An evening of goth rock w/Strap On Halo, Autumn, Principality

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Kilted Farmer Koncerts presents…

An evening of goth rock with Strap On Halo (Seattle), Autumn, and Principality

Saturday, August 12, 2016
Doors 9:00 pm
Show 9:30 pm
21+, $12 door

Venue Info

Club Underground at the Spring Street Tavern
355 Monroe St. NE
Minneapolis, MN
Directions

Social Links

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Videos and bios below the fold…

Strap On Halo

Strap On Halo’s music harkens to ‘traditional gothic’ that is driven by howling guitars, resonating bass and a haunting female voice.

Cassandra ~ DOMINION MAGAZINE

Seattle, Washington darkwave trio Strap On Halo craft elegant, minimalist electronica that gives a solid hat tip to goth and French coldwave, yet succeeds in pushing the genre into a lyrically driven, ethereal space that is dream inducing and haunted in equal measure.

Aaron the Audiophile of 53rd and 3rd Magazine has said of the band, “Strap On Halo sounds as if they recorded their session in a smokey underworld dungeon but doesn’t rely on horrific imagery to sell their mission statement. Instead, they focus on an eerie groove and moody atmosphere to paint an audio picture of both gloom and beauty.”

The trio draw comparisons to Faith and the Muse, Switchblade Symphony and Siouxsie and the Banshees. They are revered and recognized as veterans of the 90’s second wave of the gothic rock resurgence. Known for their mesmerizing performances and beautifully produced albums, Miranda Yardly of Terrorizer magazine has said of the 2011 full length, The Dead Don’t Lie… “Lenore is a stand out track for me, I can’t get it out of my head. Even if I could, I’d want it back on, just for the drum machine alone. If you could bottle this song, I’d take a crateful, that cold 90’s sound injected with a smidgeon of sexiness…”

Formed in 2009, Strap On Halo are Layla Reyna, vocals and programming, Sean Rial on guitar and bassist Marc Rhon Jones. The band first released the album Cherry Flavored Quick Fix [2009] which garnered local, national and international attention that has continued with each subsequent release. Following the full length The Dead Don’t Lie [2011], the trio remained heavily focused on creating a flood of new work, releasing the single Gloomy Sunday [2012], followed by the release of the 5 song EP Haunted [2014], Ode To Krampus [2015] and the newly released full length Prayers For The Living [2016]

Prayers For The Living was an important milestone for Strap On Halo as it followed the decision to relocate the band to Seattle, following a move by bassist Marc Jones to the area in the previous year. Prayers For The Living was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Lee Popa [Killing Joke, Ministry, Slammin’ Watusis] who also played keys on the single Chameleon from the album. Also present for recording and production was Paul Barker [Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lead Into Gold] which also resulted in the band receiving an endorsement from Barker’s synth pedal company, Malekko Heavy Industry.

Strap On Halo enter the studio in May, 2016 to begin recording the new EP, Altar Of Interim due to be released later in the year. Shortly thereafter, the band embarks upon a four week U.S. tour in August, followed by the band’s first European tour which takes place in September in support of their latest album, Prayers For The Living.

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Autumn

Gothic rock band Autumn was formed in 1992 and has released two full-length albums, 1997’s The Hating Tree and 1999’s Return to the Breath, both under Tess Records. The group grew a large fan base in Minneapolis and beyond, gaining exposure by appearing with artists such as Sunshine Blind, Lycia, Ascension, Switch Blade, and the Wake. They went on hiatus in 2010, performing a farewell show at Ground Zero with Faith and the Muse, hosted by Kilted Farmer Koncerts. Autumn re-formed in 2014 and are in top shape. They are gigging regularly and were the headline performer at 2016’s Goth Prom. They are currently working on their third full-length album.

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Principality

Minneapolis based new romantics.

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DJ Fenris

DJ Fenris

Disciple of hard sounds ranging from Industrial & Goth to Electro doom & Hard Dance.
Resident DJ at Ground Zero Nightclub in Minneapolis. DJ Fenris regularly spins at Darker Mondays, a quarterly dance night devoted to goth, darkwave, and ethereal tunes.

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