Thursday, November 19, 2020

2020 Albums of the Year

I've been lazy and mia, here's a list of them, but like so many others things in this past year, they've been lost, in a bunker, missing in action, unmotivated, lethargic, lackadaisical, etc, etc.

life sucks, and it's not others faults, but with diabetes, a blood clot, dealing with a house/payments/appliances, annoying neighbors being excessively loud, the pandemic, the election, working from home, my wife's challenges with her work, the health and unfortunate passing of my dog,  social unrest, and so many other things, music just hasn't found its way into my life as much as usual.

lot of soul searching, mortality thinking, and longing for nostalgia.

Plus after finding 1 million hits 2019, I kind of longed to try and write and publish a book, but that also seems unlikely anytime soon.

Plus the updated version of blogger has thrown me off, so much trying to blog like I once did isn't as second nature.

I have probably only listened to most of these albums once or twice, which kind of invalidates this list, but at this point I don't have the time or motivation to try and make this list more accurate, so here's the list. In a better time, I would/will do a revised version, but if/when that happens is unclear.



1. Dirt Poor Robins - Dead Horse (incl Dirt Poor Robins - Dead Horse, Alaska (Onyx))
2. Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea
3. Pat Metheny - From this Place
4. Everything Everything - Re-Animator
5. Vennart - In the Dead, Dead Wood
6. Ours - Media Age [EP]
7. Lehto and Wright - Curios (2019)
8. Fates Warning - Long Day Good Night
9. Pain of Salvation - Panther
10. Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
11. Bend Sinister - Why Can't We Be Happy [EP]
12. Bruce Peninsula - No Earthly Sound
13. Green Carnation - Leaves of Yesteryear
14. Doves - The Universal Want
15. Tigran Hamasyan - The Call Within
16. Timmy Sean - A Tale From the Other Side
17. Long Distance Calling - How Do We Want to Live?
18. Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void
19. The Dear Hunter - The Fox and the Hunt
20. Chromeo - Quarantine Casanova [EP]
21. Protest the Hero - Palimpsest
22. The Monkees - The Monkees Live – The Mike & Micky Show
23. NDV - Invisible
24. Nektar - The Other Side
25. Other Lives - For Their Love
26. John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
27. Maraton - Meta
28. Misha Bower - Trying to Have it All



Haven't got around to listening to


Ghostpoet - I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
Android Superstation - This Side of Nowhere
Battlemaster - Ghastly, Graven & Grimoireless
Skott - Always Live for Always
McStine & Minnemann - McStine & Minnemann
Max Richter - Voices
Motorpsycho - The All Is One
Thurisaz - Re-Incentive
Jónsi - Shiver
Honorary Astronaut - EP. 001
The Midnight Callers - Red Letter Glow
Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo
Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings
Fish - Weltschmerz 
Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension
The Greening - The Color of Television
Jessy Ribordy - Adrift In The Whereabouts
K Será - Revolution in Retrospect [1B]
Kristoffer Gildenlöw - Homebound
The Chap - Digital Technology
Mariana Semkina - Sleepwalking
IAMX - Echo Echo

Still not released
Blackfield - For The Music
iamthemorning - Counting the Ghost [EP]
McStine & Minnemann - II
Dirty Loops - Phoenix [EP]
Sólstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love


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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

My Concert Attendance History: An Incomplete List

So I'm bumping this to update it I suppose, but also what I just posted on the Social Medias

why have I never heard of this site until now? http://www.concertarchives.org/

I guess I'll have to start transcribing the list below into there, time permitting.

I suppose though, given the extensive yet somewhat organized list below, I have already done some of the work compared to many others who would be starting from scratch or using their last.fm or rateyourmusic.com pages.


11/6/15 2:08PM
So it came to me like a month ago while stumbling upon setlist.fm for something that I should try and compile and update all the concerts/live shows I've been to. And by date, month, year and venue and including every act on the bill.

Now this is far from complete, and I have some of the local concerts I've seen here, but am missing dozens if not 100's, which given some time, I'll try and edit-in I suppose.

1988
4/15/88 Canadian Brass - Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
1992
2/29/92 Maynard Ferguson - Mounds View High School Mounds View, MN
8/28/92 Steve Miller Band - Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Falcon Heights, MN

1993
6/22/93 Sting - Target Center Minneapolis, MN

1994
4/8/94 Rush/Primus - Target Center Minneapolis, MN

1995
4/17/95 Wynton Marsalis - Ted Mann Concert Hall Minneapolis, MN
5/23/95 Boston - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
7/30/95 Van Halen/Our Lady Peace - Target Center Minneapolis, MN

1996
5/30/96 Styx/Kansas - St.Paul Civic Center St.Paul, MN
8/26/96 King's X/Galactic Cowboys - The Mirage Minneapolis, MN
10/29/96 Rush - Target Center Minneapolis, MN

1997
7/9/97 Queensryche/Malicious Mischief - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
7/22/97  The Who - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
11/01/97 Kansas - Treasure Island Casino Red Wing, MN
11/2/97  Dream Theater/Big Wreck - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
11/18/97 Yes - The State Theatre Minneapolis, MN

1998
8/23/98 Deep Purple/Emerson Lake and Palmer/Dream Theater - Grand Casino Hinckley, MN
10/19/98 King's X/Galactic Cowboys - Ground Zero Minneapolis, MN

1999
2/2/99 King's X/Galactic Cowboys - Medina Ballroom Minneapolis, MN

2000
2/11/00 Dream Theater/The Dixie Dregs/The Star People - State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
6/16/00 North East Art Rock Festival
Happy the Man/Anekdoten/Iluvatar/DFA/North Star - Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem, PA
6/17/00 North East Art Rock Festival
Transatlantic/Par Lindh Project/Il Balletto Di Bronzo/Thinking Plague/Nexus - Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA
8/13/00 Dream Theater - The Quest Minneapolis, MN
8/15/00 King's X/Podunk - The Quest Minneapolis, MN
12/ /00 Chick Corea - The Dakota Jazz Club St.Paul, MN

2001
2/23/01 Prog Power USA
Symphony X/Jag Panzer/Reading Zero/Onward/Etheria/ - JJ Kelley's Lansing, IL
2/24/01 Prog Power USA
Pain of Salvation/Evergrey/Ion Vein/Power of Omens/Zero Hour JJ Kelley's Lansing, IL
5/5/01 Savatage/Fates Warning - The Lab St.Paul, MN
5/01 Bill Bruford's Earthworks - The Dakota Jazz Club St.Paul, MN
5/30/01 Yo-Yo Ma - The Ordway Theater St.Paul, MN
6/23/01 North East Art Rock Festival
Porcupine Tree/Deus Ex Machina/White Willow/Under the Sun/Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem, PA
6/24/01 North East Art Rock Festival
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso/After Crying/California Guitar Trio/Djam Karet/The Underground Railroad - Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem, PA
7/26/01 Spock's Beard/Event - Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
8/23/01 East Meets Jazz - The Dakota Bar and Grille St.Paul, MN
9/14/01 The Flower Kings/ - Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
10/26/01 Tim Reynolds/Greg Howard - The Women's Club Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/5/01 King's X/Moke - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
11/10/01 Prog Power USA
Kamelot/Evergrey/Steel Prophet/Spiral Architect/Superior - Earthlink Live Atlanta, GA
11/21/01 King Crimson/John Paul Jones - Grand Ballroom in River Center St.Paul, MN


2002
3/13/02 Dream Theater - The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
3/22/02 Collective Unconscious performs The Beatles Abbey Road - Bryant Lake Bowl Minneapolis, MN
5/30/02 Sleepytime Gorilla Museum/Bubblemath - The Lab St.Paul, MN
6/17/02 King's X/Tapping the Vein - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/29/02 North East Art Rock Festival
Nektar/Echolyn/Miriodor/Isildurs Bane/La Torre dell'alchimista/ - Patriots Theater Trenton, NJ
6/30/02 North East Art Rock Festival
Steve Hackett/Caravan/Enchant/Gerard/Spaced Out - Patriots Theater Trenton, NJ
7/19/02 Kansas - Hennepin Ave Block Party Minneapolis, MN
8/2/02 George Duke/Jeff Kashiwa/California Guitar Trio - Old Chicago Navarre Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, MN
8/26/02 The Victor Wooten Band/ - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
10/6/02 Scott Henderson Trio/Dean Magraw and Jim Anton - The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
10/9/02 Tried for Fine/Bubblemath - The Uptown Bar Minneapolis, MN
11/2/02 Rush - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
11/8/02 Herbie Hancock - Ted Mann Concert Hall Minneapolis, MN
11/15/02 Prog Power USA
Blind Guardian/Pain of Salvation/Edguy/Silent Force/Zero Hour - Earthlink Live Atlanta, GA
11/16/02 Prog Power USA
Angra/Gamma Ray/The Devin Townsend Band/Threshold/Reading Zero - Earthlink Live Atlanta, GA
11/18/02 Porcupine Tree/Greg Howard - Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
11/23/02 Yes - State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
12/ /02 State 4/Little Tin Box - 4th Street Station St.Paul, MN
2003
1/11/03 Dean Magraw with Randy Sabien and Jim Anton - Weisman Art Museum Minneapolis, MN
1/24/03 Courtney Yasmineh w/ Dean Magraw - The Bean and Wine Cafe Excelsior, MN
1/31/03 Vulvox/Trend 86 - The Uptown Bar Minneapolis, MN
2/4/03 Larry Coryell - The Dakota Bar and Grille St.Paul, MN
2/28/03 Courtney Yasmineh w/ Dean Magraw - The Bean and Wine Cafe Excelsior, MN
3/18/03 Bireli Lagrene - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
3/28/03 Courtney Yasmineh w/ Dean Magraw - The Bean and Wine Cafe Excelsior, MN
4/25/03 Courtney Yasmineh w/ Dean Magraw - The Bean and Wine Cafe Excelsior, MN
5/20/03 Opeth/Lacuna Coil - The Quest Club Minneapolis, MN
5/23/03 Courtney Yasmineh w/ Dean Magraw - The Bean and Wine Cafe Excelsior, MN
5/28/03 Iced Ink/Sacred Ground (Beef) - 4th Street Station St.Paul, MN
6/20/03 Courtney Yasmineh w/ Dean Magraw - The Bean and Wine Cafe Excelsior, MN
7/26/03 Porcupine Tree/Opeth - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
7/29/03 Roy Haynes - The Dakota Jazz Club - St.Paul, MN
7/31/03 Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - The Weesner Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley, MN
8/4/03 Peter Frampton - Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN
8/13/03 Steve Hackett - Borders Books Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN
9/11/03 California Guitar Trio - Sartell, MN
9/29/03 Remember Shakti - Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
9/ /03    Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer - St.Benedict College St.Joseph, MN
10/10/03 The Mars Volta/Saul Williams - The Quest Minneapolis, MN
10/25/03 King's X/Fishbone - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
10/30/03 Ian Anderson - The Fitzgerald Theater St.Paul, MN
10/ /03   Jean-Luc Ponty - Rossi's Blue Star Room Minneapolis, MN
11/5/03  Hammer of the Gods - BB Kings New York City, NY
11/23/03 Iced Ink/Sacred Ground (beef)/Lost Mind Found - 4th Street Station St.Paul, MN

Unclear:
Rachel Z - The Dakota Bar and Grille St.Paul, MN
Jean-Luc Ponty - The Fitzgerald Theater St.Paul,MN
2004
1/10/04 Jon Anderson - Keswick Theatre Glendale, PA
3/13/04 Dream Theater - State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
3/24/04 The Musical Box - The Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
4/14/04 California Guitar Trio - Paramount Theatre St.Cloud, MN
5/ /04    Iced Ink/Odds Vs./Lost Mind Found
5/16/04 King's X/Serotone - The Rock Maplewood, MN
*5/18/04 Opeth - The Quest Club Minneapolis, MN
7/18/04 Eric Clapton/Robert Randolph and the Family Band - XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
7/27/04 Ozric Tentacles - Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
8/24/04 Deep Purple/Joe Satriani/Thin Lizzy - XCel Energy Center St,Paul, MN
9/7/04  Yes/Dream Theater - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
9/17/04 Prog Power USA
Edguy/Pain of Salvation/Brainstorm/Wuthering Heights/Adagio- Earthlink Live Atlanta, GA
9/18/04 Prog Power USA
Weapons of Mass Destruction (Savatage)/Kamelot/Tad Morose/Dreamscape/Into Eternity - Earthlink Live Atlanta, GA
9/30/04 Brian Wilson - Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
10/2/04 Marillion/John Wesley Park West Chicago, IL
10/22/04 California Guitar Trio - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN

Unclear: Likely November or maybe March as they toured the US during those times:
The Australian Pink Floyd - The State Theater Minneapolis, MN

2005
2/17/05 Umphrey's McGee - The Quest Club Minneapolis, MN
2/22/05 Pat Metheny Group - Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
5/19/05 The Mars Volta - Roy Wilkins Auditorium St.Paul, MN
5/29/05 Porcupine Tree/Salubrious Invertebrae - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
6/19/05 Marillion (Los Marillios Trios)/Jason Hart - The Double Door Chicago, IL
6/25/05 The Moody Blues - Northrop Auditorium Minneapolis, MN
7/3/05 Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Weesner Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley, MN
7/24/05 Gigantour
Dream Theater - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irivine, CA
9/8/05 The Victor Wooten Band/MC Divinity - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
9/18/05 Cygnus and the Seamonsters/George Brooks Summit - The Vic Theater Chicago, IL
9/23/05 System of a Down/The Mars Volta - XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
10/22/05 Steve Hackett - Rossi's Blue Star Room Minneapolis, MN
11/6/05   The Australian Pink Floyd - The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
11/19/05 Jethro Tull - The State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
11/19/05 Wishbone Ash - Star Central Minneapolis, MN
11/20/05 King's X/Casanatra - Star Central Minneapolis, MN

Unclear:
Machinery Hill - The Riverview Cafe Minneapolis, MN
2006
2/10/06 Mutemath/Vedera - The Ascot Room Minneapolis, MN
2/25/06 California Guitar Trio - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
3/17/06 Dream Theater - State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
4/17/06 Three - 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
4/18/06 dredg/Ours - The Metro Chicago, IL
5/18/06 Mutemath/Under the Influence of Giants - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
6/11/06 Bruce Springsteen performs Pete Seeger - XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
7/2/06   Roger Hodgson - Harriest Island at the Taste of Minnesota St.Paul, MN
7/2/06   Davy Jones - Harriet Island at the Taste of Minnesota St.Paul, MN
7/26/06 Muse/The Cloud Room - The State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
8/10/06 Live - Myth Maplewood, MN
8/12/06 Kaddisfly - Profile Center Minneapolis, MN
8/23/06 Mae/The New Amsterdamns/Vedera - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
8/30/06 Umphrey's McGee - Minnesota State Fair Falcon Heights, MN
9/01/06 Head Automatica/Men Women and Children - The Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
9/14/06 dredg/Portugal the Man - The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
9/15/06 dredg/Portugal the Man - The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
10/05/06 Kasabian/Mew The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
10/06/06 Mutemath - The Loft at Barfly Minneapolis, MN
10/19/06 Opus Dai - The Toybox Minneapolis, MN
10/20/06 Zappa Plays Zappa - The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
10/26/06 Kaddisfly/Cue the Doves - The Toybox Minneapolis, MN
10/26/06 Mew - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
10/29/06 Anathallo/Fitzgerald - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/6/06   King's X - The Rock Maplewood, MN
11/12/06 The Decemberists - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
11/13/06 Under the Influence of Giants - The Loft at Barfly Minneapolis, MN
11/20/06 Margot and the Nuclear So and So's/Elected - Modified Tempe, AZ
12/8/06   The Who - XCel Energy Center St.Paul,MN


2007
2/14/07 Dir En Grey/Fair to Midland - The Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
4/23/07 The Dear Hunter (Say Anything/Saves the Day/Meg and Dia) - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/05/07 Mutemath - The Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
5/10/07 Andy McKee/Antoine Dufour - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
6/16/07 Fair to Midland/69 Eyes - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
7/3/07 The Police/Fiction Plane - XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
7/5/07   Ours/April Bauer - The Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
7/24/07 St.Vincent - 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
8/9/07   Dream Theater/Redemption/Into Eternity - State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
8/23/07 Fair to Midland/Far From Falling - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
9/6/07  The Receiving End of Sirens/Envy on the Coast/Emanuel/Middle Class Rut - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
9/9/07   Rush - XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
9/12/07  Editors/Biffy Clyro - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
10/14/07 Pat Metheny Group/ Nachito Herrara - Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
10/16/07 The New Pornographers/Benjy Ferree/Emma Pollock - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
10/19/07 The Polyphonic Spree/Rooney/The Redwalls/Person to Person - The Pantages Theatre Minneapolis, MN
10/21/07 Between the Buried and Me/Horse the Band/Animosity/Giants - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
10/23/07 Figurines/The Appleseed Cast/Dappled Cities - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
10/23/07 Do Make Say Think/Apostle of Hustle - The Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
10/26/07 Empires/Nomia - Memory Lanes Minneapolis, MN
10/27/07 Minus the Bear/The Helio Sequence/Grand Archives - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
10/31/07 Al Di Meola - The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
11/6/07   Behemoth/Job for a Cowboy/Gojira/Beneath the Massacre - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
11/07/07 Annuals (soundcheck) - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/07/07 Dethklok - Coffman Memorial Union Minneapolis, MN
11/07/07 Battles/White Williams - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
11/14/07 Nonpoint/Skindred/Karnivool - The Rock Nightclub Maplewood, MN
11/16/07 Blues Traveler/Lisa Bouchelle - The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
11/17/07 Enslaved/Arsis/The Faceless/The Agonist - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
11/18/07 RX Bandits/Men Women and Children/Nurses - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
12/1/07  Particle/House of Fools - The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
12/16/07 Fair to Midland/Resident Hero - Station 4 St.Paul, MN

2008
2/8/08 Marilyn Manson/Ours - Myth Maplewood, MN
2/22/08 St.Vincent/Foreign Born - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
2/13/08 uneXpect/Visideon/Echoes of Eternity - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
2/25/08 Nicole Atkins and the Sea - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
3/1/08 Russian Circles/Dalek/Young Widow - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
3/24/08 Black Mountain/Nordic Nomadic/Birds of Avalon - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis,MN
4/7/08 Dimmu Borgir/Behemoth/Keeper of Kalessin - Myth Maplewood, MN
4/8/08 Baroness/Genghis Tron/ - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
4/8/08 Between Two Skies
4/11/08 Kansas - Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN
5/7/08 The Swell Season - The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
5/12/08 Progressive Nation
Dream Theater/Opeth/Between the Buried and Me/3 Myth Maplewood, MN
5/12/08 Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
5/22/08 Rush - XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
5/29/08 Kaddisfly/Between Two Skies - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
6/12/08 Ours/Plain Jane Automobile/God or Julie - The Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
6/13/08 Annuals - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
6/19/08 Return to Forever - The Orpheum Theate Minneapolis, MN
6/25/08 Liquid Tension Experiment - Park West Chicago, IL
6/28/08 Fair to Midland/Far From Falling - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
7/6/08 Umphrey's McGee - Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre Apple Valley, MN
7/22/08 The Apples in Stereo/Poison Control Center/Big Fresh - The Turf Club St.Paul,MN
9/6/08 Jenny Dalton/Murzik/Lamb Lays with Lion - The Ritz Theater Minneapolis,MN
9/7/08 Eight-Head - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
9/22/08 Cavil at Rest - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
9/26/08 Nordic Roots Festival
Vasen - The Cedar Cultural Center
9/28/08 Nordic Roots Festival
Hoven Droven/Hurdy Gurdy - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/02/08 Three/Tub Ring - 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
10/10/08 Oceans - Ogara's Bar and Grill St.Paul, MN
10/15/08 Minus the Bear/Annuals - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/21/08 Ours - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/31/08 We Valedictorians - The Music Box Theatre Minneapolis, MN
10/31/08 Vulnerata - Big V's St.Paul, MN
11/17/08 dredg/Judgement Day - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
12/5/08 Amanda Palmer - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

2009
1/12/09 Jeremy Messersmith/Best Friends Forever/Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
1/22/09 Greg Herriges - Celtic Junction St.Paul, MN
2/01/09 Umphrey's McGee - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
2/13/09 Delta Spirit/Other Lives - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
3/1/09 Collective Unconscious performs The Beatles Abbey Road - St. Joan of Arch Church Minneapolis, MN
3/20/09 Collective Unconscious performs Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water - Little Falls High School Little Falls, MN
4/5/09 Fair to Midland/Far From Falling - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
4/9/09 Bloc Party - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/10/09 dredg/Torche/From Monuments to Masses - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/11/09 Paper Route/Brooke Waggoner - Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/19/09 Robyn Hitchcock/Adam Levy - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
5/2/09 Elvis Perkins/Other Lives/Dawes - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
5/9/09 Between Two Skies - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
5/15/09 Protest the Hero/Misery Signals/The Number Twelve Looks Like You/Fall From Grace - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
5/22/09 The Bewitched/Natalie Lovejoy - Bryant Lake Bowl Minneapolis, MN
5/28/09 Doves - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
6/04/09 St.Vincent - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/6/09 What's That? (Radiohead Tribute)/Exit Stage Right (Rush Tribute) - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
6/10/09 Ozric Tentacles - The Loft at Barfly Minneapolis, MN
6/13/09 Within Reason/Janus/Pop Evil - The Rock Night Clun Maplewood, MN
6/17/09 Blind Pilot/Local Natives - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
6/20/09 Red Pens/Total Babe - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
6/21/09 Hiromi's Sonic Bloom - The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
*6/23/09 King's X/B!Cold Colours - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
7/2/09 mewithoutYou/Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
7/24/09 Exit Stage Right (Rush Tribute) - The Lowry Theater St.Paul, MN
8/8/09 Exit Stage Right (Rush Tribute)/Animus (Dream Theater tribute) - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
8/9/09 dredg/RX Bandits/As Tall as Lions - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
8/21/09 Progressive Nation
Dream Theater/Zappa Plays Zappa/BigElf/Scale the Summit - Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
8/30/09  Do the Dean
Boiled In Lead /Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard/Greg Herriges Trio/Diane Jarvi/ AntonCafé Accordion Orchestra/Marc Anderson, JT Bates and Jim Anton/Laura Mackenzie and Dáithí Sproule/Marcus Wise and Mike Salovich/Nirmala Rajesakar and Marcus Wise/Elgin Foster/Tim Sparks/The Petesons/Axis Mundi/Eric Hohn and Blair Krivanek/ Lehto and Wright/Eastside/Dakota Dave Hull - Celtic Junction St.Paul, MN
9/9/09 Ramona Falls - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
9/11/09 Prog Power USA
Crimson Glory Tribute/Royal Hunt/Sabaton/Diablo Swing Orchestra/Mindflow/Cage - Center Stage Atlanta, GA
9/12/09 Prog Power USA
Fates Warning/Brainstorm/Pagan's Mind/Orphaned Land/Circus Maximus - Center Stage Atlanta, GA
9/30/09 The Dear Hunter/The Felix Culpa/Empires - The Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
10/12/09 Fair to Midland/The House Harkonnen/Far From Falling - The Rock Maplewood, MN
10/13/09 School of Seven Bells/Warpaint/The Depreciation Guild - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
10/17/09 Mutemath/As Tall as Lions - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
10/29/09 The Bewitched - The Bryant Lake Bowl Minneapolis, MN
11/8/09 Steely Dan - Northrop Auditorium Minneapolis, MN
11/24/09 Soap performs Pink Floyd's Animals - Downtime Bar and Grill Minneapolis, MN
11/29/09 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros/Fool's Gold/Local Natives - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN

2010
1/9/10 Lehto and Wright - Celtic Junction St.Paul, MN
3/2/10 Laura Veirs/The Old Believers/Cataldo - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
3/15/10 The Clientele/Field Music - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
3/17/10 Exit Stage Right (Rush Tribute)
3/25/10 Afton Showcase (We Valedictorians/Total Babe/Howler) - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/7/10  As Tall As Lions/Bad Veins - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/7/10  Judgement Day - The 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN
4/10/10 Rocky Votolato/Brooke Waggoner - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
4/12/10 Fair to Midland/Karnivool/Something to Burn - The Rock Nightclub Maplewood, MN
4/20/10 The Antlers - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
5/1/10 The Apples in Stereo/Generationals/Laminated Cat - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
5/8/10  The Most Serene Republic/Annuals - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
5/14/10 Howler - The Beat Coffee House Minneapolis, MN
5/14/10 Greg Laswell/Jimmy Gnecco/Brian Wright - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
5/17/10 Local Natives - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
6/11/10 The New Pornographers/My Gold Mask - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/12/10 Exit Stage Right (Rush Tribute) - Tuttle's Hopkins, MN
6/29/10 Renaissance/Steve Hackett - Park West Chicago, IL
7/1/10 Styx/Kansas - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
7/18/10 Wolf Parade/The Mools - First Avenue Minneapolis,MN
7/30/10 Cynic/Intronaut/Dysrhythmia - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
8/16/10 Jon Anderson - The Guthrie Theater Minneapolis, MN
8/22/10 Do the Dean
Boiled in Lead/Kari Tauring with Drew Miller/Frank Boyle and His Eminent Acoustic Entourage/Dakota Dave Hull/Prudence Johnson/Anthony Cox/Hart Lieberman and Smith/Marcus Wise/Laura Mackenzie/Marc Anderson/Eric Hohn/Elgin Foster/Greg Herriges/Cory Wong/
Lehto and Wright - Celtic Junction St.Paul, MN
8/24/10 East of the Wall/Iron Thrones/name - Tarnish and Gold Minneapolis, MN
8/27/10 Rush - Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Falcon Heights, MN
9/3/10 Karnivool - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
9/19/10 School of Seven Bells/Active Child - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
9/18/10 Katatonia/Orphaned Land - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
9/23/10 Menomena/Tu Fawning The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/1/10 Local Natives - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
11/9/10 Dean Magraw and Marcus Wise - The Artists' Quarter St.Paul, MN
11/17/10 Circa Survive/dredg/Codeseven/Animals as Leaders - The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
11/18/10 Cloud Cult - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

2011
1/24/11 School of Seven Bells/Mystery Palace - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
2/17/11 Deerhoof/Ben Butler and Mouse Pad/Heatdeath - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
3/1/11 Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea/Buffalo Moon/Cotton Jones - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
3/4/11 Menomena/Cloak Ox - The Whole Music Club Minneapolis, MN
3/19/11 The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra - The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
3/19/11 Brute Heart/The Great Confinement/The Funeral and the Twilight - The Kitty Cat Klub Minneapolis,MN
3/24/11 Fair to Midland/Periphery/Scale the Summit - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
3/26/11 Judgement Day/Metropolis/Ruth and Rosie/The Gatino Quartet - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
5/13/11 Dean Magraw's Red Planet - The Artists' Quarter St.Paul, MN
5/14/11 Brute Heart/Tender Meat/Lighted/Patches/Jerusalem and the Starbaskets - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
5/19/11 Progasm
Orphan Bloom/Watercolors/The Royal Veil/Brice Plays Drums - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
6/4/11 Raphael Saadiq - The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
6/25/11 Zebulon Pike/The Book of Right On/Battlefields - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
6/29/11 Elvis Costello and the Imposters - The State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
7/16/11 Fair to Midland/10 Years/Kyng - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
7/2/11 The Monkees - The Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Apple Valley, MN
7/22/11 The Dear Hunter - The Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
7/29/11 Cloud Cult/Caroline Smith - Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
8/13/11 Chris Isaak - The State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
8/24/11 Return to Forever/Zappa Plays Zappa - The Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
9/7/11 Vasen - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/1/11 The Besnard Lakes/Malajube - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
10/2/11 St.Vincent/Cate Le Bon - McGuire Theater Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN
10/2/11 St.Vincent/Cate Le Bon - McGuire Theater Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN
10/6/11 Kaki King - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/7/11 Opeth/Katatonia - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
10/10/11 Minus the Bear/The Velvet Teen - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/30/11 East of the Wall/Iron Thrones/Witchden/Earthrise - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
11/4/11 Boogie Wonderland - Minnesota Music Cafe St.Paul, MN
11/5/11 Manchester Orchestra/The Dear Hunter/White Denim - The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
11/11/11 The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra/Trent Romens/Karmic Sound System/Z-Puppets Rosenschnoz - The Ritz Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/13/11 Cynic/Three/Scale the Summit - Station 4 St.Paul, MN
11/25/11 Rush Heads/Quadrant 4 - The Red Parrot Eau Claire, WI
12/13/11 Fair to Midland/Dead Letter Circus/Aficionado/Throw the Fight - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
12/17/11 The Book of Right On/Kill the Vultures/Gay Witch Abortion - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN

2012
2/18/12 Mutemath/Canon Blue - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
3/3/12 Memoryhouse - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
3/28/12 Timbre/Samuel Lockridge/Amy Courts - The Beat Coffee House Minneapolis, MN
4/4/12 Gotye/Kimbra - Epic Minneapolis, MN
4/28/12 Fountains of Wayne/Nicole Atkins - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
5/10/12 Greg Lake at The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
5/18/12 Mayer Hawthorne and the County/The Stepkids - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/1/12 Jon Anderson - The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
6/5/12 Ramona Falls/The Darcy's - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
6/6/12 Soap performs Pink Floyd's Animals - The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
6/23/12 Marillion - Park West Chicago, IL
6/22/12 Marillion - Park West Chicago, IL
6/27/12 Dream Theater - State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
7/10/12 Ours - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
8/16/12 Brice Plays Drums/Super Pilots/Peregrine Perspective/There Are No Words - The 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
8/18/12 Randy Brecker/Super Pilots - Nicollet Commons Park Burnsville, MN
8/21/12 Dean Magraw - Cafe Maude Minneapolis, MN
8/24/12 Media Addicts - The Artists' Quarter St.Paul, MN
8/27/12 The Turtles/Micky Dolenz/Gary Puckett - Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Falcon Heights, MN
9/4/12 Dean Magraw with Davu Seru - Black Dog Cafe St.Paul, MN
9/22/12 Kansas/King's X - Myth Maplewood, MN
9/24/12 Rush - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
10/3/12 Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra/The Ronald Reagans First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
10/6/12 Timbre - The Lion's Lair Northfield, MN
10/12/12 Debashish Bhattacharya/Steve Sklar/Johnna Morrow - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/16/12 Kimbra/The Stepkids - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/20/12 Menomena/PVT - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
10/26/12 Poncho Sanchez - The Ordway Theater St.Paul, MN
10/29/12 Brute Heart performs live score for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari/MAKR - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
11/8/12 Ramona Falls/The Helio Sequence - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
11/15/12 The Monkees - The State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
11/27/12 The Who - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
12/19/12 Billy Graczyk - The Artists' Quarter St.Paul, MN
2013
1/19/13 The Champions of Nothing: Kevin Gilbert Tribute - Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
1/23/13 Ramona Falls/Wolfhoppers/Prissy Clerks - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
2/10/13 Coheed and Cambria/Between the Buried and Me/Russian Circles - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
3/20/13 Bend Sinister - JBTV Studios Chicago, IL
3/20/13 Bend Sinister/Single Channel Stereo - Township Chicago, IL
3/23/13 Local Natives/Superhumanoids - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/5/13 Michael Nesmith - The Fitzgerald Theater St.Paul, MN
4/14/13 The Dear Hunter/Naive Thieves - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
4/25/13 Mindless Self Indulgence/The Red Paintings - Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
5/4/13 Steven Wilson - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
5/17/13 Laura Stevenson/Field Mouse - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
5/20/13 Foals/Surfer Blood/Blondfire - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/15/13 Josh Rouse/Field Report - The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
6/15/13 Josh Rouse/Field Report - The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
6/17/13 Fitz and the Tantrums/ Sons of Valory/Ivy Levan - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
6/28/13 The Polyphonic Spree - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
6/30/13 Wishbone Ash/Nektar - Famous Dave's Calhoun Square Minneapolis, MN
8/9/13   Yes - Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN
9/15/13 Debashish Bhattacharya's Modern India - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
9/17/13 The Dear Hunter/Rogue Valley - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
9/19/13 Typhoon/Radiation City - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
9/22/13 David Cassidy/Peter Noone/Micky Dolenz - Grand Casino Hinckley, MN
9/22/13 Anathema/Alcest - Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
10/1/13 Billy Cobham - The Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
10/11/13 Between the Buried and Me/The Faceless/The Contortionist/The Safety Fire - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/16/13 Radical Face/Jonny Rodgers - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/22/13 Janelle Monae/Strange Names - The Skyway Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/1/13  Living Colour - Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
11/16/13 Umami/Aaron and the Sea/Genders - Kitty Cat Klub Minneapolis, MN
11/20/13 Miracles of Modern Science/The Loose Cannons - The Lion's Pause Northfield, MN
11/21/13 Fitz and the Tantrums/Capital Cities/Beat Club - Myth Maplewood, MN
11/24/13 Michael Nesmith - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
11/30/13 Goblin/Zombi - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
12/12/13 Boiled in Lead: Acoustic Yule- Celtic Junction St.Paul, MN
2014
2/13//14 Mayer Hawthorne - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
3/7/14  The Musical Box - The Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN
3/21/14 Led Zeppelin 2 - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
3/29/14 Warpaint//Cate Le Bon - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
3/30/14 Bend Sinister - The Turf Club - St.Paul, MN
4/8/14  Dream Theater - Performing Arts Center Burnsville, MN
4/23/14 XTC Tribute: Senses Working Overtime 2 - The Icehouse Minneapolis, MN
5/15/14 Cage the Elephant/Foals/J Roddy Watson and the Business - Myth Maplewood, MN
5/16/14 Chromeo/Oliver - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
6/2/14 The Monkees - The Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Apple Valley, MN
6/6/14 Mother Falcon/The Family Crest - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
6/9/14  Elvis Costello - O'Shaughnessy Auditorium - St.Paul, MN
6/18/14 Agalloch/Blood and Sun/Obsidian Tongue - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
6/29/14 Michael McDonald - Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN
7/18/14 The Human Empire/Narrow Vines/RisingSide - Minnesota Music Cafe St.Paul, MN
7/25/14 Yes/Syd Arthur - Overture Hall Madison, WI
8/23/14 Nomia/Hardcore Crayons/Morality Crisis/More is More - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
9/7/14 Genders/Strange Relations - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
9/9/14 The Mercury Tree/Brice Plays Drums - Whiskey Junction Minneapolis, MN
9/27/14 A Progressive Soundscape Evening
Scotty Horey/Rising Side/Harakiri - Old Arizona Minneapolis, MN
10/8/14 Motopony/The Family Crest - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/10/14 Sloan - The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
10/17/14 Marketa Irglova/Rosi Golan - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/30/14 Kimbra/Empress Of - The Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
11/9/14 Captial Cities/Cherub/Night Terrors of 1927 - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
12/13/14 The Birthday Massacre/The Red Paintings - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN


2015
2.20/15 Zoso: Led Zeppelin Tribute - Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
3/29/15 Stevie Wonder - Target Center Minneapolis, MN
5/5/15 XTC Tribute: Senses Working Overtime - The Icehouse Minneapolis, MN
5/12/15 Rush - XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
6/5/15 Josh Rouse/Walter Martin - The Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
6/7/15 Steven Wilson - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
7/6/15 The Family Crest/The Lonely Wild - The 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
7/24/15 This Will Destroy You/The Velvet Teen - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis,MN
8/26/15 Brice Plays Drums/The Mercury Tree/The Bob Pat Band - The Nomad World Pub Minneapolis, MN
9/13/15 The Dear Hunter/Chon - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
9/18/15 Micky Dolenz - St Croix Casino Turtle Lake, WI
9/22/15 Miracles of Modern Science at Honey Minneapolis, MN
10/5/15 Mew/The Dodos - The Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
11/2/15 The Bird and the Bee/Alex Lilly - The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
11/23/15 Between the Buried and Me/Enslaved/Intronaut/Native Construct - The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/30/15 Charlie Engen Recital/McNally Smith College Auditorium St.Paul, MN

2016
2/11/16 Godspeed You Black Emperor/Xylouris White - First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
2/26/16 Voivod/Vektor/Eight Bells at the Amsterdam Bar and Grille St.Paul, MN
3/12/16 Cloud Cult at the State Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/3/16 Mutemath/Paper Route at First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/5/16 The Joy Formidable/Everything Everything at First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
5/10/16 Anderson/Ponty at the Ames Center in Burnsville, MN
7/23/16 Duran Duran/Nile Rodgers at the XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
8/5/16 Bubblemath/Faun Fables/Paul Fonfara at the Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
8/22/16 Periphery/SikTh at The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
8/25/16 King's X/OvrFwrd/Meridian Incident at The Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
10/24/16 Mayer Hawthorne at the Skyway Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/28/16 Marillion/John Wesley at the Vic Theatre Chicago, IL

2017
4/4/17 Biffy Clyro/O'Brother at the Turf Club St.Paul, MN
4/29/17 XTC An All Star Tribute - Senses Working Overtime 5 at the Turf Club St.Paul, MN
5/11/17 Hall and Oates/Tears for Fears at the XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
5/13/17 Coheed and Cambria/Between the Buried and Me/The Dear Hunter at First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
5/20/17 The Family Crest/Trevor Sensor at The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
6/12/17 Tuxedo at The Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
6/26/17 King Crimson at the State Theater Minneapolis, MN
7/24/17 Bent Knee/Airlands/Oklahoma at the 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
8/13/17 Mew at The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
8/17/17 Neal Morse Band Amsterdam Bar and Hall St.Paul, MN
8/24/17 The Pointer Sisters at Leinie Lodge at the Minnesota State Fair Falcon Heights, MN
8/27/17 Jason Richardson/The Reign of Kindo/Umi/Stolas at The Amsterdam Bar and Grille St.Paul, MN
9/16/17 Snarky Puppy/Michelle Willis at First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
11/14/17 Ne Obliviscaris/Allegaeon at The Amsterdam Bar and Grille St.Paul, MN
2018
1/12/18 Deng Ol' Tri'ole at Hook and Ladder Minneapolis, MN
1/17/18 Typhoon/Sunbathe at The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
1/28/18 Michael Nesmith and the First National Band at the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA
2/5/18 Kimbra at The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
3/3/18 Between the Buried and Me/The Dear Hunter/Leprous at First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
3/25/18 Protest the Hero/Thank You Scientist/Closure in Moscow at The Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/7/18 Cloud Cult at Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, MN
5/19/18 Josh Rouse at the Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
6/14/18 The Mike and Micky Show at the Copernicus Center Chicago, IL
7/10/18 Bent Knee/Gatherers/Bubblemath at the 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
7/20/18 Raphael Saadiq/Ali Shaheed Muhammad at First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
8/8/18 The Family Crest/Wilkinson James at the Turf Club St.Paul, MN
10/20/18 Josh Rouse/Grant Lee Phillips at The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/21/18 Phil Collins at XCel Energy Center St.Paul, MN
10/23/18 Soft Machine/Beledo at The Turf Club St.Paul, MN

2019
3/7/19 Jimmy Gnecco/Royston Langdon at the 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
3/14/19 The Mike and Micky Show at Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN
3/16/19 Queensryche/Fates Warning at Medina Entertainment Center Medina, MN
4/3/19 Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at the Orpheum Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/20/19 Jon Anderson at The Fitzgerald Theater St.Paul, MN
4/25/19 Thank You Scientist/Kindo/In the Presence of Wolves at The Amsterdam Bar and Grille
4/30/19 Foals/Preoccupations/Omni at First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
8/9/19 Kindo/Sirintip/Rocco of the Snow/Adrian Bellue at the Skyway Theater Minneapolis, MN
8/11/19 The Bird and the Bee/Samantha Sidley/Alex Lilly at The Turf Club St.Paul, MN
8/14/19 Tuxedo at The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
10/1/19 Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project feat. Randy Brecker at the Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
10/7/19 Steve Hackett at The Pantages Theater Minneapolis, MN
10/9/19 Big Wreck at The Turf Club St.Paul, MN

2020
2/13/20 The Family Crest/Brian Just at the 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
2/16/20 Lehto and Wright at Hook and Ladder Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

OT: 2020 US Presidential Election and SWING STATES importance

Sanders/Klobuchar/Bloomberg/Buttigieg/
Warren/Biden
191

Trump 182

270 Electoral College Votes Wins the Election

The Democratic Candidate needs to win 79 of the below 156 Electoral College Votes
Trump needs to win 88 of the below 156 Electoral College Votes


12 Swing States hold 156 Electoral College Votes.
29 Florida
20 Pennsylvania
18 Ohio
16 Michigan
15 North Carolina
13 Virginia
10 Minnesota
10 Wisconsin
9 Colorado
6 Iowa
6 Nevada
4 New Hampshire

38 Non-Swing States hold 382 Electoral College Votes. If all vote as their recent/expected Partisan history would suggest.

The number of votes and States listed below.

Blue = Democrat
Red = Republican

55 California
38 Texas
29 New York
20 Illinois
16 Georgia
14 New Jersey
12 Washington
*11 Arizona
11 Indiana
11 Massachusetts
11 Tennessee
10 Maryland
10 Missouri
9 Alabama
8 Kentucky
8 Louisiana
7 Connecticut
7 Oklahoma
7 Oregon
6 Arkansas 
6 Kansas 
6 Mississippi 
6 Utah
5 Nebraska 
5 New Mexico
5 West Virginia
4 Hawaii
4 Idaho 
4 Maine
4 Rhode Island
3 Alaska
3 Delaware
3 District of Columbia
3 Montana
3 North Dakota
3 South Dakota
3 Vermont
3 Wyoming

= 538 Total electoral college votes

*Arizona among a few States not listed as a Swing State, but "could go either way" per Per 270towin.com

16 Democrat States and 191 Electoral College Votes
55 California
29 New York
20 Illinois
14 New Jersey
12 Washington
11 Massachusetts
10 Maryland
7 Connecticut
7 Oregon
5 New Mexico
4 Hawaii
4 Maine
4 Rhode Island
3 Delaware
3 District of Columbia
3 Vermont

22 Republican States and 182 Electoral College Votes
38 Texas
16 Georgia
*11 Arizona
11 Indiana
11 Tennessee
10 Missouri
9 Alabama
8 Kentucky
8 Louisiana
7 Oklahoma
6 Arkansas 
6 Kansas 
6 Mississippi 
6 Utah
5 Nebraska 
5 West Virginia
4 Idaho 
3 Alaska
3 Montana
3 North Dakota
3 South Dakota
3 Wyoming


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Ranking the Rush Albums

Pete Pardo with Sea of Tranquility posted a ranking of the Rush Albums and asked for others in the comments.

So here's mine. the 1st 14 are quite close, which speaks as much for their quality and consistency as anything else.

1. Hemispheres 2. A Farewell to Kings 3. Permanent Waves 4. 2112 5. Grace Under Pressure 6. Caress of Steel 7. Moving Pictures 8. Signals 9. Power Windows 10. Presto 11. Hold Your Fire 12. Counterparts 13. Fly By Night 14. Rush 15. Roll the Bones 16. Clockwork Angels 17. Vapor Trails 18. Test for Echo 19. Snakes and Arrows






Friday, January 31, 2020

Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea (2019-2020)

1/31/20
 the 1st single, the 10+minute "Silent Genesis"
👍👍👍👍👍

very The Dark Third-like. 1st few minutes sound like Aeropause pt 2 in some ways.

Not a stretch, but with Dirt Poor Robins Dead Horse, Alaska coming, this may be a co-favorite for an AotY, but we'll see.




 Preorders (both Digital and Physical)


1/22/20
Loudersound

The duo say in a statement: “We stuck to our manifesto of no musical boundaries and the result was Eupnea. 
“We return to a more progressive sound with ferocious guitars, thunderous drums and the stacked harmonies that give us our signature sound. We're excited to begin playing it live.”


Yeah boi 👍👍👍👍👍👍😁😁😁😁😁

Facebook

Some news 🙊:
Pure Reason Revolution announce ‘Eupnea’; their first studio album in nearly 10 years

Last year, Jon Courtney and Chloë Alper reunited the much-loved Pure Reason Revolution, playing their first show in close to eight years at Midsummer Prog Festival and performing their debut album ‘The Dark Third’ in full. Today they are excited to announce the release of ‘Eupnea’, their first new studio album in nearly 10 years, for the 3rd of April 2020.

















1. New Obsession
2. Silent Genesis
3. Maelstrom
4. Ghosts and Typhoons
5. Beyond Our Bodies
6. Eupnea

6 tracks? EPICS???????? 😄😄😄

Thursday, January 30, 2020

...

Sometimes I feel like everyone doing what I love is better than me at it.

But I often try to think if they are doing this, why the fuck can't I?

What the fuck happens to us when we die?

Did I live dozens of previous lives, I just don't have a memory of them?

It's creation/formation and The Big Bang's cosmic joke?

Or are we just like all other life forms we know of, we just change to dust and all the time we spent alive was just a passing of time, and we're just gone/changed/transferred with no memory of what happened when we were alive in the human body we were in before?

it's shit like this that never goes away and frustrates me everyday.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Diabetes

So, it's not 3 months later, but my A1C number is down to 7.5.

And the Educator gave me the go to stop Insulin (at least for now).

I never mentioned the Blood Clot in my leg (which happened not long after the ER visit), which seems kind of status quo, not bad, but not ideal. The Blood Thinner I'm on, I'm to take at least until March. At that point, i may need another ultrasound and to see the Hematologist again.

I also am having Heartburn/Acid Reflux, although ever since lowering the Metformin to 2 500mg per day, it's been less frequent. Tums though is very short/limited relief. I'm having an Echo Heart test in a few weeks.

It's not been easy, but I am getting used to it.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Neil Peart ...never forget..

Suddenly, you were gone
From all the lives you left your mark upon
I remember
How we talked and drank into the misty dawn
I hear the voices
We ran by the water on the wet summer lawn
I see the footprints
I remember
I feel the way you would
I feel the way you would
Tried to believe but you know it's no good
This is something that just can't be understood
I remember
The shouts of joy, skiing fast through the woods
I hear the echoes
I learned your love for life
I feel the way that you would
I feel your presence
I remember
I feel the way you would
This just can't be understood

Friday, January 3, 2020

2000-2009: Top 15 Albums Ranked

Life is short, no time to write blurbs nor actually make THE list from this decade I need to, right now.

But I only would suspect the 1970's would have as formidable a list, both from a top 15 here, or a Top 150.

Which now saying that, that might make a cool challenge.

1970's Albums vs 2000's albums (vs 1990's? or 1980's which I would be shocked if the 80's compared. The 80's though would do exceptional if comparing fantastic pop songs, which maybe that could be for another comparison/competition later?).

Oh, many of these albums I've written about and listed often to varying degrees, but they still all warrant novel-like write ups again or for the 1st time someday soon.

Maybe in the short-term though, this 1970's List vs 2000's List, 150 or so albums? could be a really fun thing to make.

Time and priorities of course is what it may take to do....





















1. Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming of the True













2. Apes and Androids - Blood Moon














3. dredg - El Cielo














4. Ours - Distorted Lullabies














5. Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element I














6. The Receiving End of Sirens - Between the Heart and the Synapse














7. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness














8. Kaddisfly - Set Sail the Prairie














9. The Dear Hunter - Act II: The Meaning of and All Things Regarding Ms.Leading














10. Marillion - Marbles














11. Between the Buried and Me - Colors













12. Menomena - I am the Fun Blame Monster














13. Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever














14. maudlin of the Well - Bath/Leaving Your Body Map














15. Bend Sinister - Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Return of TOKYO JIHEN!

Clip on YouTube, and the whole new track "The Unchosen People" can be streamed via the links here

I read 1 or 2 comments on 1 of the Facebook groups kind dogging this new tune. I don't love it, but find it okay.

I guess I am very happy they are back together and hope this 1st track is just a sample of what may be coming in 2020 from the return of Tokyo Jihen aka Tokyo Incident.


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Favorite Television Shows 2010-2019

Not a lot of details to add about many of these shows at this time. But I can say now looking back at the last decade, there have been a lot of good shows that are all-time favorites of mine like Breaking Bad, Psych and The Big Bang Theory. However the common coined term the current age of being "The Golden Age of Television" I really don't agree with at all.

At least in comparing it to other times like the 80's especially or even the 2000's.

I think it may be the most dramatic change in TV in terms of now having Streaming services and Internet shows/specials, etc.

And of course modern technology and what can be done with effects of course, that happens/improves with each era.

American Housewife
Better Call Saul
Black-ish
Breaking Bad
Burn Notice
Dead to Me
Doctor Who
Electric Dreams
Everything Sucks!
Fresh off the Boat
Ghosted
Gilmore Girls (A Year in the Life)
How I Met Your Mother
Lost
Marvel's Runaways
Mixed-ish
Party Down
Psych
Royal Pains
Rubicon
Schooled
Speechless
Stranger Things
Superstore
The Big Bang Theory
The End of the Fucking World
The Expanse
The Goldbergs
The Good Guys
The Orville
Torchwood
Veronica Mars (HULU Revival Series)
Westworld
White Collar
Young Sheldon

If I had to rank a top 10+?

1. Breaking Bad
2. The Big Bang Theory
3. Psych
4. The Goldbergs
5. Better Call Saul
6. Stranger Things
7. Rubicon
8. Westworld
9. The Orville
10. The Good Guys
11. Party Down
12. Superstore
13. Everything Sucks
14. The Expanse
15. Electric Dreams

Monday, December 23, 2019

Favorite 2010-2019 Movies

No time, no blurbs, images, trailers, etc.

Hardly a complete list, not even ranked.

Someday if/when I ever do have time, I'll want to update this and find a lot of INDEPENDENT FILMS I'm missing (A24 THOUGH? SAVE FOR THE LOBSTER, NONE OF THEIR FILMS HAVE COMPARED TO MANY OF THE GREAT INDEPEDENT SCIFI OF THE 80'S, 90'S AND 2000'S)

The Ghost Writer
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Winter's Bone
Everything Must Go
Even the Rain
Sound of Noise
God Bless America
The Sessions
It's a Disaster
Wreck-It Ralph
Argo
The East
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Thursday, December 19, 2019

REACT TO: Jordan Blum's Top 10 Progressive Rock Concept Albums

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Jordan Blum is someone I interact with frequently on Social Media and he writes for an extensive list of webzines, which Consequence of Sound being one he's been writing for often of late.

And he posted something like 2 or 3 weeks ago about writing an article about the Top 10 Prog Concept Albums, which per the link above, he finally had published.

The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (1972)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory (1999)
Spock's Beard - Snow (2002)
Ayreon - The Human Equation (2004)
Gazpacho - Night (2007)
Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon (2007)
The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional (2016)

I like many records on Jordan's list, namely the Tull, The Dear Hunter, Genesis and Dream Theater.

Phideaux I enjoy and would place still as my favorite record from him.

The Moodies record is a concept album? I guess I never realized that. It is probably their most well known (for "Nights in White Satin" alone), and often regarded as a favorite.

The Wall? said it many times before, it's overrated both musically and probably more so, the concept/story. I do still enjoy a lot of it, per I do love Floyd.

Ayreon and Gazpacho are not bands I've ever gotten into. I know many do though, but so be it. Jordan must love those albums a lot.



Now I sort of did a React To a similar list back in 2016 here, but I didn't compile 10 (or even 15), but just 4. And that list was just "Concept Albums" which the percent of concept albums that are not loosely considered progressive rock/metal is probably a small percentage.

Every record below I has a great flow and theme(s) that seem to give them something greater than the sum of their parts.
















Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (1972)

Epic flow, themes, riffs, and goose-bump moments to look forward to all are reasons I love this record to bits.














Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)

Floyd doing prog. Dark lyrically, but gorgeous harmonically and arrangement-wise. The piano, wah-wah guitar effects and atmosphere is like no other Floyd record. It's also a big fuck you to the different social sects society.














King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (1989)

Fantasy story with incredible dynamics and variations on styles. King's X never got more creative musically or even lyrically in a lot of ways.














Marillion - Brave (1994)

The saddest most dark-emotional charged music Marillion ever made. The story, while fictional, is unbelievably sympathetic. This is basically fetal-position music for every life-form on the planet.














Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray (1997)

A telling of life's memories and regrets, trying to go through therapy by recalling what you did or could have done. It's a masterwork in composition of 1 extended piece that last as long as 10, but feels incomplete without all the parts.

Jim Matheos fuck you to the single/hit making music industry that they never were or should have needed to be a part of.














Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element I (2000)

A child's mental health, brought in by an enormous range of emotions, darkness and beauty. Schizophrenic tones that work like clockwork.














Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming of the True (2000)

A fictional story that draws largely on Kevin Gilbert's experience at becoming, being, and dealing with the perils and downfalls of being a Rockstar.

A classic story arc that represents far too many experiences with the entertainment industry.
"15 minutes of fame" "Overnight Success."

Which in a lot of ways also represents LIFE's challenges.














dredg - El Cielo (2002)

A mesmerizing collection of stories of the trauma of sleep paralysis.  The melancholy is so sympathetic throughout many of the moments on here, it's impossible not forget.

"Art" and "Artwork" find many layers and meanings here.














The Receiving End of Sirens - Between the Heart and the Synapse (2005)

An epic trip into a criminal's dream(s) escaping from incarceration, only to find it to be not their death, but transition/ascension to another plane.














Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (2005)

A writer's experience going through therapy from crafting a story about the experiences from failed relationships.














Kaddisfly - Set Sail the Prairie (2007)

An adventure through the calendar year and present time (century(s)) of the planet's evolution.
The weather/climate months and seasons are represented with each track, one can only feel like the time frame on the calendar year, just noticing the differences (per "Snowflakes" in December vs "Campfire" in July).













Apes and Androids - Blood Moon (2008)














The River Empires - Epilogue (2010)














The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum (2011)














Pepe Deluxe - Queen of the Wave (2012)