Black-Eyed Snakes, The Heavy Set, Liquor Beats Winter, & Mike Munson$10/13
Mid West Music Fest
Supported by Fulton Brewing
Black-Eyed Snakes, The Heavy Set (CD Release), Liquor Beats Winter, & Mike Munson
Saturday, February 3 at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+
$10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
Tickets Go On Sale, Friday January 12 at Noon
Mid West Music Fest super showcase of Minnesota rock, roll, blues, & country. Get ready to dance, drink and get a super taste of Midwest music.
“Look to a place where Low, The Fall, and Willie Dixon all have something to say to one another. Then dance fool.” That’s how Spin Magazine’s Andrew Beaujon rolled up the Black-eyed Snakes, a genre-bending electric blues band from Duluth, Minn. fronted by LOW’s and Retribution Gospel Choir’s Alan Sparhawk.
Cascading, entrancing beats push thick, raunchy, sometimes-psychedelic guitars into the soul like a lost love or a knife in the back. “The jagged-toothed edge of the guitar alone could saw through every fiber of your emotional restraint,” wrote Melissa Maerz in City Pages.
The Heavy Set – CD Release
The Heavy Set is a Minneapolis rock band rooted in blues and alt-country, pushing Americana to its harder edges. The solid, heart-felt songwriting of Jake Ilika gets a grindstone treatment in The Heavy Set with guitar-forward echoes of Crazy Horse and Ryan Adams. Their forthcoming third record, “The Highway & The Moon”, drives their sound harder and into new expanses with a passionate, fluid genre-bending collection of eleven songs.
Born in a Minnesota basement, the secret love child of the Dead Kennedys and Captain Beefheart, Liquor Beats Winter is equal parts punk rock pandemonium and boozy blues swagger. This four-piece rock ’n’ roll band has spent the last few years making the rounds in the Minneapolis scene, and with the release of their self-titled debut, they’re coming to a stage near you.Mike Munson
“As a one man operation Munson is far more than satisfactory. In fact, he’s damn good.” Southern Minnesota Scene Magazine.
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