Dick Valentine

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    March 19, 2014

    Electric Six's Dick Valentine: I don't think sports have any place in music

    In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Electric Six frontman Dick Valentine ahead of Thursday's First Avenue show. On the Lou Reed/John Cale song about Andy Warhol called, "Images," Lou sings: "I'm no sphinx no mystery enigma, what I paint is ve ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Electric Six at First Avenue, 3/21/13

    Electric Six with Mark Mallman and Carroll First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, March 21, 2013The Electric Six are stupid. But this isn't new information, nor should it be surprising that a band which named their debut album Fire simply because the word appeared in nearly every song on said album is ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Electric Six record live album at First Avenue, 5/11/12

    Electric SixFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, May 11, 2012Electric Six recorded a live album at First Avenue Friday night, so the question is, will it be any good?In a word: yes! Electric Six brought copious energy to a sold-out Mainroom throughout two full sets, with the performance crescendoing to ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Electric Six's Dick Valentine on recording a live album at First Avenue -- tonight!

    Best known for breakout singles "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar," both found on their stellar 2003 debut Fire, Detroit's Electric Six have not slowed since. Although the band has reached nine full-length albums of humorous and absurd dance-infused rock, they've never done a live one -- until thi ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 5

    ​I don't know about you, but usually the first thing I say in the morning is some inflection of the word "fuck." 

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    September 27, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 2

    ​The zombie apocalypse might very well begin in Des Moines, IA. I can see em all now, loping out of the cornfield, eyes glaring like lost Wal-Mart dads. This guy at the show the night before claimed Iowa to have the highest level of radon in America. In the morning Aaron Lemay was watching Shaun ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 1

    Photos by Mark Mallman​The demo recording of "Let it Be" starts with Paul McCartney talking to the sound engineer. He says "This is going to knock you out, boy," and then proceeds to perform one of rock's greatest ballads. Those few snide words before he starts always reminds me of what the roa ... More >>

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    March 26, 2003

    Garage Sale

    The D4 write a "how to" for sellouts while Electric Six cash in at Taco Bell