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Monday, 03 June 2013



There's got to be a joke in there regarding a 40-year-old virgin? The British record label Virgin Records, which was started by Richard Branson in 1973, is turning 40 this year.

To help us celebrate and remember why the record label was important, some events are in store (pun not intended) for you:

1) Exhibition
The creative direction for the exhibition will be overseen by Adrian Shaughnessy, George Lee and the team at This Is Real Art. It will include photos (seen and unseen), seminal videos (including props) and memorabilia that capture the symbiotic collaborations between the cultural icons of the day. The location will be an exclusive venue in Mornington Crescent.

2) Book
A beautiful art book will be edited by leading music journalist Adrian Thrills. Adrian began his career editing the punk fanzine 48 Thrills before becoming one of the main feature writers for NME in the Eighties. He contributed fifty cover stories for the paper championing the 2-Tone movement and many of the post-punk, reggae and dance acts of the era; as well as writing the first ever cover story for iconic style magazine The Face featuring The Specials. The book will be designed by Adrian Shaughnessy.

3) Documentary
A film produced by Leopard Films, one of the UK’s leading production companies, and directed by Paul Tilzey, the director of many award winning documentaries for BBC and Channel 4 including ‘The 70s’. Executive producer Todd Austin and Fiona Morris' projects include ‘Do it Yourself; The Story of Rough Trade’ (BBC Four) and ‘Imagine: Damon and Jamie’s Excellent Adventure’ (BBC One) respectively.

4) Events
A series of live events. Virgin Records will be taking over legendary Camden venue KOKO in October. The shows will celebrate four decades of disruptions involving icons and luminaries from Virgin’s roster past and present.

5) Compilations
A compilation CD with 2 x Cd set; one disc with current Virgin artists covering Virgin classics, another disc with original Virgin classics. There will also be a series of Virgin 40 compilation CDs spanning the four decades.


The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) and Evergreene Music is celebrating the New York Center's 45th anniversary this month (June).

Excerpts from their press release:

In addition to releasing the Balkan Arts Series on June 4th, the Center will also be holding a special Benefit Dinner and Dance Party at New York's Edison Ballroom that same evening, honoring Sue Yeon Park (a National Heritage Fellow and the artistic director of the Korean Performing Arrts Center), Rick Luftgrass (Executive Director of the Laurie M Tisch Illumination Fund and CTMD Board Member), and Janette Sadik-Khan (Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation). The night will be rounded out with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and, a special musical performances by the Secret Trio (Ara Dinkjian-oud, Ismail Lumanovski-clarinet, Tamer Pinabashi-kanun/Turkish zither).

Recorded in the 1960's and 70's by CTMD-founders Martin Koenig and Ethel Raim, the historic 13-part Balkan Arts Series opens up the Center's rich 45-year old archive, featuring some of the most exciting field recordings of traditional folk music yet to emerge from Bulgaria, East Serbia, Greek Macedonia and Thrace, and Romania.


The CTMD's 45th Anniversary "Treasures and Traditions" Benefit Dinner and Dance Party will be held at the Edison Ballroom on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The Edison Ballroom is at 240 West 47th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $250 per person (which includes cocktails, dinner, and entertainment), and tables are priced at $2500, $5000, and $10,000. For tickets and more information, go to ctmd.org/celebrate45.htm

July 2019

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Upcoming Minneapolis

Wed 07/17/2019
Kyle Craft at Turf
• Daniel Sloss at Cedar
• Black Pumas at 7th St
• Between The Buried at Varsity

Thu 07/18/2019
Parquet Courts at First Ave
• Sam Rae at Cedar
• Jauntee at 7th St
• Twin Cities Summer Jam

Fri 07/19/2019
La Misa Negra at Cedar
• Twin Cities Summer Jam
• Kevin Gordon at Hook & Ladder
• Lowertown Blues Festival
• Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Cabooze
• Trailer Trash at Turf Club

Sat 07/20/2019
Night Moves at First Ave
Jackie Venson at 7th St
Savage Moods at Icehouse
• Planet Booty at Turf
• Lowertown Blues Festival
• Twin Cities Summer Jam
• Backstreet Boys at Xcel

Sun 07/21/2019
The Posies at Turf
• Joanne Shaw Taylor at Dakota Jazz

Mon 07/22/2019
Chris Smither at Dakota Jazz
• Black Midi at 7th St
• 3Teeth at Skyway
• Home Free at First Ave

Tue 07/23/2019
Belle & Sebastian at MN Zoo

• Oleta Adams at Dakota Jazz
• Khalid at Xcel
• Jake Shimabukuro at Cedar

Wed 07/24/2019
Drugdealer at 7th St
• Los Amigos Invisibles at Cedar

Thu 07/25/2019
• Alma Afrobeat Ensemble at Cedar
• New Duncan Imperials at Turf
• Torche at Fine Line
• Firefall at Dakota Jazz
• Mayday Parade at Myth
• Jeff Lynne's ELO at Xcel Energy
• Sea The Sea at 7th St

Fri 07/26/2019
Ocean Blue at Fine Line
• Graveyard Club at Fine Line
• Jawbox at First Avenue
• Sonny Landreth Dakota Jazz
• Emily Wolfe at Turf Club
• Trufeelz at 7th St
• Loverboy at Mystic Lake
• Liturgists at The Cedar

Sat 07/27/2019
• Lord Huron at Surly Brewing
• Better Than Ezra at Ribfest
• John Paul White at Turf Club
• Cardi B at Target
• Khemmis at 7th St Target
• Marias at Fine Line

Sun 07/28/2019
• Conor Oberst at Minnesota Zoo
• Jon Bellion at Armory
• Tony Bennett at Orpheum

Mon 07/29/2019
• Hibou at 7th Street
• New Years Day at Amsterdam Bar
• Still Woozy at Fine Line

Tue 07/30/2019
• Tenacious D at Palace
• Tame Impala at Surly Brewing
• 21 Savage at Myth
• Altin Gün at Turf Club

Wed 07/31/2019
• Gin Blossoms at Varsity
• Tenacious D at Palace
• Rev. Sekou at Turf

Thu 08/01/2019
• Saves The Day at Cedar
• Summer Salt at Amsterdam Bar
• Guytano at 7th St
• Remember Jones at Fine Line

Fri 08/02/2019
Peter Frampton at Grand Casino
• Flip Phone at First Ave
• Jake Rose at 7th St
• Yamaneika Saunders at Cedar
• Alison Krauss at Target
• O.A.R. at Mystic

Sat 08/03/2019
• Jamestown Revival at Fine Line
• Santana at Xcel
• Idles at First Ave
• Metalachi at Turf
• Cold Hart at Amsterdam
• Broken Social Scene at CHS Field
• Eric Hutchinson at Cedar
• Show Me The Body at 7th St

Sun 08/04/2019
• Dave Arcari at Hook & Ladder
• A Giant Dog at 7th St

Mon 08/05/2019
• Nude Party at 7th St
• John Mayer at Xcel

Tue 08/06/2019
• Altan at Cedar
• Justin Hayward at Ames
• Dean Lewis at First Ave
• Oh, Sleeper at Garage
• Goodnight, Texas at 7th St

Wed 08/07/2019
• Hinder at Fine Line
• Mallrat at 7th St
• Von Tramps at Turf
• Hellyeah at Varsity

Thu 08/08/2019
• Last Podcast On The Left at Palace
• Summer Cannibals at 7th St
• Fruit Bats at Turf

Fri 08/09/2019
• Lady Midnight at Turf
• Hawthorne Heights at Amsterdam
• Matt Hires at MN Zoo
• Gary Clark Jr. at Surly Brewing

Sun 08/11/2019
Bird & Bee at Turf Club

Wed 08/21/2019
• Bacon Brothers at Dakota

Tue 09/03/2019
• Squeeze at State Theatre

Sat 09/28/2019
Black Keys at Target

Mon 09/30/2019
• Shaed at 7th Street

Sat 10/05/2019
• The Chainsmokers at Xcel

Sat 10/26/2019
• Laserface at Armory

Tue 11/12/2019
Angel Olsen at First Ave

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