Big Freedia Announces Turf Club Show
New Orleans artist Big Freedia has just announced his/her very first Twin Cities performance! The gender challenging provocateur of the so called “sissy bounce” musical genre will bring hot beats and hypersexual innuendo to the Turf Club on Dec. 3rd. This show shouldn’t be missed!
— Jon Behm
Big Freedia: Site
From the Turf Club posting:
Bounce and its gay subset Sissy Bounce might be the hip hop style that everyone is talking about in the rest of the country, but in New Orleans the raunchy rhymes and butt-jiggling beats have ruled for a long time now. Big Freedia — say it like Free-da — is the scene’s reigning diva and its acting ambassador outside the city. People will be pushing and shoving to hear her perform her hit “Azz Everywhere” and we’re betting her set will have the highest fun quotient of festival. For clarity’s sake: Big Freedia is a dude but everyone calls her she. Because she’s the queen.
Jacuzzi Boys “Cool Vapors”
While I generally like my garage rock a little more scuzzy, I can appreciate the pop spittle that Jacuzzi Boys use to jazz up their three chord rawk on their new LP Glazin’, which drops tomorrow on Hardy Art. As you can hear on the track “Cool Vapors” below, the group play buoyant, fuzzy pop music with the vigor and energy of a band who live in the hustle and bustle of Miami, FL. The songs are more Wavvves or Soft Pack than Ty Segall or Jay Reatard, for whatever that is worth to you. If the song catches your fancy, stream the whole LP HERE and see the band on Oct. 11th at the Turf Club.
Jacuzzi Boys -Cool Vapors
The Bombay Sweets Review
You may remember The Bombay Sweets from the inaugural Reviler Podcast earlier this year. Or hopefully you already know Nate and Jeff from their years around town playing in the Selby Tigers, The Dynamiters, Arm, Monarques, His Mischief and a bunch more. The Bombay Sweets “formed” a couple year ago as Nate Grumdahl’s solo project before adding Jeff Brown on the cocktail drum kit (that’s the small standup drums for the non knowing). A few years and a lot of gigs later, the self titled EP is the first (slightly) longer collection of songs following a couple of 7” records and a out of print demo CD (which you can still find online).
Opener “I Take You Alone” if a quick burst of frantic surf rock which sets the pace of the record. For a two piece band, The Bombay Sweets sound is very full which might be at partially because of their secret weapon the EKO K2 bass pedal which fills out some of those missing bass tones. “Wolf’s Breath” and “Happy Birthday (to Petty Reasons)” continues the path set out by the opener while the brief “Your Brutal Mythology” extends the surf guitar breaks. The fifth track “L’il Lamb” brings things to an almost rockabilly shuffle leading right into the guitar and maraca serenade of closer “You Are Not The Most Important Person In The World”.
The self titled EP is another solid but brief step for the Bombay Sweets’ output so far. Here’s to hoping we get a full length soon.
The Bombay Sweets
The Bombay Sweets release show is tomorrow night (8/13/11) at the Turf Club with the always stellar Blind Shake, Birthday Suits and Brute Heart along with celebrity DJ John Reis (Rocket From The Crypt/Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes)
The High Five With Marissa Nadler
Marissa Nadler is an amazing vocalist/folk artist who recently released her fifth and most accomplished album. Nadler will be performing at the Turf Club this Friday (7/22) and was gracious enough to participate in our High Five interview series.
1. If you were going on a cross country road trip and could bring a long any three people in the world, who would they be and why?
My boyfriend and two of my best friends (probably two of the wild ones). Why? Well, I know I would have fun with them. I could name some famous people but It would be a toss up. Road trips are always the most fun with people you just enjoy doing anything with. Because most of the trip is just driving. From the ten years or so that I have spent on the road touring, I think the things you crave the most when you are away are the people closest to you.
2. What is one album that you feel has changed your life and how?
Bob Dylan- Blood On The Tracks. I alway go back to this record. I find the songs so beautiful and instilled with such a world weariness and a hopefullness. I feel you can learn a lot about life just by listening to this record.
3. Who are a band that you feel should get more recognition that they do, and why?
There are so many bands I know that I feel this way about. I have some friends in Providence, RI that are in a band called Alec K. Redfearn and the Eysores. The music is dark and beautiful, and frenetic. I think more people should here them- they are great live.
4. What is your favorite live music memory (performing or attending)?
I think seeing Neil Young solo and acoustic, on a candlelit state, at this venue in Boston called the Orpheum. I went with my parents and I was still in high school I think. He played “Long May You Run” on two organs. The whole concert was just spellbinding.
5. Finish this sentence: “Minneapolis is a great place to….
Retrace some of the steps of the Andrews Sisters.
Marissa Nadler: Site