Tuesday: Alex Proctor's 30th Birthday Shindig ft. Solid Gold | The Cloak Ox | Invisible Boy
Solid Gold: Solid Gold's album, Eat Your Young, is a slow-burning set of skittish synths, glassy beats, ripple effect riffs, and melancholic melodies that leave you wondering what left a trail of scar tissue deep within the group’s core trio (frontman Zack Coulter and multi-instrumentalists Matthew Locher and Adam Hurlburt).
The Cloak Ox: The Cloak Ox is made of four staunch music-making Midwestern men. They are Andrew Broder, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mark Erickson and Martin Dosh. These four returned to rock and roll, and they play it very, very well. Sometimes it's loud and sometimes it's quiet. Sometimes it's funky and sometimes it's gentle. Sometimes they spazz the fuck out and sometimes they boogie.
Invisible Boy: Best known for his bass playing in internationally acclaimed band Poliça, Chris Bierden has also recorded and toured with acts like Har Mar Superstar, Bones and Beaker, and Vampire Hands. His ongoing project, Invisible Boy, is an introspective take on 1960s pop and 1970s loner-ism.
Wednesday: Rich Garvey Man of the People EP Release Party with P.O.S and more
Meet Rich Garvey: A Minneapolis-based, Liberian-born emcee who is making his Twin Cities debut as a recording artist, beatsmith, composer and lyricist. Nominated for the “Next Up” category at the 5th annual Twin Cities hip-hop awards, Rich Garvey is rapidly gaining street cred from artists and fans alike. Raised on the influence of reggae, soca, calypso, acid jazz and soul music, he has taken the roots of his African culture to create a dynamic sound that’s original and true.
Sounds like: P.O.S., Greg Grease, K. Raydio
Thursday: Beat Connection
Comprised of the Seattle-based Reed Juenger, Jarred Katz, Tom Eddy, and Mark Hunter, Beat Connection has evolved from its origin as a duo to the current and complete status as quartet. And as its compositional evolution has emerged, so too has the group's mentality, relying on a laser focus and sharp eye for detail to help shape its big-picture worldview.
Sounds like: Chad Valley, Tanlines, Lemonade
Friday: Jackson and the Roosters
The high-energy Americana group has been playing based out of Minneapolis for two years and is set to release their second album later this summer. Music from Jackson and The Rooster’s debut album has been featured on national radio stations in both Minneapolis, MN and Denver, CO. Mixed with everything from Bluegrass, to Folk, to Rock n' Roll, to Reggae, their album provides a refreshing, distinctive sound.
Saturday: False - 5 Year Anniversary Show
Relentless. Intense. Powerful. These are words all commonly used to describe Minneapolis based Black Metal collective, False. Formed in 2010, the group have steadily worked their way onto the national and international radar for Metal and independent music through intensive touring and a small, yet well received back catalogue. Their debut full length effort, 2015's Untitled, was met with critical acclaim which included being ranked among the best albums of 2015 by Pitchfork, Decibel Magazine and other outlets.
Sunday: Valley Queen
Over the past year, Valley Queen has been recording tracks for their debut, full-length LP and have played lauded shows at an array of venues, opening for Lucero and LP, as well as headlining Pappy and Harriet’s in Joshua Tree, the Echo Park Rising Festival in Los Angeles and a 7 show run at the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. Frontwoman Natalie Carol brings the perspective of a fierce, confident, independent woman in the same vein as Jenny Lewis, Karen O, and Grace Potter. The rest of the band, consisting of Neil Wogensen, Shawn Morones and Gerry Doot, enrich the songs with energy, excitement and emotion.
Sounds like: Margaret Glaspy, The Domestics, Adia Victoria
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