6/4 Ego Likeness and Stoneburner at Club Underground

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Club Underground present…

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Ego Likeness
With special guests Stoneburner and Absynthe of Faith

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Doors 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm show, 21+

$12 advance / $15 at the door

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Venue Info

Club Underground at the Spring Street Tavern
355 Monroe St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Ego Likeness

Source: www.egolikeness.com

Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland. Taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune, the band began as an experimental/ dark trip hop project. Throughout the course of four full length albums and several EPs, Ego Likeness have explored numerous styles from darkwave to trip-hop to rock.

Ego Likeness signed with Metropolis Records in 2010 to release their fourth album, Breedless. The album showcases their dark electronic trip hop sensibilities overlaid with Donna’s passionately emotive vocals. While many may compare them to Curve and Collide, Ego Likeness continues to take their music to darker corners of the human psyche.

In addition to touring extensively with The Cruxshadows, Voltaire, Ayria, Angelspit, The Ludovico Technique, Ego Likeness has had the honor of sharing the stage with The Damned, Peter Murphy, Chris Connelly, Collide, Razed in Black, Bella Morte, Das Ich, Rasputina, Iris, Decoded Feedback, The Azoic, More Machine Than Man, In Strict Confidence, Combichrist, Stromkern, New Model Army, And One, Seabound, Attrition, Assemblage 23, Nitzer Ebb, Aesthetic Perfection, Terrorfakt, The Gothsicles, and many others.

Ego Likeness has performed at festivals throughout the US and in Europe, including Dragon*Con (Atlanta GA), Convergence 11 (San Diego CA), Dracula’s Ball (Philadelphia PA), Ring Con (Fulda, Germany), Balticon (Baltimore MD), Black Sun Festival I (New Haven CT), Freaks United (DC), Eccentrik Festival (Raleigh NC), Reverence (Madison WI), Wicked Faire (Somerset NJ), WTII Mini-Fest (Chicago IL), several Electronic Saviors Benefit shows, and others.

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Stoneburner

Source: www.stoneburnerband.com

Stoneburner is the solo project from Steven Archer that combines tribal fusion electronic dance music with experimental sounds. Steven Archer is a multifaceted musician, artist, and writer.  He is best known for his work with the electronic rock band Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records) as well has is abstract electronica project ::Hopeful Machines::.  His music has been used in several feature sound tracks including the recent award winning documentary Small Small Thing. He has also been commissioned to score a video for NASA on the upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission.

Stoneburner is his vision of the music and philosophy of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” book series. It fuses traditional organic instruments and vocals from all over the world with modern electronic dance music in an attempt to tap into the books technological-tribal aesthetic. His hope is that the project will do justice to the novel’s vision of Arrakis and it’s warrior inhabitants.

Live shows are intense and fluid, consisting of multimedia video projections and often incorporate tribal fusion belly dance troupes.

He has written and illustrated several books available on Amazon.com as well as freelance art for several publishers including Weird Tales magazine. His artwork and jewelry can be purchased from the Ego Likeness etsy store.

More information can be found on the Ego Likeness website or on the Ego Likeness Wikipedia page.

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Absynthe of Faith

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Absynthe of Faith is a Twin Cities based Industrial/EBM-esque project formed in late 2007.

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Ayria w/Inertia 11/15 at The Nether Bar

Kilted Farmer Koncerts presents…

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Ayria

With special guests Inertia and The Trapezoids

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Doors 7:30 pm
Show 8:00 pm
18+, $12 adv / $15 door
Details at millcitynights.com

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Venue Info

Mill City Nights
111 5th Street N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Combichrist & The Birthday Massacre at Mill City Nights Nov 5

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and AEG Live present…

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Combichrist & The Birthday Massacre

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Doors 8:00 pm
Show 8:30 pm
18+
Details at millcitynights.com

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The bands are doing separate VIP meet and greets.

  • VIP tickets including meet & greet with Combichrist
  • VIP tickets including meet & greet with The Birthday Massacre

Venue Info

Mill City Nights
111 5th Street N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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5/26 Aurelio Voltaire, Ego Likeness, Bad September at Amsterdam

Kilted Farmer Koncerts & Amsterdam Bar and Hall present…

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Aurelio Voltaire

With special guests Ego Likeness and Bad September

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Doors 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm show, 21+

Tickets $13 advance
$15 at the door
Tickets available now at ticketfly.comAmsterdam ticket outlets!

Venue Info

Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St. (6th & Wabasha next to Eclipse Records)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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5/13 Voltaire & Ego Likeness at Amsterdam

Kilted Farmer Koncerts & Amsterdam Bar and Hall present…

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Voltaire

With special guests Ego Likeness and The Trapezoids

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Doors 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm show, 18+

Tickets $12 advance
$15 at the door

Venue Info

Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St. (6th & Wabasha next to Eclipse Records)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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11/17 Ego Likeness, GATA, Servitor and Ficshe at Ground Zero

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Ground Zero Nightclub present…

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Ego Likeness

with special guests

Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Servitor and Ficshe

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 18+
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Tickets $12 advance
$15 at the door

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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An Interview with Kristy from The Azoic

Kristy, who is the vocalist, lyricist, keys and programming for The Azoic, answered a few questions for Kilted Farmer Koncerts about The Azoic, The Azoic’s first ever Minneapolis show on August 31 with Combichrist, Niliahah Records, the Kickstarter experience, the “darkwave” scene and more.

A big thank you to Kristy for taking the time to do this interview. We are very much looking forward to the show on August 31 and we hope to see everyone there!

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The Azoic was formed in February of 1996 in Columbus, Ohio. The band released their first album, “The Divine Suffering” in October of that year. They now have 7 full length albums, 4 EPs and several tours under their belts. Most recently, the band released an EP for the song “Corruption” in early 2013. They’ve had tracks featured in Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 on Xbox and have released singles that climbed to the top 5 on the DAC (Deutsche Alternative Charts) and DUC (Dutch Alternative Charts).

Kristy founded Nilaihah Records in 1999, releasing The Azoic’s second full length album, “Where Broken Angels Lie”, that year. Since then, Nilaihah has grown to a roster of over 30 artists in the Electronic Dance, Industrial, EBM, Synth-Pop, Darkwave, Trip Hop, and Electronica genres. Kristy also owns The Shrunken Head, a bar, restaurant and music venue in Columbus.

Kilted Farmer Koncerts:

The show at Ground Zero on August 31 with Combichrist marks your very first show in Minneapolis. What are you looking forward to most about the trip up here?

Kristy:

It also marks all our first time to Minneapolis (except one live member), so we are quite excited to see the city too!  And, since Kilted Farmer has kindly asked The Azoic several times over the years, it’s beyond time and we are very grateful to be coming to perform.  We just hope the fans are as excited as we are.  🙂

KFK:

You’ve added a cellist to your live lineup. What prompted this addition?

Kristy:

I believe in fate and circumstances.  We may try to plan things, but life typically takes over.   I love strings in songs and it’s always been a dream to play with a cellist.  We lucked out.  I was at a random show that my friend dragged me too and I heard this band play, but didn’t really hear anything but the cellist.  I approached him after the show and asked if he’d be willing to perform one show with us at a big local festival and (as they say) the rest is history!  He’s extremely talented and definitely adds a new dimension to the tracks.

KFK:

Combichrist’s first remix ever was for The Azoic’s “Conflict”. How did that collaboration come about?


Kristy:

I knew the Icon of Coil guys and emailed Andy about an Azoic remix for our ‘Conflict’ EP.  He emailed back and said he could do one, but he was living in Germany (at the time) and Seb [Sebastian R. Komor] and Christian [Lund] were still in Norway, so logistically it wouldn’t work.  He wasn’t sure what project of his the remix would be under and he finally decided upon his newly formed ‘Combichrist’ project the day before I had to send it to the pressing plant.  I still remember him sending the remix and apologizing for only being able to fit the spoken word parts of the original song and not all the vocals.  After I heard it, I didn’t care, as it was awesome and actually became a big hit in the industrial scene.

KFK:

Last year, you successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign to fund the “Corruption” music video and EP. What was that experience like for you and would you do it again?

Kristy:

That was a strange situation.  We wanted to do the music video and had a videographer confirmed in March of 2012.  I sent several emails asking when shooting would begin only to hear delays.  I then received an email in July stating that his company wasn’t able due to other commercial accounts that paid more.  You can imagine I was frustrated, as the space we wanted to film in and had confirmed was on a college campus – so renting it was all based around the summer break.  Luckily, we found an amazing videographer team out of Cleveland called Rewind Media and an extremely talented lighting designer (who had worked for Oprah as the assistant lighting designer for 7 seasons) within a few weeks in July.  It eventually all came together, but we needed all the info on the video shoot before we could even start the Kickstarter campaign.  Therefore, instead of a typical 30-day Kickstarter campaign, we had a 10-day campaign!  Amazingly, we managed to raise just over $3,800 in that short period of time.  We were incredible grateful and all that money went to towards the “Corruption” video.  It was well worth it and we were very pleased with the results.  In fact, our goal is to “shoot” for a another video if time allows…  🙂


KFK:

Running a record label and being in a band, you must have a broad view of the dark electronic music genres. What is your opinion of the state of these genres? What’s exciting to you right now? What’s not?

Kristy:

I like all styles of electronic music, especially when it evokes emotion from within. There’s always something exciting about any state of the dark electro genres – whether it’s hearing their influences from other bands or even listening to a new interpretation. I hope this doesn’t come off wrong, but I’m not sure there’s anything mind blowing that’s happening in dark electro right now. However, with that, musical styles evolve and change, like anything. Soon there will be something that will help revive the state of “the scene” and I’m definitely looking forward to that.

And, as for genres, part of me misses when there were just 2 broad genres of Gothic and Industrial. Darkwave soon came along and then the genres seemed to explode into so many sub genres, it can be hard to keep up. I completely understand the need to describe an unfamiliar band or sound, and as a label, can appreciate that.

KFK:

How has Nilaihah evolved since it’s inception back in 1998? How have you been able to continue expanding the business during years of such rapid change in the music industry and with technology?

Kristy:

It has been an interesting evolution since then.  Especially over the last 4-5 years, things have changed drastically.  It can be hard to keep up, especially since Nilaihah Records is only a part-time job outside of everything else I do.  So, for me, expanding isn’t necessarily due to the industry, but is more with what time I even have available.  It’s why Nilaihah Records has never really grown leaps and bounds, like a full time label would/should.  I think technology has definitely made certain things easier, but it’s also made certain things much harder.  I don’t resent change though, as it keeps us learning and growing, so I just try to adapt as best I can within the allowable time I have.

KFK:

2013 has been a busy year for Niliahah Records. What are some highlights?

Kristy:

I think every release is exciting, but we’ve mixed it up a bit and held some remix contests and added some digital singles and EP’s to the actual pressed physical CD’s. And, of course getting back into booking shows is always fun, as you get to engage more with your fans.  It’s a lot of work, but rewarding in the end.

[KFK: Check out Nilaihah’s latest releases at nilaihah.com. In particular, the new Interface single “It Begins Today” is definitely worth checking out if you like your music on the synthpoppy side.]

KFK:

Imagine that your 18 year old self is starting a band today, in 2013. What advice would current you give 18 year old you?

Kristy:

Since things are so different now then they were when I was 18, I’d explain that on-line marketing and having a strong internet presence is crucial.  Getting your name/sound out there, branding your band and having a cohesive, recognizable sound is also extremely important.  And, don’t forget videos!  Music videos and engaging with your fan videos.  But, even with all the on-line opportunities, getting in front of people, including for live shows, is still critical as well.  Never discount personally engaging with people, especially fans or potential fans.  It’s a labor of love and will take an incredible amount of time, so only the dedicated and passionate will persevere.

KFK:

Name a live show you’ve seen that was particularly awesome. Who/when was it and what made the show so amazing for you?

Kristy:

I’ve seen so many amazing shows and in so many different genres, especially over the last 4 years since we’ve owned/run a bar/music venue.  I’ve also come to appreciate different styles and types of performances.  For me, the best shows are those where the bands are passionate and get lost in their music on stage.  They don’t need a fancy set-up if they are really dedicated to the performance and entertaining the fans.  I think I’ve learned a lot from just watching so many bands (from small to large productions) and feel that it has even made The Azoic stronger as a result.

KFK:

What’s your favorite way to discover new music?

Kristy:

I don’t have one dedicated source.  I love iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, seeing live bands at our venue, hearing recommendations from friends and even just listening to demos that Nilaihah Records receives.  I even love listening to CD’s on my stereo and cranking it up!

KFK:

Thanks again to Kristy for doing this interview. Be sure to catch The Azoic live on August 31 at Ground Zero. And if you’re located outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, head over to The Azoic’s Facebook page for more tour info. Additional links and contact info are available at www.theazoic.com.