To capture the new sounds on The Last Bison’s upcoming album...

To capture the new sounds on The Last Bison’s upcoming album titled VA (pronounced Virginia), the band spent many days and nights in an old A-frame cabin. The cabin, called “the Wigwam” sits on a summer camp on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp near the band’s home in Chesapeake, Virginia. The pine-lined walls and high-lofted beams became home to a temporary studio where front man Ben Hardesty says, “We had freedom to explore and create without the time constraints we lived under on previous projects.” Out of this rustic cabin emerged a collection of music with booming organic drums and energy beyond anything on their previous work

Get lost in footage from The Last Bison’s recording process inside the Wigwam, then catch them live at the Entry this Friday!

Friday October 3rd, 2014:
THE LAST BISON with Marah in the Mainsail 
8:00pm (18+)

Coming to the Entry 10/1/14: MUTUAL BENEFIT

Mutual Benefit - First Avenue & 7th St Entry - Minneapolis 2014
Coming to the 7th Street Entry 10/1/14:
MUTUAL BENEFIT, with special guests Ricky Eat Acid and Har-Di-Har



After releasing various limited edition EPs and playing scores of house shows, Jordan Lee completed his debut album, Love’s Crushing Diamond, a record of lush, watery, pop songs, pieced together over the past several years and inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road. 

The album has since become the first-ever Bandcamp release to be named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, and Mutual Benefit earned a “Band to Watch” feature on Stereogum.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:30pm (18+)
$10.00 advance / $12.00 door
Presented by Radio K

Tonight in the Entry: DROWNERS, with special guests Bully

Tonight in the Entry: DROWNERS, with special guests Bully
Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour 2014

While Drowners’ frontman Matthew Hitt is responsible for the elegantly understated lyrics throughout the album – the kind that adhere to his Salinger-esque economy of words – he professes that everything changed as soon as recording began. When Hitt, Jack Ridley III (guitar, vocals) and Erik Lee Snyder (bass) began to play, Hitt’s initial blueprint and the band’s extensive punk music background melded.

“Our live shows are a lot more aggressive,” Hitt emphasises, “With the album, we wanted to create like a sort of layered, fleshed out live show.” The result is an album that toes the line between music that sweeps the listener up, and lyrics that beg for their deep sensitivity and understanding. “Whether you think something is good or not is if you respond to it,” says Hitt. “I wanted to ellicit a response, but I want them to get whatever they want from it.” 

Catch Drowners & Bully live tonight (9/29) in the Entry, 7pm.

Tickets On Sale This Week: September 25, 2014

ON SALE: Friday, September 26 at 10:00am CT

Hozier Mainroom FRI FEB 20

ON SALE: Friday, September 26 at noon CT

PremRock ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Tour' Turf Club SUN OCT 19
Trout Steak Revival 7th St Entry THU NOV 6
Tantric Blue Rooms Archives Tour 7th St Entry TUE NOV 18
Galactic Mainroom THU FEB 5


Porches. | Frankie Cosmos (early show) 7th St Entry SAT SEPT 27
Odesza (moved from Triple Rock) Mainroom SUN OCT 12
Indigenous Peoples Day Hip-Hop Showcase 7th St Entry SUN OCT 12
The Blind Shake Tour Kickoff 7th St Entry FRI OCT 17
Elena 7th St Entry SUN OCT 19
Deep Pool CD Release Show Turf Club WED OCT 22
Laulu EP Release Show 7th St Entry SUN OCT 26
HELLOween with #MPLS and Nooky Jones 7th St Entry FRI OCT 31
Mike Mictlan HELLA FRREAL Release Show 7th St Entry SAT NOV 1

Photos from Festival Palomino

Festival Palomino | A Trampled By Turtles Festival
All photos taken by Jake Ryan for First Avenue on Saturday, September 20, 2014.


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