Yesterday came an announcement that absolutely blew my mind. The SXSW day show at First Ave this year is going to be featuring my favorite local band. NIGHT MOVES !!!! To make things better they are the 3rd act of 6, and they are on before Brother Ali, Doomtree, and Trampled by Turtles. To make things even better, this is a 21+ show and it is free. Here’s a slight recap of what I just told you. Hopefully you can all make it (for those in the Minneapolis area) as this show is going to kick some major ass. Here’s a recap of what I just told you:
Where: First Ave and 7th Street Entry
When: 12pm (noon) Friday March 16th, 2012
FREE / 21+
Line-up: Get Cryphy DJ’s – Prof – Night Moves – Brother Ali – Doomtree – Trampled by Turtles
Again, this show is going to be poppin’ with energy and pazzazz, and I will be throwing a full recap and review up a week from Saturday, so tune in then to hear how the show was. Anyway, back to the track at hand. “Headlights” is the first track off of Night Moves first studio album Colored Emotion. It starts off with a phaser distorted guitar, similar to alot of their other songs. The lyrics in this song particularly pop with the slower feel to the song. Seriously, if you haven’t checked these guys out yet, you are about to miss the boat. These guys really know how to write catchy music, and I find myself singing along to the entire album on regular occasion. I feel like I’m babbling and if you haven’t stopped reading this post yet I thank you. As always Listen, Rate, and Subscribe (with the Oxford comma).
Sorry for the long delay between posts, I got really sick for about a week and have been busting my ass for the last 3 weeks just to get caught up with everything. Anyway, I decided to go with a bit of a classic. Bob Dylan is one of the most profound singer songwriters of all time, and he is in fact from the Minneapolis area, which I suppose will also classify this as a local music selection. Anyway this song speaks for itself so just give it a listen and hopefully it touches you as much as it has touched many from every recent generation. This song was released in 1964 as the title track for Bob Dylan’s Album The Times They are a-Changin’. Written and recorded in the early 60’s, this track is a testament to how when people band together, change for the better can occur. Civil Rights, social, political, and economic issues can all be overcome. Hopefully we can band together in this day and age and offer up another era of change. Also, I find it interesting that Bob Dylan’s studio apartment as a young adult is more than 6 blocks from my current residence. I present to you, one of the most iconic tracks of the early 60’s an era of change. Listen, rate, and subscribe.
Today I’m bringing you a brand new single, “Stomp Through,” from my favorite new Minneapolis artist, Mally. This guy loves to rep his hometown of Minneapolis and is bringing something new and different to our local hip-hop scene everyday. Mally has been doing work over the past year, coming out with music videos for his hit songs “Cloud Culture” and “Heir Time” and getting recognized in the Star Tribune’s article “First Ave’s Other Best New Bands.” The guy’s got big future plans too as he is touring with Atmosphere and other well recognized local hip-hop artists for the Welcome To Minnesota Tour. I think that’s enough hype from me, so I’ll let you guys get to the music. Enjoy “Stomp Through!”
We’ve got some brand new Brother Ali for you guys to give a listen to today. This track is a single off of Ali’s upcoming album “Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color” which should be released in the spring. This will definitely be an album to pick up when it drops, especially for fans of Minneapolis hip-hop. Enjoy!
I’m happy to share some more local music with everyone today from a band that’s been playing non-stop on my iPod the past few months. Polica is based out of Minneapolis and is composed of vocalist Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson (of GAYNGS fame). Today’s song is off their debut studio album “Give You the Ghost” which is set for release later this month. It features vocalist Mike Noyce (of Bon Iver), who lends his talents to this atmospheric track. Enjoy!
So White Rabbits announced their new album Milk Famous, which will be released in March 6th of this year, and not only that, but they will be in Minneapolis on April 7th in promotion of this new album. As was stated in my previous post about these guys, their shows have so much energy it’s absolutely electric inside whatever venue they decide to play. “Heavy Metal” is the first track off of this new album and features a bit more electric sound than either of their previous albums. Check em out and don’t forget to go see them at the Triple Rock Social Club on April 7th or whenever they tour to locations near you.
Hey everyone, Tee-minus 3 hours until these guys rock the shit out of probably the smallest venue you’ll see. That’s right a free show in the Whole at Coffman Memorial Union (University of Minnesota). When I saw this show on their tour dates list, I went bananas. I’ve made a post about Night Moves in July and how that is when I began to fall in love with them. Their smooth synth and relaxed beats always seem to take me away to some place a bit less stressful. This Track is off of their album “Colored Emotions” which I found for free download in July. I hope everyone goes out to see these guys tonight, and all shows they put on in the future. Much love to my favorite (Yes, you heard it) band to date. Plus these guys are from right here in Minneapolis, which means everyone needs to go out tonight and buy as much merch as they can, and tell everyone they know how brilliant they are.