Tuesdays With Lazerbeak

Posted by Lazerbeak on February 18, 2014

Welcome back to Tuesdays With Lazerbeak! It’s a big news day today, so let’s get right into it with some new music. Paper Tiger has just blessed us with the 16th volume of his classic 20 MIN MIX series! Check out the new “Cold Winter” mix below and click the album cover for links to his previous 15 selections (gems abound).

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Now that you’ve got some sweet music playing in the background, let’s move on to some big show news. Dessa just announced a string of dates throughout the Midwest this April with her full live ensemble, kicking off with a special hometown show here in Minneapolis! They’ll be hitting cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota throughout the rest of the run too. Check out all the details below, or click HERE for ticket info.

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Date City Venue Country
09.11.14 Dessa in Fargo, ND The Aquarium United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $8/$10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 226 Broadway, 2nd Floor. Venue phone: 701.235.5913. w/ Soulcrate Buy tickets
09.12.14 Dessa in Ames, IA DG’s Tap House United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12/$15. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 125 Main St. Venue phone: (515) 232-1528. Buy tickets
09.13.14 Dessa in La Crosse, WI Cavalier Theater & Lounge United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15/$17. Address: 114 5th Ave N. Buy tickets
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09.18.14 Dessa in Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 S Saginaw. Venue phone: 2488589333. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
09.19.14 Dessa in Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace Canada
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $17. Age restrictions: 19+. Address: 529 Bloor St W. Venue phone: 416-532-1598. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
09.20.14 Dessa in Montreal, QC Vitrola Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $18/$20. Age restrictions: 18+. Address: 4602 St-Laurent. on tour with WHY? Buy tickets
09.21.14 Dessa in New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20/$22. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 158 Bleecker Street. Venue phone: 212.505.FISH. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
09.22.14 Dessa in Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15/$16. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1004-26 Spring Garden Street. Venue phone: 2152322100. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
09.23.14 Dessa in Washington, D.C. Black Cat United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1831 14th St. Venue phone: (202)-667-4490. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
09.25.14 Dessa in Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $13/$15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1620 Penn Avenue. Venue phone: (412) 263-2877. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
09.26.14 Dessa in Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1230 Elm Street. Buy tickets
09.27.14 Dessa in Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 2424 N Lincoln Ave. Venue phone: 773-525-2501. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
09.28.14 Dessa in Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2424 N Lincoln Ave. Venue phone: 773-525-2501. on tour w/ WHY? Buy tickets
10.26.14 Dessa in 1111 Nicollet Mall Orchestra Hall United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $10-$40. Address: Minneapolis, MN. VocalEssence: Made in Minnesota // VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers Dessa, Chamber orchestra, Philip Brunelle (conductor), Dale Warland (conductor), Sigrid Johnson (conductor), Tesfa Wondemagegnehu (conductor), Minnesota is a land of 10,000 lakes, choirs and composers! “Go local” and celebrate all that Minnesota has to offer with a concert chock full of pieces by longstanding Minnesota composers from Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus and Libby Larsen, as well as new generation composers Jocelyn Hagen and Hip-hop artist Dessa.

Dale Warland makes his VocalEssence debut conducting the Ensemble Singers in Dominick Argento’s Seasons, a piece written especially for Dale. From Dessa’s first choral premiere to Dominick Argento’s most recent masterpiece, you will be sure to ‘Hail! Minnesota’ by the finale!
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01.16.15 Dessa in Duluth, MN College of St. Scholastica — Mitchell Auditorium United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $5/$10/$19. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Auditorium 1200 Kenwood Avenue. Buy tickets

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Speaking of that Minneapolis send off show, it will be held at the intimate New Century Theatre, with a capacity of only 270 people. Tickets for this one will fly. If you want access to the fan pre-sale you can join the Doomtree mailing list right HERE. We go easy on you with updates, promise. Click the flyer below for even more info on the event.

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In other show news, don’t forget that our very own Mike Mictlan will be headlining the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis next Friday the 28th for the Reach For The Sky party. Check out show details and ticket info right HERE.

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Then the very next day, P.O.S will be playing in Milwaukee for the second annual Eastside Music Tour with Why? and a million other bands. Click the flyer below, or go HERE for ticket info and details.

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And there’s still two more chances to catch the improvisational sounds and beats of Commanders Handsome (Cecil Otter + Zach Coulter), as part of their weekly Loring Pasta Bar residency every Thursday in the month of February. Check out details and ticket info right HERE.

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OK, I think that about does it for show updates. In other music news, I stopped by the MPR studios last week with Lizzo and Sophia Eris for an extensive interview and special LIZZOBANGERS in-studio performance on The Daily Circuit.

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You can listen to the entire interview and performance right HERE, and check out this in-studio video performance of “Paris” courtesy of the always great Nate Ryan.

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And now to kick off the Bonus Jams of the Week: Our good friend Psalm One from Chicago recently put out a new album under the alias Hologram Kizzie, and I contributed a beat to the project. Check out the single for “Another Voyeur” below, and click the album cover to listen to the entire Hug Life album over on Bandcamp.

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Here’s a Video Bonus Jam from the record for a track called “A New Phaze,” featuring Tanya Morgan with production from Hood Internet.

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What a perfect opportunity to SEGUE (STREAK!!!) into a bunch of other Bonus Jams that I’ve been feeling as of late. This round is pretty all over the place, with a mix of local and national acts. Enjoy!

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – “Houston Hades”

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Spark Master Tape – “All I Know”

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No Bird Sing – “APOGEE”

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Isaiah Rashad – “R.I.P. Kevin Miller”

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Speedy Ortiz – “Everything’s Bigger”

Toki Wright & Big Cats – “A Future For The Present”

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Medium Zach – Valued Input EP

Allan Kingdom – “The Dwelling/Good Problems”

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ShowYouSuck – “Flip Phone”

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Taj Raj – “Change of Mind”

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So many jams. Alright, let’s wrap up this super long post with a couple of Bonus Penny Pics! Here she is on Valentine’s Day showing off a very festive new wardrobe. Matching socks and everything, nice one Mom.

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And here she is once again tending to the needs of one of her many toy siblings. Boding well for the introduction of these TWINZ next month.

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And lastly, a shot of Penny thoroughly enjoying the Trombone Shorty NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show (especially the Earth Wind and Fire / Janelle Monae “Shining Star” set closer). Between this and the Bruno Mars Super Bowl special, this kid’s favorite genre of music appears to be “Halftime Shows.” TRENDSETTER.

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OK, that does it for real. I hope you all have a wonderful week. See you next Tuesday for sure!

– Beak

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