Hey hey! Welcome back to a jam-packed special one-off of Wednesdays With Lazerbeak. Typing real fast today playing catchup after the long weekend, so let’s just jump right into things. I’m so excited to release the 9th episode of the Tuesdays With Lazerbeak podcast. Our very special guest this month is none other than Craig Finn. In the episode we take a deep-dive into Craig’s illustrious career with Lifter Puller, The Hold Steady, and his more recent solo work, as well as cover the wild origin story of how I met him on a random airplane ride to Chicago back in 8th grade. I definitely geek out all over this thing. Check it out below or anywhere you listen to podcasts right HERE. Huge shouts to Jeyca Maldonado as always for the triple threat of co-hosting, editing, and producing.
And speaking of the podcast (SEGUE!!), don’t forget to grab tickets to our second-ever live Tuesdays With Lazerbeak taping at the Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis. It all goes down September 17th with special musical and interview guest Greg Grease. We’ll also have Christin and Megan from the Domestic Abuse Project with us to discuss the importnant work they’ve been doing in our communities. Grab your tickets right HERE.
The brand new Shredders album Great Hits from P.O.S, Sims, Paper Tiger, and myself came out last Friday and I’m soooooooo excited it’s finally out in the world for all to hear. Thank you so much to everyone that pre-ordered a copy, gave the album a listen, told a friend about it, or shared on social media. We really appreciate all of the tremendous support. Here’s a little thank you from the Shreddogs after our whirlwind 48 hour press run.
And here’s a few incredible shoutouts from GILBERT GODFREID and BAM MARGERA thanking Shredders on the release of Great Hits. What a time to be alive.
If you haven’t given Great Hits a listen yet, you can correct all that right now. Check it out below on an assortment of digital streaming services, or grab it right HERE from your favorite store.
Dessa just absolutely destroyed her two big headlining concerts at the Minnesota State Fair. Here’s an amazing picture from our friend Keegan Burckhard of the view from stage this past weekend.
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Last night on stage with @abywolf and @monakrofficial. Shot by @keeganburckhard. Playing another set at the @mnstatefair tonight — 8:30pm at the bandshell (and for freeeee). I’ll also be visiting the Hamline Dining Hall at 5pm, serving the band some samples of the @izzysicecream #DessasNightDrive; swoop through for a hullo.
To celebrate the paperback release of My Own Devices, Dessa will be driving all over the Twin Cities today (9/4) popping into local book stores to sign copies and read excerpts from her memoir. Check out the full list below.
She’ll also be heading out to book stores in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Boston later this month. Check those sweet deetz out below.
BAM! That’s it for Doomtree-related news this week. I’m headed out the door but I’ll leave you with a handful of Bonus Jams that I’ve been extra feeling this week. ENJOY!
Jay Som – “If You Want It”
Charli XCX – “Warm” feat. HAIM
Madison McFerrin – “TRY”
Velvet Negroni – “WINE GREEN”
Booboo – “IDWK”
Kingdom – “High Enough” ft. Tiara Thomas
Floating Points – “Last Bloom”
Channel Tres – “Sexy Black Timberlake”
vōx – “I Can Feel Myself Leaning”
BOOM! I hope you all have a wonderful first week of September and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday for another round of TWL!