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

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Kilted Farmer team! There’s lots of great music to be seen and heard in the next few weeks. Here’s a sampling (links and details are in the table below).

Be safe this holiday season and we’ll see you at the shows. (Renee)

Transmission

Transmission is making it’s debut at the Varsity Theater on Thanksgiving Eve with SECONDS, which is an event not to be missed. Get there early to catch the deep cuts starting at 9 and come prepared to dance.

VNV Nation

VNV Nation returns to Station 4 the Monday after Thanksgiving with Straftanz. This probably goes without saying, but VNV Nation are always fantastic live. Here’s some video of Tomorrow Never Comes from the last time VNV were here.

The Birthday Massacre in Milwaukee

The Birthday Massacre is making a tour stop at the Miramar Theater in Milwaukee and are playing with _ash Aria_, featuring members of Imperative Reaction and The Awakening, and our friends I:Scintilla and Oncethesun. For those of you in Milwaukee or who can make the trip to Milwaukee, we highly recommend doing so.

Twin Cities Electropunk CD Release

Twin Cities Electropunk is releasing their 6th compilation showcasing 21 Twin Cities bands who embrace synthesizers, guitars, and the punk rock attitude. The compilation features Thought Thieves, Thosquonta, POP Inc., OBCT, Zwaremachine, Albuterol, Dissociate, MSRP, Avenpitch, Little Tin Box, The Blacklight, Mach FoX, Kether, OneNeoEon, St. Anthony Falls, The Trapezoids, The Night, Reflectivore, As|Of, Iron Balls Magente and iKKiA. A CD release show extravaganza is being held on December 3 at Club Underground on two stages. Watch the event’s Facebook page for a full band list and set times. All attendees receive a free copy of the CD. Or if you don’t want to wait, download the free compilation from Bandcamp.

The Dreaming

The Dreaming, featuring former Stabbing Westward singer Christopher Hall, have just announced a show in St. Paul on December 8 in support of their sophomore album and major label debut, Puppet. Puppet was released on November 1. The album gets back to Hall’s more electronic roots after 2008’s more rock oriented Etched in Blood. I’m personally a huge fan of both Stabbing Westward and The Dreaming and having seen The Dreaming live 5 times, I think I am qualified to say that The Dreaming put on one helluv an energetic live show. Here’s the video for their lead single, Every Trace.

A Moment Without’s CD Release

And for those of you who like your music a little on the heavy side, head over to Ground Zero on December 9 for A Moment Without’s CD release show. They’ve invited their friends Rivkit, Dying Euforia and Cwn Annwn to help celebrate. Here’s a preview of A Moment Without’s new EP, Born of Fire.

Date Event Venue
Wed, Nov 23 TRANSMISSION Varsity Theater
Thur, Nov 24 Dark Meat II with DJ Overdrive The Front
Fri, Nov 25 Static Image, Geodesic, Casket Parade, DJ SLT Ground Zero
Mon, Nov 28 VNV Nation with Straftanz Station 4
Wed, Nov 30 The Birthday Massacre, _ash Aria_, I:Scintilla, Oncethesun Miramar Theater MILWAUKEE
Sat, Dec 3 Electropunk 6 CD Release, 2 stages Club Underground
Thur, Dec 8 The Dreaming Station 4
Fri, Dec 9 A Moment Without CD Release w/Rivkit, Dying Euforia, Cwn Annwn Ground Zero

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.

-Renee