5/13 Voltaire & Ego Likeness at Amsterdam

Kilted Farmer Koncerts & Amsterdam Bar and Hall present…

Voltaire promo photo

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
Directions and parking info

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5/21 De/Vision 25th Anniversary, w/Thought Thieves, DJ Nemo at Amsterdam

De/Vision 2013 small flyer

Kilted Farmer Koncerts & Amsterdam Bar and Hall present…

DE/VISION
25th Anniversary / “Best Of” USA Tour

With special guests Thought Thieves

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Doors 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm show, 18+

Tickets $13 advance, online at Ticketfly.com
$16 at the door

DE/VISION are celebrating their 25th Anniversary and will be performing an extra long set filled with hits and fan favorites!

DJ sets by Nemo throughout the evening

Venue Info

Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St. (6th & Wabasha next to Eclipse Records)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Directions and parking info

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

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5/27 God Module at Amsterdam

Ayin, Kilted Farmer Koncerts, and Amsterdam Bar & Hall present…

God Module 2014 St. Paul Flyer

God Module

False Face Tour, Part 2

With special guests Die Sektor, Mordacious, and F.T.C.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Doors 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm show, 18+

Tickets $13 advance, online at Ticketfly.com
$15 at the door

DJ sets by DJ SLT of KFAI’s Across the Board throughout the evening

Venue Info

Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St. (6th & Wabasha next to Eclipse Records)
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Directions and parking info

Social Links

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

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City Pages and MPR Continue the “Golden Age of MN Music” Conversation

City Pages and MPR are back at it again, discussing whether Minnesota is in another Golden Age of music. We posted a blog a few months ago responding to an earlier City Pages article on this topic and the conversation continues. What do you think of this whole discussion on a Golden Age of Minnesota music?

The Rope Release Video, Sign with Spiralchords

Congratulations to Minneapolis-based rock/post-punk band, The Rope! They’ve just released their first official video for Water to Wine and signed on with US and Germany-based indie record label, Spiralchords. Spiralchords is also home to Deadstar Assembly, Stayte, The Mission Veo, MDM, We Got This Far and more. Live footage for the Water to Wine video was filmed at The Varsity Theater at their show on January 5. Look closely and you might see yourself or your friends in the crowd 🙂

Getting to Know the Kilted Farmer Team – Renee

Kilted Farmer Koncerts logo

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

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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