Tuesday, September 2, 2014

End Of Summer Car Show & Concert Blowout: 08/31/14 Minneapolis Messaround 2014 /w/ The Oddfathers/ The Sex Rays/ Walker Fields @ Memory Lanes, Minneapolis, MN

10/31/14 Minneapolis Messaround @ Memory Lanes (Ad -w- Bands Listed)
(Images/ Photos via NYCDreamin' Archives)

August went out with the rumble of cool old cars and live, loud rock and roll on Sunday as the fine folks from the Lucky Bastards Car Club hosted their 9th Annual Minneapolis Messaround Traditional Hot Rod & Kustom Car Show at Memory Lanes in SE Minneapolis.

10/31/14 Minneapolis Messaround @ Memory Lanes, Minneapolis (Schedule)

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The parking lot of Memory Lanes was filled with a bunch of seriously sweet looking hot rods and customs. There were quite a few of them that were still in various stages of being restored. People wandered around and enjoyed the cars and visited with their proud owners and builders. A DJ set up near the doors to the bowling alley kept the entire parking lot in a great mood with some cool sounding late 50's and early 60's era doo-wop oldies and psych-garage-punk.

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Arriving shortly after noon, we were plenty early and were able to take our time looking around the parking lot, enjoying the sunshine, the music and the cars. In the photos that follow you get a glimpse of just some of what was on display. Additionally, there were quite a few very cool looking cars parked on the streets surrounding Memory Lanes that were not actually on display in the show but were also quite worthy of some attention.

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You can get a pretty good feel of what the entire scene outside was like all afternoon in this 4 minute video of a walk-through of a few sections of the parking lot.



Meanwhile, inside, the live music was underway. The stage was set up in very center of the bowling alley. A few bowlers continued to bowl in lanes on either side of the stage. The bar and restaurant were packed with people and were obviously doing pretty good business for a Sunday afternoon.

The first band of the day, a guitar and drum duo calling themselves Walker Fields were on stage. We listened for a bit and, to me, they sounded like they were doing a some kind of a heavily 90's influenced Nirvana-meets-the-indie blues type of thing - which is really not my thing. They weren't horrible or anything like that, but there really wasn't anything going on with their music that made me want to go out and see them again any time soon again either. We decided in short order to find a place to hang out and give them a fair shake and check out the rest of their set while we had a bite to eat.

I wasn't really so hungry so I settled on the Cheese Bread. The Gorgeous One opted for a $13.00 order of the Chicken Fingers and Fries "appetizer." The chicken fingers, when they arrived, looked to be most, if not all of an entire chicken. They were huge! And golden-brown and completely delicious, worth the price. Well cooked but still juicy with a very good flavor. The cheese bread was a generous portion and with lots of cheese - great food here at the Memory Lanes if you ever visit.

The Walker Fields had finished up and were off stage by the time our food arrived. The second band of the day, The Sex Rays, had wasted absolutely no time getting set up. Just around the time we were beginning to dig in and enjoy our food, they were just beginning their set. This Minneapolis trio play a cool retro sounding style of swirling, psycho-garage-surf-punk that seemed a perfect match for the mostly-car show crowd on hand. Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks they're a good match, this was the second year in a row the band has been asked to played at this event.

08/31/14 The Sex Rays @ Minneapolis Messaround 2014 at Memory Lanes, Minneapolis, MN

08/31/14 The Sex Rays @ Minneapolis Messaround 2014 at Memory Lanes, Minneapolis, MN

The Sex Rays rocked it out for around 40 minutes  or so I guess, I hadn't really been keeping track. Now finished with our food, we decided to step back outside for one final swing through the cars on display in the parking lot outside. The Sex Rays guys hastily cleared their gear from the stage to make way for the final band of the afternoon, the well dressed Gangsters of Minneapolis rock and roll...The Oddfathers.

Hard to believe but it has been almost exactly two months since we here at TATSOL last saw The Oddfathers play a show. The last time we saw them was back on July 5th at the Taste of Minnesota in Waconia. Since then the band has stayed busy playing a few additional shows, travelling to Hibbing MN and Forest City, IA, both shows we would have loved to have gone to but sadly had to miss for various reasons. Then, a few weeks ago they played a hometown show with St. Cloud punks Pabst Blue Rebellion and young Minneapolis up-and-comers Platypus at the Cabooze. That weekend? We were out of town on vacation. And when we returned from vacation we find out that the band had debuted a new backline at the Cabooze show! Gone are the familiar looking Kustom amps and cabinets the band has used since their live debut almost two years ago now. They have been replaced with a bunch of gutted out and refurbished 20's and 30's era radios.

When we came back inside The Oddfathers crew guys had the stage mostly set up and ready to go and it looked great. The radio-amp-speakers looked about as cool as you might think they would. It's a great idea and one that compliments the bands chosen Gangster-era attire very well. We couldn't wait for the show to get started!

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The band came out around 3:15pm, walked on stage, plugged in and proceeded to play a high-spirited and fun 8-song set that spanned the following forty-five minutes or so.

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The Oddfathers complete Minneapolis Messaround setlist was as follows:

Hey You
8-Track Stereo
Shake You Up
Chasing Saving Grace
Bleecker Street
Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll (Kiss cover)
Whisper In My Ear
Another Tear Goes Dry

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"Let's Bowl!" announced Oddfathers front-man Brynn Arens as the band launched into their first song, "Hey You!" His exclamation, to those that might remember, references a years-gone by weekly Twin Cities area cable TV program by that name that was shot, if memory serves, live from Memory Lanes.

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During "Shake You Up," drummer Tom Cook's young daughter just couldn't resist stepping a bit closer to the stage to dance excitedly as the band played one of its admittedly catchier numbers. Arens walked out and met her in front of the stage. After toying with her just a bit he suddenly scooped her up mid-song and hoisted her up onto his shoulders and then turned to face her old man behind the drum kit. They all rocked out for a few seconds before Brynn turned and returned the unphased little cutie back to her spot on the floor just in front of the stage where she continued to dance up a storm for the rest of the song.

Not wanting to miss out on any of the action or volume, this blonde hottie also chose to rock out with the band right up close to the stage throughout the entire set.

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At one point mid-show it is mentioned during a song introduction that the highly anticipated "The Oddfathers in Part II" CD will be coming some time soon. Of course we'll be all over that and bring you news right here when a release date is announced!

While the band continues to play on softly behind him during the ballad-ish "Bleecker Street," Arens takes a few minutes to lament the loss in recent years of all the great New York City record stores he used to frequent some years ago when those type of places were still common back when he and his wife used to live in Manhattan before moving back to Minneapolis.

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As the car show action outside began to wind down and some people were actually packing up and leaving in advance of some possibly wet and nasty weather that was moving into the area, The Oddfathers still had a few blistering rockers left to serve up to those who remained.

We had had a pre-show peek at the set list and had seen "Medley" written on there, so we were expecting to hear the band play their "Purple Rain/ Can't Hardly Wait/ Freebird" jam they've been doing at some shows this summer. This, ultimately, never happened for this show for whatever reason, I'm guessing time constraints. One of my favorite Oddfathers songs, "The Ride," was also listed but it too, was not performed.

Nearing the end of their set, the band ripped through a great cover version of the Kiss classic from 1974 called "Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll," a song they've become quite fond of including in their live show. It always sounds great.

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The band closed their afternoon set with a pair of their harder-rocking original songs, "Whisper In My Ear," and "Another Tear Goes Dry." I was kind of bummed that it was all over all ready, they had just seemed to really be getting going! But for today anyway, the time for rockin' and rollin' was up - it was time to surrender the place to the late Sunday afternoon bowlers.

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Your Next Chance to Party With The Oddfathers:

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Tonight! 08/29/14 Quiet Riot/ Faster Pussycat/ BulletBoys/ Dirtee Circus/ Fureal @ Bubba's Bar & Grill, Sauk Rapids, MN

08/29/14 Quiet Riot/ Faster Pussycat/ BulletBoys/ Dirtee Circus/ Fureal @ Bubba's Bar & Grill, Sauk Rapids, MN


One From The Archives: 08/29/76 Kiss/ Johnny & Edgar Winter/ Blue Oyster Cult/ Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band/ .38 Special @ Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, GA

08/29/76 Kiss/ Johnny & Edgar Winter/ Blue Oyster Cult/ Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band/ .38 Special @ Braves Stadium, Atlanta, GA

08/29/76
Kiss/ Johnny and Edgar Winter/ Blue Oyster Cult/ Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band/ .38 Special
@ Fulton County (Atlanta Braves) Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Attendance: 34,489 / 50,000

*Earlier in the afternoon Kiss made a special in-store appearance at Peaches Records in Atlanta. Here is some fan-shot Super-8mm film from that appearance.



One From The Archives: 08/29/88 Chuck Berry/ The Fabulous Thunderbirds @ MN State Fair, St. Paul, MN

08/29/88 Chuck Berry/ Fabulous Thunderbirds @ MN State Fair, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley Episode #25 - The Joe Silva Interview

"Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley" - Episode #25 is up now!

Minnesota rocker dude, guitarist, DJ and PR guy Izzy Presley (now relocated and living in Los Angeles, California) brings you interviews and commentary on various music and entertainment related topics...and whatever the hell else he might feel like discussing!

This time around the topics covered include the recent Suge Knight shooting incident in Los Angeles, the "Dating Naked" contestant lawsuit and Muslim outrage in St. Cloud, MN over a SIGN with the WORD "Bacon" printed on it! For the feature, Izzy interviews touring musician Joe Silva. Silva's latest CD features his cover of David Bowie's 1972 song "Starman." The track features Late Night with David Letterman drummer Anton Fig and a guest guitar solo by none other than the coolest man on the planet, Mr. Ace Frehley. You can hear that one during the interview as well as an exclusive in-studio performance of another new track!



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

08/26/14 Jeff LaBar Interviewed on 103.7FM The Fox - Mason City, IA

Jeff LaBar "One For The Road" (Released: 08/26/14)

Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar released his first ever solo album titled "One For The Road" on Tuesday, August 26th. The record is available NOW through Rat Pak Records. As part of the "day of release" promotion for the album, Jeff called in to Mason City, IA radio station 103.7FM The Fox and had a great, in-depth 20 minute conversation with friend of the blog DJ Mark Skaar. You can listen to the entire interview (in two parts) below.


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The debut single from Jeff's album is titled "No Strings".


Released: 08/27/07 (UK) Heaven & Hell "Live from Radio City Music Hall" (DVD)

Heaven & Hell "Live from Radio City Music Hall" (Released: 08/27/07 - UK)
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)



One From The Archives: 08/27/88 Judas Priest/ Cinderella @ Met Center, Bloomington, MN

08/27/88 Judas Priest/ Cinderella @ Met Center, Bloomington, MN
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This Sunday! 08/31/14 Minneapolis Messaround 2014 /w/ The Oddfathers @ Memory Lanes, Minneapolis, MN (UPDATED!)

08/31/14 Minneapolis Messaround 2014 @ Memory Lanes, Minneapolis, MN

The 2014 Minneapolis Messaround Traditional Hot Rod and Kustom Car Show takes place this Sunday at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis.

From the website!

"The Minneapolis Messaround is an event hosted by the Lucky Bastards car club that caters to traditional hot rod and custom car enthusiasts.  While we welcome everyone to enjoy the show, keep in mind that we strive to keep the criteria for entrants high.  Thus our moto: Quality not Quantity...  If you want to see any or every type of car out there hit, the local auto parts store car show down the street.  If you're into well built esthetically pleasing hot rods and customs that reflect the traditional appeal that the sport was founded upon... well then you found the right show."

And!
As an added bonus!

Among the featured musical guests at this years event, Minneapolis' very own The Oddfathers - making a very special appearance - bringing their infectious brand of all-original "new classic" rock to share with all you classic car lovers! Also appearing: The Walker Fields and The Sex Rays. Music starts around Noon with The Oddfathers scheduled to go on "around" 3:00pm.

07-02-14 The Oddfathers @ Target Field, Mpls, MN (0072)
(Photo: Bryan Kuntz/ NYCDreamin Archives)

Did we mention it's FREE?

This Sunday. 10:00am. Memory Lanes, Minneapolis.

Be there.

Unless your old lady drags you to church...


One From The Archives: 08/26 - 27/85 Villgage People @ Gay 90's Dance Annex, Minneapolis, MN

08/26 & 27/85 The Village People @ The Gay 90's Dance Hall Annex, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Monday, August 25, 2014

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble Rip The Joint Up at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN





Sometimes when a friend continues to excitedly push and promote a band that you yourself are unfamiliar with it is wise to listen to your friend and check out what it is he is making such a commotion about.

Such is the case with myself, my Iowa radio DJ pal Mark and the band Vintage Trouble. I've known Mark for a bit over a year now and I think I know him well enough to know he has some very good ears when it comes to music. He's not going to tell you to listen to a bunch of garbage. So earlier this year I kept noticing he was promoting the hell out of this band called Vintage Trouble. And then, early this summer, it was announced that the band would be playing in Minneapolis at the 2014 Chipotle Cultivate Festival in August. Of course Mark said he wasn't gonna miss it. I figured since it was free and close to home it would give us a perfect chance to meet up with our friend and check the band out and see what all the fuss was about.

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 made it's Minneapolis stop on a very humid, mostly cloudy Saturday, August 24th, taking over Loring Park in Downtown Minneapolis from 11:00am - 7:00pm. The festival, now in it's second year, is entirely set up by the fine folks from Chipotle Restaurants and seems to, from my perspective, promote peace, recycling, eco-friendly (mass) food production and distribution, and new product lines coming soon from Chipotle restaurants. And live music. Several bands played throughout the day and there were live cooking demonstrations by celebrity TV chefs. We really didn't care too much about all that, we just wanted to eat and check out some good rock and roll.

One of the bands playing was just finishing up as we were arriving. You can't see it so much from the angle of the following pair of photos (taken during set change between bands), but there were easily a few thousand people in the park (you'll see all the people in the video that follows) watching the action on the stage and wandering the park sampling the food  by the time we had arrived around 1:15pm. We had been hoping to get there and score up on some of our favorite regular Chipotle menu fare but none was to be had. We settled instead for their "coming soon!" soft corn tortilla chicken taco thingys. They were very good and I would eat them again, I do have to be honest. We found a booth hawking not-quite ice cold Izze soda in eco-friendly smaller portion size-cans and washed it all down with that.

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

With our food needs now taken care of it was time to find our pal Mark and get ready to enjoy the show. The Gorgeous One spotted him right away down front, looking excited for the band to hit the stage. We wandered up and joined him. After "hello's" he assured us we once again that we were gonna love this band.

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

It wasn't long of a wait, maybe ten minutes. The clouds lingered but the rain seemed to be holding off and I thought it was an entirely great day to be outdoors for some live rock and roll. A voice suddenly boomed over the PA, announcing the band. As Big Mama Thornton's original 1952 version of "Hound Dog" blasted, the band members began wandering out on stage one by one. They plugged in, and then took a minute to gather together in front of the drum kit to give each other a group fist bump of encouragement before breaking and taking their places and then launching right into their first number of the afternoon, "Blues Hand Me Down."



OK! So it seems Mark is right and we got us a 100% real-deal type of ass kicker band right here! Who wouldn't like that?!

From Los Angles, California, Vintage Trouble are:

Ty Taylor - vocals
Nalle Colt - guitar
Rick Barrio Dill - bass
Richard Danielson - drums

Together since 2010, the band plays a completely ripping and stomping mixture of old-school influenced, guitar infused, energetic heavy soul-blues-rock. Very original sounding...I've not personally heard a band doing this kind of thing just this way. They sounded great! Of course I had checked a few of their videos out on Youtube before deciding to come see them...but live is where the proof is for any band as far as I'm concerned and we were pretty much sold from song number one with these guys. The people back in the food areas seemed to be noticing as well and were immediately coming over in large numbers to the stage area to see what the hell was going on! A great rock show was undeniably under way here!

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

Song number two was a swinging little stomper called "Low Down Dirty Dog."



08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

The bands third song, a suggestive, high energy number called "Pelvis Pusher," had butts shaking all over the park and plenty of people raised their hands in the air like they just didn't care and sang along!



08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

The band was loud enough...I guess. I personally thought it could have been a bit louder...but then I always do. I'm that guy. But I totally get that Vintage Trouble are probably not trying to be Ted Nugent or The Who circa 1976. The band really sounded great - a very organic sound, no keyboards or backing tracks here, just four guys making some wonderful noise, all well separated and then mixed. You could hear each of them distinctly, no one was playing over anyone else. They have a great, strong 60's and 70's soul/funk influence that they mix with some great stomping beats and sleazy, distorted guitar blasts. Discussing the bands sound after the show, The Gorgeous One called it "New Heavy Mowtown."

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

The next track, "Lo and Behold," comes from the bands new acoustic CD.



08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

*Note: At a few points throughout the show, I stopped filming to shoot photos. Songs 1 - 3 are correct order. Maybe 4 too. After that there are a few songs, maybe 3 is my guess, that I missed to shoot photos. But the songs in the videos that follow here do all appear in the correct order they were played during the set.

For the next song, "Run Like The River," the band picked the pace back up and featured some great sounding slide guitar riffs courtesy guitarist Nalle Colt. Then, after the first verse of the song, front man Ty leaves the stage and walks out into the crowd to deliver the following verse and sing-along enticement from a table set up about mid-way between the stage and the sound board. His stage presence is energetic and highly entertaining all while delivering a great, infectious vocal performance. With a minute left in the song he returns to the stage unscathed and unphased - still leading the gathered masses in the song's sing-along chorus.



08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

By this point the band has the attention of pretty much most of the people in the park. There is something about them that is almost universal...they just rock and you can't help but be drawn to it. Maybe it's the simplicity of it all, harkening back to rock and roll's earlier, less obscene and extreme days? I'm not really sure. But there is something certainly and undeniably enjoyable about this band.

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

The band went on pretty much right on time at 1:55pm. The were scheduled to play until 2:45pm, so they only had 50 minutes. As such they didn't waste a lot of time between songs and managed to play nine or ten. The next one was an nice little extended blues-jam called "Nobody Told Me" featuring a smooth, and soulful yet impassioned vocal.



Watching drummer Richard Danielson was fun. He looks to be a hard-hitter, with a very enjoyable swinging kind of style, not overdoing it but just propelling the band along with a super-solid timing and very thick sounding beat.

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

The final song I got on video, the second-to-the-last song of the set. This one is "Strike Your Light." For a bunch of guys in 2014 they sure can evoke a late 1960's late night James Brown soul jam with ease.



08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

The final song, "Run Outta You," as I remember it, was a long-ish number that eventually devolved into some pretty cool guitar noise as the band members left the stage one by one. And by left the stage...I mean they walked off the front of the stage, up over the barricade, and out into the Cultivate Festival crowd. It was pretty cool to see that! People seemed to show them love but didn't get obnoxious with them. The show was done and The Gorgeous One and I agreed we'd just seen something pretty cool...we were glad we'd come to check it out.

The band had mentioned that they would be sticking around to sign "anything and everything," and that is where they went directly from the stage. There was a table set up for them not far from the stage area and there they grouped up and met a long, quickly forming line of fans and well wishers who lined up to buy CD's, DVD's and greet the band in person. All four members of the band were very accommodating, friendly and engaged and seemed genuinely thrilled to be meeting so many friends and fans.

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

Our pal Mark, the guy in the middle here, is a bit friendly with the band and was able to step around the table for a quick shot with them as he stepped through the line to say hello.

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

We hung around for just a short while after the show, said goodbye to our friend and then decided, with no real interest in staying to see any of the other bands appearing, that it was time for us to be on our way home to enjoy the rest of our Saturday afternoon.

Thanks again to Mark Skaar for the suggestion of a great live band we might not have ever noticed if not for your word - you are correct sir, Vintage Trouble are a great band you should absolutely go see when you get a chance! And word is that the band will be returning to Minneapolis again soon, playing the Varsity Theater on Sunday, October 5th. Advance tickets are only $16.00. We here at TATSOL will go on record as saying that would be money well spent should you decide to go. Maybe we'll see you there!

08/23/14 Vintage Trouble at Chipotle Cultivate Festival 2014 @ Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

The End.