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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Dan Hylton and the Ghostrunners “You Will Go To The Moon”

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“You Will Go To The Moon” is the latest album by singer/songwriter Dan Hylton. Backed up by the Ghostrunners, Hylton culled the nuances of everyday life and crafted six different songs, or maybe it would be more accurate to say, he crafted six different stories and put each to music. Continue reading

Prolix To Make Debut Performance In Minnesota

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One of the most prolific names in bass music makes his debut performance in Minneapolis on Friday, May 9.

Prolix will be a familiar name to most hardened Drum and Bass heads, with a back catalogue that has seen releases on some of the most prolific and respected labels in the industry such as Playaz Recordings, Metalheadz, Commercial Suicide, Ganja Tek, Project 51, Virus and most recently, RAM Records.

His unique style of production has achieved international recognition and in 2011, he started Trendkill Records.

As his reputation grew, Prolix soon found himself collaborating with an array of artists from across the genre such as American super producer Gridlok, Klute and Noisia, as well as remixing the likes of Ed Rush and Optical and Chase and Status. It was with his work for the latter, however, that led to an introduction to pioneers DJ Hype and Pascal, which began the conception of sister label, Ganja Tek, for the sole purpose of releasing his distinct and personal sound. Since then, Prolix’s production has gone from strength to strength, securing radio support from BBC 1Xtra’s Bailey, Friction and Mary Ann Hobbs.

His label Trendkill Records has also gathered a strong following after releases with artists such as Gridlok, DLR, Silent Witness and Klute.

Having toured America, Canada, and Australia, Prolix is well known for his high energy, floor-filling DJ sets. As well as doing his own headline shows across Europe, he has also shared the stage with some of the top names in drum and bass including Sub Focus, Chase and Status, and Spor.

 

Prolix, with opening acts Everest and Ryan C

Friday, May 9, 2014

10:00 PM

18+

$10 at the door, presale available through VitalCulture.com

Ground Zero Nightclub

15 NE 4th Street

Minneapolis, Minn. 55414

For more information on the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/491351964299246/

http://www.trendkillrecords.com/

 

Secret Stash Record’s Will Gilbert Weighs In On Minneapolis Soul

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By: Becca Martin

Rift: Why is Minneapolis ripe for soul acts like Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Wanda Davis, Black Diet, and Southside Desire? Continue reading