ACTORS, The Bellwether Syndicate, Autumn at The Nomad

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and The Nomad World Pub present…

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ACTORS, The Bellwether Syndicate, and Autumn
With DJ Grant Mayland of Dark Energy

Monday, May 6, 2019
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 21+

$18 advance / $20 at the door
Tickets on sale now at EventBrite!

Venue Info

Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Nomad is located on Cedar Ave, just south of Riverside, and is near the West Bank Green Line Station and the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking near the venue. Directions and parking info are available from The Nomad’s website.

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ACTORS

The term “post-punk”, like many terms with a similar prefix, is firmly planted in a time in history, and signifies an added precision and experimentation to a thrilling genre that has echoed forward in both style and attitude. The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as “post-post-punk”. In a period where we narrowcast rather than broadcast so fans and new music-seekers can firmly plant themselves in a niche, Corbett takes swings at creating sounds and production techniques that one would not usually find in a starter package of cliché plugins and samples. Backed by a stoic yet playful backing band, the frontman shows an enthusiasm while performing and recording that often isn’t seen or heard in his preferred genre. Often seen at festivals as one of the only acts with live instrumentation, the velocity created by having a live group of musicians brings back the listener to a time where players actually performed alongside one another in the studio, rather than being comped or programmed. Those who choose not to embrace and study history are often lazy repeaters, but an act like this knows where to cherry pluck from the past and where to build upon it.

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The Bellwether Syndicate

The Bellwether Syndicate are a group of Chicago-based operatives of the sonic avant-garde, intent on speaking truth to power with a sharp tongue.

Fronted by veteran artist William Faith (of Faith and the Muse) and Sarah Rose (aka DJ Scary Lady Sarah), The Bellwether Syndicate are coloring outside of prescribed genre lines, choosing here to push the boundaries of style and substance into something relevant and vital.

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Autumn

Forming in Minneapolis in 1994, autumn has always sought to create melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply, that have the ability to haunt you in some way after the fact.

Autumn had a busy 2018, releasing their latest full-length album, “chandelier,” on Sett Records, on March 23 and touring with darksider legends, Clan of Xymox.

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Grant Mayland

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Chief Executioner at Dark Energy, a collective of DJs and musicians dedicated to promoting and playing the best in the darker side of dance music, past and present.

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The Foreign Resort, Panic Priest and Grave Society

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and The Red Sea Restaurant and Bar present…

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The Foreign Resort
With guests Panic Priest, Grave Society, and DJ Hyperkarma

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 21+

$12 advance / $15 at the door
Tickets on sale 12/14 at Brown Paper Tickets!

Venue Info

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Red Sea is located at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, next to the West Bank Green Line Station and near the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking within 2 blocks of the venue. The restaurant and bar have separate entrances. Enter the venue from the door closest to Washington Ave., a few doors north of Riverside. Directions and parking info are available from the Red Sea’s website.

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The Foreign Resort

The Foreign Resort – a mix of dark new wave and explosive post-punk.
Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, the band combines the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demands your attention.

The Foreign Resort have toured relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways, sharing bills with bands like Cold Cave, DIIV, The Soft Moon, She Past Away, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories, Ash Code and many more. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in playing more than 420 shows across North America and Europe with performances at several festivals incl. SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen, Canadian Music Week, POP Montreal and Nocturnal Culture Night. The trio will continue playing shows at venues and festivals throughout 2018 while preparing their next full length release on Artoffact Records in 2019, preceded by their latest single “She is Lost“.

Source: www.theforeignresort.com

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Panic Priest

Death. Sex. Doomed Romance. These three simple phrases define the sound and thematic presence of Panic Priest. The musical project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jack Armondo (of “dark pop” duo My Gold Mask), Panic Priest is centered around Armondoʼs deep, crooning vocals while weaving together electronic beats, dreamy guitars and synths. Panic Priest creates midnight melodies that wonʼt soon leave your memory as dawn breaks.

Panic Priestʼs debut and self-titled illustration to the world saw itʼs release in May of 2018 under Negative Gain Productions and was mixed and recorded in part by Adam Stillson of the electronic/ shoegaze project New Canyons. Armondo crosses boundaries as he offers a host of technical skill by blending the likes of darkwave, post-punk, and synthpop into one unique melting pot. The album also features guest contributions from members of such acts as Wingtips, NITE, and Airiel.

“Itʼs a solid LP built on a foundation of well presented songs.”
– I Die:You Die

“…fans of early Tears for Fears and Peter Murphy’s Deep should love its moody
grooves, dark romanticism, and chilly synths.”
– Chicago Reader

“…a sound that while reminiscent of The Mission, inexplicably transcends genre with it’s opulent fervor.”
– Post-Punkdotcom

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Grave Society

Blackened goth rock from Minneapolis.

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Hyperkarma

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Embracing the darkness and bridging the gulf between aesthetic worlds while filling the abyss with a flawless stream of bittersweet dance music.

Hyperkarma can often be found filling the floors at Dark Energy and Gothess events, as well as at Minneapolis’ annual Goth Prom and various other events.

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Clan of Xymox postponed to November 12

Clan of Xymox have postponed their Days of Black 2019 tour to November.

If you’ve already purchased tickets for the original March date at the Loring, they will be honored for the new date. Once the new date is confirmed, we will update everyone here and on our social media. If you wish to request a refund, you’ll be able to do so after we publish the new date to the ticketing page, per Brown Paper Tickets policy. Please stay tuned!

Update, January 27: This show has been moved to November 12 at the Loring. 

Here’s the band’s official statement:

New date 11/12! Clan of Xymox – Days of Black Tour 2019

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Absynthetic Productions present…

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Clan of Xymox – Days of Black Tour 2019
With The Bellwether Syndicate and Autumn
DJ Paul Robb of Information Society
Kilted Farmer Koncerts’ 15th Anniversary celebration

UPDATE! The tour has been postponed to November. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new date, November 12. (Updated date: January 27, 2019)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 New date November 12, 2019!
8 pm doors / 9 pm show
18+ ID required

$25 advance / $30 at the door
Tickets on sale at Brown Paper Tickets

Venue Info

Loring Bar & Restaurant
327 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Clan of Xymox

Formed in Amsterdam in 1984, Clan of Xymox became one of the mainstays of the 4AD label. Along with label mates such as Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance the Clan’s dark electro-gothic approach to music quickly became the benchmark by which all other bands to follow were judged.

In its long and storied history, Clan Of Xymox has developed a signature dark electro-gothic sound that has made the act adored around the world. With the new album, Matters of Mind, Body and Soul, the band explores its signature, melancholic sound, as evidenced by standout tracks such as “I Close My Eyes” and “I’ll Let You Go.”

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The Bellwether Syndicate

The Bellwether Syndicate are a group of Chicago-based operatives of the sonic avant-garde, intent on speaking truth to power with a sharp tongue.

Fronted by veteran artist William Faith (of Faith and the Muse) and Sarah Rose (aka DJ Scary Lady Sarah), The Bellwether Syndicate are coloring outside of prescribed genre lines, choosing here to push the boundaries of style and substance into something relevant and vital.

Bandcamp | Facebook | Spotify | Apple Music

Autumn

Forming in Minneapolis in 1994, autumn has always sought to create melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply, that have the ability to haunt you in some way after the fact.

Autumn had a busy 2018, releasing their latest full-length album, “chandelier,” on Sett Records, on March 23 and touring with darksider legends, Clan of Xymox.

Bandcamp | Facebook | Spotify | Apple Music

Paul Robb

Paul Robb is a founding member of Information Society, a musical collective which has been recording and performing for over twenty-five years. After emerging from the Minneapolis underground in the mid-1980s, the group stormed onto the national scene with their international cult classic “Running,” one of the most influential electro/freestyle tracks of all time.

Led by founder/producer Paul Robb, the group went on to release numerous Top 40 hits, notably the No. 1 smash “What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy),” as well as “Walking Away,” “Think,” and “Peace and Love, Inc.”. Numerous national and international tours followed; outside the United States, the group is especially popular in Scandinavia, Spain, Japan, and South America.

After departing Tommy Boy/Reprise Records in the mid-90s, the group returned to its electro-industrial roots on several independent releases. Re-releases of both “Running” and “What’s on Your Mind” have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Club chart in recent years.

And One [CANCELED!]

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Amsterdam Bar & Hall present…

And One – World Vibration Tour 2019 [CANCELED]

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With special guests
Zwaremachine

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Doors 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm show, 21+

Tickets $25 advance, online at Ticketfly.com
$30 at the door

[UPDATE] Due to circumstances outside Kilted Farmer Koncerts’ control, this show has been canceled. All tickets purchased online from Ticketfly have been refunded. If you purchased tickets from Amsterdam or one of Amsterdam’s ticket outlets, please return to point of purchase for a refund.

Venue Info

Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St. (6th & Wabasha)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Directions and parking info

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Glitch Mode Decode Tour w/Cyanotic, KANGA, Amelia Arsenic, for all the emptiness

Kilted Farmer Koncerts, Absynthetic Productions, and The Red Sea Restaurant and Bar present…

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Glitch Mode Decode Tour 2018 w/Cyanotic and KANGA
With special guests Amelia Arsenic, for all the emptiness, and DJ Fenris

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Doors 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm show, 21+

$20 advance / $25 at the door
Tickets on sale July 6 at 10 am at Brown Paper Tickets!

Venue Info

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Red Sea is located at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, next to the West Bank Green Line Station and near the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking within 2 blocks of the venue. The restaurant and bar have separate entrances. Enter the venue from the door closest to Washington Ave., a few doors north of Riverside. Directions and parking info are available from the Red Sea’s website.

Social Links

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Videos and bios below the fold…

Cyanotic

The soundtrack to a dystopian world view.

Part band, part machine, the Chicago-based angry robot outfit Cyanotic, has been producing their own hybrid of angry robot music since forming in 2002. Striking balance between synthetic order and frenzied chaos, the band’s 2017 release “Tech Noir” serves as a welcome updating of their loving homage to electronic music culture and classic cyberpunk tropes.

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KANGA

Producer, songwriter, composer, KANGA wields the power of objectification in a hyper surreal world of techno-industrial landscapes and manipulative pop hooks. (Source: KANGA Bandcamp)

KANGA is a solo project of a Los Angeles based composer, artist, and music programmer who has worked on films that include Nightmare, The Devils Carnival II, Insidious III, and The Conjuring II. KANGA has been making a lot of waves in the couple of years, including a recommendation from Gary Numan as well as performances at Terminus Festival and Cold Waves! Here’s a video from her explosive show at The Red Sea back in January…

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Amelia Arsenic

Harsh beats for dark times. Electro-punk rivet-jams with a satirical edge featuring the caustic pairing of versatile ingenue.

Amelia Arsenic is a Sydney-born musician, visual artist, and fashion designer. She’s released two solo EPs and was previously a member of Angelspit.

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for all the emptiness

Dark electronic music project responding to claims based on anti-reason.

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DJ Fenris

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Sonic shapeshifter specializing in the manifestation of dark sounds ranging from ebm, industrial and goth to techno, electro, synth and new waves. Resident DJ at Ground Zero Nightclub in Minneapolis. Also a regular guest of Hard Mondays at the Rouge at The Lounge.

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Hocico postponed

The Hocico show originally scheduled for May 22, 2018 has been postponed due to delays with the band’s visa process. We are currently working with Hocico’s team and the venue to re-schedule. As soon as we have a new date set, we’ll let everyone know here and on our social sites.

Because we do not yet have a new date set, all pre-sale tickets for the 5/22 Minnesota date will be refunded and those tickets will not be valid for the re-scheduled date.

How do I get a refund?

  • If you purchased online through TicketFly, you’ll be automatically refunded by the end of this week.
  • If you purchased paper tickets in person at Amsterdam or a ticket outlet, stop by Amsterdam with your ticket to receive a refund at the main bar.

Will I need to buy a new ticket for the new date?
Yes. Once tickets go on sale for the new date, you’ll need to purchase a new ticket for the re-scheduled date.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but we felt it was the best course of action to issue refunds right away and start fresh when we have a new date.

Here’s the official statement from Hocico. Note that because we’re issuing refunds to everyone now, tickets originally purchased for 5/22 will not be valid for the new Minnesota date, and this differs from the band’s statement.

Dear Hocicones in the USA, We are sorry to inform you that our visa process has been delayed therefore we can’t play the shows planned for May 2018.

Our work permits/Visas to enter the US have been put on hold, they keep asking for extra documents and we are not sure if they will be ready on time for the tour dates in May.

The process for obtaining the permits have become tougher for all musicians and unfortunately we have to postpone and re-schedule such dates.

We are already in contact with all the promoters and we are working to re-schedule the dates for a later point this year, no worries, if you already have tickets for a show they will be valid for the next date in your city! We deeply apologize for the inconveniences this might have caused any of you and we hope you all understand the situation. We will have more news soon and we look forward to seeing you very soon!!

Sincerely Pure Underground, Erk and Racso

Thanks everyone for understanding, and for your continued support of independent music.

Adoration Destroyed, FIRES, Xentrifuge, Souless Affection

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and The Red Sea Restaurant and Bar present…

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Adoration Destroyed and FIRES
With special guests Xentrifuge and Souless Affection

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 21+

$12 advance / $15 at the door
Tickets on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets!

Venue Info

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Red Sea is located at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, next to the West Bank Green Line Station and near the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking within 2 blocks of the venue. The restaurant and bar have separate entrances. Enter the venue from the door closest to Washington Ave., a few doors north of Riverside. Directions and parking info are available from the Red Sea’s website.

Social Links

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Videos and bios below the fold…

Adoration Destroyed

With one eyeliner-stained eye looking back over a black-clad shoulder, harkening to the dark electronic music of the past, yet seductively mixed with bleeding-edge production drawn from modern EDM, and other electronic genres.

This project is an outlet for the ravaged, the lost and fucked-up souls.

Raw, visceral chronicles encased in a slick dichotomy of infectious Bass Music and Dark….

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FIRES

Thirteen years. The time between beginning and an ending, and the return to the familiar ground of first pages being turned.

This is the ethos behind FIRES, new project from Eric Sochocki (Cryogen Second, Becoming The Devourer), which sees a return to his dance roots. However, this return is not to familiar territory, as FIRES does not opt for political warnings entrenched in post-apocalyptic imagery, as seen in Cryogen Second, or towards the esoteric and ephemeral, like Becoming the Devourer. Instead, FIRES is a direct reach inward and expressed in pop melodies, electronic rock, and nods to the retro-futurism of Synthwave.

FIRES began in August of 2016 and the first single (Counting Walls) was released in October of 2016, and quickly began circulating throughout the US industrial scene. A second single (To Be All Alone) was released a few weeks after. In early 2017, the band signed to Metropolis Records to release FIRES’ debut album, Red Goes Grey, in September of the same year. This album can trace its musical lineage directly to industrial acts like Imperative Reaction, Aesthetic Perfection, and Alter Der Ruine, while taking pieces from modern Synthwave producers like Carpenter Brut, S U R V I V E, and Vogel.

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Xentrifuge

From NJ-NYC’s Underground Music Scene comes Xentrifuge, a brutal assault of Harsh Industrial/Aggrotech, constructed by the collectively innovative minds of Chris X and Lisa Hellen.

Xentrifuge brings a groundbreaking blend of Industrial-based sound, fused with noise, and a touch of heavy guitar work.

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Souless Affection

Souless Affection was created as a medium to vent lifetimes of abuse, rape, molestation, neglect, and torment at the hands of a bastard world.

Two of the original founding members of Souless Affection, TJ and Jesse, reunite for their first show together in over 8 years. This will be an extra special, high energy performance that you don’t want to miss!

 

POSTPONED! Hocico – Spider Bites Tour 2018 – with Absynthe of Faith and FTC

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED. See Hocico Postponed for full details.

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Amsterdam Bar & Hall present…

 

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Hocico – Spider Bites Tour 2018

With special guests
Absynthe of Faith, F.T.C., and DJ Fenris

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Doors 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm show, 21+

Tickets $25 advance, online at Ticketfly.com
$30 at the door

Venue Info

Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St. (6th & Wabasha)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Directions and parking info

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Covenant – The Blinding Dark Tour 2018 at Amsterdam

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Amsterdam Bar & Hall present…

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Covenant – The Blinding Dark Tour 2018

With special guests
Endless Blue, Sweat Boys, and Le Hearse

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Doors 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm show, 21+

Tickets $25 advance, online at Ticketfly.com
$30 at the door

Venue Info

Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St. (6th & Wabasha)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Directions and parking info

Social Links

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Videos and bios below the fold…

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