Heliotrope X: Adam’s Recommended Picks
Thursday: Comb Boats
Comb Boats is a new band but brings together some players we’re all pretty familiar with: Freddie Votel (Skoal Kodiak, Cows), Isaac Rotto (Gay Beast) and Ben Brockway (Styrofoam Duck). They’ve only played a couple shows together and have no public recordings but this video of them at the Hexagon piqued my interest.
Friday: Pagoda ov Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt Pagoda has always been one of my favorites bands in town and for this year’s Heliotrope they have something a little special planned. Joining them on guitar is Comets ov Cupid’s mastermind Jason Kesselring. The band has a new album recorded so hopefully we’ll hear some new material in their Friday night set.
Oaks return to Heliotrope for the second time this year after they debut at Heliotrope 9. They’ve got a record coming out on Modern Radio later this year so expect something new from the duo.
Heliotrope X kicks off tonight at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. Tickets are $12 a day or get a 3 day pass for $30. We’ll be providing photo coverage and more of the whole weekend.