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Summerfest 2013: The Lineup Returns to Championship Form

Posted in Music News, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Eric Gilardi

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One of the greatest music festivals in the world recently returned as a championship contender when they released their lineup for 2013. Lately, the festival seemed to rely mainly on its prestige alone. After all, it is a festival that spans over 11 days and has more than 800 acts performing on 11 different stages. The festival is a vision of the great late mayor of Milwaukee, Henry Maier, who wanted a massively relative festival that would compare to the joyous Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. He started the tradition that became Summerfest in 1968.

The lineup has been lacking the innovative music that the youth and many more have gravitated towards in recent years. This year after they released their headliners at the Marcus Amphitheater I had mixed feelings. So I was a little skeptical when I received the E-mail that their complete lineup was out but said, “What the hell” and clicked the link. To my astonishment, I was really impressed. One thing that stuck out in my mind was that they got some major electronic, Indie rock and alternative rock acts. All whom are currently relevant in their respected industries. This list includes Pretty Lights, Diplo, Empire of the Sun, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeasayer and MGMT. They did this while still including a lot of the older talent (Alice Cooper, 311, Foreigner and Billy Idol) and mixing in many more talented up and comers.

Another thing you have to appreciate about Summerfest is the variety of music that they bring to the many ears attending the festival. They have done a great job blending country, pop, blue grass, electronic, rock and even a little bit of hip hop into the lineup. A few other artists that would be worth seeing are: Capital Cities, Atmosphere, Trampled by Turtles, Robert Delong, Matt & Kim, AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, Taliban Kweli and Cake. If you are the least bit interested after reading this head over to summerfest.com/lineup for a complete listing of this year’s lineup.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs premiere “Heads Will Roll” music video

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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It’s the year where the Yeah Yeah Yeahs make their inevitable blitz for the immortality in the rock ‘n’ roll history books, and the trio will be here in Minneapolis to play a highly anticipated, promptly-sold-out show at First Avenue. However, before this mini-US tour kicks off and they grace us with their live presence, they’ve decided to tease us all a bit and show us what to expect (minus a live werewolf, hopefully). By now, this irresistible song should be etched in your brain, but this Richard Ayoade directed visual accompaniment definitely launches the track to an even more unforgettable level of theatrics.

Watch the video above for “Heads Will Roll” from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new album It Blitz!, and try to hold tight til they hit the stage on Saturday…

Sonic Youth & Yeah Yeah Yeahs plan separate summer tours to pass through First Avenue

Posted in Concert Dates with tags , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Really, we all know that I don’t need to do anything more for this post than list the dates for these two separate summertime shows that our friends at First Avenue booked this week. I can guarantee these will sell out in no time, because anyone who wants to see these bands live definitely knows how rare these Minnesota visits are for the longtime indie rock gods in Sonic Youth (on July 21) and the constantly rising star of Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (on May 30). Tickets for both shows will be available this Saturday, May 2nd. Pay attention to first-ave.com for the link or just drop by their box office!

May 30, 2009
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
Doors @ 6 / All Ages

July 21, 2009
Sonic Youth
First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
Doors @ 7 / 18+

Non-Minnesota residents, keep reading! All of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sonic Youth shows that are booked so far are listed after the link… Continue reading

Yeah Yeah Yeahs + Bass + Glitches = all this stuff

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by Erik Burg

So the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new album It’s Blitz! finally hit shelves this week. Everybody and their mother has already heard it. Everybodyzero1 and their brother already loves it. It’s first official single, ‘Zero.’ has gotten more than its fair share of remixes too. The original is great though, so a few of these kind of disappoint me though, I have to say. But let’s get started:

‘Zero’ Disco Weirdos Re-Edit. The longest of any of the remixes featured on here, Disco Weirdos have seemingly found the key to a good remix of the track. Plenty of bass, but unlike the other mixes I’ll get to, these bumps are timed great. Booming to the cry of “Zero,” the bass adds a great kick when at first it seemed destine to just be like any other remix of any other track ever. The last half of the track adds another layer of high pitched synth over-lay that adds a lot of excitement to the song as well. What comes of all this is the perfect club single, it kind of gives of a little bit of a ’90s feel too it at the end too, but I love it. 

‘Zero’ MSTRKRFT Remix. As much of a fan as I am of MSTRKRFT, I have to say this right away: “Come on guys.” Not only was your new album a huge let down, but now this?! What Disco Weirdos did right, these guys did wrong, too much bass right from the first line. The all treble and echoing breakdown in the middle is nice, but seriously, it takes a lot more than deep hits to keep anybody interested. Sorry, but feel free to pass on this one.

‘Zero’ N.A.S.A. Remix. Again, a highly touted group that I was overly excited to hear make a run at this track, but the result… pretty boring. It’s sort of the middle ground between the first two mixes, it has the treble breakdown with glitchy and skipping vocals, but with little bass when it maybe should have more. In the end, it’s hard to tell this one apart from what MSTRKRFT brought to the party, making their effort seem all the more average. 

‘Zero’ Erol Alkan Remix Preview. First off, this is only a minute long preview, and the full length isn’t quite out yet, so with a grain of salt I suppose. I’ve gotta imagine this edit is going to run a pretty long length too, because in the 1:10 preview there is about a one word vocal sample. I like what what I hear though, It’s a bit more house-y too, and feels massive compared to the other tracks. “Shellshock” is the one word we hear from Karen O, and then Erol slaps you over the face with all the bass. It’s silly how good this mix could be, so get excited.

Oh yeah, and did I mention THIS is happening. Be excited people, be very excited.

Some remixes and tunes for your mid-week hangover

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by Erik Burg

Enjoy St. Patrick’s day a little too much? Well, along with my buddy Tim’s top ten list and this compilation of terrific tracks, we here at the Mind Inversion are ready to help you get over this day of green colored vomit. 

Feel like this? Well brighten up with some great tunes!

Feel like this? Well brighten up with some great tunes!

Papercuts – “Future Primitive (Ruby Suns Remix)”

Grizzly Bear – “Cheerleader”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Big Tymers – “Still Fly Like A Dragon (Hood Internet Mash-up)”

Calvin Harris – “I’m Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix)”

Peaches – “More (Produced by Simian Mobile Disco)”

and one more… just for good measure, ENJOY!

Hot Chip – “Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix)”

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Release More Album Info

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , on Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Erik Burg

Release Date: April 14th on Interscope

Album Title: It’s Blitz!

Album Cover: (wow I love it)

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I can’t wait to hear some new material for these guys. Enjoy their best track below. Enjoy!

mp3: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps”