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Electric Six

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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 17, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 3/17-3/23

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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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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    March 21, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Ahead of Low's highly anticipated show at the Fitzgerald this Saturday night, an intimate la Blogotheque live performance from Paris by Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker leads t ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

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    October 11, 2012

    Electric Six release First Avenue live album -- look who's on the cover!

    When Electric Six announced that they would be recording a live album at First Avenue back in May, longtime fans of the band from all over the country clamored to get tickets to the show to insure that they would be part of the memorable experience. Electric Six easily sold-out the club that night, ... 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

    Weekend Checklist: St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Girls Got Rhythm Fest, Daughtry

    Girl power without the Spice Girls is alive and well these days, and the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be celebrating this weekend with the Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul. If you're feeling young, stop by Station 4 to check out pop-punk group Go Radio with This Providence; if not, St. Vincent and C ... 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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    May 2, 2012

    First Avenue upgrades decade-old sound system

    Related:Electric Six taping live album at First Avenue, plus five requestsFirst Avenue just announced via Facebook the installation of a brand spanking new sound system courtesy of the good people at Burnsville's Electro-Voice. This is killer news. Since the sound already rocks at one of Minneapolis ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Electric Six taping live album at First Avenue, plus five requests

    ​The exuberant Detroit party band Electric Six returns First Avenue, a room that they claim is one of their "favorite venues in the world," on May 11. And to prove just how special the legendary local club and their Twin Cities fans are to them, the band will be recording this show (as well as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 9: November rain

    ​Days of no consequence. Minneapolis edged November. My turmoil was a batholith hidden deep within. The new record was closer to "The Red Bedroom" than anything I'd written in 10 years. Brad was forced to cancel our mix session in Kentucky, so tracking it round Minneapolis would be a new change. I ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 7

    ​A millionaire friend once told me, "Mallman, you have two options in this world: crazy busy or dead poor." I corrected him: "Try the music business, you'll be both." 

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    October 11, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 6

    ​Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... 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 30, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 3

    ​If you were to watch the Wizard of Oz in its entirety only backwards, that might properly demonstrate what the road is like. You start at home, then slowly lose contact with your friends following a black highway into a tornado. Along the way you bring witches back from the dead. Either story ... More >>

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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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    September 21, 2011
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    September 21, 2011
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    September 7, 2011
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    September 7, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    Ruby Isle's iTunes-banned Guns N' Roses cover album available as free download

    ​Hot on the heels of their record release party(where incidentally no record was released), Mark Mallman and his band, Ruby Isle, are giving away their electro-tribute rendition of the Guns N' Roses classic, Appetite for Destruction.

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    November 18, 2009
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    October 27, 2006

    10/27 Morning Communiqué

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    Canadians mad at the GOP for calling them freeloaders, detecting metallic smells may come from hunting prey, find the hate group in ... More >>

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    October 27, 2006

    City Planner: Friday 10/27

    Stones Throw 10th Anniversary Tour @ Triple Rock From today's A-List: "There's indie rap, and then there's Stones Throw. The imprint that gave us Madvillain and Quasimoto also released a good number of rare funk reissues (from The Funky 16 Corners to Kashmere Stage Band's high school blowout Texas ... More >>

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