Saturday, April 25:
"Today, the Minnesota Zoo released the line up for Music in the Zoo, the annual summer concert series that has been turning their outdoor amphitheater into our own little Red Rock West for the last decade or so. And this year's line-up sees more than a little mad scientist mixing, with bands local and national, active and resurrected, peppering the mix."
"Last time we saw New York City's own Junior Sanchez, he played us his remix of Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl' before the track had even hit shelves -- he's just that early. But despite being one of the world's most lauded remixer/DJs, he's not one of those jocks who just plays the newest stuff."
From the City Pages:
"For many years, the Monks and their music have been barely more than legends; their limited catalog of recorded material was only available by bootleg or as a rare find at a record show."
"There aren't any windows in Hell's Kitchen's new basement location, and during their shifts the servers periodically bitch about not being able to tell what time of day it is. Especially when the lights are dimmed for afternoon happy hour, usually around 3:30, one's temporal equilibrium can get murky. Then, on Thursday nights, things get weirder. As Cadillac Kolstad takes the stage, it's easy to lose track of not just the hour, but of the decade."
"Leave punk to the kids with real concerns, like heartbreaks and tight jeans. This, my friends, is where you meet the Yuckies."
-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Cam'ron, Cancer Dance, Eminem, the Thirteenth Assembly & UGK.
Next Week's New Releases (May 5):
-- British Sea Power Man of Aran [Tough Trade]
-- Cam'ron Crime Pays [Asylum]
-- Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band Outer South [Merge]
-- Fischerspooner Entertainment [FS Studios]
-- Isis Wavering Point [Ipecac]
-- Jon Hopkins Insides [Domino]
Jon Hopkins "Wire" (mp3)
-- Mika Miko We Be Xuxa [PPM]
-- Peaches I Feel Cream [XL Recordings]
Peaches "Talk To Me" (mp3)
-- St. Vincent Actor [4AD]