Mini Mansions reinvent the nightmare video
Mini Mansions recently released their self-titled debut album on Rekords Rekords (a new label owned by Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme). Mini Mansions includes Queens of the Stone Age bass player Michael Shuman.
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Minneapolis indie/blues/rock band Union Shakedown are releasing their debut self-titled EP this Saturday, November 13 at 400 Bar with The Fattenin’ Frogs and Hip Replacement.
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Dignan play 400 Bar, July 11
McAllen, Texas band Dignan play 400 Bar on July 11 opening for The King and the Thief.
Here’s a track off Cheaters & Thieves:
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Peggy Sue's Long Division Blues live outside Minneapolis
If you missed Peggy Sue at 400 Bar last week, you’re in luck.
The band recorded this video outside Minneapolis just for Perfect Porridge.
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According to the PR folks, BugGiRL are an old-school breed of road warrior. Old school rock work ethics, with an old school rock sound. One look at the sister/brother power-duo and you can tell this band takes no prisoners.
Here’s their video for “Blood Sweat & Beers”
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Today I’m checking out The Candles, which is a solo project from Josh Lattanzi, best known for playing bass for Albert Hammond, Jr., Ben Kweller, and The Lemonheads.
This is unobtrusive chill rock reminiscent of Fountains of Wayne’s older stuff or perhaps material that could’ve been on the Dumb & Dumber soundtrack (which I dig, btw).
Here’s the single:
The Candles : “Here or Gone” (mp3)
Definitely good background music for cranking out the work today. The group’s debut album, Between The Sounds, will be released April 13th.
The Candles will be playing at the 400 Bar on February 20th with . . . → Read More: The Candles coming to burn down the 400 Bar
Langhorne Slim will set you free
A few years ago I caught a stirring SXSW set by songwriting troubadour Langhorne Slim and became an instant fan.
He was gritty, emotional and honest — all the best attributes of today’s crowded songwriter genre.
This week Kemado Records releases Slim’s new album, Be Set Free, which is a 38 minute romp through simpler times, love and reflection.
Here’s the single:
Langhorne Slim : “I Love You But Goodbye” (mp3)
Favorite tracks include “Cinderella,” “Back to the Wild,” and “Yer Wrong.”
Be Set Free is poppier than previous Slim work, and although I like the album, I much prefer Slim live.
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Although I studied classical music in college and was a regular patron of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra growing up, I have little doubt that reviewing a new classical album would never have happened if it didn’t have Sufjan Stevens name attached to it.
The BQE is a film and musical suite — composed by Sufjan Stevens — exploring New York City’s Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The performance featured 36 performers including a band, a wind and brass ensemble, string players, a horn section, projected film footage of the expressway and five hula hoopers.
I received an advance review copy of the album and listened . . . → Read More: The millenial generation's Koyaanisqatsi: Sufjan Stevens' The BQE