Sunday, November 7, 2010 – 8:00pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Day of show: $15.00
Standing room only
At The Cedar
Swedish guitarist José González teams up with old friends Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn in this longstanding collaboration that has produced 2010′s EP Rope and Summit, and their first full-length, Fields (Sept 14 2010, Mute Records). Opener will be indie folk songstress Sharon Van Etten, whose new album Epic is due Oct 5 (Ba Da Bing).
Tickets are on sale now from the Cedar Ticketline (612-338-2674 ext 2), from hard-working Cedar volunteers in the front lobby during shows, from Cedar outlets (Electric Fetus, Irish on Grand, Homestead Pickin’ Parlor, and Depth of Field), and online at Ticketweb.
All Cedar shows are all ages. Students with ID may gain discounted admission for tickets purchased at the door.
The story that leads to Junip’s 2010 release is one of patience and perfectionism, frustration and persistence, sheer bloody-mindedness, inspiration and success. The place to which it takes you, however, is one of pastoral contemplation, autumnal grace and…
Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten came to Brooklyn via Jersey via Tennessee via Jersey. Along the way, she sang in choirs, rejected her school’s music program, worked at an all-ages venue, trained as a sommelier, and got a full time job at a record label. She also had some…Standing room only
By Carl Carpenter -
Mexican Beer brand Dos Equis, produced by the Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma Brewery based in Monterrey, brought its “Most Interesting Show In The World Tour” to Minneapolis last night. The show took place on the West Bank at The Cabooze. It was headlined by Andrew W.K., whose 2001 debut I Get Wet was an international hit, and went number 1 in America. W.K. curated the night’s events, which included a variety of strange, circus-like feats.
He took the stage at 9:30, announcing the countdown of a man who was attempting to break the world record by holding his breathe for 14 minutes. I was standing next to a U of Minnesota medical student at the time, and he informed me that after 5 minutes of submersion, brain damage occurs, and that people usually die between 9 and 12 minutes. Upon closer inspection, many in the area claimed to be able to see a thin tube extending up from the bottom of the tank. The other acts were less refutable. An Italian man balanced a head-stand on top of a basketball. There was a burlesque dancer, and also an eerily masked figure who shot confetti out of a bubble similar to the one Wayne Coyne uses to walk on crowds when the Flaming Lips play a festival. The bubble performance was soundtracked by a live version of techno classic “Sandstorm.”
Andrew W.K. finally began his set at around 10:30. He started by announcing he had recorded most of his debut album in Minneapolis. He started with one of his big singles, “She Is Beautiful.” He received the best crowd response when he played his other Billboard hits like, “Party Hard” and “I Get Wet.” W.K., who is undoubtedly a big draw, may have received a stronger reaction on his lesser known numbers if the event had not been so corporately oriented. The free beer and promotion connected to the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Show In The World” ad campaign drew an assortment of demographics not typically seen at a W.K. show. There were few people head banging, and the crowd was largely motionless besides during his major radio-play recieving numbers.
To add to the corporate feel of the show, there were big screen TVs on each end of the venue, presumably so they could fill the place to an extreme end where not everyone would be able to see the show. There were also Dos Equis girls in bunny suits walking around asking people to take a quick three question survey, the idea being to get you email address. Upon successful survey completion, she would then hand out a Dos Equis key-chain. Other outlets there to take advantage of this consumer crowd included KARE 11. One of their photographers was walking around asking, “Can I take your picture for KARE 11 news.” Once the photo was taken he then divulged, “This will be posted on the metromix website. You should head there to check it out!” Ultimately, the creative marketing at the show turned out to be as interesting as the performance.
While they may have started out as somewhat tongue in cheek cartoon band almost 12 years ago, Gorillaz put on an incredible live show that proved every bit of the groups larger than life status. It was everything you have ever come to expect of a big arena show and then some. With a huge lit up GORILLAZ logo that changed various colors throughout the night and an enormous video screen (50′?) directly above, it definitely gave the 5,000+ concertgoers eyes a visual workout throughout the entire show.
The show began just as their latest album ‘Plastic Beach’ opens, with an orchestral intro followed by ‘Welcome To The World of the Plastic Beach’ which featured the song’s video synched on the screen. While it would have been awesome to see Snoop Dogg do his part in person, seeing a giant video of him only added to the shows enormous production. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble however were in the house and their energy set the night off to a great start.
The first major highlight of the night was ‘Stylo’ which featured Bootie Brown (of The Pharcyde) filling in for Mos Def’s role and the legendary singer Bobby Womack, whose cool swagger surpassed even that of Gorillaz co-founder and leader Damon Albarn. Speaking of Albarn, I only got to see Blur once, but he seems even more fitting and comfortable in his role as conductor, frontman, and cheerleader of this impressive group of musicians. The two members of The Clash (Paul Simonon holding it down on bass, and Mick Jones on guitar) were both decked out in captains hats, which seemed like a fitting yet subtle attempt for them to stand out amongst the rest of the band, or at the very least a visual indication for the youngsters in the crowd, of which there were many.
As great as the music was performed, the MVP of the night for me was definitely Jamie Hewlett, whose 2D cartoons, 3D animations, and sketches were shown on the giant video screen above the band for the entire show. I’m not even a huge comic book nerd, but I felt like a 10 year old kid again watching his work. It was easily one of the most impressive displays of video work i’ve seen at an arena show since Nine Inch Nails at the very same venue in 2001. With all of the visual stimulation going on, you’d think it might overshadow the actual music that was being played, but it added to the experience greatly and the show wouldn’t have been nearly the same experience without it.
Not surprisingly, the concerts biggest highlight came during the encore when they played arguably their two biggest singles, Feel Good, Inc. and Clint Eastwood back to back. It was downright chilling hearing De La Soul’s David Jolicoeur’s maniacal laugh open up ‘Feel Good, Inc.’ live, which he would do a handful of more times throughout the song (seriously, I would just walk around doing that laugh in peoples faces ALL the time if I was him). Clint Eastwood was a treat to hear live, as like many in the audience i’m sure, it was my first introduction to Gorillaz in 2001.
I’ll admit I definitely scoffed at the ticket prices when the show was announced, but after the show last night and seeing all 30+ artists onstage at some point throughout the night along with amazing videos and lighting, it’s no wonder why the tickets were what they were, as none of that stuff comes cheap. I will say if you’re even remotely a fan of Gorillaz or interested in seeing this show to try and find away to see them on this tour, as it’s definitely one of the more special arena shows I’ve seen in a long long time.
Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (feat. the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Snoop Dogg via video screen)
19-2000 (feat. Rosie Wilson)
Last Living Souls
O Green World
Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack & Boobie Brown)
On Melancholy Hill
Superfast Jellyfish (feat. De La Soul)
Kids With Guns
Tomorrow Comes Today
Broken (feat. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Dirty Harry (feat. Bootie Brown)
DARE (feat. Rosie Wilson)
White Flag (feat. Bashy & Kano)
Cloud of Unknowing (feat. Bobby Womack)
Feel Good Inc. (feat. De La Soul)
Clint Eastwood (feat. Bashy & Kano)
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
Demon Days (feat. Bobby Womack)
Sarah Johnson is one of the best rock bands from Minneapolis but soon to be they will be residents of the road, and then Asheville, NC. This show doubles as their SPLIT TAPE RELEASE SHOW out on SACRECORDS
The trio will settle down on the east coast after a month long tour. The dates can be seen on their MySpace here..
A noise band with a beat, these dudes will melt your face.
Wed Oct 6
SARAH JOHNSON DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN, LIGHTED, VISIONS OF CHRIST
Monday, September 13, 2010
ALLEGRA’S BIRTHDAY SMASH / 7th Street Entry / 8:00 pm / 18+
with MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS and SLAPPING PURSES and ROLLER RINK
$5.00 adv | $5.00 door
Don’t be surprised if this isn’t all that happens.
Special Guest =
Alpha Consumer & Mystery Palace on a yacht! Seriously? Today!!
SydsList.com & ThermoDynamo Present: Rockin’ the Sunset
Our end of Summer party, featuring the rock stylings of Alpha Consumer and Mystery Palace, Live! Pre-party at Bayside Grille 2-4pm. At 4pm we board the Queen of Excelsior Yacht with 100+ guests and 2 awesome bands for a 3 hour Rock n’ Roll tour of Lake Minnetonka.
$15 At the Dock
BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.sydslist.com/yacht_party.php
Tickets are available using the link above. This event is limited to the first 100 people to purchase tickets. Cash Bar on the Boat.
Vikings Fans, do not fret, we play Thursday that week.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO ROCK ALONG!
Map to Bayside/Dock:
Voyager has recently reunited and are more magical than ever. This band has two synth wizards (John Kuder & Aaron Baum) as well as other members of Moonstone (Seth Rosetter & Sean Hartman) and rounded out with Jon Coe (Tender Meat) on drums.
Voyager was one of City Pages’ “Picked to Click” ranked bands in 2008 even though they went on hiatus months before voting even began.
Regardless they are back and it sounds ridculous. Find out for yourself tonight @
205 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Voyager will be performing at New Music Tuesdays with MFR tonight at Honey. Doors open at 9pm, admission is $5 and Voyager will be going on around 10:30.
Eric Kamau Grávátt of Weather Report playing tonight at Cafe Maude as a trio featuring Peter Schimke – 9pm-12am – Cafe Maude