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Cake does not disappoint

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 10:54 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Travel,Weather at 10:54 PM

Enough with the live in the moment crap, though

Coming to a stadium near you

Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music at 11:00 AM


Down to This (REV 105)

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 11:58 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:58 PM

We’d like to thank Sunny Day Real Estate for being so goddamn sunny…

In the city

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 07:35 pm GMT -5 in Music,Weather at 7:35 PM

Somewhere out there on that horizon…

Cali + Gorillaz + JB = ❤️

Posted Thursday, May 31st, 2018 11:47 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 11:47 AM

Judd Apatow

Posted Saturday, May 26th, 2018 03:45 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television at 3:45 PM

Garry was the Prince of comedy…

David Byrne at Orpheum

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 08:25 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 8:25 PM

Now that we’ve lost Prince, Bowie and Petty, David Byrne is one of the last living links to my favorite music growing up. Never got to see Talking Heads perform together, but I’ve seen Tom Tom Club once and Byrne solo a few times (does Jerry only produce now?). Looking back in the archive, I saw him at the State doing Brian Eno songs and at the Fitzgerald, along with the talk he gave at the History Theater when How Music Works came out. Last Friday I added another show at the Orpheum, where he did two nights with his new critically acclaimed production (see Bream, Current and City Pages reviews).

Must admit I had a few strikes against this show before it began. First, I had already seen most of it during the Cochella live feeds last month. Second, I had read a review somewhere (that I can’t find now) that said this production blew away Stop Making Sense. Those are fighting words to me – Demme and Bernie Worrell (RIP), Chris, Tina and Jerry, the big suit – nothing will ever top that in my mind. Lastly, I walked in to the theater early and an usher directed me to the wrong section. Instead of a great center seat in row seven, I was in the farthest seat over to the side and couldn’t see all of the stage. On top of all that, my co-worker had seen the Thursday show and said the opening act was the worst thing he’d ever seen. With all that in mind, let’s get this show started, shall we?

My friend DGS told me the opener was Benjamin Clementine and that his daughter was excited to see him because he was featured on the Gorillaz song Hallelujah Money from their last album. He also said it was “an odd set.” I did a little research and saw that the New York Times named him one of 2016’s 28 creative geniuses and that he won the 2015 Mercury Prize, which is given out for best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Most importantly, David Byrne himself wrote a story for the New York Times about him in 2016 that you can read here. Yes, parts of his set were odd. His piano playing and voice, though, were pretty damn cool. And anyone who tells rube hecklers to fuck off is A-OK in my book.

It seems like this tour doesn’t change much up from show to show, so the setlist that the Current posted from the Thursday show (edited below) seemed almost exactly the same as what we got on Friday (and very similar to Coachella). It was heavy on the American Utopia content and traditional Talking Heads songs, but very little old solo stuff (just like the other shows I’ve seen). I was really happy to hear The Great Curve and Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On), neither of which I think I’ve heard live. The new songs are growing on me, but each one caused everyone to sit back down again (which I guess is the norm for everyone).

A few other notes: dancer/singer Chris Giarmo kinda freaked me out when I first saw him on the Coachella feed, but I thought he was great in person. The choreography in general was amazing – so many people going in so many directions, yet no one crashed (that I saw). The lighting and chain backdrop was cool (but still no Stop Making Sense in my mind). Liked the support of HeadCount and the addition of the (Janelle Monae approved) Philando Castile line to Hell You Talmbout to close out the show.

Here’s to hoping we get at least one more Twin Cities show down the road…


  • Here
  • Lazy
  • I Zimbra
  • Slippery People
  • I Should Watch TV
  • Dog’s Mind
  • Everybody’s Coming to My House
  • This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
  • Once in a Lifetime
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Toe Jam
  • Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
  • I Dance Like This
  • Bullet
  • Every Day is a Miracle
  • Like Humans Do
  • Blind
  • Burning Down the House
  • Encore 1
  • Dancing Together
  • The Great Curve
  • Encore 2
  • Hell You Talmbout

Got It

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 11:27 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:27 PM

I’ve got this thing, gonna blow your mind. Pulling your string, helping you unwind…

I have art from that guy

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 11:02 pm GMT -5 in Art,Concerts,Music at 11:02 PM

Sam and Steve @ Palace Theater, Saint Paul

Thanks, Down in the Valley

Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2018 09:41 pm GMT -5 in Music,Shopping at 9:41 PM

Couldn’t find it myself, but the checkout clerk volunteered it without me asking

Shadows in the Rain

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:14 PM

I woke up in my clothes again this morning. I don’t know exactly where I am…

People Like Us

Posted Saturday, May 5th, 2018 10:37 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:37 AM

We don’t want freedom. We don’t want justice. We just want someone to love…

Roses for everyone

Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 10:03 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 10:03 PM

The Bill Murray was right up my alley

Tom Waits

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Disney,Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 11:00 AM

Disneyland is Vegas for children…

Haven’t been here in a while

Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 7:43 PM

Cloud Cult with the Minnesota Orchestra

City of Stars

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Music,Travel at 6:36 PM

Is this the start of something wonderful and new? Or one more dream that I cannot make true?

Leaving Las Vegas

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Travel at 5:14 PM

Used to be I could drive up to Barstow for the night…

Mike D, In Conversation

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2018 09:52 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 9:52 AM



Posted Sunday, March 25th, 2018 12:02 am GMT -5 in Family,Music,Quotes at 12:02 AM

I’m an outlaw. Quick on the draw. Somethin’ you’ve never seen before…

Rushmore, FTW

Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Music at 6:54 PM

Last one of the season @ the Fitz


Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2018 12:00 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:00 PM

And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…

Battle of Who Could Care Less

Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2018 04:35 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:35 PM

Fine pewter portraits of General Apathy and Major Boredom singing “Whatever and ever amen”

In a small club in Minnesota…

Posted Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 11:46 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:46 PM

And the snow outside of First Ave…

Point of Contention

Posted Sunday, February 11th, 2018 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 7:58 PM

It’s still standing…

Look what I found

Posted Thursday, February 8th, 2018 02:46 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Football,Music,Work at 2:46 PM

JT, you forgot your sign

JT was here

Posted Monday, February 5th, 2018 02:54 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Football,Music,Work at 2:54 AM

I don’t know, I thought the halftime show was pretty good

Suit & Tie

Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 10:41 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Work at 10:41 PM

Going out so hot, just like an oven. And I’ll burn myself, but just had to touch it…

What a Wonderful World

Posted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 08:19 am GMT -5 in Family,Music,Quotes at 8:19 AM

I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They’re really saying I love you…


Posted Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 09:44 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:44 AM

I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave, and the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name…

Only the road is closed

Posted Saturday, January 6th, 2018 03:21 pm GMT -5 in Music,Shopping at 3:21 PM

Support your local record store

The Beautiful Ones

Posted Friday, January 5th, 2018 03:46 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:46 PM

One thing, one thing’s for certain baby, I know what I want…

Andy Warhol (Bowie)

Posted Saturday, December 30th, 2017 03:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture at 3:19 PM

Andy walking, Andy tired. Andy take a little snooze…

My first visit to the Fred

Posted Saturday, December 16th, 2017 03:09 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums,Music at 3:09 PM

Prince from Minneapolis, University of Minnesota

2017 Artwork by SK

Posted Monday, December 11th, 2017 11:44 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Music at 11:44 PM

Coming to mailboxes everywhere

How to Play the Flute

Posted Monday, December 11th, 2017 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:43 PM

Emoji hands, I’m praying for them haters…

Art from the Sax Man

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2017 09:24 pm GMT -5 in Art,Music at 9:24 PM

Thanks Steve Davit!

Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Posted Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 03:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:26 PM

He got a custom Continental. He got an Eldorado too…

Thanks, Wilco

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017 12:27 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 12:27 AM

Another excellent concert Via Chicago

Impossible Germany on KCRW

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 11:41 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music,Video at 11:41 PM

Steely Dan

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:19 PM

Like the castle in its corner in a medieval game, I foresee terrible trouble and I stay here just the same…

Jack at the Dakota

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Music at 7:37 PM

Good food and good music

My Life

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 09:39 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:39 PM

Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention…


Posted Sunday, November 5th, 2017 03:39 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:39 PM

My greatest achievement is my daughter. Waking up in the morning, being a father…

They are the floor

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 07:10 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Friends,Music at 7:10 PM

MK and EW @ Macklemore, Palace

Charlie Parr

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 10:02 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:02 AM

Sometimes I’m alright. Another time it’s hard to tell. Like finding light in the bottom of the darkest well…

The Galaxy Song

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017 09:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:26 PM

Pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, cause there’s bugger-all down here on Earth…

Where is my mind?

Posted Friday, October 13th, 2017 11:08 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:08 AM

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground…

First night at the Palace

Posted Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 07:02 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 7:02 PM

Anxious to see if the new place lives up to the hype (plus the Pixies)

Where music shows get made

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 01:42 pm GMT -5 in Business,Concerts,Links,Music at 1:42 PM


Bet this one was extra good

Posted Thursday, October 5th, 2017 10:41 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 10:41 PM

Petty and Nicks @ Hyde Park

This needs to be released

Posted Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 10:30 am GMT -5 in Charities,Concerts,Links,Music at 10:30 AM


Tom Petty

Posted Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 08:47 am GMT -5 in Music,Personal,Quotes at 8:47 AM

It really is the only true magic I’ve found in this world. Most magic is a trick of some kind. But music is actually a healing thing. It has this power to heal and inspire and to lift you right up…

So much good on this list

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music at 6:33 PM


The Pines @ Rummage

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 09:21 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 9:21 PM

Cold (but nice) new off-season event at the fairgrounds

The Klas Family Rocks

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 08:06 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 8:06 PM

Sitting on the Klas bench at the State Fair Rummage event

Man of Constant Sorrow

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 05:07 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music at 5:07 PM


Good Old Days

Posted Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 09:05 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:05 AM

In a small club in Minnesota, and the snow outside of First Ave. I just wanted my name in a star…

Feel Good Inc.

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 11:36 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:36 PM

Love forever, love is free. Let’s turn forever, you and me. Windmill, windmill for the land. Is everybody in?

Ready for Gorillaz 

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 08:01 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 8:01 PM


Mr. Bad Example

Posted Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 09:21 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:21 AM

I’m very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins, I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in…


Posted Saturday, September 9th, 2017 04:09 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 4:09 PM

So much power


Posted Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 01:54 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:54 PM

Welcome to hell – population, me…

Baby Come Back

Posted Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 08:27 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:27 AM

All day long, wearing a mask of false bravado, trying to keep up a smile that hides a tear. But as the sun goes down, I get that empty feeling again. How I wish to God that you were here…

Thanks, London Dave

Posted Sunday, August 13th, 2017 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 5:14 PM

This totally made my day

Celebrate Life

Posted Saturday, August 5th, 2017 02:11 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 2:11 PM

Hazelfest 2017

David Rothenberg

Posted Saturday, August 5th, 2017 01:22 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Reading at 1:22 PM

Life is far more interesting than it needs to be, because the forces that guide it are not merely practical…

The greatest living guitarist?

Posted Sunday, July 30th, 2017 11:15 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 11:15 PM

Lightning is right

Sometimes a Fantasy

Posted Saturday, July 29th, 2017 04:16 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 4:16 PM

When am I gonna take control, get a hold of my emotions? Why does it only seem to hit me in the middle of the night?

In-seat ordering rocks

Posted Friday, July 28th, 2017 08:12 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Food,Music at 8:12 PM

Dilly Bars, FTW @ Billy Joel

The Twilight Hours at the Cedar

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 10:45 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 10:45 PM

Here’s one from back in March (the 25th, to be exact), when we headed over to the Cedar Cultural Center to see The Twilight Hours. We’ve been big fans of Matt Wilson and John Munson in all of their various projects and try to catch them when we can. They will be playing down the block at Music in Mears this Thursday, which reminded me I never posted pictures from the Cedar show (pics after the jump).

The Counterfactuals and Fathom Lane opened the show, but we were really there to hear songs off The Twilight Hours new album, Black Beauty. I think they played all but two of the new songs, which was nice to experience for the first time. Not much else to say, other than to highly recommend you make your way down to Mears Park this week for a free sample of this great band.


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