From Paul Niemisto:
Two of Nordic Europe's great virtuoso fiddlers, Arto and Antti Järvelä, will perform at St. Olaf College September 28. 7:00 PM in Urness Recital Hall.
Admission is free to all.
It's an exciting time for the Cave. We sell Japanese candy now, and Intelligentsia coffee. Our space furniture looks more normal every day. Plus we have two new organs, a fancy new drum set, and we're maybe gonna get a dartboard. There are more rugs than ever and you know how rugs tie a room together. Here's a small primer for our first show, second week Friday, and be sure to check out the Cave's facebook page for a comprehensive schedule, which includes CSPC, BSA, and GSC events, open mic nights, Jamfest, craft beer night, and all sorts of other good stuff.
Friday, Sept. 26th (2nd week Friday)
PORCHES., Frankie Cosmos, and Frankie Teardrop
PORCHES. is Aaron Maine, Frankie Cosmos is Greta Kline, and Frankie Teardrop is Frankie Teardrop, plus dudes from Minneapolis.
Why did you choose Caroline Smith?
I have loved Caroline Smith since my first month at Carleton. The first performance at the cave that term was her band Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps and it was incredible. It was crowded, the music was great, and she was incredibly charming. My sophomore year I saw her twice at a music venue in Northfield called The Chapel. She was performing with the bassist from Good Night Sleeps, Jesse, and it was mostly acoustic. It was such an intimate concert, just like sitting in a living room with a bunch of friends. While I was abroad she came out with her most recent album, called "Half About Being a Woman." It was a whole new sound, much more of a soulful sound than her previous work. She had been doing mostly folk-y stuff until then. After seeing her at First Ave in January, she became solidified as one of my favorite artists.
Why did you choose Alex Turner?
He is very prolific, consistently putting out good, well-finished albums, the brains behind the arctic monkeys and the last shadow puppets. And he has a big ego.
What is your favorite story/tidbit about the artist?
The Arctic Monkeys have been a a band since the boys were in high school and they decided to keep there dumb name when they grew up. Bad idea. Turner was on a plane sitting next to a woman and she asked him about his 50s greaser style and he told her he was in a band. She asked what band and he was too embarrassed to tell her the name.
“Stand By Your Man” is one of the most iconic songs in country music history. When it was released in September of 1968 it was an instant hit, one that catapulted Tammy Wynette to superstardom. It’s ranked number #1 on Country Music Television’s 100 Greatest Country Songs of all time. This is because it is a really great song.
So why do so many people hate it? Why do contemporary female country artists resent it? Why is Tammy Wynette remembered as an anti-feminist, as the “little woman standin’ by her man?” (Hillary Clinton, responding to what she was not.)
The answer is because the song itself can come off too pro-patriarchy if you want it to. But it can also go the other way. Textual criticism is tough because there’s not much there, and it’s really a matter of what you project into it.Read more...
Why did you choose The Replacements?
I chose The Replacements because they have had a bigger impact on my life than any other band. Since third grade I have been a fan of punk rock, and all these artists, like Green Day, Operation Ivy, and The Clash taught me how to question authority and the world around me. But it wasn't until I started to listen to The Replacements a lot that I started to question myself. If it weren't for The 'Mats I don't think I would be where I am today, or at least wouldn't be as comfortable where I am. So I like the idea of preaching The Replacements gospel, so others may find the same joy I found out of their music.Read more...
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