Happy Thanksgiving from the Kilted Farmer team! There’s lots of great music to be seen and heard in the next few weeks. Here’s a sampling (links and details are in the table below).
Be safe this holiday season and we’ll see you at the shows. (Renee)
Transmission is making it’s debut at the Varsity Theater on Thanksgiving Eve with SECONDS, which is an event not to be missed. Get there early to catch the deep cuts starting at 9 and come prepared to dance.
VNV Nation returns to Station 4 the Monday after Thanksgiving with Straftanz. This probably goes without saying, but VNV Nation are always fantastic live. Here’s some video of Tomorrow Never Comes from the last time VNV were here.
The Birthday Massacre in Milwaukee
The Birthday Massacre is making a tour stop at the Miramar Theater in Milwaukee and are playing with _ash Aria_, featuring members of Imperative Reaction and The Awakening, and our friends I:Scintilla and Oncethesun. For those of you in Milwaukee or who can make the trip to Milwaukee, we highly recommend doing so.
Twin Cities Electropunk CD Release
Twin Cities Electropunk is releasing their 6th compilation showcasing 21 Twin Cities bands who embrace synthesizers, guitars, and the punk rock attitude. The compilation features Thought Thieves, Thosquonta, POP Inc., OBCT, Zwaremachine, Albuterol, Dissociate, MSRP, Avenpitch, Little Tin Box, The Blacklight, Mach FoX, Kether, OneNeoEon, St. Anthony Falls, The Trapezoids, The Night, Reflectivore, As|Of, Iron Balls Magente and iKKiA. A CD release show extravaganza is being held on December 3 at Club Underground on two stages. Watch the event’s Facebook page for a full band list and set times. All attendees receive a free copy of the CD. Or if you don’t want to wait, download the free compilation from Bandcamp.
The Dreaming, featuring former Stabbing Westward singer Christopher Hall, have just announced a show in St. Paul on December 8 in support of their sophomore album and major label debut, Puppet. Puppet was released on November 1. The album gets back to Hall’s more electronic roots after 2008’s more rock oriented Etched in Blood. I’m personally a huge fan of both Stabbing Westward and The Dreaming and having seen The Dreaming live 5 times, I think I am qualified to say that The Dreaming put on one helluv an energetic live show. Here’s the video for their lead single, Every Trace.
A Moment Without’s CD Release
And for those of you who like your music a little on the heavy side, head over to Ground Zero on December 9 for A Moment Without’s CD release show. They’ve invited their friends Rivkit, Dying Euforia and Cwn Annwn to help celebrate. Here’s a preview of A Moment Without’s new EP, Born of Fire.
|Wed, Nov 23||TRANSMISSION||Varsity Theater|
|Thur, Nov 24||Dark Meat II with DJ Overdrive||The Front|
|Fri, Nov 25||Static Image, Geodesic, Casket Parade, DJ SLT||Ground Zero|
|Mon, Nov 28||VNV Nation with Straftanz||Station 4|
|Wed, Nov 30||The Birthday Massacre, _ash Aria_, I:Scintilla, Oncethesun||Miramar Theater MILWAUKEE|
|Sat, Dec 3||Electropunk 6 CD Release, 2 stages||Club Underground|
|Thur, Dec 8||The Dreaming||Station 4|
|Fri, Dec 9||A Moment Without CD Release w/Rivkit, Dying Euforia, Cwn Annwn||Ground Zero|