City Pages presents E.L.nO.
Originally formed to compete in the annual Cover Song Contest at famed Minneapolis rock club First Avenue in Jan. of 2005, The Electric Light (no) Orchestra has taken a life of its own due to the world's unquenchable thirst for hearing such gems as "Living Thing" and "Mr. Blue Sky" in a live rock setting. Members of Accident Clearinghouse, Manplanet, Detroit, and Billy Johnson's Roadshow unite beneath six giant afro wigs and six pairs of cheap sunglasses as six Jeff Lynnes and spread the good vibes "All Over The World!" E.L.nO. has performed their show along side a screening of the legendary film Xanadu, opened up for semi-legendary prog. super-group Asia, and is booked for Halloween from now until one of them dies (also available for weddings, bar mitsvahs, and funerals). The possibilities are endless, so "Hold On Tight" and enjoy the ride!
Former Radio K, REV 105, NPR alum and present host on 89.3 the Current, Jake's been voted "best DJ" in the Twin Cities by the readers & critics of City Pages magazine ten years running (2003-2012) and one of Star Tribune's "Artists of the Year" (2012). His long-running "Transmission" dance night has been a weekly staple on the Minneapolis scene bringing a mixture of mod, glam & punk to post-punk, new wave, synth & indie rock for over a decade.
Born as a winning one-off Battle of the Bands project, Jailbreak! is the Twin Cities best and, quite possibly only, Thin Lizzy tribute band. David Green, Randy Kramer, Don Diez, and Kent Militzer bring decades of musicianship, and a true love of the band, in salute to some of the greatest rock songs of all time. Bring your shred-proof earplugs and be prepared for the dual guitar rock onslaught.