Before we get to the V-thing, it would seems that Kansas is experiencing some Minneapolis weather - a huge 40 car pileup on Valentine's Day.
Now do you see why I prefer to stay indoors for the winter? But don't worry, I'll be going to concerts again in April-ish ... We'll see.
ONE ESKIMO GIVES AWAY FREE KANDI
oneeskimo.com ♥ myspace.com
their website. Of course, the band, being out of the UK, is of special interests to me, so I gave it a download and a listen. The music reminds me a bit of Stereophonics and Coldplay, which is not a diss, by the way. Lyrically, I think it's about love and jealousy judging from the line "he called you babe, all night long". I also liked the bit about "I heard from Jones, about this guy...".
Guess what? They're currently on tour in support of their self-titled debut album... with GOMEZ!. I know March is technically still winterly for Minneapolis, but I may have to check them out on tour at the Fine Line because of Gomez (I'm actually surprise that we haven't written an article on Gomez, since it's the type of band we usually cover).
One eskimO US Tour Dates
2/25: Minneapolis, MN @ KTCZ Oake On The Ice Concert Series
3/04: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
3/05: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *
3/06: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café *
3/08: Denver, CO @ Odgen Theatre *
3/09: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern *
3/14: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café *
3/18: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music *
4/18: Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
* with Gomez
ST VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE
cocktailslippers.com ♥ myspace.com
The song is called "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" and I find it hard to believe that these five good-looking women don't already have a valentine. I love the song though, it's very pop. Keep an eye on them, they'll be big one day.
Sing along to "Who'll be the last lover standing come St. Valentine's Day" on their tour dates:
06/16/10 Barcelona - La 2 Apolo
06/17/10 Madrid - El Sol
06/18/10 Galicia - Carballo-Fiestas
06/19/10 Basque Country - Andoain Festival
*with Sour Jazz
Their EP is called Valentine, and it's the latest release from Indiecater Records. First of all, I love the cover artwork, it's a drawing of a heart inside an igloo (which should bring us back to the "eskimo" thing above).
The track that I'm given is "Lake Erie" and it's an excellent folk music (we're talking pluckings from banjos and cellos). The music reminds me of Dark Dark Dark and girl vocals reminds Cat Power (but minus the accent).
You can listen to the whole EP at indiecater.
03/05/10 The Central Plains Thunderbird Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
03/09/10 PIANOS Brooklyn, New York