Brit’s Pub Tribute to Paul Weller – the “Modfather” Friday 9/5 7pm at Brit’s Pub

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By Becca Martin

Honestly, I have nowhere near the knowledge of Paul Weller that I should. Luckily, I have Brit ex-pat friends who can help me out-brilliant! Coming by Weller only recently, I missed his early work with the late 1970’s punk band The Jam, but tunes from the 1990’s soulful band Style Council like ‘You’re the Best Thing’ are familiar. Chatting up Scott Walker, local musician, photographer and organizer for the Paul Weller Tribute at Brit’s Pub, I learned he is a true fan, and paying homage to Weller is very meaningful to him. Continue reading

Hope Country Record Release Show – 8/30 7PM – 7th Street Entry

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The first single, “On Our Own”, can be heard here:
https://soundcloud.com/hopecountry/on-our-own

Hope Country
“Water, Land, & Sky” Record Release Show
with special guests The Dust Of Men & Hannah Connolly

Saturday, August 30
7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
7pm | 18+ | $10

What Tyrants – 7″ Release – Tuesday 8/26 – 7th Street Entry

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www.facebook.com/WhatTyrants

www.WhatTyrants.bandcamp.com

Justin Leaf and Richard Erickson present “Tuesday Night Confessions” Tuesday 8/26 – 7pm

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These multi-talented artists start their run at The Bryant Lake Bowl.

From The Press Release:

Singer Justin Leaf and pianist Richard Erickson muse upon the confessions revealed within popular songs. Having ransacked the songbooks of the past hundred years, they draw on a wide range of material, from Cole Porter to Adele. Now, on the last Tuesday of every month at sunset, they present an evening of music that sparkles with wit and emotion.

When: The last Tuesday of every month, beginning Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)

Where: The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

Tickets: $10, bryantlakebowl.com or 612-825-8949

More info: justinleaf.com

Square Lake Music and Film Festival – 8/9

This is coming up in 12 days, save money by buying your tickets in advance.

http://www.squarelakefestival.com/

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Rock The Garden Photos By Tony Nelson

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Lori Barbero Talks – Life, Music, and Legacy

Lori Barbero at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis

Photo courtesy Tony Nelson: www.tonynelsonphoto.com

Written by: Becca Martin

“Babes in Toyland get outta town, I’d rather listen to gerbils in a blender than Kat’s vocals from Hell!” How did the infamous tee shirt slogan come to be? It was from an anonymous City Pages reviewer. She went on to say how she loved it. “Oh my God! It was the best thing ever! Some people would go home and cry, and write an angry letter. I was like, this is the best fucking thing for promo! Didn’t affect me, any emotion is good, a lot of people don’t have emotions anymore, technology is killing the world.” She is concerned that as we progress technologically, we are losing the ability to really relate in a deep and real way. “People have to keep doing genuine, artistic acts, and not rely on technology, it will kill you. I am just not into it, communication is faster, but is it better? People have lost connections, looking at one another and talking.“ Continue reading

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