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.
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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.
For some time I had been anticipating a video from a local band, Click Track. Straight out of La Crosse, WI. Now that I have seen and heard, I realize this band hails with edgy creativity and promising tune.
I had no idea at how the video would go or how the new song would sound. I was exposed to the above. I am greatly surprised at the catchiness of the song and the quality of the video, I felt it necessary to share with you, my friends at Mindinversion.net.
Local Love presents Click Track.
These are some place to check out more songs, tour dates, and news on Click Track.
Click Track frontman Ryan Conrad and drummer Nick Elstad have hit it right with Dangerous Children. They have been writing songs and creating music for sometime, playing venues in La Crosse, and elsewhere in the Midwest. Bars, like The Cavalier, places intimate and very up close and personal. I have known Conrad to have been writing and creating music, at least, for the past 10 years, in various acts (One point I even had the pleasure of being in a band with Conrad). Seen em’ (Click Track) live a few times and they put on a high energy, professionally done show, with some fun. The live show is intense and memorable, and their sound is original, at times haunting.
The song Dangerous Children is pleasantly catchy and the video is done well. It has a hint of low-budget underground artsy film, but it remains highly effective and the songwriting speaks to quality. I can appreciate a sense of art in production, with the progression and listenability of big league acts. A song I can relate to and listen to many times before coming to a conclusion.
For a bit Conrad had been telling me to give his music a listen, I have known him forever and decided to. I had not expected it to sound so new, so crisp, and so realistic. I was happily enthusiastic. I was intrigued, the Dangerous Children video showcases Click Track and the city of La Crosse, and a library, these are 3 positives in my book.
La Crosse is a city with a lot of musical acts, but at times, sadly, with little progression and distinguishability within the ranks and genres.
However, that is not entirely true, thanks to Click Track.
If anything Click Track is a testament that the music scene in La Crosse is changing for the better-their video speaks to said change. Click Track is a breakthrough Indie rock band coming out of La Crosse, something I consider great, and they are pointed in the right direction. They deserve a listen, and for the creative video they deserve a share.
Okay, so they have a megaphone, they wear suits, and they are from La Crosse, WI. Need I say more?
The retro feel of the video, and the simple yet catchy sound have me inspired, Click Track. As Click Track shows, there is clear potential in the Midwest for indie garage rock.
On Saturday, Minneapolis’s hardest rocking, hardest partying, and (perhaps) hardest working band Cocaine continued their streak of high energy local live performances (while they spend their off-time working on the band’s new album) with a tight show that quickly won over a crowd who never ceased to cheer them on throughout the night. Photos from the band’s set continue after the jump… Continue reading
Shellac, the famed noise rock outlet comprised by Steve Albini, Bob Weston, and Todd Trainer, made it to the Varsity Theater for a rare concert appearance at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis last week on the day of Michael Jackson’s passing. Despite some ill-advised humor mocking the death of MJ that got under the skin of more than a few concertgoers, the music at the center of the band’s free-flowing set of prog and noise rock was well-received by nearly everyone in attendance. Intricate, snarky, abrasive, and thick, the band has a sound that keeps you on your toes at attention, waiting to see where the rollercoast will veer to next.
For my part, I was there to see the legendary Albini (producer of most of my favorite albums from bands ranging from Neurosis, High On Fire, Mogwai, Nirvana, and many, many more) execute his music genius right in front of me. I was situated right in front of his amp on stage right, and I don’t think I could have picked a better spot. With the warm tones and complicated melodies from Steve’s guitar dominating my hearing, I watched from the perfect angle as Trainer banged away at his drums like Animal. The show left me completely impressed (I was skeptical about seeing how these studio-based legends would translate in the live seting), and I’m sure everyone would have been on board for their sarcastic humor on most other days of the year.
Bear Claw opened the show. Videos and photos from my steady shot Sony DSCW80 follow below!
More photos of Shellac and friends are available for you after the jump. Solider on… Continue reading