Erik Hess

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  • 3 years ago | Essays

    "I'm inside a film, I guess, of my own making," says electronic musician and producer Amon Tobin. "It's a genuine mixture of movie experience, a live performance, and music. I'm trying to be part of a much bigger thing." The Montreal-based sonic e...

  • 3 years ago | Essays

    See Also:Mark Mallman makes YouTube video of his entire discographyMark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 4Rumblings of Mark Mallman's seven-day, cross-country song project, Marathon Four (or #MMM4), are slowly growing louder. Ahead of the Septemb...

  • 3 years ago | Concert Review

    Wade Boggs' Wicked Boston Baked Bash with Marijuana Deathsquads, Weird Boggs, Plain Ole Bill, Baby Boys Turf Club, St. Paul Friday, April 20, 2012 When the details were posted no one could've been fully prepared for this gig. The bizarre promo vid...

  • 3 years ago | Concert Review

    Nada SurfFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, March 31, 2012If you haven't heard much about Nada Surf since their breakout 1996 ode to teen angst "Popular" you're probably not alone. And that's a damn shame. Instead of living in the shadow of their ...

  • 4 years ago | Concert Review

    ​Hank Williams III November 29, 2011 First Avenue, MinneapolisIt's not every Tuesday night you get to see three (or four, or five) genres of music performed in one place, particularly genres with names like "cowpunk" and "hellbilly." If you...

  • 4 years ago | Concert Review

    Gwar November 2, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis Editor's note: This review was written and published before we learned that Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Gwar guitarist Flattus Maximus, passed away sometime between last night's gig and this morning. In our w...