Kilted Farmer Koncerts, 89.3 The Current, and Mill City Nights present…
With Big Black Delta, Roman Remains & DJ Jake Rudh
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Doors 7:00 pm
$25 in advance / $30 at the door
VIP reserved balcony tickets $45
Details at millcitynights.com
Mill City Nights
111 5th Street N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Videos and bios below the fold…
Godfather of synthpop Gary Numan returns to Minneapolis for the first time since 2008. Numan’s influence spans far and wide and success came early. The 1979 hit “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”, released under the name Tubway Army, topped the UK singles chart and “Cars”, under his own name, reached #9 in the US in 1980. Numan’s stage shows during those early years were elaborate and futuristic and the concert video released for The Touring Principle is often cited as the first commercial music video release.
After experimenting with elements of jazz, funk and ethereal, rhythmic pop during the 80s and film scoring in the early 90s, Numan’s work began taking a darker and harsher turn in 1994, with the release of the industrial influenced Sacrifice (Dawn in the US). Sacrifice was well received by critics and began to re-establish his critical reputation, which had faltered during the 80s.
Gary Numan’s work has been lauded widely among musicians, receiving acknowledgement and praise and from artists such as Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, Beck, Tricky, Jarvis Cocker, and David Bowie. His works have been covered by a wide range of artists including Nine Inch Nails, Fear Factory, Smashing Pumpkins, Information Society, Hole, Foo Fighters, Pop Will Eat Itself, and The Rentals.
2013 marked the release of Numan’s 22nd studio album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), which reached the UK top 20 and the US Billboard 200. 2013 also featured a short US tour with multiple sold out shows, including a Los Angeles date at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary.
Big Black Delta
Big Black Delta is a solo project created in 2010 by Mellowdrone founder, vocalist and bassist, Jonathan Bates. After buying a laptop from friend Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, Sonoio), he began creating the minimal sounds of Big Black Delta.
Source: Rolling Stone
Roman Remains is a side project of veteran British rockers Liela Moss and Toby Butler of the Duke Spirit. Their debut EP, Energy You, was released on November 5 and is available on iTunes. The band’s full length is set for release in 2014.
DJ Jake Rudh
Transmisison’s DJ Jake Rudh is a veteran of the Twin Cities music scene. Transmission is in it’s 13th year of brining the Twin Cities the best in new wave, no wave, indie rock, British pop, garage, mod, punk, post-punk, synth-pop, electro, guilty pleasures and everything in between, brought to you weekly on Wednesdays at Clubhouse Jager and Thursdays on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current.
Both Transmission and Rudh have received numerous awards through the years. Transmission was called “The Best Dance Night, Period” by METRO Magazine (2010) and ”The Best Dance Night in the Twin Cities” by readers of Vita.MN Magazine (2011).
Transmission (on the radio) is a weekly radio program on Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10pm (Central). See the video of the day and hear previous programs at The Current.