Hey all you hip hop/local music fans. I’ve heard tell of a Halloween themed mini-festival taking place at Honey (NE), Thursday, Oct 23rd. Now I know it’s that time of year when the witching hour takes full effect, but fear not! Come out and celebrate with local artists, music, and some booze. Perchance the headless horseman will ride again. It’s party time, and you don’t want to miss out (avoid FOMO). There will be a wide variety of up-and-coming local acts, and maybe even a scary storytelling contest. Wear a costume, bring a friend, listen to some music, and have a few drinks- you earned it. I mean, You Only Live Once… Have some fun before it’s Christmastime; autumn is for hell raising and party making, not going to bed early.
Check out the details below:
XTRAV 9: HALLOWEEN HONEY is an 11-act 18+ Halloween-themed mini-fest at Honey at Ginger Hop NEXT THURSDAY, Oct 23rd.
#whatsreallycrazy?: Cover is $5/ $3 in costume
Botzy hits the MAIN STAGE at the stroke of midnight!
Other acts include Josiah Lemanski, Jourdan Myers, Aleko Loughrey, and MORE!
We’ll also be debuting:
#PALESPECTER, feat. Aaron Hammerly, members of Gloss, and Frankie Teardrop bassist Jack Woolsey!
#LADYSLIPPER, feat. Jamie Quinn (Sexy Delicious), Cole Premo, and Eric Mayson (Toki Wright & Big Cats)
#THEMAYAPROJECT, feat. Maya Elena Baglien and Mark Mallman’s guitarist Mike Geronsin
AND Live Art from Ethan Heidlebaugh Art!
#BlackWiddowLoveAffair #CreepingRoundTheCorner #HalloweenMinifest#XTRAV9
89.3 The Current in Minneapolis, has been banging this hit since about mid-summer. I turn my radio up when it comes on. Milky Chance is essentially great at creating a catchy and lazed sound. I appreciate the pureness of the guitar, the simplicity of the beat, and the touching vocals- the main hook. I look forward to hearing more from Milky Chance (Vote for Milky Chance as “Best German Act” at MTV EMA.). Enjoy.
Directly from Big Cats’ Facebook Page: “Eric Mayson is one of the most important musicians in the Twin Cities right now.
He and I recently recorded this cover of my favorite John Lennon song, Isolation.
It brings a fresh perspective to a song that’s as relevant today as it was when it was written more than 40 years ago.
Please take a moment to listen and share if it resonates with you.”
I took the opportunity to listen, and loving John Lennon, covers (in general), and being a fan of Big Cats, I thought I would share. Have a listen to this wonderful take on a classic. The production value lends itself a bittersweet mood, along with Eric Mayson’s powerful vocals; ‘Isolation’ is an ambient and touching song.
I have just acquired Nikki Nack, I will go on record and say this is the best album of the year. Real Thing has to be one of my favorite songs, as it is stuck in my head. I liken Nikki Nack to an earlier Streets album, ironic and real; experimental, aggressive, unique, empathetic, and full of passionate, rich sound. The melodies are enormous, and obscure, as are the lyrics. A few listens through proves you will most likely be singing along.
On such albums I typically hit repeat and wear a song out, which I have done, but unlike other albums, I have been playing Nikki Nack from start to finish. On the first listen I was blown away, on the second and third I was surprised at the unprecedented sound.
Dan and Hannah gave me the album, but it is worth a purchase. Support this wonderful artist and her music. This album is top-tier 2014 material, musically.