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Love Nocturnal

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Bio:

Love Nocturnal is a new music fusion project out of Minneapolis, with the pulse of Americana and a spirit that spans genres. Grounded in the vocal harmonies of songwriters Renée Copeland and Kalen Rainbow Keir with Lightnin Joe Peterson on the keys, and Skyler Nowinski on drums, it's a little dark, a little sensitive, and a lot of soul.

 

 

 

http://soundcloud.com/love-nocturnal
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LOTT

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 / 10:00 pm

 

http://www.thehomesteadrecords.com/lott 

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The core inspiration for LOTT's compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, and Owen Pallet.

LOTT was awarded "Best Acoustic Performer" in City Pages Best Of the Twin Cities 2015. "...With a looping pedal hooked up to her instrument, Ottman layers intricate melodies that combine classical beauty with an adventurous ear for contemporary experimentation not unlike Andrew Bird. Her voice, loaded with attitude and a penchant for flowing leaps, sweetens the deal..."

 

https://www.facebook.com/lottband
Actual Wolf

Actual Wolf - June 17th - 10pm no cover

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Eric Pollard is a Grand Rapids, Minnesota, boy better known by the name he shares with his stage persona, band and ethos: Actual Wolf. A few years back, he emerged from behind the drum kit to become a front man and accomplished songwriter. Listening to him was to hear to a wolf trying on sound; a vocal chameleon who could effortlessly channel Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan or a nameless country music singer drifting in on an AM signal. There wasn’t any doubt this guy could sing, write or play — you just didn’t know where it was going to go.

Last year, Pollard left the Minnesota scene where he had just begun to make a mark to go to Nashville. On his way south he told folks he was going to make an album called Itasca, named for the county where he grew up — a land of 1,000 of Minnesota’s “10,000 Lakes,” tall pines, scrub brush and red dirt on the edge of town. Actual Wolf went all the way to the Country Music Capital of the USA to make an album that is required listening for a lonely late night drive up Highway 38 to Bigfork.

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Fort Wilson Riot

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 / 10:00 pm

BIO

This Minneapolis-based avant pop duo of Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis have no shortness of ambition. In 2011 they gave us the Generation Complex EP which experimented with pristine vocal harmonies married to jarring electro-garage-pop. Through 2012 and 2013 they made a mad dash around the USA into clubs, bars, living rooms and festivals like SXSW, CMJ, Midpoint Music Festival, Cataracts, Freakfest, and Independent’s Day.

And now, “trIllIun”. With the former 12 Rods and Mystery Palace man, Ryan Olcott, at the production helm, Fort Wilson Riot promise an album that blurs boundaries while immersing the listener in hypnotic waves from some sunset alien shore. The first taste is “Yes Indeed,” a sultry psychedelic R&B jam that showcases a new side of FWR and gives a tantalizing glimpse of the exciting new ground they are covering.

http://fortwilsonriot.bandcamp.com

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