Jon Davis

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    August 25, 2014

    Totally Gross National Party at Icehouse, 8/23/14

    Totally Gross National Party with Allan Kingdom, Leisure Birds, Tender Meat, Stolyette, Pony Bwoy, Fog, Votel, Alpha Consumer, Roniia, Warey, Aero Flynn, Marijuana Deathsquads, Taggert & Rosewood, and Def Kith Icehouse, Minneapolis Saturday, August 23, 2014 On Saturday at Icehouse, the innovati ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    10 highlights from Bassgasm 10 at First Avenue

    Bassgasm 10 First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, March 21, 2014Bassgasm is the perfect medicine for a raver with terrible ADHD. Friday night at First Avenue was like looking into those kaleidescopes that have little bits of confetti in them, the ones you can shake, the result being a millennial version ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Bassgasm 10 full lineup & schedule revealed

    Are you ready for Bassgasm 10 and the Wall of Bass? I mean, really ready? Just in case you weren't convinced that today's impending takeover of First Avenue doesn't have something unique to offer everyone, Gimme Noise spoke with Bassgasm founder 'DJ ESP' Woody McBride and Russia's own deep house rep ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Bassgasm 10 lineup announced

    For those who live to dance before the face-melting power of a Wall of Bass, there are few such satisfying events as the famed Bassgasm. For its tenth installment and first 2014 edition, Bassgasm is returning to hijack all of First Avenue for a night and turn it into a five-area, eight-hour, EDM-fue ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour drone at Cedar Cultural Center, 2/7-8/14

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour droneCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, February 7 and Saturday February 8, 2014The local activist organization Drone Not Drones set up one of the most ambitious concerts in Twin Cities history with a 28-hour long rotating cast of drone musicians. It blended individu ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Drone Not Drones posts full 28-hour concert schedule

    Starting tonight, the West Bank will be abuzz with vibrations far more hypnotic than afternoon stop-and-go traffic.The notorious 28-hour Drone Not Drones event benefiting Doctors Without Borders is nearly upon us. Low, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, BNLX, Gabriel Douglas, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylv ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Jewbilee! takes over the Entry this Christmas Eve

    ​Jewbilee! is a highly entertaining holiday alternative to Christmas Eve for Jewish people and non-Jewish alike. This new "holiday" began seven years ago when local multi-faceted creative artist/musician/DJ/journalist Danny Sigelman, living in Austin, Texas at the time, was inspired to create some ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011
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    December 12, 2011

    Ghostband redefines electronica with a new album

    ​Desolations may sound like the landscape during a Minnesota winter, but in actuality it's the name of Minneapolis electronic musician Jon Davis, a.k.a. Ghostband's, new album. Influenced by Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ayler, and Hendrix, Ghostband leaves out the lyrics in his music, but not the imag ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Emily Lacy returns to the Walker for a 12-day residency, starting today

    Photo by Marianne Williams ​The last time we heard from Emily Lacy, the experimental and evocative L.A. singer-songwriter was preparing to brave a freezing January day in Minneapolis and attempt to perform outdoors in an igloo. Now, as we recover from one of the hottest stretches in recent memory, ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Ghostband and Lovecat performing Saturday at Yeti Records

    ​We've written a lot about multi-instrumentalist Jon Davis this year. While he may remain somewhat an obscurity we admire his worker-bee attitude and path to music making, scene building and the all around positive nature of his creative ethic and ability to rise to the challenge of having a hype ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Ghostband's Jon Davis forges his own experimental path

    Inspired by free-jazz trio Fat Kid Wednesdays

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    January 26, 2011

    Ghostband cassette-release tonight with Fat Kid Wednesdays

    Photo by Tony NelsonGhostband's Jon Davis​While the Best New Bands showcase rages on in the Mainroom tonight, another all-local bill will be celebrating next door in the 7th St. Entry. Not only will the show mark the cassette tape release of Ghostband's album, Verdical, but it will also be the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Weekend Checklist: Doomtree, Romantica, Trailer Trash and more

    ​This weekend is hella packed with local shows. That's right, hella. Check our recommendations below for your best bets for the weekend, from back-to-back Doomtree shows to a raucous sock drive to a matinee show with Trailer Trash.

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    November 30, 2010

    M.anifest, Jon Davis, Pete Hennig selected as MECA winners

    Photo by Sean SmudaMECA winner Jon Davis​It's always reassuring when an organization recognizes the time and resources required for a musician to devote any significant portion of time to their art. So we were thrilled to hear that three local musicians have been selected by the American Composers ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Jon Davis talks about tonight's Somethin' Else event

    ​Jon Davis is a machine. No, scratch that; he is more like a rapidly mutating musical organism. The hardest working musician in the Twin Cities. His countless projects include his electronic guises, the enigmatic Ghostband and Speakerthrone, as well as his guest spots in different jazz and folk en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Dr. Dog at First Avenue, 10/23/10

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Dr. Dog October 23, 2010 First Avenue My second visit to First Avenue in the week, I walk into the club for Dr. Dog's Saturday night appearance expecting a much tamer crowd than during my first (Hank III/Assjack, Wednesday night), and yet, as security staff checks IDs and ap ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Tonight: The Somethin' Else #4 with Ice Rod, Mike Mictlan, Michael Larsen and more

    ​Late announcement! The Somethin' Else - local musical polymath Jon Davis' monthly series of electronic and experimental commingles - is having its fourth installment tonight at The Book House in Dinkytown. Tonight is featuring some truly epic guests, not even including those above: Sims, Medium Z ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Loring Alley Party, Spirits of the Red City, and more from the weekend

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Just another hot, hot summer of our lives... This past weekend was packed from end-to-end with local shows of every variety, from Friday night's Rogue Valley CD-release show at the Mainroom to Saturday's Pizza Luce Block Party and Loring Alley Party and Sunday's marathon hoot ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    The Somethin' Else #1 comes to Stevens Square this Friday

    ​Back in March we wrote about the innovative, lovingly curated, and highly conceptual Dystopia Days, a project from local musician and man-about Jon Davis (bassist for one of my favorite bands in town, Haunted House). This week Davis begins a new project that's equally reasoned and intelligent, ca ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Arrrrre Yyyyou Rrrrready? A Live Review of Korn

    ​by Nikki Miller and Andrew FlanaganFor this second chapter of Rational Dialectic, Andrew Flanagan and Nikki Miller soak in the sold-out Korn show in First Avenue's Main Room, wherein they encounter a real-life vagitarian, black shirt farts, and confront head-on their checkered musical her-and-his ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Ghostband's Jon Davis prepares for Dystopia Days at the Bedlam

    A whopping 12 local experimental acts will play the unique event this weekend.

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    January 7, 2009
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    September 10, 2008
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    July 18, 2007

    Apparition Man

    Jon Davis is alone in GhostBand