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…

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


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.

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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

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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.

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Ayria w/Inertia 11/15 at The Nether Bar

Kilted Farmer Koncerts presents…



With special guests Inertia and The Trapezoids

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Doors 7:30 pm
Show 8:00 pm
18+, $12 adv / $15 door
Details at millcitynights.com

Purchase Tickets

On sale now!

Venue Info

Mill City Nights
111 5th Street N
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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5/13 Voltaire & Ego Likeness at Amsterdam

Kilted Farmer Koncerts & Amsterdam Bar and Hall present…

Voltaire promo photo


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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Mid-Summer Update

summer break trucker hatThings have been a little quiet on the site since Freezepop was in town, so we’re well overdue for an update. The Kilted Farmer team has been taking a well deserved break after putting on 8 shows through the first half of the year. There’s still great live music to be seen and heard while we’re on a break. Below are a few upcoming shows that have caught my attention.

Artists Date Venue/Info
Witherspoon, Andrew Morris, Arbitrary Syndicate, City Salt, Electric String Quartet, Geodesic, Katy Marosok, Beargun Sun 7/24 Station 4
The Rope, Trapezoids, The Night Fri 7/29 Cause Spirits and Sound Bar
As|Of, Fische, UZZA, Venus Sat 7/30 Wild Tymes
KMFDM, Army of the Universe, 16volt, Human Factors Fri 8/12 First Avenue
Rasputina, Smoke Fairies Sat 8/13 7th St. Entry
Ladytron, Sonoio Mon 10/3 Fine Line
VNV Nation, Straftanz Mon 11/28 Station 4

And also don’t forget to support the venues and club nights that support great dark music! Here are a few to keep you busy:

See you around.