KMFDM schedules First Ave. show, Mono schedules Triple Rock show; both on October 5th

Why, oh why, am I being asked to choose between the Japanese post-rockers in Mono and industrial music’s pioneers in KMFDM? Sure, the bands obviously share more differences than similarities, but I can’t be the only one who jumped for joy a little bit the moment that I saw the announcement of each of these shows, can I?

.. that is, until I realized that they are both scheduled on the same night across town from each other, that is.

Sometimes this city does that to you though (just like I was forced to decide between the Acid Mother’s Temple show at the Entry and the FMTM/Torche/Dredg show at Varsity earlier in the year), and I guess I should just be glad that area booking agents are at least giving me 4 solid months to debate the positives and negatives of attending either gig.

Right now, I’m leaning towards attending the KMFDM gig purely because I’ve never had the chance to see these legends at work. While industrial music’s definitely not my forte, I’ve got a special place in my heart for the noise rock and underground electronic scenes in New York, Germany, and other niches throughout the world which birthed KMFDM and their contemporaries during the early 1980s.  The abrasive electronic sounds that were spearheaded by KFMDM and a few others have seemed to eventually seep into the DNA of pretty much every band I enjoy, and though I don’t know much of their output, I’m pretty sure I’d still be fascinated to see a band that has indirectly had so much influence on my musical taste. Really though, I just want to see THE band who former La Crosse, WI vagabond Pete Missing continuously mentioned when we’d stop by his art gallery some years ago..

First Avenue
Oct. 5, 2009 | 7 PM

$20 ADV | $20 DOS | 18+

However, post-rock shows are my favorite kind of concerts to attend, and (with very few exceptions) nobody executes better than Mono. Seeing these dedicated musicians playing their soul-stirring psychedelic epics live at top volume is typically a can’t miss event for me, and this time they’ll be playing with Maserati. Considering that they also only visit the U.S. every few years, that I’ll have many more friends in the crowd with me here, and that Mono’s new album Hymn to the Immortal Wind is one of my favorites from the year, I feel like I’d be especially stupid for for missing this one, as well.

Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 5, 2009 | 8 PM

$12 ADV | $15 DOS | 21+

Keep reading on the next page for all of KMFDM’s and Mono’s scheduled 2009 tour dates…

KMFDM 2009 tour dates:

06/20 Clisson, France – Hellfest Grounds
07/18 London, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Islington
07/19 Cologne, Germany – Tanzbrunnen Koeln
07/21 Hamburg, Germany – Logo
07/22 Berlin, Germany – Fritzclub im Postbahnof
07/23 Hannover, Germany – Glocksee
07/24 Waregem, Belgium – TBA
07/25 Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
07/26 Bolkow, Poland – Bolkow Castle
09/23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09/24 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
09/25 New York, NY – Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
09/26 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
09/29 Toronto, ON – Opera House Concert Venue
09/30 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
10/01 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/02 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s Concert Theatre
10/03 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Eagles Club
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/07 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
10/08 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
10/09 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/12 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/14 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/15 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/16 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
10/17 Pomona, CA – Glass House
10/18 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10/19 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/21 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/22 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/24 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
10/25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/28 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore Charlotte
10/29 Orlando, FL – Club Firestone
10/30 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
10/31 Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing

Mono and Maserati 2009 tour dates

9/22 Walter’s On Washington – Houston, TX
9/23 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
9/24 Masquerade (Hell Stage) – Atlanta, GA
9/25 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
9/26 Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
9/27 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
9/28 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
9/29 The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
9/30 Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
10/01 La TuLipe – Montreal, QB
10/02 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
10/03 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/04 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/05 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
10/08 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
10/09 Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/10 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
10/12 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/13 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10/14 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
10/16 Hailey’s – Denton, TX
10/17 The Mohawk – Austin, TX


One Response to “KMFDM schedules First Ave. show, Mono schedules Triple Rock show; both on October 5th”

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