Four of the most critically lauded bands in the Minnesota music scene come together on the same bill for this amazing night of music in THE MAINROOM. The night kicks off with a set by THE ERICKSONS, who weave their harmonies around smoky, sultry songs built on hope and the strength of the human spirit. AND THE PROFESSORS will be next, led by Adam Levy of Honeydogs fame. They inhabit the intersection of art and rock, with a solid string section propelling the soul-tinged songs to new heights. Following ATP will be FATHOM LANE's infectious blend of 70s pop, alt-country, and experimental folk which has garnered international attention and radio airplay and snagged them "Best New Band" in l'etoile Magazine. FAREWELL MILWAUKEE headlines and their set promises to deliver their potent blend of country and rock, as evidenced on their fantastic third album, Can't Please You, Can't Please Me, which comes closest yet to delivering their charismatic live sound on record.
FAREWELL MILWAUKEE: Swift and inventive, Farewell Milwaukee’s sound is informed by artists from the 60s and 70s but is never beholden to them. Instead Farewell Milwaukee bend those influences into new shapes and sounds. On Can’t Please, You Can’t Please Me they work hard to make it look easy, establishing a casual country-rock majesty on the album’s very first notes.
FATHOM LANE: "With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities. Fronted by Michael Ferrier, the band manages to create lush soundscapes with strings, lap steel and electric piano augmenting the core band, and finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock. Ferrier’s vox are tender and delicate, and often in duets with singing partner Ashleigh Still the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single “Sugardown” or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” released just weeks before his death." Jim McGuinn, 89.3 The Current
AND THE PROFESSORS: You might be tempted to call And The Professors’ debut recording, Our Postmortem, an orchestral rock or chamber pop record. But it falls squarely within the tradition of American music which draws inspiration from the past while searching relentlessly for the future — sharing creative kinship with Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Randy Newman, Judee Sill, Beck, and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden.
THE ERICKSONS: Minneapolis based duo the Ericksons has been crafting their own unique style of soulful, honest, indie-folk music since 2006. Sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick’s emotive sound is inspiring, powerful and captivating. With three albums under their belt, the latest of which, The Wild, garnering much acclaim in Minnesota, the duo is working on their newest collection of songs. With their new single, "ANIMAL", The Ericksons introduce electro-pop instrumentation to their mystical songwriting and ethereal vocal harmonies.
This is a Local Celebration Event for FAREWELL TRANSMISSION: The Music of Jason Molina which features FATHOM LANE and Ben Lubeck of FAREWELL MILWAUKEE. You will be able to purchase pre-release copies at this show. It's a double disc collection of Jason Molina favorites also featuring performances by My Morning Jacket, Memorial Electric Company, Communist Daughter, Murder by Death, Sarah Jaffe and others!
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