Mr. Kimbrough here is from one of my favorite MN connected bands (as this song is too). Hell, one of my favorite bands in general I suppose.
Sometimes irrational attachment to a theme can lead a DJ to a local band she'd not heard of before.
Here's a cut from the Minneapolis natives' new album.
I honestly thought this whole "reunion" thing was a big mistake. Trying to recapture that youthful magic seemed like a bad idea, even if it was for charity. Man, I'm glad they didn't ask for my opinion.
22 years after hanging it up following a show in Chicago, they walked out onto a stage in Canada and did this.
The pic ain't much, but the sound is awesome. TURN IT UP!
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lizzobanger! dead ahead!
my friend's band came into town over the weekend (and i'd play them if they had a decent-ish video available). traveling with them was black diet (formerly JT and the sloppy seconds), who put on an amazing set. they're playing all over the cities, and i HIGHLY recommend checking out a show if you get a chance.
another track here if you're bored.
The local hip-hop scene is quite prolific, with an ever-increasing number of artists. Atmosphere is at the top of my list mostly because of their melodies, accessibility and style. Imagine my surprise to find them performing in London while I was studying abroad there in 2009. Even more fortuitous, the club was 2 blocks from the student housing I was staying in!
One of my best friends recently moved to Minneapolis. In addition to his duties at a professional teacher of high school biology, he also plays songs. Once he finally sets up some gigs at Minneapolis you had better believe at least a couple of you are going to go. Or I am going to guilt the heck out of you in hopes of making you attend.
Brian Wheat, in Buffalo's famed abandoned Central Terminal, 2011. Also, man, anyone shooting a music video loves to rip off La Blogotheque, huh?