Dear Data’s new album is entitled “Wait Until You See” and it seems so fitting after a listen. I knew nothing of this band and with a name like Dear Data I expected a quirky, Devo-esque vibe, or maybe even an obscure Star Trek: The Next Generation reference thrown in, but what I got what was none of the above. Continue reading
Review by Christine Mlodzik
The new album by the Brian Just Band, “Enlightenment,” is a wonderful summer soundtrack for right now, or to evoke the sweet memories of summers past. Continue reading
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Review by Christine Mlodzik
“Three Theories” is the new album by Squares. The music is an amalgamation of Eastern European melodies, the psychedelic and a few dance beats thrown in for good measure. On the surface that does seem like an unlikely combination, but the end result sound is quite pleasing – and very dark. Continue reading
The Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project is a non-profit program created to provide free jazz concerts and educational workshops to the public every Wednesday, starting in June 2013 through August 28, 2013, from approximately 12:00 PM-4:00 PM, based upon artist availability.
Inspired by New York City’s Jazzmobile, the Mobile Jazz Project is the first of its kind in the Twin Cities and will feature live music performances, lectures and demonstrations from top local and national Jazz artists such as: Cedar Walton, Alan Broadbent, Roger Humphries, Kirk Whalum, Billy Peterson, Jeff Hamilton Trio, Herbie Hancock and Nachito Herrera.
The artists will provide safe and diverse forums for people of all ages. It’s an opportunity for a person to explore his/her potential by using music and the arts as tools for communication.
The workshop curriculum includes:
- Learning jazz history and its importance as an American art form.
- Learning about the core concepts, instruments, and great performers of jazz.
- Learning the basics of jazz playing and listening techniques from musicians and scholars.
- Hands-on demonstration of all types of musical instruments and equipment.
- Participation in multimedia projects to explore creativity and musicality.
- Acquiring basic capabilities in the areas of innovation, collaboration, presentation and self-expression through music.
Sign up online; each registration will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Mobile Jazz Project Launch Celebration
A free concert featuring performances by Pip Jazz Youth Orchestra, with special guests Pippi Ardennia, Billy Peterson, Mac Santiago and more.
Lake Harriet Bandshell
May 15, 2013
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
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Review By Christine Mlodzik
The new album from The Morning Kings, “Sunrise,” is energetic and layered with rock, folk, funk and jazz.
This six-piece band from Rochester, Minn., created a collection of danceable tracks, and that’s evident with the first song, “The Groove.” The Morning Kings want to you to get up and move and as soon as you hear the first note, I’ll just bet you won’t be able to sit still. Continue reading
Misplaced Music and The Filter Lab Present:
A Live Broadcast of Atlantis Quartet
Saturday March 16th, 2013 7:30PM
It’s the 3rd annual installment of Live From The Filter Lab. Again this year Misplaced Music and The Filter Lab will be hosting an intimate living room performance and live broadcast. We are excited to present Atlantis Quartet, a giant of the local jazz scene. And while attendance to the event is by invite only, you, you lucky bird, can listen in live on Misplaced Music Radio!