I Want Discipline

Are you listening, more or less? Last week I had the pleasure of being in the presence of the legendary Genesis P-Orridge not once, but twice. Genesis (born Neil Andrew Megson) is known for pioneering industrial music with Throbbing Gristle, and later for performing with Psychic TV and Thee Majesty. In 1993 Genesis married Lady […]

poisson d’avril

9th Annual Fools Day Variety Show Spring sprang and suddenly it’s April. Which means today is APRIL FOOLS DAY. A day I generally try to ignore (ever since my son learned about whoopee cushions) but this year we were invited to a backyard variety show. Billed as “a time for feeling foolish, and acting on […]

Faux Fighting

Battle(s) of the Bands In some ways, winter in Minnesota can yield more inspiration than our warm weather months can. More time to sit still and allow plans to form. Not that I’ve been sitting still much. With this winter being so very mild I’ve been going out more, instead of falling into the cozy […]

Little By Little

Such a Tease, Such a Flirt Ahh, hazy lazy summer and too many half-formed drafts hanging out over here. Time to post something! July may have been unbearably hot and humid but it was also jam-packed with many lovely musical happenings. Here’s a sampling of what I enjoyed. Rifflord at the Hack Factory’s Handmade Music […]

Guttural Visions

Extreme Metal, A Visual Interpretation It’s really happening. And soon! Below is the information for our upcoming show, with an opening reception on Friday, March 4th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm at the Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown. Experience The Darkness!!! Black Dog flexes its metal muscle this March featuring artworks inspired by Extreme Metal Music! Visual […]

Capturing Curtiss A

Open Up Your Eyes Today I worked with legendary Minneapolis musician, Curtiss A. And it was for a very good cause! “The Minnesota Beatle Project is a collaborative effort on behalf of the Minnesota music industry to provide support for music and art programs in Minnesota public schools.” I’ll post more information here when phase […]

No Regrets

Land of the Freaks Despite or because of problems swirling around me, music still remains my constant. I can lose myself in it and forget my troubles for a bit. Thankfully my Saturday night was jam packed with a musical cornucopia. After too many missed opportunities I finally bore witness to King Khan and The […]

Baby Blue

Strike Another Match, Go Start Anew Friday saw the end of an era. My friends’ band, Charles de Gaulle, played their final show (one of the members is moving out of state). It was a solid last stand, played with Falcon Crest and Meth & Goats. But CDG will be missed. More photos here. Tweet

Disembodied & Coalesce

The Rhythms of Repetition Last night was like a bizarro world reunion at the Triple Rock. So many folks I hadn’t seen in years, all gathered together just like so many times before, but for the first time in about a decade. The reason? Local hardcore favorites, Disembodied, re-formed and played along with Coalesce – […]