11/17 Ego Likeness, GATA, Servitor and Ficshe at Ground Zero

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Ground Zero Nightclub present…

Ego Likeness 2013 tour poster
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+
241s first hour after doors

Tickets $12 advance
$15 at the door

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Social Links

Facebook Event | Dark Twin Cities Discussion | Last.fm Event

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New Video: Silent War by Gabriel and the Apocalypse

Gabriel and the Apocalypse have just launched their video for Silent War. Catch them live on March 29 at Ground Zero with Chicago’s I:Scintilla, Go Fight and Goodnight Criminals. It’s going to be a great show! Details:

https://kiltedfarmer.com/2012/12/13/329-iscintilla-wgata-gofight-goodnight-criminals-at-ground-zero-18/

3/29 I:Scintilla w/GATA, GoFight, Goodnight Criminals at Ground Zero 18+

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Aztalan Turf Podcast present…

I:Scintilla 2013 flier

I:Scintilla at Ground Zero

With Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Go Fight and Goodnight Criminals

Friday, March 29, 2013
Doors 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm show, 18+
241s first hour after doors

DJs Nitrogen and Noise will keep you dancing until bar close.

Tickets $10 at the door

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Social Links

Facebook Event | Dark Twin Cities Discussion | Last.fm Event

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Getting to Know the Kilted Farmer Team – Lauri

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Name: Lauri D
Role: street team, fan

Current Favorite Album:
The Hunger (band) – Leave Me Alone

Most anticipated album of 2012:
Depeche Mode

Favorite recently released album (within the past year):
Ministry – Relapse

Most memorable past live show:
Juliette Lewis @ Station 4

Touring act you’ve seen live the most times:
Depeche Mode 8x’s

What are you excited about musically right now?
Going to see Ministry in Chicago this June.

Name one band you think deserves more recognition:
Gabriel and The Apocalypse

Other music related activities:
TravLaur Productions

Of the Kilted Farmer shows you have helped promote or attended which has been your favorite?
Cruxshadows @ The Varsity

Getting to Know the Kilted Farmer Team – Henry

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And the team bios just keep coming. This time, it’s Henry’s turn. Check out previous bios here. We’ll be profiling more Kilted Farmer team members periodically, so stay tuned.

Name: Henry Ostby

Role: Gender Bender/Santa’s Little Helper

Current favorite album: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Most anticipated album of 2012: Born Villan

Favorite recently released album (within the past year): Apoptygma Berzerk Black EP Vol 2

Most memorable past live show: Marilyn Manson @ The Myth 02-08-08 (That’s my vale!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGFx9WtYWaY

Touring act you’ve seen live the most times: Marilyn Manson X5 (Soon to be X6)

Of the Kilted Farmer shows you have helped promote or attended, which has been your favorite?
I would have to say…hmm. I remember Seabound being very good. I would have to say that my favorite would have to be that I have a wonderful time whenever De/Vision comes to Mpls. I like them and they seem to have grown so much over the years. Been to all 3 shows. : )

What are you excited about musically right now? Icon Of Coil tour.

Name one band you think deserves more recognition. Gabriel and the Apocalypse.

Other music related activities: Seeing Rammstein for the first time ever after waiting over ten years. Hot.

Gabriel and the Apocalypse Release Video

Minneapolis-based Gabriel and the Apocalypse have released a video for Here Comes the Crash, the ferocious opening track on New World Disaster. You can see Gabriel and the Apocalypse live on September 12, when they share the stage with Icon of Coil, [:SITD:] and Dissociate at Ground Zero. Get there early to witness the destruction.

9/12 Icon of Coil, [:SITD:], Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Dissociate at Ground Zero 18+

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Ground Zero present…

Icon of Coil in Minneapolis - Flyer

Icon of Coil
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

With [:SITD:], Gabriel and the Apocalypse and Dissociate

Also featuring music by DJs Nitrogen and Noise throughout the evening

Doors 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm show, 18+
241s first hour after doors

Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door
VIP package info

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Social Links

Facebook Event | Last.fm Event

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Getting to Know the Kilted Farmer Team – Renee

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I suppose I’ll go next in our series of introductions. If you missed the post on our Fearless Leader, Trace, check it out here. Check back for more introductions..or better yet, follow this blog, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow/friend/like us via our social media pages.

Name: Renee (aztalanturf)

Role: Internet addict (Webmaster, Tweeter, Facebooker) and flyerer

Current favorite album:
Caution by Left Spine Down

Most anticipated album of 2012:
Not Your Kind of People by Garbage

Favorite recently released album (within the past year):
Gabriel and the Apocalypse, New World Disaster

Most memorable Kilted Farmer show:
I:Scintilla, Thought Thieves and Cwn Annwn at Ground Zero, March 30, 2012

Most memorable non-Kilted Farmer show:
Garbage at The El Rey in Los Angeles, April 10, 2012

Touring act you’ve seen live the most times:
Tie between VAST and The Dreaming (5 times each)

What are you excited about musically right now?
All the great bands in Minnesota like Gabriel and the Apocalypse, The Rope, Thought Thieves, Cwn Annwn, Gospel Gossip, Agora Forte, Thira, Screaming Mechanical Brain, As/Of, OBCT, Whithering the Tide, The Trapezoids, Mach Fox, Static Image, Funeral & the Twilight…The list goes on.

Name one band you think deserves more recognition:
Violet Winter from Chicago

Other music related activities:
Host of Aztalan Turf Podcast, concert photographer in training, and crazy Garbage fangirl

Get to Know the Kilted Farmer Team – Trace

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Kilted Farmer Koncerts is composed of a group of people who eat, sleep and breathe music, and in particular, live music. You’ll often see us at shows featuring local, national and international acts, at dance nights such as Chamber, Transmission, Hard Mondays or the various dance nights at Ground Zero, at the Elysium Society’s Gothic Coffee meetups, or Goth Prom planning meetings. You might also see us around the web blogging, podcasting, posting about music, or discussing music at Dark Twin Cities.

Some of you know us and some of you don’t, so we’ll be doing a series of “getting to know you” blog posts to give you an idea of who we are via some things that have caught our attention musically. First up is our fearless leader, Trace.

Name:
Trace (The Kilted Farmer)

Role:
Fearless leader

Current favorite album:
Journey – Eclipse

Most anticipated album of 2012:
Pet Shop Boys – Format

Favorite recently released album (within the past year):
Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth

Most memorable past live show:
Journey at Moondance Jam 2009

Of the shows you’ve promoted, which has been the most memorable:
Information Society/Moulin Noir @ Varsity in 2009!!!

Touring act you’ve seen live the most times:
Poison – 4X

What are you excited about musically right now?:
The upcoming concert schedule that we are planning and that me and my wife are planning on attending!! (She won’t go to Rammstein with me though. Hates Them!!)

Name one band you think deserves more recognition:
Gabriel and the Apocalypse

Other music related activities:
Singing in the tractor!!

Golden Age of Minnesota Music?

I had a conversation a while back with someone from Chicago about the Chicago “industrial” music scene, and he asked me “What bands are even in Minneapolis right now?”. I didn’t have a good answer for him at the time, not because we are lacking in great music, but because a lot of the currently active bands have a mostly local focus.

Figgles McGee of Gabriel and the Apocalypse

Figgles McGee of Gabriel and the Apocalypse by aztalanturf

Long time City Pages Gimme Noise blogger Andrea Swensson has departed the paper for The Current and in her farewell post this week, she articulated what’s been in the back of my mind for a while:

Just last month, during a taping of The Local Show with my new employer, 89.3 the Current, host Dave Campbell asked his guests if we thought we were living through another golden age of Minnesota music. Without pause, Chris Riemenschneider from the Star Tribune, Ross Raihalafrom the Pioneer Press, and myself—all longtime documentarians of the local scene—nodded our heads and answered in a unanimous “yes.”

There is some phenomenal music being created in our back yard, and it’s not just one or two genres that are thriving right now. We are very lucky. From hip hop to rock to metal to the various electronic genres, there is an abundance of tremendously talented artists and bands in the Twin Cities. But let’s focus on the darker, synth based and electronic bands.

As|Of at TC Electropunk 6 CD Release

As|Of at TC Electropunk 6 CD Release by aztalanturf

The abundance of great local shows this past week is a perfect illustration of what’s happening on the synthy/darker side of local music right now.

  • Thursday, January 5:
    The Rope, Safewords, Still Pacific, Blood and the Sun at The Varsity
  • Friday, January 6:
    OBCT, Thought Thieves, Dissociate at the Fine Line
  • Friday, January 6:
    Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Pinwheel, I Corvinus, UZZA at the Triple Rock
  • Friday, January 6:
    Men of Sport and Leisur, Jealous Jester, Torch the Spires, As|Of at Club Underground
OBCT

OBCT at TC Electropunk 6 CD Release by aztalanturf

There were three shows on Friday night that I had on my calendar. Three! While it’s unfortunate that I had to choose one show, it says a lot about the depth of talent in the Twin Cities.

The Rope

The Rope Varsity Theater Marquee

Source: The Rope's Official Facebook

I’ll start from the top with The Rope. Most of The Rope’s shows have featured extremely diverse bills at a wide variety of venues and this is reflected in their following. The band made their debut at The Varsity Theater this past Thursday night and the crowd was filled with people of all ages and from all walks of life – everyone from the leather and combat boot clad to university students to music geeks of all assortments.

Whether they realize it or not, The Rope are on the cusp of doing something big for Minneapolis music, in particular because of their willingness to join forces with bands very different from themselves musically, including electropunks Thought Thieves and The Night. More on the electropunks later.

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