE 18
Cut Copy Mainroom WED JUNE 25
Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. 7th St Entry TUE JULY 1
The Antlers Triple Rock TUE JULY 1
Remember The Time: Celebrating the Life & Music of Michael Jackson Mainroom SAT JULY 5
Tommy Keene 7th St Entry SAT JULY 5
Fly Golden Eagle 7th St Entry THU JULY 10
Mrs. Glass | Ben Ballinger | Carson McHone 7th St Entry FRI JULY 25
PHOX 7th St Entry MON AUG 4
Glen Hansard Mainroom TUE AUG 5
Boris Triple Rock TUE AUG 12
Shonen Knife Turf Club TUE SEPT 16

ON SALE: NOW

The Giving Tree Band Turf Club SAT MAY 3
Forever Young Prom 2014 Mainroom FRI MAY 16
Ryan Traster CD Release Show 7th St Entry WED MAY 21

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