Friday, August 8, 2014

Some Music To See In Sioux Falls


Naomi Punk

The Pacific Northwest will crowd into Total Drag yet again when noise-rockers Naomi Punk visit Sioux Falls on September 25. The band just released their second full-length album, Television Man, and it's earning high praise from music sites like NME (8/10) and Pitchfork (7.9), you know, if you need some context for why you won't want to miss their set. I know I'll be there. I'll probably wear black, or something.

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Photo Left by Phil Bourne // Photo Right by Colette Pomerleau

Future Islands featuring Operators

You're probably sick and tired of hearing it from me, but get your asses down to Icon Lounge on Monday night to watch (and dance to) Future Islands and Operators. Before their recent acclaim, Future Islands were already known for their relentless touring schedule. And now we're lucky enough to have them go from playing in front of tens-of-thousands of screaming fans at Coachella, to the colorful, friendly confines of Icon.

As for Operators, I presented my case a couple of months ago as to why I'm beside myself to watch them play in my own town. From Apologies to the Queen Mary to A Thing Called Divine Fits, I've enjoyed everything Dan Boeckner has to offer. Operators is supposed to be his "dance project" according to early reviews. Their first EP, EP 1, is available on Spotify and you can hear the entire thing on my "Best of Boeckner" playlist.

Tickets are only $10, so you should click here and buy one, if you haven't already.

Below, you'll find a Future Islands/Boeckner primer playlist to help you prepare for the show. Enjoy!

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