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Sun 05/15 91.3 WYEP presents The Jayhawks 8:00pm All Ages
The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s — a memorable decade that saw the likes of the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince put Minnesota on the musical map in a big way. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn’t quite rock or country — “Hank Williams on speed” somebody once memorably called it — The Jayhawks quickly turned into one of the most important bands of the post-punk era. Over the course of two decades, several albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while wining the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. Named after “The Hawks” — as in “Levon and the Hawks,” the name of Dylan’s backing band in the 60s before they became known as “The Band” — The Jayhawks and their fellow travelers even helped make the world safe again for artists who weren’t afraid to fuse traditional rock, country and folk influences into something that was both timeless and modern, just like the best American bands always have.
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Tue 05/17 WPTS Radio presents Savages 8:00pm All Ages
"It’s about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds. It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts. It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums, and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying. But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer." - Savages
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Fri 05/27 Opus One & PromoWest North Shore presents Miike Snow 9:00pm All Ages
At first, the question was: Who is Miike Snow? It was a fair question, especially as the group arrived in a mysterious fashion in 2007. Formed by Swedish musicians Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, childhood friends who collaborate under the production moniker Bloodshy & Avant, and American songwriter Andrew Wyatt, Miike Snow began as an idea rather than a band. It was an experiment: Could you create left-­‐leaning pop music that combined clear, sparse songwriting and hook-­‐laden, muscular mainstream production? The gamble paid out tenfold as Miike Snow unveiled their self-­‐titled debut album in 2009 to sizable acclaim, emerging into the musical landscape to fill a previously empty space. The group’s eclectic, inspired take on music transformed the music scene, with other artists following suit to their innovative approach. In 2012, the band’s sophomore effort, Happy To You, arrived, further expanding the experimental possibilities of their songwriting and sending them touring across the globe.
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Tue 06/07 Hatebreed - The Concrete Confessional Tour with special guests DevilDriver, Act of Defiance 7:30pm All Ages
Connecticut-based hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will release their new album, "The Concrete Confessional", in the spring via Nuclear Blast. The CD is being recorded with longtime producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCE, WHITECHAPEL) and will be mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously wirked with LAMB OF GOD and MEGADETH, among others. In support of "The Concrete Confessional", HATEBREED will embark on a North American headlining tour. Joining them on the trek are modern metal stalwarts DEVILDRIVER, and Metal Blade recording artists ACT OF DEFIANCE (featuring former MEGADETH members Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover). Comments HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta: "New album and tour in 2016?! Let's do this! Our return to the states has been a long time coming and we could not be more excited!"
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