Local supergroup GAYNGS played two shows at First Avenue on Friday to excited crowds of Twin Citizens decked out in prom gear. The night was pretty perfect, and Prince even made a brief appearance (though he didn’t play).
Skoal Kodiak & Gospel Gossip are sure to be great per usual.. Then there is “Death Cube” The mysterious super-group…
This is a great line-up for a great cause. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by!
Hey guys – the 501 is having an all day long event for The Pet Project. The event is called “Pet Rock”.
501 food, and $4 Grain Belt Premium, $5 Schell’s Firebrick, and $5 Schell’s Octoberfest will be served outdoors all day. Come early, and get some of the 501 brunch.
Here’s the 411:
OUTDOORS (back parking lot)
1pm Andy Elwell
3pm Death Cube (members of solid gold, fat kid wednesdays, mystery palace)
5pm Magic Castles
6pm Kill to Kill
7pm Speeds the Name
8pm First Communion After Party
9pm Skoal Kodiak
INDOORS (inside the club):
10:30 Gospel Gossip
outdoors is all ages!
inside is 21+
admission is FREE, but donations to the Pet Project are encouraged!
Aesthetic Apparatus Exhibits At 501
Can’t spell Aesthetic? Can’t spell Apparatus? Better learn! Because the 501 Club is exhibiting Expressive Works, incredible screen prints by dynamic graphic design and screen printing duo Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski, whose company goes by the name – Aesthetic Apparatus.
501 patrons and performers may already be familiar with some of AA’s band posters. They have designed and printed concert posters for bands such as Cake, Frank Black, Spoon, The Hold Steady, The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr, Grizzly Bear, Vivian Girls, The Decemberists, Bob Mould, Mark Mallman, Lucinda Williams and more.
Dan and Michael founded Aesthetic Apparatus around 1999 in Madison, Wisconsin, they say, as a fun side project from their real jobs. Their bio further states that “Over the years their limited edition, screen printed concert posters have secretly snuck into the hearts and minds of a small, rather silent group of socially awkward music and design nerds. Now, Aesthetic Apparatus is a full time, full-fledged, insanely unstoppable, and occasionally award winning design mega-studio. They will break your heart and drink your blood.”
Expressive Works by Aesthetic Apparatus is the third in Jon Oulman’s ongoing exhibition program at the 501 Club. This new venue opened with a show by graffiti-based stencil artists John Grider and Mike Fitzsimmons of Broken Crow, then was followed by 20th Century Works on Paper, War and Propaganda from Jon Oulman’s personal art collection.
This exhibit will be installed in time for Pet Rock (Fundraiser for The Pet Project), an all-day music and food event at the 501Club starting at noon on Saturday, September 26. All works in the exhibit are for sale.
St. Paul, MN
Dixie’s on Grand Stage, Grand & St. Albans
Grand Idol Winner
DJ Strange Love / DJ GigaMesh
MC Ben Quam
THE ONION Stage / Walgreens Lot, Grand & Grotto
3:15-5pm The Honeydogs
Noon-12:45pm McNally Smith College of Music Band
Pier 1 Lot, Grand & Grotto
Brian David Band
Wild Onion Stage, Grand & Avon
Dazy Head Mazy
Billy’s on Grand Stage, Grand & Victoria
Arc Flash Hazard
Salut Stage, Grand & Milton
Dr. Mambo’s Combo
D’Amico & Sons Stage, Grand & Chatsworth
Cadillac Kolstad and the Flats
First Communion After Party
Dust and Bones
Lavnder Stage, Grand & Oxford
DJ Red Richard
The Roxxy Hall Band
Far From Falling
High & Mighty
This year Sue McLean seems to have booked a little bit of everything:
06/12/2009 – The Derek Trucks Band / Ruthie Foster – $29
06/16/2009 – Tower of Power / Stephanie Divine – $31
06/26/2009 – Los Lonely Boys – $34
06/27/2009 – The Avett Brothers / Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers – $25
06/28/2009 – BoDeans / Rocket Club – $33
06/30/2009 – Femi Kuti / King Sunny Adé – $33
07/02/2009 – Soul Asylum / Slim Dunlap – $35
07/03/2009 – Toots and the Maytals – $43
07/15/2009 – Gov’t Mule – $29
07/17/2009 – Keb’Mo’ – $39
07/18/2009 – Dave Koz / Brian Culbertson – $46
07/25/2009 – Tina & The B-Sides (an evening with, First full reunion in 10 years) – $33
07/31/2009 – Solid Gold / Jeremy Messersmith / The Pines - $18
08/01/2009 – Gear Daddies – $48
08/03/2009 – Paolo Nutini / Erin McCarley / Matt Hires – $25
08/08/2009 – Alejandro Escovedo / Romantica – $25
08/15/2009 – Yonder Mountain String Band / Xavier Rudd – $32
08/19/2009 – Pat Green / Chris Knight – $25
08/21/2009 – Dar Williams / Haley Bonar / Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers – $24
08/28/2009 – Gaelic Storm (an evening with) – $29
Apparently there are still a few yet to be confirmed/announced as well.
For more info and the latest updates visit:
89.3 The Current & The Walker Art Center present:
Rock The Garden 2009
Featuring: The Decemberists, Calexico, Yeasayer, & Solid Gold
Walker Art Center
Gates open at 3pm
Solid Gold 4:30
Tickets are $40 ($35 for members) and onsale now for MPR and Walker members only. General onsale begins April 22nd.
Best news is that the stage will face the grassy hill this year!!! No hopefully they have 10x the porta potties and food vendors vs. last year!
Steve Seel interviews Colin Meloy on ‘The Hazards of Love’
Bill DeVille interviews Calexico + Live In-Studio Performance
Mary Lucia interviews Solid Gold + Live In-Studio Performance
Mary Lucia interviews Yeasayer + Live In-Studio Performance
Yeasayer perform ‘Tightrope’ in the 89.3 Studios
Thanks Dan Bougie (Words)
First Avenue’s Friday night kick packed all three of its rooms with artists and audiences. In the main room DJs TRL and Wes Winship warmed up a gathering crowd for a healthy sampling of contemporary indie pop. Not only did the mainroom showcase local favs Solid Gold and Tapes ‘n Tapes, but a New Hampshire band, Wild Light, that has recently earned a critical nod of existence from the New York Post and the L. A. Times, also played. Solid Gold provided the early direction, and led the show steadily upward through its mellow techno beats and warm water vocals. A number of cities music names at the show commented on coming explicitly for Solid Gold, and the band provided with a solid performance backed by gold and red light boxes. Out-of-towners, Wild Light, brought in some catchy vocal tunes supported by light electro-melodies and some nicely crafted ballads in a more traditional style. Their performance likely earned more than just one new fan (me). Tapes ‘n Tapes capped the evening in the mainroom with a climax of their frenetically syncopated rock songs, all of it coated masterfully in color by the crew at First Ave main stage. During this demonstration of indie’s darling upcomers the Entry hosted 1000’s of Cats, Strut and Shock, and Leisure Birds. Meanwhile the VIP Room was open to the public for Get Cryphy! with Plain Ole Bill and Jimmy Two Times keeping the dance vibe up all night. There were even PBRs for $2.50 and free gear for sporty PBR drinkers caught in the promo girls camera. For dancing, drinking, and rocking First Ave was certainly the place to be Friday night.