Monday: PHOX (SOLD OUT)
Recorded by engineer Brian Joseph – you might recognize him, he worked with Bon Iver and The Fray - PHOX successfully released their debut self-titled album in April of this year. The product of more than two years “in the think tank” s/t is a delightful debut. With an air of mystery and evocative feelings PHOX is an enigmatic and engaging release. The sextet have been friends since high school in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and are now roommates in Madison, so it isn’t surprising that they play so well. In the midst of a huge tour through the US and Europe, PHOX is stopping by the Entry for the best Monday night you’ve had.
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Joined by the brand new project, Aero Flynn - members of Solid Gold and Amateur Love - Dana Buoy is hitting the road in support of their new Preacher EP. Like we said, Aero Flynn will be in attendance in the Entry for his very first stop on an impressive tour that also features The Rosebuds, Janka Nabay, The Human Eyes and Sylvan Esso. Dana Buoy - of Akron/Family - is an indie-pop powerhouse, instrumentalist and songwriter based out of Portland. His debut release Summer Bodies came out in 2012, and his 2014 follow up has been long awaited. As Noisey says, “IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO FEEL SHITTY WHEN LISTENING TO DANA BUOY’S TRACK ‘PREACHER.’” This is a feel good EP that you just can’t miss. Be sure to see Dana Buoy in the Entry!
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Chicago hip-hop ensemble Sidewalk Chalk is coming to Minneapolis! Featuring an MC, jazz vocalist, big band with horns and all, and even a tap dancer. The bands’ first collaborative album, Leaves, came out in February of this year, and now they are making the rounds of North America spreading the word about their unique hip-hop/jazz/soul sound. With so many talented members, the group is able to run seamlessly through different styles, always keeping the show fresh. Listen to Leaves here!
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Paul Michell’s new record We Keep On Dreaming will drop this week on Tuesday, August 5. Two days later he’ll be performing all his new tunes in the Entry with a full band. Paul grew up in Minneapolis in a strict Baptist household, where even some gospel records were too scandalous. When he got to high school, Paul started listening to secular music by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Ben Folds and Tori Amos. At 18 he started experimenting with his own music, and in 2012 he put out his debut record, Wake Me Up. Two years later, and Paul has grown into his sound - heartfelt piano pop ballads - and is ready to blow us away!
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Götterdämmerung, or Twilight of the Gods is the last cycle of four operas called Der Ring des Nibelungen, meaning The Ring of the Nibelung by the German composer Richard Wagner. In March 2007, Timothy Sexton put out a full-length record by that name. Not much more than that is known. Come find out what this guy is all about. Sexton will be joined by Fuck Knights, Milwaukee transplants Sonic J, and Yohimbe Bark. Come to see the show for the curious at heart.
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Thomas Spiegel, better known as DJ Man-X, died in December of 2012 at the age of 47. DJ Man-X was a regular at First Ave and hosted House Nation Under A Groove nights all around the Twin Cities. Investment banker by day, DJ Man-X brought soulful house music to the community by night. DJ Man-X is truly the man who brought techno to the Twin Cities. To pay tribute to this influential man, friends Daniel Paul AKA Ghetto, Focus, David Stromdahl, Bryan Gerrard, Etones and Naughty Wood are bringing in a wall of speakers, Housenation swag and the best tunes in town. All proceeds of the show will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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Chain & the Gang is led by Ian Svenonius, the prime mover behind the bands Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up. The band deals in a new genre called CRIME ROCK that updates rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and gospel music or vocal quartets from the late 50s /early 60s for the discerning few. A cool sound, blurring the lines between garage, indie pop, funk and lo-fi experimentalism, Chain & The Gang use their art to convey an unconventional message: dependence. They tell the story of a society who values “liberty” but it’s really just a mechanism employed by the lazy and corrupt to pit class against class, human against human. Instead, Chain & The Gang calls on us to find a new sort of bondage and dependance. Just like they depend on outlaw noise and performance, we should seek out the convicts, hobos and other outlaws to accept them as our brothers. Chain & The Gang are a group of punk rockers with something to say - don’t miss out on this raucous performance in the Entry!
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