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Solid Gold w/ The Hood Internet and Lookbook | First Avenue | 11/13

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

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Lookbook is easily becoming a favorite band in Minneapolis. They consist of only two people. Grant Cutler designs the beats and layouts of the songs, and Maggie Morrison uses her awing vocals to astonish every listener. Be warned. They make your feet want to move to Cutler’s dance rhythms, but your head floats in Morrison’s melodies. You’re bound to tear apart unless you hold on to something. I recommend letting go. Your insides end up spilling out and forming a lucid dream, and in that dream you discover that Lookbook owns your soul like some attractive devil. Only it’s not really a devil. It’s the devil’s mother, and she’s actually quite nice. She bakes you cookies and strokes your hair until you fall asleep in her lap amidst the dreamy synthesized textures. When you come to, their song has just ended. You’re back where you were standing. This is when you realize you’ll never feel comfort again quite like when you let Lookbook take you. You can only hope to hear another song to ease any anxiety.

All in all, Lookbook is one of Minneapolis’ coolest electronic bands, and they are ridiculously refreshing to the local music scene. I highly recommend you go see them whenever you get a chance.

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The Hood Internet is to mash-up what James Dean is to “cool.” They take your favorite indie artist to the street and turn it into a beat. Having just released The Mixtape Volume Four on Monday, they had some real treats off the album to throw at their audience. They might shock you with some of their mixes. If you thought you’d never hear Dead Prez and Grizzly Bear in the same song, let alone the same sentence, you need to see The Hood live.

Download The Mixtape Volume Four

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Minneapolis has birthed a number of great bands who had success and respect over their careers, and Solid Gold will not pass the opportunity to be one of them. It’s been a frustrating ride for them at times, but they are now where any successful and respected Minneapolis band would be at…selling out First Avenue. Solid Gold recently participated in the Green Label Sound program with their single “Matter Of Time,” and they even opened for Chromeo (fellow Green Label Sound mate) in New York last month if that’s not a good enough indicator of the level they’re at. Solid Gold made everybody move to their dreamy dance-rock Friday night, and I’m sure they’ll have plenty more nights just like it.

Download Matter of Time

Photos: Andrea Max Smith

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Tonight!!!

November 13, 2009 1 comment

Lookbook, The Hood Internet, and Solid Gold are performing at First Avenue. If you do go…don’t go home! There’s a party around the block!

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Don’t let Ray tempt you…The Moon Goons are down the street. I walked past the Old Soho Storefront, and it looks neat. Good vibes are to come.

Get ready for tonight’s events to some good music. Some downloads are in store.

Get your Solid Gold fix here.
Get your Hood Internet fix here.
Get your Moon Goons fix here.

Here’s another one just because it fits the theme…..

Jay-Z – Young Forever Featuring Mr. Hudson

The Hood Internet | The Mixtape Volume Four

November 9, 2009 1 comment

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Here it is! This is the new mixtape from your boys in Chicago, The Hood Internet. They take one part indie artist and one part hood artist to make the perfect mash-up. The Mixtape Volume Four does not disappoint.

Here is the track list:

1. Intro
2. David Banner vs Fujiya & Miyagi – Get Like Pterodactyls
3. The Beastie Boys vs Matt And Kim – Good Ol’ Fashion Rump Shaker
4. Kanye West vs Cage & Aviary – Touch The Television
5. Lil Wayne (feat. Babyface) vs Royksopp – Comfortable Up Here
6. Passion Pit vs Juvenile – Back That Sleepyhead Up
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince vs Daft Punk – Summer Circuit
8. Public Enemy vs HEALTH vs Nosaj Thing – Bring The Tabloid Sores
9. AZ (feat. Ghostface) vs The Golden Filter – Solid Gold From New York
10. Modest Mouse vs Kanye West – Floating Paranoia
11. Clipse vs Yuksek – Kinda Like A Big Break
12. Weezer vs Glass Candy – Buddy Holly’s Imagination
13. Bangers & Cash vs Bag Raiders – Bang Raiders
14. Amanda Blank vs VEGA – No Reasons To Like You Better
15. Michael Jackson vs Ratatat – Billie “Wildcat” Jean
16. Kid Sister (feat. Pitbull) vs Phonat – Free Control Ocho
17. Twista (feat. Erika Shevon) vs Boys Noize – Wetter And Jeffer
18. Flo Rida (feat. Ke$ha) vs MSTRKRFT – 1000 Times Right Round
19. R. Kelly (feat. Keri Hilson) vs Sally Shapiro – Number One Christmas
20. Drake vs The Rapture – Best Jealous Lover I Ever Had
21. Bon Iver vs Friendly Fires vs Aeroplane – Lump Sum Of Paris
22. Jeremih vs Handsome Furs – Birthday Furs
23. Yung LA vs Solid Gold – Who Ain’t I Gonna Run To?
24. Major Lazer (feat. Santigold) vs Dirty Projectors – Hold The Stillness
25. Dead Prez vs Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks Of Hip Hop
26. Soulja Boy vs Joe Jackson – Swaggin’ Out
27. OJ Da Juiceman (feat. Gucci Mane) vs Discovery – Make The Loop Aye
28. Glasses Malone vs Chromatics – A Moment To Remember Haterz
29. Paper Route Gangstaz vs Animal Collective – Animals Collecting Money
30. B-Hamp vs Little Boots – Ricky Bobby Boots
31. Ghostface Killah vs Beirut – Save Me Concubine
32. Keri Hilson vs The Glitch Mob/TVOTR – Red Dress Turnin Me On
33. Dorrough vs Bibio – Fire Ant Paint Job
34. Outro

Get your fix at Sendspace, Rapidshare, or Mediafire.

Go check out all the other stuff these guys have done here, and remember to go see them open for Solid Gold at First Avenue this Friday!

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