From the City Pages:
"Toussaint, 71, to play Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer."
"New Wednesday gig finds band at Hell's Kitchen downtown."
-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Jim Jones, Cirulus, Expo 70, the Joy Formidable & the Strange Boys.
Friday, June 12: Gimme News
"Although I've seen Mallman two dozen times, I still make every attempt to attend each subsequent performance because I never know what I'll miss if I don't. Saturday night, Mallman gave an intimate performance at the Bryant Lake Bowl theater where he showcased several new songs from his forthcoming album, Invincible Criminal."
"For some reason, I'd always considered Metric to be an electro band, but at their show Saturday night at First Avenue they most definitely put on a rock 'n' roll show."
"From philosophy to gun control, legendary MC Eyedea explained in full detail the wonders that challenge his complex mind, sometimes explaining the story behind tracks and other times preaching full on monologues of theory."
"Yesterday was the first day of the Summer at the Northrop lunchtime concert series, which features a wide variety of local acts playing outdoors on the Northrop Plaza."
"Two members of the Pixies will stop in the Twin Cities this summer, albeit on separate journeys: Black Francis, aka Frank Black will perform a solo acoustic in July, while Kim Deal's band the Breeders will play in August."
"Hot off their intense performance at last month's Soundset '09, Atmosphere are currently making their way through Europe and then back to the US on a lengthy summer tour."
"After a year that saw a grip of successful local activity and national excursions, a favorable mention on Pitchfork, and year long whispers of a follow up to Gospel Gossip's 2007 full length Sing Into My Mouth, the facts have finally fallen..."
"Last Friday night at the Turf Club was full of surprises. Toward the beginning of the evening, Aby Wolf slipped a couple of phenomenal covers into her set, including a Bjork song and 'Runnin' Up That Hill' by Kate Bush, and then later joined in with instrumental group Big Trouble for her take on Erykah Badu's 'On and On.'"
Next Week's New Releases (June 23):
-- Amazing Baby Rewild [Artist First]
-- Dinosaur Jr. Farm [Jagjaguwar]
-- Patterson Hood Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs) [Ruth St. Records]
-- Regina Spektor Far [Sire]
-- Sunset Rubdown Dragonslayer [Jagjaguwar]
-- The Lemonheads Varshons [The End]
-- Tortoise Beacons of Ancestorship [Thrill Jockey]