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Homeless & Big Cats | The Polar Bear Rug | Release Party

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Sunday, July 26, 2015 by Terry Scott Niebeling

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After this weekend’s drunken barbeque shenanigans and debauchery—where I was lucky enough to hear some tracks off of Homeless and Big Cats new album The Polar Bear Rug, I thought I would shamelessly plug their upcoming local event, and promote some actual go-getters in the wonderful city of Minneapolis.

So, here it is: Coming to Icehouse, Saturday, August 1st, is Homeless and Big Cats record release party! (Facebook Event Page)

Now, I would strongly advise you go, because from what I’ve heard so far on The Polar Bear Rug (which features: P.O.S., Toki Wright, Mally, Eric Mayson, and Lydia Liza), these songs would be great to see performed live.

This will be an exciting event, one not to be missed. Also, in case you can’t make the performance, a person can acquire the album free here through these nifty sites:

Soundcloud , Bandcamp , iTunes , Spotify .

Yeap, get it and go! Have a fun day.

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Run The Jewels 2

Posted in Album Download, Album Premiere, Art, Life Perspectives from T.S. Niebeling, Minneapolis with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Sunday, November 2, 2014 by Terry Scott Niebeling

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Free Album Download: Run The Jewels 2

Run The Jewels 2 is the best early Christmas present I have ever received. While partying at the BroHaus last night I was put on to this devastating album. Killer Mike and El-P have done it again, yeap. Here they offer examples of crushing beats, über cranial lyrics, and the most unexpected and interesting guest spots of right now. And what do we pay for it? Run The Jewels 2 is absolutely free (if you want it to be). I would say more, but just listen…

Listen: The Undead Mariners- Renditions and Renovations

Posted in Album Download, Album Stream, Art, Culture, Life Perspectives from T.S. Niebeling, Local Love, Music Discovery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Terry Scott Niebeling

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The Undead Mariners.

Hyphen- Thought Provoking Musical Poetry

Hyphon Illuminates My Day, and Opens My Mind

Posted in Art, Life Perspectives from T.S. Niebeling, Local Love, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Terry Scott Niebeling

Blake Auler Hyphon Murphy

Waking up this morning, after the run and such, I was brought to a smile by something I so effortlessly had stumbled upon.  The smile was from understanding, and newly rediscovering what artistry and creativity had been harboring in my hometown area.  I found an artist I had been following for sometime, I had reintroduced my ears to Hyphon.

I was intrigued and pleasantly surprised.

I did something, just a click, and sat back to listen.  I found myself mesmerized for the next couple of minutes, and  in a better way, more open-minded to my surroundings.  I thought of Hyphon’s lyrics, I felt at a coffee shop, reading a book, I felt the general idea of expanding my mind, my situation, and my musical diversity.  I felt comforted at the sound of growth, at the use of imagination, and something even more, a piece of La Crosse, at an artist from my birth place stretching the boundaries and producing a unique sound that I could feel comfortable listening to anywhere.

I had been sitting on this song, and then we realize hesitation kills.  I had been forgetful when thinking about time I had spent perusing the ever interactive internet, the time we all had spent.  I found myself listening to a song by Hyphon, I found myself satisfied with the lyrics (use of words, vocab), sound, and production.  He is an acquaintance, an artist, and he has motivated me today, especially, to search for more.  To indulge in what we would normally pass up.  I invite you to click and listen.  You will be taken somewhere, and wherever it is, at least you went.  We all go learning something new along the way, learn today that there is artistry everywhere, especially in La Crosse.  All one has to do is open their ears-have a listen.

I have probably said enough, maybe not, but you do owe yourself a listen.  It is worth your time.

Hyphon-A Shapely Sign of Things to Come

Hyphon brings a bureau of words, ideas, and deep imagery, true underground, fresh…

Listen to this in the morning with coffee, and prepare to have your thoughts provoked.

The Alarmists. The Overhead Left. FREE download!

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by Ryan Buege

The Alarmists new album The Overhead Left is the latest in a string of free/pay-as-you-please releases coming from the Twin Cities. However, unlike some of the other artists, The Alarmists are partnering with the non-profit organization Rock the Cause to make an larger impact with any sales they do achieve. ReadThe Alarmists, The Overhead Left all about the band’s decision to put this hotly debated album out via this partnership and download it for FREE (with an email address) below:

Rock the Cause has partnered with The Alarmists to help create support. awareness and membership for new music and non-profit causes that shape our community. The long awaited new album The Overhead Left by The Alarmists is available to download for free through Rock the Cause.

The Alarmists would like to encourage you to make a donation of what ever you can afford to Rock the Cause or sign up to volunteer with one of the Rock the Cause charitable partners.

Over the past few years Rock the Cause has helped to support emerging musical artists with exposure, publicity, and new fans through concerts. Rock the Cause is a non-profit that works to develop a new generation of awareness, support and new volunteers for other non-profits, like Minnesota AIDS Project, Open Arms of Minnesota, Clare Housing, Free Arts Minnesota, and many more. You can learn about these great causes on the Rock the Cause web site!

Your donation will help Rock the Cause to continue its work of creating a new generation of music and volunteerism! The Greatest Generation is Now!

Cheers!

The Alarmists

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Alarmists, The Overhead Left

Album Review: Bassnectar, Art of Revolution EP

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, May 11, 2009 by Nicholas Blexrud

aorcover-smMesmerizing, transcendental, and hypnotic pulses of low frequencies and magnetic melodies ghostily grab my legs and make me move to the new single “Art of Revolution”; Bassnectar has done it once again.

Seated, I promptly pushed play on the single, “Art of Revolution”.  My heart slowly morphs from a lazy, bradycardiac beat to a rapid, tachycardiac pounding, as I soon found myself no longer in a seated position, but as a terpsichorean of mythical multitudes.

“Art of Revolution”, introduced with stick-beaten African drums and de-tuned Indian sitars, combusts into a cacophony of wobbly, intoxicated, insect-like buzzing of breaks and “slippery when wet” bass lines. This, paired with the unmatched voice of Jamaican Tapper Zukie, makes for a single that will soon take over every stereo and club. In addition to ‘Necters version of “Art of Revolution” and an instrumental mix, we are blessed with 4 other marvelous mash-ups of monolithic proportions. Remixes from Diplo, Chislain Poirier, 6 Blocc, and Product 01 all comprise an assortment of ingenuity and individualistic interpretations of this single.

I have to say, the wait for ‘Nectar’s new single to drop has felt eternal; similar to waiting in the doctor’s office. There you sit (highly anxious fan) with symptoms of melancholy-melodies, no-dance-ititus, and the bassnectar-blues, waiting for the doctor’s prognosis. The doc (Dr. Bassnectar) shows up just in time to tell you that everything is going to be fine, and serves you up a dose of “Art of Revolution”.  Ahhhh, you are better.

The Art of Revolution EP will be falling into digital music players through Beatport and everywhere else on May 12th (and turntables later on as a limited 12″ vinyl via Groove Distribution). However, if you cannot wait for this anthem to hit your eardrums, check it out a free download of Groove Armada’s Superstylin’ set to Bassnectar’s instrumental version of Art of Revolution” in Superstylin’ Smashup, here!

So by this point, you’re probably all asking yourself ‘what the hell does Bassnectar even mean?’ Well, according to bassnectar.net, it is: “A freeform project that merges music, art, new media, social involvement, and community values; dedicated to a constantly-evolving ethos of collaborative creation, self-reinvention, and boundary-pushing experimentation.”  This mission statement, however, does not do justice to the 150 + shows that Bassnectar perform on a yearly basis, and to truly understand this “project” you must be apart of it. You can catch Bassnectar at any one of these dates to experience and stitch yourself to the fabric of this majestic movement… Continue reading