Private Dancer

What’s love got to do with it? PRIVATE DANCER is all about love and good vibes. Cranking out feel good jams of vibrant soul-searching potluck parties.. Positive vibes; that song you cannot get out of your head, sun on your face, the first cigarette, fresh coffee are all the things that Private Dancer will flush into your system. The crew that devoted themselves to this rock’n’ roll beast draws from a fine linage of Twin Cities rock credentials. The members have spent time in such notables as Falcon Crest, Stnng, Heroine Sheiks, Total Fucking Blood, Mondo Film and Hockey Night. With a resume like that, who needs a second interview?

These boys are heading straight for upper management of the rock action circus. Crafting infectious licks with a powerful rhythm section the groove is likely the stick in your craw. Top it off with heartfelt everyman lyrics and you have one of the catchiest rock outputs from the Twin Cities since Information Society. Hey, join the party, PRIVATE DANCER is coming, get your cup, it’s only a dollar, the boys will fill it to the top with a cold one. Take a couple sips, and you will have the time of your life. Just don’t forget where you live, you might have a hard time making it home after this party.

90.3 KEXP Seattle's Song of the Day for "She's A Company Man" on 1/29/09: Private Dancer flaunts their punk, surf, and garage leanings for all to hear (and proudly file themselves under such labels). Anyone with an ear for music is bound to find something enjoyable about the Minnesota fivesome’s hodge podge of classic rock motifs. Bombastic percussion, jangly rhythm guitars, sing-along vocals, and quick, sloppy solos encompass Private Dancer’s all-out assault on modern indie ‘rock.’ Rather than focus on trying to recapture a sound or a time that no longer exists, Private Dancer choose to entertain by playing whatever riff they cough from their smoke-blackened lungs. Perhaps nothing more than just a great bar band, Private Dancer deliver rock and roll from a place most of us have never seen and few of us would ever venture.

Minneapolis' Radio K 770 Weekly Release Spotlight for the week of October 19: Trouble Eyes may even just fall in line as one of the most promising debuts of a Minnesotan artist this year. It's brisk like the group's formation, with a track list of just eight songs, but there is arguably no filler whatsoever. Every track wails into the next, yet allows time for quasi-instrumental respites ("1000 Year Wave" and "A Horse Named Reverb"). But even these tunes grab the ears with steady and satisfying climbs to climaxes with multiple noisy polyphonic guitar licks driving each along the way. And the vocally-oriented numbers are, simply put, just the best kind of party: opener "I See Trouble" and "She's A Company Man" pummel with brash sing-along moments while the penultimate "Ain't Leavin' No More" is a closing time anti-theme, guilelessly proclaiming that they will not go away. Let's hope not -- this is a local band we don't want to see disintegrate prematurely.

City Pages Picked to Click 2008: Like a Zen mantra, fun echoes in every bass line, in each of Achen's perspiring dance moves. It is the manifesto that unites them to one another, and to the crowds that power-pack the floors of so many Turf Club Saturdays. And though their approach is a purposeful meander, onstage and on record the band's sense of carefree exploration galvanizes into something far greater than mere whimsy, and the catharsis of their easy collaboration is the God particle that gives the band such appealing meaning.

Past Shows


Aug
12
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2015
Turf Club
Jun
27
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2010
Mainroom
Jun
27
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2010
Mainroom

Gastro Non Grata

with Pink Mink, Private Dancer, Unknown Prophets and more!

More Shows

Aug
9
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Turf Club

PRIVATE EVENT

Dec
17
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The Fitzgerald Theater

Storyhill

Sep
20
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Fine Line
Sep
16
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Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Ginger Root

with King Pari