TUESDAY:
FILTHY ANIMALS  | PAUL SPRING | THE AMENDMENTS

You know you want fresh music. You know you want to slap winter in the face. We definitely do. Follow your ears to the next show by The Amendments. We will play at 9:00pm and be followed by Filthy Animals and Paul Spring! This WILL be a great show of Folk-Rock and Psych-Rock! Come celebrate our latest show as we gear up to finish our new album. [Facebook Event]

Paul Spring is an independent singer-songwriter from St. Cloud, MN and based out of Minneapolis. With his band, he writes, performs, and records a unique combination of lyric-driven folk and melodic rock. Spring’s poetic writing style and unmistakable voice are at the center of his high-energy shows and his self-titled debut album (2012).

The Amendments is a group of musicians that perform and play with one another under the umbrella of Atlas Grove Productions. Atlas Grove is a collective that seeks to openly connect artists from all avenues, to stimulate creative growth.

 

WEDNESDAY: GUERILLA TOSS

It's been just two months since Guerilla Toss last hit the road, trampling across the country inciting hippie-mosh love fests with their electrifying hard, weird rock noise roll. Is it their steadfast dedication to the underground cause that keeps them on the road with such vigor? Are they simply addicted to stirring up shit and leaving people flustered by their live shows and sick sick records? Maybe they're compelled to spread the good word of Boston, believing that as the keepers of such unfettered, gnarly grooves it is their duty to do so. Who's to say? They might just be tapped. Either way, they're out there and they've got a string of incredible shows lined up to promote their mind-melting new album GAY DISCO, out now on NNA. [Boston Hassle]

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Lightning Bolt, Black Dice, Ponytail, Gang Gang Dance, Man Man

THURSDAY: RUN BOY RUN

The unique sound of Run Boy Run is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South. Run Boy Run continues this journey into music that is dynamic, orchestral, and overflowing with beauty. Run Boy Run exists in the tension between tradition and frontier. Three strong female voices weave a spectacular tapestry of sound. Award-winning fiddle cuts a path for a tightly formed rhythmic front. Every arrangement is – at it's core – beautiful.

From winning the band contest at Pickin' in the Pines in the first weeks of forming in 2009 to playing on stage at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival as band contest winners in 2012 to making a second appearance on A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul in 2013, Run Boy Run is spreading this special brand of music to all who would hear. With the release of the full length album So Sang the Whippoorwill in March of 2013, Run Boy Run is making more people dance, cry, and sing than ever.

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Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, Trampled By Turtles, Uncle Earl, Elephant Revival

FRIDAY: DANIEL ELLSWORTH & THE GREAT LAKES

The Band: Nashville-based indie rockers Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes
The Song: "Tourniquet," a track from the band's sophomore album Kid Tiger
Fun fact: Singer Daniel Ellsworth was a contestant on the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off. On the show, Ellsworth was part of an a cappella group called The Collective, which was formed by nine Nashville artists.
Sounds like: A dancey indie-pop track that's about to top your "most played" list.
Songwriter says: "'Tourniquet' was written when a lot of people around us were going through relationships that were falling apart. It's about someone in the relationship trying to hold on, when the other person realizes that there's nothing left to fight for. Maybe their aspirations got in the way of the relationship, maybe – after all the trying, fighting, crying, and yelling – they just weren't meant for each other. It's about someone finally saying, 'Look, I give up.' So, you know… a happy song." [American Songwriter]

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Rogue Valley, Farewell Milwaukee, The Apache Relay, Kopecky Family Band, Ivan & Alyosha

SATURDAY: BAND OF HEATHENS

In the course of evolving from loose assemblage to world-class rock 'n' roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that's won the Austin, Texas ensemble a fiercely loyal fan base and a reputation as one of its hometown's most vital musical resources. BoH is also known as one of America's hardest-working touring acts, while revealing a musical and lyrical depth that consistently enriches an infectious songcraft. Sunday Morning Record, the Band of Heathens' fourth studio album (and seventh overall), marks a milestone in the resilient outfit's development, capturing the musicians' remarkable creative chemistry along with the deepening melodic and emotional resonance in the songwriting of founding singer-guitarists Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist.

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Hayes Carll, Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen, Jason Isbell, Ry Cooder

SUNDAY: ECSTATTIC FEST

FIRST AVE AND ECSTATTIC STUDIO ARE HAVING A PARTY. 10 bands on 2 stages celebrating the release of a NEW CASSETTE COMPILATION and a NEW VINYL RELEASE by Fire in the Northern Firs. Roll call:

MAIN STAGE:
Fire in the Northern Firs (EP RELEASE!)
Hollow Boys
Fury Things
Up the Mountain Down the Mountain
The Okerlunds

SIDE STAGE:
Bouncer Fighter
Strange
Acres
Naptaker
HACK

We'll have tapes and vinyl from the label as well as zines and other stuff. Backline and other logistical help courtesy of TWIN TOWN GUITARS (www.twintownguitars.com) [Facebook Event]

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Fire in the Northern Firs, Hollow Boys, Fury Things, Bouncer Fighter and more

MONDAY: KIND RED SPIRITS

Kind Red Spirits are an American rock and roll band based out of Minneapolis. Band dynamics range from slow building ballads to high energy punk rock. The Kind Red Spirits are very chameleon like in their ability to adopt many genres of music including folk, grunge and soul.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Jayhawks, Mikal Cronin