Getting to Know the Kilted Farmer Team – Erica

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Next up in our series of Kilted Farmer Team bios is Erica, who is at the cutting edge of a ton of underground and generally under appreciated music. Previous team bios are here.

Name:
Erica

Role:
Street team member

Current Favorite Album:
Icon: Koru by SITD

Most anticipated album of 2012:
Letting Go by Stray

Favorite Recently Released Album (within the past year):
Nightglory by Kirlian Camera

Touring act you’ve seen live the most times:
it’s a tie between VNV Nation & Tori Amos (4x each)

Most memorable past live show
Unter Null at Ground Zero in 2010

What are you most excited about musically right now
Ashbury Heights is working on new music after a legal battle with its label Out of Line

Name one band you think deserves more recognition
Javelynn (featuring ex-Ashbury Heights singer Yasmine Uhlin)

Other music related activities
The Twin Cities Underground blog

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

7/3 Aesthetic Perfection, X-RX, BlakOpz, Static Image at Ground Zero 18+

Aesthetic Perfection postcard flyer

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Ground Zero present…

Aesthetic Perfection at Ground Zero
July 3, 2012

With [X]-Rx, BlakOpz
& special guests Static Image

DJs Nitrogen and Noise will keep you dancing between sets.

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

Tickets $12 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets / $15 at the door

VIP packages are available from www.aesthetic-perfection.net. Note that you must purchase a concert ticket separately from (and in addition to) the VIP package.

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Social Links

Facebook Event | Last.fm Event

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3/30 I:Scintilla w/Thought Thieves, Cwn Annwn at Ground Zero 18+

I:Scintilla March 30 Ground Zero flyer

Aztalan Turf Podcast and Kilted Farmer Koncerts present…

I:Scintilla at Ground Zero

With special guests Thought Thieves & Cwn Annwn

Friday, March 30, 2012
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. Also spinning will be special guest DJ BigKev.

Tickets $10 at the door

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Social

Videos and band bios below the fold…

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Happy Halloween! Get Out And Enjoy!

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There are some great events coming up in the next week or so. Be sure to get out and celebrate Halloween with some live music or a dance night! Below are a few events that we recommend. Happy Halloween!

Front Line Assembly Tomorrow!

Don’t forget – Front Line Assembly play tomorrow night, Sunday (May 29), at Ground Zero. I’m actually writing this report from the road, as I’m in Milwaukee for tonight’s Front Line Assembly date. I leave for the Miramar Theater in a few short hours for the VIP meet and greet and I’ll try and post a quick note to Facebook and Twitter when I get back with a preview of what’s in store for everyone on Sunday. This is a fantastic lineup from top to bottom with lots of noisy, heavy industrial goodness. If you want to save a few bucks and get through the line quicker, head over to Brown Paper Tickets to purchase your tickets ahead. Will call, print at home and mobile phone tickets are still available.

Make sure you get there early for DJ? Acucrack and Cyanotic! Here’s some really great footage of Cyanotic live in Pittsburgh last year.

–Renee

Front Line Assembly, Goth Prom, Beer, Brats and Synthpop

Memorial Day weekend brings us one of the biggest shows of the year on May 29 – Front Line Assembly. They’ll be joined by Dismantled, Cyanotic and DJ? Acucrack. It’s been 4 years since Front Line Assembly last travelled to the Twin Cities and we’re extremely excited to have them back. Dismantled have stepped in for Die Krupps, who unfortunately ran into visa troubles. Check out this live video to see what’s in store from Dismantled:

And here’s a great video of FLA live in 2007:

For more videos, there’s a playlist featuring upcoming Kilted Farmer shows over at YouTube.

June 7, we have the pleasure of welcoming back Freezepop and The Echoing Green along with locals The Trapezoids and Ficshe. The Echoing Green’s new album, In Scarlet and Vile, has been making waves in the dark music scene and the band was Dark Horizons Radio’s featured artist for the month of April.

Kilted Farmer is also putting on the Milwaukee Freezepop / The Echoing Green show on June 8 at The Miramar Theater, one of Milwaukee’s premier music venues with an in the round setup and excellent sound. Milwaukee natives Somegirl, who you may remember as openers for the Legends of Synthpop date, and Bradley are supporting Freezepop and The Echoing Green in Milwaukee. So if you like beer, brats and synthpop, definitely head east on I-94 for a second night in a row of great live music.

And don’t forget! Goth Prom, the biggest dark/goth/industrial night of the year is coming up on Monday, May 23 at The Saloon. The Kilted Farmer team will be represented well and we hope to see you there!