Prolific Brooklyn folk rockers, Woods, released their eighth album With Light and With Love earlier this year. Known for their trademark stoned folk, their newest release features an expanded sonic palette. The boys introduced a singing saw into their repertoire, put a heavier emphasis on percussion and showcases a saloon piano. Woods has developed into a special kind of contemporary drug music, a sophisticated take on pop songs. In support of their latest release, Woods will be touring and are stopping by the Entry! We can’t wait to have them – see you there?
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Mimicking Birds make some of the best catchy, warm-hearted, compassionate folk around, blending ethereal melodies, cosmic psych-folk vocals and themes rooted in universal logic and evolutionary concepts. What began as the solo project of Portland native, Nate Lacy has beautifully blossomed into a four piece now including Aaron Hanson on drums, Adam Trachsel on bass and Matthan Minster on keys and electric guitar. Since the release of their self-titled album in 2010, the band has been traveling the nation in a Subaru Outback playing festivals and touring - sharing stages with the likes of Conor Oberst, Fleet Foxes and The Tallest Man on Earth. Make sure to catch ‘em in the Entry!
Related Artists: Monsters of Folk, Maps & Atlases, Great Lake Swimmers
Tiny Ruins released their second album, Brightly Painted One, in May of this year. What began as the solo project of New Zealander, Hollie Fullbrook has become a proper band and is now touring internationally all over New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and Europe. Their latest release features a classic folk sound, accompanied by stately horns and Rhodes piano that shape a kind of country-soul vibe. Intimate lyrics telling the tales of mannered love affairs and daydreams, Tiny Ruins are sure to draw you in.
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Local experimental art-rock trio Bollywood, known for menacing guitar riffs and jazzy undertones, will be joined by Minneapolis-based New Wave Hookers and Saint Paul rockers Ripper. These Twin Cities-based noise rocker will make music to make you hurt. If you dig industrial/noise/punk there is no better place to be this Thursday!
Related Artists: MAKr, Astronomique, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays
Recently named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need to Know: July 2014, Drenge is a name you should start paying attention to - it means “boys” in Danish, but you know that isn’t really what we mean. Two brothers from Sheffield who have been recognized for some time now in the UK. Actually a Minister of Parliament for the Labour Party, Tom Watson, resigned soon after seeing them live and even mentioned people listen to Drenge in his letter of resignation. Their viscerally impactful sound will leave an impression, so be sure to see it for yourself.
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San Francisco’s psych-rockers Wooden Shjips are coming to Minneapolis with all of their droning, minimalist, spacey and experimental goodness. Expect something a little different this time, though. Back To Land is the first of Wooden Shjips’ studio albums to be conceived outside of San Francisco. Drummer Omar Ahsanuddin and vocalist/guitarist Ripley Johnson moved to Oregon where they were heavily influenced by lush climates, expanding the four-piece’s scope to include more earthly, grounded tones. More or less abandoning their modernist psych core sound for acoustic guitars and an increased brightness.
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Formerly known as Monsters Calling Home, Run River North is a Los Angeles-based Korean-American indie outfit. With their breakthrough viral video "Fight To Keep" the band has made it onto Jimmy Kimmel Live. Made up of classically trained musicians - violinist Jennifer Rim wasn’t even familiar with pop music before she joined the band - Run River North makes beautifully composed tunes reminiscent more of Simon and Garfunkel than Korean pop group Psy known for “Gangnam Style.” Many Run River North songs reflect the expectations of their immigrant parents to get good educations in jobs in return for the sacrifices they made to give their children a better life. While their parents’ are still getting used to their chosen career path, Minneapolis is overjoyed to welcome them to the Entry this Sunday!
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