Post by powermaynard5000 on Jan 22, 2014 14:24:22 GMT -8
Name: Joe What my user name represents/means: No idea, I was trying to get a yahoo address in forever ago and all the usernames were taken From: Bismarck, ND Favorite Bands: The National, The Hold Steady, Eels, Against Me!, The Replacements, Archers of Loaf, Doomtree. My All-Time Favorite Artist: The Replacements First Concert Attended: Ozzie Last Concert Attended: The National at Roy Wilkins in St. Paul, MN.
All time Favorite Concert: Probably The National at First Avenue....maybe Archers of Loaf in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom All time Favorite Festival: I've been to a bunch, I had fun at Riot Fest in Denver last year. Sasquatches Attended: This is my first one (May). Sasquatch Wishlist: Well, it looks The National will make it. It would be great it the Replacements signed on as well. I'm pretty much a Minneapolis music scene guy.
Post by powermaynard5000 on Jan 22, 2014 21:03:30 GMT -8
It doesn't make a lot of sense why Minneapolis is such a great music town...but it's true. Part of it is due to the fact that there is a public radio station that plays amazing music (89.3 the current). It's amazing, everyone stops by the 89.3 studio when they're in town. Smaller bands can play bigger venues because the Current will promote the shit out of their show for free. A band can become super popular simply because they are good, they don't need to be promoted by anyone. It's the only station of its kind and the collaboration with First Avenue has become a pretty big influence on indie music.
Its the only public radio station that has been a cornerstone of the local music scene? I certainly dont intend to take away from their accomplishments but to claim they're entirely unique in this regard is silly.
Post by powermaynard5000 on Jan 23, 2014 7:35:12 GMT -8
KEXP is awesome, very similar to the Current. They actually do stuff together sometimes because of they have such common listeners. I'm not the type of guy to say my music scene is the best...that's stupid. However, Minneapolis is right up there with Seattle/Portland, Austin, and Brooklyn. I realize that it snows in Minnesota , and you can't see the ocean, but the music is still awesome. It's not really a new thing. I can hardly think of a good band that hasn't listed the Replacements or Husker Du as a huge influence.
Powerman 5000 were just lucky enough to catch the tail end of the Nu-Metal craze before it evaporated. Also, the lead guy was Rob Zombies brother or something. Now they are at about the same level Orgy, and soon you'll see them crowdfunding to try to be relevant again.
Post by [jeff the boards] on Feb 3, 2014 16:35:58 GMT -8
Name: Jeff What my user name represents/means: jack johnson is my favorite artist. I am a fan so jjohnsonfan makes sense :s From: Seattle go hawks!! :p Favorite Bands: Jack johnson, Mgmt, baauer, skrillex, Phoenix, the strokes, tyler The creater, imagine Dragons, Fun, Alt j My All-Time Favorite Artist: Jack Johnson! First Concert Attended: Jack Johnson Last Concert Attended: bombay bicycle club All time Favourite Concert: Jack Johnson duh! All time Favourite Festival: bumbershoot 2013 Sasquatches Attended: 0!!!!!!!! Sasquatch Wishlist: guess...