KANGA w/Wax Lead, Trapezoids, Devata Daun 21+

POSTPONED!! Due to COVID-19, this show has been postponed. We hope to re-schedule for this summer, if it’s safe to do so. Subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on social media to receive updates.

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

KANGA
With guests Wax Lead, Trapezoids, and DJ sets by Devata Daun

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Friday, April 17, 2020 POSTPONED! New date TBA.
Doors 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm show, 21+

$17 advance / $20 at the door
Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite

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, including a pay lot directly behind 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.

Social Links

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Videos and bios below the fold…

KANGA

Heavy Pop. Industrial but not.

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 wields the power of objectification. Fetish, sexuality, angst, and melancholy take shape, bringing the dark miracle of life to song. Mechanization & melody are made from fragments of KANGA’s own flesh and soul to become her objects of creation.

In 2019, KANGA self-released EP Eternal Daughter and toured the UK with Gary Numan, to rave reviews like this one:

“Tonight the lighting was set so that we could witness this solitary figure throwing moves across the stage like a seductive industrial/EBM version of Lara Croft but without actually making out the person’s facial features. The music was in keeping with the current state of play in the Numan camp and thus was well received and the merch stall was busy as a result of this after the gig. If you are a fan of dark fetishistic keyboard sounds with often heavy body blowing notes with sweetly sounding Grimes style lyrical contact atop, then KANGA is for you!” -Brighton & Hove News

Web | Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | Apple Music

Wax Lead

Brewing ‘post-punk, ballads, soundscapes, and silence since 2017

With a self-released debut 4-tracker, entitled “Husband, Lord, & Master”, at the very end of last year [2018] under their belt, the quartet play a poignant, dense and vibrant, bordering on goth, noir-ish post-punk leaning on evocative layers of twangy guitars, hypnotic somber bass lines, enriched by heartfelt and moving passionate vocalizations, influenced by artists like the Cranes, Nick Cave, Einstürzende Neubauten, and Madrugada.

Rumbling and seething bleak bassline, backed by tight drums, ominously pulses unremittingly throughout, penetrated by jittery piercing guitar chords that supremely whine, rip, radiate and collide, achingly echoing murky, angry, equally fragile and powerful, female vocals weighted by deep hopeless fear and distress as a woman rebukes about greed, vanity, and indifference in the dystopian land of mass consumerism.

Shadowy and introspective, both compelling and subtly disturbing, “Honey on the Moon” is pervaded by a profound sense of reckless endangerment that speaks straight to the heart.

Source: White Light // White Heat

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The Trapezoids

Minimal new wave. The Trapezoids join the bill for an extremely rare live performance.

The Trapezoids formed in the back of a school bus in Feb. 1981 by 13 year olds Nils Johnson and Bradley Beving. Born out of a mutual infatuation with DEVO, Kraftwerk, and Gary Numan, grand ideas were hatched and plans were made.

After a week or so of talking about The Trapezoids, and “writing” 2 songs (Yellow Meat and Free Milk) the idea was abandoned due to the severe lack of synthesizers.

In 1982 Bradley got involved with the punk/hardcore scene in Minneapolis, changed his name to Ollie Stench and went off in a completely different musical direction, but never abandoned his love of analog synthesizers and New Wave music.

After 25+ years of making other musics and collecting more influences Ollie has decided to revisit the Trapezoids project and see what kind of entertainment he can come up with.

Whether that entertainment is for his enjoyment or yours has yet to be determined.

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Devata Daun

Devata Daun in the studio

Source: Devata Daun Facebook

Devata Daun is a Minneapolis-based DJ and musician. Her original works can be found on Pytch Records. She spins darkwave as Devata Daun and techno as Tekk Nikk.

Bandcamp | Facebook | Soundcloud | Pytch Records | Spotify | Apple Music

 

11/9 The Foreign Resort, The Bellwether Syndicate & UZZA at Ground Zero

Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Ground Zero Nightclub present…

flyer for the foreign resort and the bellwether syndicate
An Evening of Post-Punk and Dark Indie Rock

The Foreign Resort
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Bellwether Syndicate
Chicago (featuring William Faith of Faith and the Muse)

With special guests UZZA

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Doors 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm show, 18+
241s first hour after doors
FREE entrance to club night with concert ticket

Tickets $12 advance, online at Brown Paper Tickets beginning 9/14 at noon
$15 at the door

Venue Info

Ground Zero
15 4th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Social Links

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Videos and bios below the fold…

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New Wave Icon and Synth Pioneer Howard Jones to Play Albums Human’s Lib & Dream Into Action in Their Entirety June 26

JUNE 5TH, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW WAVE ICON AND SYNTH PIONEER HOWARD JONES TO PLAY ALBUMS HUMAN’S LIB & DREAM INTO ACTION IN THEIR ENTIRETY JUNE 26

(Minneapolis, MN) – After much persuasion, Howard Jones has agreed to play his first two US platinum albums ‘Human’s Lib’ and ‘Dream into Action’ in their entirety on June 26th at the Varsity Theater. Fans will experience such hits as “New Song,” “What Is Love?,” “Things Can Only Get Better” and the US #1 “No One Is To Blame,” with specially created projected visuals accompanying each song.

Jones spent much of 2011 promoting the recently released remastered versions of the platinum albums with a “Classic Albums” international tour. The New Hampshire Union Leader commented, “Howard Jones’ remastered CDs and international tour is a showcase of his signature ’80s synthesizer sound, a blend of technologically intricate elements of new wave with a buoyant pop sensibility that reflects the spiritualism and optimism of his Buddhist beliefs.”

Jones takes the Varsity Theater’s stage at 8:00 pm to perform ‘Human’s Lib’, and then following an intermission, will perform ‘Dream Into Action’. Please arrive early. He will not be performing these albums again in the US after 2012 so this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Award-winning DJ Jake Rudh, who hosts TRANSMISSION weekly on 89.3 FM The Current and at Clubhouse Jager in Minneapolis, will be supporting Jones.

Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene in 1983, with his very English songwriting and pioneering synthesizers. His first two albums HUMAN’S LIB and DREAM INTO ACTION were worldwide hits. HUMAN’S LIB reached #1 in 1984 in the UK and featured the hits “New Song,” and “What Is Love?” In 1985, Jones released the follow-up, DREAM INTO ACTION, which quickly became a Top Ten Platinum album in the United States and featured the smashes: “Things Can Only Get Better,” “Life In One Day,” “No One Is To Blame,” and “Like To Get To Know You Well.” Jones recently re-mastered these classic albums and the associated 12-inch mixes, the latter being a special limited edition box set. They are all available now on his website: www.howardjones.com or on Amazon.com.

A classically trained pianist, Jones applied his technique to the early synths (particularly the Roland Juno 60, the Jupiter 8 and the Moog Prodigy). He also pioneered the classic Roland 808 drum machine and the Sequential Pro-One. In the early days he was triggering sequencers live on stage whilst playing and singing, something that no one had ever done before. These days he still operates on the cutting edge of today’s technology and has been one of the leading exponents of the Roland Fantom G8 and the Roland V-piano. Howard Jones has sold more than 8 million records worldwide and continues to tour the world extensively.

To purchase tickets, please visit:
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/100331/

6/26 Howard Jones at The Varsity Theater 18+

Kilted Farmer Koncerts presents…

Howard Jones Minneapolis Classic Albums flyer

Howard Jones
Albums HUMAN’S LIB and DREAM INTO ACTION, performed in their entirety
June 26 at The Varsity Theater
with TRANSMISSION’s DJ Jake Rudh


7:00 pm doors
8:00 pm HUMAN’S LIB
9:30 pm DREAM INTO ACTION
18+

Tickets at Ticket Fly or Loring Pasta Bar
$30 advance, $35 at the door

Venue Info

Varsity Theater
1308 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Howard Jones

Howard Jones played his 2011 two-album show at the Sandy Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City on 9th July 2011. The promoters were hoping for 1500 ticket sales but it turned out to be a complete sellout with 2,750 tickets sold and 300 turned away. He encored with the Killers’ ‘Human’ as a tribute to Salt Lake’s Brandon Flowers who had apparently been in line for a Howard Jones in store signing back in the nineties.

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