This Week in The Entry: July 25, 2016

Monday: Mrs. | The Florists | Wretch | Nomenclatures

Mrs. Mrs. is a new local outfit made up of three pseudonyms (Dojo Holliday, Gravey Graves, and Chizzy Chizek). Their debut record Cave, however is great enough to make the aliases seem superfluous. Cave is made up of obliquely-timed post punk, led by Dojo Holliday’s deliriously frenzied vocals. Graves and Chizek back him on guitar and drums respectively.

The Florists The Florists are three friendly people (Joe Kellen, Jared Hemming, Luke Michaels) from Minneapolis that play noisy pop songs about kitchens, seraphim, and the way you comb your hair. The young band released an explosive set of demos in November 2015. Combining spastic arrangements, catchy, rhythmic hooks and an intense live presence, this three-piece storms the stage with manic glee.

Wretch No Apologies. No Regrets. No Guitars.

Nomenclatures Nomenclatures is the pseudonym of experimental elec­tronic producer Chris Murphy of Minneapolis, Minne­sota. Their music explores the sounds of filmic dance, noise pop, psyche­delic jazz, and ambient scores through the mixture of found sounds, field record­ings, elec­tronic invention and alter­nate history jazz. Chris Murphy began producing in January 2015.

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Tuesday: Mothers

Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Georgia-based visual artist Kristine Leschper while she studied printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. She later developed a love for experimental music, math rock, and noise artists, including Lighting Bolt, Hella, Don Caballero, and Tera Melos. Upon the most recent album’s completion in January 2015, the new quartet line-up steadily played local shows throughout the spring and summer, including at festivals like ATHfest and Slingshot.

Sounds like: Porches, Mitski, Big Thief

 

Wednesday: Electric Western (Rock N Roll | Soul Dance Party)

Nashville and Atlanta's #1 Rock and Soul Dance Party. Famous in Nashville simply as "The Monday Night Dance Party," ELECTRIC WESTERN presides over their wildly successful weekly rock and soul dance party, now in its eighth year. J's JACOB JONES and RENO BO spin a hand-selected mix of the most danceable popular and obscure 50's and 60's Rock and Roll, Soul, Doo Wop, Girl Groups and Garage Rock, and will now be bringing their show to Minneapolis!

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Thursday: Fraea

Fraea is the Minneapolis-based duo of Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner who together combined to create musing, hypnotic shadow pop. Bend Your Bones, their debut EP, is a sonic landscape that’s so colorful it's dark, so moody it's approachable, so pixelated it's smooth.

Sounds like: Purity Ring, Katie McBride, FKA twigs

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Friday: Toys That Kill

Todd Congelliere gave birth to F.Y.P (Five Year Plan) in 1989, out of Torrance, California. After 10 years of performing, Todd pulled the plug on F.Y.P. and transitioned into his new band conception: Toys that Kill. Since the beginning, Toys That Kill have pushed the envelope at their own pace and on their own terms. Almost all of Toys That Kill’s records have been released on Recess Records and they fairly recently started doing their own recordings (last two records) at Todd’s homemade studio, Clown Sound. Thier most recent album is Sentimental Ward.

Sounds like: Future Virgins, Sass Dragons, Chinese Telephones

 

Saturday: Mac Irv (Album Release Party) - SOLD OUT

North side Minneapolis born and bred Mac Irv gained a love for all music at an early age which stemmed from living next door to Fred Steele of the gospel music legends the "Steele Family" and directly across the street from musician Cornbread Harris, father of the legendary Jimmy Jam. Also inspired by "The artist Formerly known as Prince" a legendary musician who comes from the exact neighborhood where Mac Irv grew up with his extraordinary singing, song writing, and performing ability. Mac is the sole definition of hip hop, extremely lyrical but also very woman friendly with the music and on the eyes.

Sounds like: Tate Kobang, Baby E, Syph

 

Sunday: The Burnt Waffles

An alternative band from Minneapolis, MN comprised of Max Povejsil, Griffin Johnson, Eli Curry, Quinn Ryan, and Joe Nagy. Fellow locals Dead Nude Models and Moonshie Sax will open.

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Blog by Ellie Moonen

Tickets on sale this week: July 22, 2016

WED
7/27
Electric Western: The Famous Rock N Roll and Soul Dance Party 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
7/29
Go 96.3 Go Fest '16 Local Showcase
ft. Communist Daughter, Karizma, DEATHDANCE, Murder Shoes, Totally Awesome Summer
Mainroom NOW
THU
8/04
The Record Summer Turf Club NOW
SAT
8/06
Flip Phone XXL: Short Shorts ft. The Best of the Flip Phone Era 1996-2006 Mainroom NOW
SAT
8/06
Matthew Mayfield with Lydia Liza Turf Club NOW
TUE
8/09
Timothy Sexton (Götterdämmerung) | Livid with Seedship, Highgraves Turf Club NOW
THU
8/11
Whale in the Thames Record Release Party 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
8/12
Beat The Heat Official Even Futhur Pre-Party / BadNraD Album Release Party
Forbidden Bazaar 4 Year Anniversary / Bondesque Lingerie Unleashed!
First Avenue NOW
SAT
8/13
(Don’t You) Forget About Me
A Transmission Tribute to John Hughes and ‘80s Soundtracks with DJ Jake Rudh
Mainroom NOW
THU
8/18
Kid Dakota | Fathom Lane Turf Club NOW
FRI
8/19
No Funeral with Blood Folke, Bisect, DJ Teace Turf Club NOW
SAT
8/20
Graveyard Club CD Release Show 7th St Entry NOW
WED
8/24
Rich Garvey Man of the People EP Release Party 7th St Entry NOW
THU
8/25
Little Fevers with Crossing Guards Turf Club NOW
FRI
8/26
Jackson and The Roosters with The Prams 7th St Entry NOW
SAT
8/27
Jake Jones From Time To Time Release Show Turf Club NOW
TUE
8/30
Rank Strangers | Holly & The Varlots | Harper’s Jar 7th St Entry NOW
TUE
8/30
Danny Barnes with Superior Siren Turf Club NOW
WED
8/31
John Chuck & The Class CD Release Party with Hi-Fi Cali 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
9/02
Braver LP Release Show
with Two Houses (Chicago), Intrepid Hearts, Swimsuit Area, Drapes
Turf Club NOW
SAT
9/03
Sleigh Bells Fine Line Fri 7/22
at noon
MON
9/05
The Private Club Tour:
MadeinTYO | Salma Slims | MyNamePhin | Noah Wood$
Fine Line NOW
WED
9/07
Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex Turf Club NOW
THU
9/08
Whitney Triple Rock NOW
FRI
9/09
Xenia Rubinos Icehouse NOW
SAT
9/10
Eric Andre Live! Mainroom NOW
SAT
9/10
Jared & The Mill with Edison 7th St Entry NOW
SAT
9/10
The Last Revel
with The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League, East Cameron Folkcore
Turf Club NOW
SUN
9/11
Bibi Bourelly 7th St Entry NOW
SUN
9/11
Michaela Anne Turf Club NOW
WED
9/14
Caveman 7th St Entry NOW
THU
9/15
Andy Frasco and The U.N. 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
9/16
Agent Orange with Counterpunch, The Slow Death 7th St Entry Fri 7/22
at noon
SAT
9/17
Beaty Heart with Beach Baby 7th St Entry NOW
SUN
9/18
Danny Wood Turf Club NOW
TUE
9/20
Mild High Club 7th St Entry NOW
TUE
9/20
David Cook Turf Club NOW
FRI
9/23
Tacocat with Dude York 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
9/23
Legendary Pink Dots with Orbit Service Turf Club NOW
SAT
9/24
KT Tunstall Fine Line NOW
SUN
9/25
Danny Brown The Exhibition 2016 Tour with Maxo Kream, ZelooperZ Mainroom NOW
SUN
9/25
Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart Turf Club NOW
TUE
9/27
The Saint Johns 7th St Entry NOW
WED
9/28
Porches 7th St Entry NOW
WED
9/28
Car Seat Headrest with Lucy Dacus The Cedar Fri 7/22
at noon
SAT
10/1
Ben Folds And A Piano Mainroom NOW
SAT
10/1
A DJ Tribute to the King of Pop and the Purple One ft. DJ Dave Paul 7th St Entry NOW
TUE
10/4
Allison Crutchfield Turf Club NOW
THU
10/6
The Ballroom Thieves with Maggie Koerner Turf Club Fri 7/22
at noon
FRI
10/7
MOTHXR 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
10/7
The Temperance Movement | The Sheepdogs Turf Club Fri 7/22
at noon
SUN
10/9
Leprous with Earthside, Binary Code, Dissona 7th St Entry NOW
WED
10/12
Kishi Bashi Mainroom NOW
SAT
10/15
No Parents | White Fang with The Birth Defects Turf Club NOW
SUN
10/16
Moon Hooch Triple Rock Fri 7/22
at noon
WED
10/19
gnash the u, me and us tour Triple Rock NOW
WED
10/19
Shonen Knife Turf Club NOW
THU
10/20
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room 7th St Entry NOW
SAT
10/22
Hayden James Just A Lover North American Tour Triple Rock NOW
TUE
10/25
Flock of Dimes 7th St Entry NOW
WED
10/26
Andrew W.K. The Power of Partying Turf Club NOW
TUE
10/27
PWR BTTM with Bellows, Lisa Prank 7th St Entry Fri 7/22
at noon
FRI
10/28
Yonder Mountain String Band | Pert Near Sandstone Mainroom Fri 7/22
at 10am
FRI
10/28
Beach Slang | Bleached Triple Rock Fri 7/22
at noon
SAT
10/29
Lucero Mainroom Fri 7/22
at noon
SUN
10/30
David Ramirez: Bootleg Tour (Live Album Recording) Turf Club NOW
WED
11/2
The Naked and Famous with XYLØ, The Chain Gang of 1974 Mainroom NOW
THU
11/3
Watsky x Infinity Tour with Witt Lowry, Daye Jack, Chukwudi Hodge Mainroom NOW
FRI
11/4
Majid Jordan Mainroom NOW
SAT
11/5
Lee Harvey Osmond with Jim and Sam, Koley O'Brien 7th St Entry Fri 7/22
at noon
SAT
11/5
Hiss Golden Messenger with Tift Merritt Turf Club Fri 7/22
at 10am
SAT
11/5
LANY: The Kinda Tour Fine Line NOW
THU
11/10
Rebelution with HIRIE Mainroom Mon 7/25
at noon
SAT
11/12
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades with Cabinet Mainroom NOW
SAT
11/12
Royal Canoe 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
11/18
Gavin James 7th St Entry Fri 7/22
at noon
TUE
11/22
The Jezebels 7th St Entry Fri 7/22
at noon
FRI
12/2
Amanda Shires Turf Club NOW
SUN
12/4
Michael Kiwanuka The Cedar Fri 7/22
at 10am
SAT
3/18
Passenger Mainroom Fri 7/22
at 11am

Featured Event: Kitten Forever’s 10 Year Birthday Party

Kitten Forever is a Minneapolis-based drums and bass trio. Corrie Harrigan, Laura Larson, and Liz Elton trade off duties on each instrument, giving equal time on drums, bass, and vocals to everyone. This democratic approach to performing and song writing gives the band a unified front, deconstructing traditional stage hierarchy, as well as a diverse set of perspectives, with unique sounds and styles for each performer. Their fuzzed out, caustic, party punk is inspired by equal parts friendship and feminism, using a stripped down aesthetic to showcase big emotions. 

This Saturday, July 23, they celebrate their 10th anniversary of making music in Minneapolis with Condominium, Candace, Royal Brat, and Tony Peachka.

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First Avenue: As self-proclaimed “summer witches” what would your familiars take the form of?
Kitten Forever: A confetti cannon that spews a feminist agenda.

First Avenue: As big Kanye fans, what is your stance on his new music video “Famous”?
Kitten Forever (Corrie): As the big Kanye fan of the group I have to take this opportunity to issue a heartfelt apology to both my band mates for getting roped into my fandom constantly. Kanye is obviously an enigmatic pop culture figure who is both problematic and boundary pushing and artistically genius on many levels. My feelings about “Famous” are probably too vast and multifaceted to for into such a small space and I’ll okay leave it at that!

First Avenue: What steps should the Minneapolis music scene make to be more inclusive?
Kitten Forever: We think one of the best step a we could be taking to make the scene more inclusive is to stop referring to diverse bills as “inclusive” as if it’s it out the ordinary and expect them to be the norm. Our scene is diverse a lot of people simply don’t take the time or effort to seek it out or book bills that represent that. However that’s changing a lot even if the process is slow. We are just not interested anymore in going to see a bill of four bands with four white dudes playing guitar rock. You better be doing something exceptionally ground breaking at this point to hold my attention. We’ve seen that for so long now that it’s like, ok what’s next ?

First Avenue: When you’re on tour, what are the car rules for music?
Kitten Forever: No rules in the Kitten Forever van. We listen to everything from Miley to Mitski to Bob Dylan to Bikini Kill. We’ve recently started listening to a lot of podcasts which really helps to pass the time. There are usually around 4 iPods floating around and we recently started theming the iPods from “pop” to “hip hop” to “punk” etc. which has been awesome. The year 1989 came out be bought that in a Target in New Jersey and listened to that basically the rest of tour on constant repeat.

Blog by Emily Hoar

This Week at the Turf Club: July 20, 2016

Wednesday: Space Monster | Mayfield | Feed Your Head

Space Monster: Space Monster caters to lovers of jam band music with their eclectic psychedelic style and high energy performances. An ambitious blend of funk, blues, reggae, and rock, there's something for everyone when Space Monster sinks into their unique style born out of love for all kinds of modern music. Their full-length debut album, Abduction, was released April 26.

Mayfield: Mayfield is a five piece band based in Minneapolis, MN. Characterized by their energetic live shows and original sound, Mayfield represents the unique culture of the city they were formed in. Their music draws on their hometown's independent hip-hop and rock scenes, tapping into the best of both worlds.

Feed Your Head: "Local indie rock trio Feed Your Head is unarguably the band you need to check out this week. Providing an ultra-wavy acid folk rock groove alongside a bout of trippy lyricism, this power trio knows the ins and outs of tuning in and turning on everyone in the room..." [World Exposure]

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Thursday: Corey Palmer & Lovetrade | Holidae

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade: Corey Palmer is a Minnesota-based singer/songwriter/producer known primarily for his time fronting These Modern Socks and Daykit. After taking an indefinite hiatus from music to raise a family, Corey was jolted back into music making after a near-fatal car accident in 2014 abruptly re-prioritized his life's intentions. He subsequently began writing and recording new material by himself, and eventually released his solo debut, the Love Trade EP.Corey now continues to explore a similar musical vein on his latest release, This Could Be About Anyone, while also sewing in numerous layers of analog synths, falsetto harmonies, and afrobeat percussion.

Sounds Like: Lush, Radiohead, Jack's Mannequin

Holidae: Holidae is the new project from local R&B singer Ashley Gold and veteran synth savant Garrett Neal. Combining pop sensibilities with futuristic soundscapes and a strong visual element, Holidae will haunt your dreams and soundtrack your adventures. Their debut album was released April 22, 2016.

Sounds Like: Los Elk, Eric Mayson, Say Girl Say

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Friday: New Sound Underground CD Release Party

Formed in 2009, marked by their high-energy performances, New Sound Underground has become a staple in the Twin Cities music scene as must-see artists. Finding their roots in a myriad of different styles ranging from jazz, funk, fusion, rock, soul, R&B, and gospel, it isn't too difficult to find a wide range of different listeners and fans. New Sound Underground is working on a brand new album and continues to captivate audiences with their original sound around the nation.

Sounds Like: Root City, Papadosio, Jon Wayne and The Pain

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Saturday: We Are The Willows

We Are The Willows is an orchestral indie rock band based out of South Minneapolis. The 6-piece ensemble features songwriter/frontman Peter Miller’s unique countertenor voice and guitar, supported by Jeremiah Satterthwaite (guitar/banjo), Leah Ottman (violin/voice/keys), Hilary James (cello/voice/keys), Travis Collins (bass), and Stephen Lindquist (drums/voice). We Are The Willows craft dynamic, intimate songs with instruments and voices combining to create energetic rhythms and intricate melodies. Their latest album is titled Picture (Portrait)

Sounds like: Zoo Animal, Communist Daughter, Jeremy Messersmith

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Sunday: Guided By Brunch

A Guided By Voices inspired brunch featuring a GBV DJ set by Justin Fitterman, a screening of Some Drinking Implied, special GBV giveaways, and more. The Turf Club opens for brunch at 10:00am (All Ages event | No Cover).

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Blog by Ellie Moonen

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