MUSIC REVIEW | Information Society at The Fine line Music Cafe

Photos By: 
Ben Zvan

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

The crowd for Information Society's April 18 homecoming show at the Fine Line Music Cafe appeared to have been mostly in junior high and high school while InSoc was releasing the albums that made them a hit. DJ Jake Rudh began the evening with music and media designed to take us back to that time, when a handful of weird kids with samples and synthesizers could become a band and an enduring band at that. Stony-faced and ambitiously coiffed young musicians of thirty years ago shared the screen with Star Wars sequels and Daleks to create a 1980s just a bit better than the decade we actually grew up with.

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Record Store Day 2015: 10 stores, 5 hours, 2 cities

Photos by Ann Treacy

Saturday, April 19 was Record Store Day. My favorite 10 year old and I made our second annual pilgrimage to as many shops as we could visit in St Paul and Minneapolis.

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MUSIC REVIEW | Charlie Hunter Trio, Molly Maher & Gabriela Sweet and Erik Koskinen on Real Phonic Radio

Photos by Ann Treacy

Thursday, April 16 I heard a cover of Lorde's Royals on the trombone and I'm not even sure if that's the best thing I heard that night. On the Third Thursday of the month, Real Phonic Radio Hour presents music at the James J Hill Reference Library. Each month is something different; April was a month of instrumental wows!

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MUSIC REVIEW | Damien Rice nails it at Northrop Auditorium

If there was a single line or moment that perfectly captured last night’s performance at the Northrop Auditorium, it was towards the end of the show when Damien Rice said with a smile after a particularly light-hearted moment, “We’re not supposed to be laughing, it’s a sad concert.”

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MUSIC IN PHOTOS| Aar Maanta and Sankophoenix at the Cedar Cultural Center

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Corina Bernstein

Aar Maanta and Sankophoenix rocked the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, April 11th.

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Jorma Kaukonen at the Dakota Jazz Club

There’s never any telling what incarnation of Jorma Kaukonen is going to show up. Hot Tuna (electric or acoustic) with lifelong confederate Jack Casady on bass or simply by himself. The o

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Father John Misty at First Avenue

Photos by Chad Rieder

On Saturday, April 4, Father John Misty performed at First Avenue in Minneapolis. King Tuff opened.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | OK Go at First Avenue

Photos by Chad Rieder

On Thursday, April 2, OK Go performed at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

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MUSIC REVIEW | Candid Kid EP release at the Turf Club

Photo by Ann Treacy

You have to appreciate a band that plays a few new songs at an EP release party. The new songs are post-EP (Turtleneck) production. That’s a group with a lot of ideas and enthusiasm for the music. That’s Candid Kid.

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