Minneapolis’ finest Sims released a new single yesterday, featuring Astronautalis and produced by Cecil Otter. What that basically means is a trio of incredibly talented people have just made my day. You can see Sims and Astro together in Minneapolis next month if you don’t come to Sioux Falls for the Later Babes show. Gotta love your life when some of the hardest choices you have to make are which great show to attend!
Check it out.
I have failed you. The new Sapient Sessions EP from Culture Cry Wolf has been out for THREE DAYS and I am just now posting about it. I am ashamed of myself.
I was pee-my-pants excited when I heard one of my favorite Minneapolis groups was working on music with one of my favorite Portland musicians. Sapient‘s Slump is one of my favorite albums of 2013 (so far … looking at you Jellyfish Brigade) so I’m still in that mindset where I think everything he touches is gold.
605 Magazine just released their lineup for the 605 Summer Classic – and it’s good. The Sioux Falls group is sticking to their routine equation of filling mostly regional headliners with local openers, and I think it’s working for them.
Years before the idea of this site was even born, Kipp G and Tony The Butcher were inching their way in to the Sioux Falls music scene. I’ve met them numerous times through shows, interviewed them for articles, and even driven up to Fargo to see them perform in their hometown. (I also wrote a [slightly fictional] biography on them for 605 Magazine last July.) But the hip hop duo also seems at home in Sioux Falls, and why not? They’ve probably played more (and bigger) shows than half the local artists (together AND solo), and supported our scene like their careers were dependent on it.
Fridays can really drag, huh? If you need something new to check out while pretending to finish up that spreadsheet or even just want something new to discover over the weekend, I have you covered.
Here are a few new things I’ve been listening to over the week.
I’m giving away TWO VIP tickets (which gets you hooked up with some sweet merch) to the Label “Still Breathing – Pumping Life Into Our Skate Scene” Fashion and Benefit Show featuring performances by Minneapolis’ Botzy and Ecid, as well as a fashion show from the local clothing line, Label, on Saturday, December 22 at Boonies.
It was just over two years ago that Adam Botsford (aka Botzy) made his first trip to Sioux Falls to promote his band, Culture Cry Wolf‘s, first show in town. Since then, the Minneapolis group has gained a cult-like following, opening for locals like Soulcrate and Later Babes, as well as headlining their own shows. Rapper/emcee/web-nerd Botzy has also performed a few solo sets in town, and you can catch him performing this Saturday, December 22, at Boonies for the Label “Still Breathing – Pumping Life Into Our Skate Scene” fashion show and benefit.
Until then, check out this interview I did with Botzy about his undying admiration for Sioux Falls (mainly a downtown bar called TommyJacks) and his annual event and compilation CD, The Best Love Is Free.