Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Andrew Bird has released 11 albums and played thousands of shows. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York's Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and festivals worldwide. In 2012, he released two albums, Break It Yourself and Hands of Glory, an acoustic companion album. He's recently been performing with Tift Merritt, developing a children's TV show and writing for his next album.
The New Pornographers, formed in 1997, almost immediately recorded the classic "Letter From An Occupant," and it was on. Their four full-lengths (as well as numerous solo ventures from A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Todd Fancey, Kathryn Calder, along with numerous films directed by Blaine Thurier) received wild critical and public acclaim as they continue to enjoy larger audiences.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down recently stepped into the studio with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Bill Callahan, Explosions in the Sky, The Walkmen). The result is "We the Common," a major step forward from this already-beloved artist. The album is raw and rollicking, homemade and reckless. The 12 songs capture this utterly unique writer and performer like never before.
From Eau Claire, Wisconsin, S. Carey is best known as the drummer and supporting vocalist of indie folk band Bon Iver. In August 2010 Carey released his first solo album, "All We Grow." Comparisons have been drawn between Carey's harmonies and those of Brian Wilson in his 2004 album Smile. His music has also been likened to that of Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, José González, Steve Reich and Talk Talk.
With Milk Money, his latest solo release, Minneapolis-based Dosh decided to let his arrangements stand on their own. Blending elements of hip hop, jazz drumming, vocal samples and electronic production, he builds a variety of warm soundscapes. His mixes of piano, percussion, vocals and more are broad, room-filling compositions, created by running the elements of each track through guitar amplifiers simultaneously, creating a "re-amp" effect that allows each song to breathe. The result is a collection of open pieces, like the wonder-tinged "Kisses," that invite the listener to step inside.
Previously, the Twins and 96.3 K-TWIN Radio announced plans for the Skyline Music Festival on Saturday, August 9. This second night of the Skyline Music Festival will feature Melissa Etheridge,
O.A.R., The Rembrandts, Gear Daddies and The Honeydogs. Tickets for the show on Saturday, August 9 are currently on sale at www.twinsbaseball.com.
A sold out crowd attended the inaugural Skyline Music Festival on Friday, July 26 2013. The first-ever amphitheater-style show at Target Field featured Soul Asylum, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Matthew Sweet and Gear Daddies.