Clan of Xymox – Days of Black Tour 2019

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Absynthetic Productions present…

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Clan of Xymox – Days of Black Tour 2019
With The Bellwether Syndicate and Autumn
Kilted Farmer Koncerts’ 15th Anniversary celebration

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8 pm doors / 9 pm show
21+ ID required

$25 advance / $30 at the door
Tickets on sale at Brown Paper Tickets

Venue Info

Loring Bar & Restaurant
327 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Clan of Xymox

Formed in Amsterdam in 1984, Clan of Xymox became one of the mainstays of the 4AD label. Along with label mates such as Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance the Clan’s dark electro-gothic approach to music quickly became the benchmark by which all other bands to follow were judged.

In its long and storied history, Clan Of Xymox has developed a signature dark electro-gothic sound that has made the act adored around the world. With the new album, Matters of Mind, Body and Soul, the band explores its signature, melancholic sound, as evidenced by standout tracks such as “I Close My Eyes” and “I’ll Let You Go.”

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The Bellwether Syndicate

The Bellwether Syndicate are a group of Chicago-based operatives of the sonic avant-garde, intent on speaking truth to power with a sharp tongue.

Fronted by veteran artist William Faith (of Faith and the Muse) and Sarah Rose (aka DJ Scary Lady Sarah), The Bellwether Syndicate are coloring outside of prescribed genre lines, choosing here to push the boundaries of style and substance into something relevant and vital.

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Autumn

Forming in Minneapolis in 1994, autumn has always sought to create melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply, that have the ability to haunt you in some way after the fact.

Autumn had a busy 2018, releasing their latest full-length album, “chandelier,” on Sett Records, on March 23 and touring with darksider legends, Clan of Xymox.

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ACTORS, The Bellwether Syndicate, Autumn at The Nomad

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and The Nomad World Pub present…

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ACTORS, The Bellwether Syndicate, and Autumn
With DJ Grant Mayland of Dark Energy

Monday, May 6, 2019
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 21+

$18 advance / $20 at the door
Tickets on sale soon at EventBrite!

Venue Info

Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Nomad is located on Cedar Ave, just south of Riverside, and is near the West Bank Green Line Station and the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking near the venue. Directions and parking info are available from The Nomad’s website.

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ACTORS

The term “post-punk”, like many terms with a similar prefix, is firmly planted in a time in history, and signifies an added precision and experimentation to a thrilling genre that has echoed forward in both style and attitude. The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as “post-post-punk”. In a period where we narrowcast rather than broadcast so fans and new music-seekers can firmly plant themselves in a niche, Corbett takes swings at creating sounds and production techniques that one would not usually find in a starter package of cliché plugins and samples. Backed by a stoic yet playful backing band, the frontman shows an enthusiasm while performing and recording that often isn’t seen or heard in his preferred genre. Often seen at festivals as one of the only acts with live instrumentation, the velocity created by having a live group of musicians brings back the listener to a time where players actually performed alongside one another in the studio, rather than being comped or programmed. Those who choose not to embrace and study history are often lazy repeaters, but an act like this knows where to cherry pluck from the past and where to build upon it.

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The Bellwether Syndicate

The Bellwether Syndicate are a group of Chicago-based operatives of the sonic avant-garde, intent on speaking truth to power with a sharp tongue.

Fronted by veteran artist William Faith (of Faith and the Muse) and Sarah Rose (aka DJ Scary Lady Sarah), The Bellwether Syndicate are coloring outside of prescribed genre lines, choosing here to push the boundaries of style and substance into something relevant and vital.

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Autumn

Forming in Minneapolis in 1994, autumn has always sought to create melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply, that have the ability to haunt you in some way after the fact.

Autumn had a busy 2018, releasing their latest full-length album, “chandelier,” on Sett Records, on March 23 and touring with darksider legends, Clan of Xymox.

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Grant Mayland

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Chief Executioner at Dark Energy, a collective of DJs and musicians dedicated to promoting and playing the best in the darker side of dance music, past and present.

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The Foreign Resort, Panic Priest and Grave Society

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and The Red Sea Restaurant and Bar present…

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The Foreign Resort
With guests Panic Priest, Grave Society, and DJ Hyperkarma

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 21+

$12 advance / $15 at the door
Tickets on sale 12/14 at Brown Paper Tickets!

Venue Info

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Red Sea is located at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, next to the West Bank Green Line Station and near the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking within 2 blocks of the venue. The restaurant and bar have separate entrances. Enter the venue from the door closest to Washington Ave., a few doors north of Riverside. Directions and parking info are available from the Red Sea’s website.

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The Foreign Resort

The Foreign Resort – a mix of dark new wave and explosive post-punk.
Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, the band combines the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demands your attention.

The Foreign Resort have toured relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways, sharing bills with bands like Cold Cave, DIIV, The Soft Moon, She Past Away, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories, Ash Code and many more. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in playing more than 420 shows across North America and Europe with performances at several festivals incl. SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen, Canadian Music Week, POP Montreal and Nocturnal Culture Night. The trio will continue playing shows at venues and festivals throughout 2018 while preparing their next full length release on Artoffact Records in 2019, preceded by their latest single “She is Lost“.

Source: www.theforeignresort.com

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Panic Priest

Death. Sex. Doomed Romance. These three simple phrases define the sound and thematic presence of Panic Priest. The musical project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jack Armondo (of “dark pop” duo My Gold Mask), Panic Priest is centered around Armondoʼs deep, crooning vocals while weaving together electronic beats, dreamy guitars and synths. Panic Priest creates midnight melodies that wonʼt soon leave your memory as dawn breaks.

Panic Priestʼs debut and self-titled illustration to the world saw itʼs release in May of 2018 under Negative Gain Productions and was mixed and recorded in part by Adam Stillson of the electronic/ shoegaze project New Canyons. Armondo crosses boundaries as he offers a host of technical skill by blending the likes of darkwave, post-punk, and synthpop into one unique melting pot. The album also features guest contributions from members of such acts as Wingtips, NITE, and Airiel.

“Itʼs a solid LP built on a foundation of well presented songs.”
– I Die:You Die

“…fans of early Tears for Fears and Peter Murphy’s Deep should love its moody
grooves, dark romanticism, and chilly synths.”
– Chicago Reader

“…a sound that while reminiscent of The Mission, inexplicably transcends genre with it’s opulent fervor.”
– Post-Punkdotcom

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Grave Society

Blackened goth rock from Minneapolis.

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Hyperkarma

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Embracing the darkness and bridging the gulf between aesthetic worlds while filling the abyss with a flawless stream of bittersweet dance music.

Hyperkarma can often be found filling the floors at Dark Energy and Gothess events, as well as at Minneapolis’ annual Goth Prom and various other events.

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Glitch Mode Decode Tour w/Cyanotic, KANGA, Amelia Arsenic, for all the emptiness

Kilted Farmer Koncerts, Absynthetic Productions, and The Red Sea Restaurant and Bar present…

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Glitch Mode Decode Tour 2018 w/Cyanotic and KANGA
With special guests Amelia Arsenic, for all the emptiness, and DJ Fenris

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Doors 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm show, 21+

$20 advance / $25 at the door
Tickets on sale July 6 at 10 am at Brown Paper Tickets!

Venue Info

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Red Sea is located at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, next to the West Bank Green Line Station and near the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking within 2 blocks of the venue. The restaurant and bar have separate entrances. Enter the venue from the door closest to Washington Ave., a few doors north of Riverside. Directions and parking info are available from the Red Sea’s website.

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Cyanotic

The soundtrack to a dystopian world view.

Part band, part machine, the Chicago-based angry robot outfit Cyanotic, has been producing their own hybrid of angry robot music since forming in 2002. Striking balance between synthetic order and frenzied chaos, the band’s 2017 release “Tech Noir” serves as a welcome updating of their loving homage to electronic music culture and classic cyberpunk tropes.

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KANGA

Producer, songwriter, composer, KANGA wields the power of objectification in a hyper surreal world of techno-industrial landscapes and manipulative pop hooks. (Source: KANGA Bandcamp)

KANGA is a solo project of a Los Angeles based composer, artist, and music programmer who has worked on films that include Nightmare, The Devils Carnival II, Insidious III, and The Conjuring II. KANGA has been making a lot of waves in the couple of years, including a recommendation from Gary Numan as well as performances at Terminus Festival and Cold Waves! Here’s a video from her explosive show at The Red Sea back in January…

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Amelia Arsenic

Harsh beats for dark times. Electro-punk rivet-jams with a satirical edge featuring the caustic pairing of versatile ingenue.

Amelia Arsenic is a Sydney-born musician, visual artist, and fashion designer. She’s released two solo EPs and was previously a member of Angelspit.

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for all the emptiness

Dark electronic music project responding to claims based on anti-reason.

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DJ Fenris

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Sonic shapeshifter specializing in the manifestation of dark sounds ranging from ebm, industrial and goth to techno, electro, synth and new waves. Resident DJ at Ground Zero Nightclub in Minneapolis. Also a regular guest of Hard Mondays at the Rouge at The Lounge.

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Adoration Destroyed, FIRES, Xentrifuge, Souless Affection

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and The Red Sea Restaurant and Bar present…

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Adoration Destroyed and FIRES
With special guests Xentrifuge and Souless Affection

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 21+

$12 advance / $15 at the door
Tickets on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets!

Venue Info

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Red Sea is located at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, next to the West Bank Green Line Station and near the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking within 2 blocks of the venue. The restaurant and bar have separate entrances. Enter the venue from the door closest to Washington Ave., a few doors north of Riverside. Directions and parking info are available from the Red Sea’s website.

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Adoration Destroyed

With one eyeliner-stained eye looking back over a black-clad shoulder, harkening to the dark electronic music of the past, yet seductively mixed with bleeding-edge production drawn from modern EDM, and other electronic genres.

This project is an outlet for the ravaged, the lost and fucked-up souls.

Raw, visceral chronicles encased in a slick dichotomy of infectious Bass Music and Dark….

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FIRES

Thirteen years. The time between beginning and an ending, and the return to the familiar ground of first pages being turned.

This is the ethos behind FIRES, new project from Eric Sochocki (Cryogen Second, Becoming The Devourer), which sees a return to his dance roots. However, this return is not to familiar territory, as FIRES does not opt for political warnings entrenched in post-apocalyptic imagery, as seen in Cryogen Second, or towards the esoteric and ephemeral, like Becoming the Devourer. Instead, FIRES is a direct reach inward and expressed in pop melodies, electronic rock, and nods to the retro-futurism of Synthwave.

FIRES began in August of 2016 and the first single (Counting Walls) was released in October of 2016, and quickly began circulating throughout the US industrial scene. A second single (To Be All Alone) was released a few weeks after. In early 2017, the band signed to Metropolis Records to release FIRES’ debut album, Red Goes Grey, in September of the same year. This album can trace its musical lineage directly to industrial acts like Imperative Reaction, Aesthetic Perfection, and Alter Der Ruine, while taking pieces from modern Synthwave producers like Carpenter Brut, S U R V I V E, and Vogel.

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Xentrifuge

From NJ-NYC’s Underground Music Scene comes Xentrifuge, a brutal assault of Harsh Industrial/Aggrotech, constructed by the collectively innovative minds of Chris X and Lisa Hellen.

Xentrifuge brings a groundbreaking blend of Industrial-based sound, fused with noise, and a touch of heavy guitar work.

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Souless Affection

Souless Affection was created as a medium to vent lifetimes of abuse, rape, molestation, neglect, and torment at the hands of a bastard world.

Two of the original founding members of Souless Affection, TJ and Jesse, reunite for their first show together in over 8 years. This will be an extra special, high energy performance that you don’t want to miss!

 

KANGA with a place both wonderful and strange and VOSHO Jan. 20, 2018

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and The Red Sea Restaurant and Bar present…

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KANGA
With special guests a place both wonderful and strange, VOSHO, and DJ Grant Mayland

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Doors 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm show, 21+

$12 advance / $15 at the door
Tickets available now!

Venue Info

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

The Red Sea is located at the intersection of Cedar and Riverside, next to the West Bank Green Line Station and near the Cedar-Riverside Blue Line Station. There is abundant parking within 2 blocks of the venue. The restaurant and bar have separate entrances. Enter the venue from the door closest to Washington Ave., a few doors north of Riverside. Directions and parking info are available from the Red Sea’s website.

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KANGA

Producer, songwriter, composer, KANGA wields the power of objectification in a hyper surreal world of techno-industrial landscapes and manipulative pop hooks (Source: KANGA Bandcamp)

We’re extremely excited for this show! KANGA is flying in special just for us! She is an incredibly energetic live performer and a number of you have been asking us to bring her to Minneapolis. She has been making a lot of waves in the past year, including a recommendation from Gary Numan as well as performances at Terminus Festival and Cold Waves!

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a place both wonderful and strange

The sound of a place both wonderful and strange is that of a heady paganistic fever dream that keeps the waking world slightly at bay, a warm and heavy hand across your eyes. It is the sound of sleep paralysis, a darkness shaking and ravaging your psyche with unease, mystery and wonder. However, it’s not just about what you can hear. Often, if you’re hearing it, it’s too late.

a place both wonderful and strange exists in a world hyper-influenced by the occult, David Lynch and Janet Jackson, damaged by witch house and pop culture in equal measures.

Birthed of night and fire, Brooklyn-based Russ Marshalek’s brain child of smeary electronics and sharpened emotions takes on its newest form, as an electronic trio of power (NOT “power electronics”). Augmenting the line-up in a Voltron-esque way are Shanda Woods, formerly of We Are The Wilderness and now solo under the guise of OKTI as a member of the Hathor Collective, and Laura Hajek, who also performs as indie-pop terrorist Edith Pop.

In 2016 a place both wonderful and strange released their second album, The Laura Palmer Deviations. “The Laura Palmer Deviations” is the soundtrack to their critically-acclaimed Lynch Foundation performance “Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer”, which recently played in Atlanta to mass praise. Their 3rd album, “What I Speak I Create”, is out in 2017 on Sony Music/The Orchard.

Combining to create a magick concoction of sounds, videos, DJ mixes and live performances that have bewitched the imagination in unique weird ways, a friend has described their style as “making music with teeth”. They have played extensively in New York City at music venues and art establishments up and down the east coast, notably capturing the interest of the David Lynch Foundation. Currently they are working on several film soundtrack collaborations and New Jack Witch, a surreal full-length concept album and short film (the title track from which was debuted on Mishka in November of 2014).

As a place both wonderful and strange’s musical identity whispers to a mystery befitting the name. The whispers grow louder until they are a scream meant to wake one from their fevered dream. Watch and listen, but don’t wake up.

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VOSHO

Boy versus girl in the world series of love. Lushtronica from Minneapolis.

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Grant Mayland

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Chief Executioner at Dark Energy, a monthly dance night at the Kitty Cat Klub.

3/31 MESH/IRIS/DEVISON at Ground Zero 18+

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Kilted Farmer Koncerts, Ground Zero and Lana present…

Legends of Synthpop!!
Thursday, March 31 at Ground Zero

MESH / IRIS / DE/VISON with local opener SOMEGIRL

Doors 7:30, 8 pm show 18+

$15 adv at Brown Paper Tickets, $20 door

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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