Announcing Lost City Music Festival 2013: August 8th-11th

Lost City Music Festival 2013

Mine All Mine Records is proud to announce the second annual Lost City Music Festival in Madison, Wisconsin.  The festival will be held from August 8th to 11th with shows at the High Noon Saloon, the Dragonfly Lounge and Bright Red Studios (+  one announced secret venue).

After the success of last year’s festival, the crew behind the Lost City Music Festival decided to aim for focus with the second iteration.  This year, the Lost City crew has put a heavier emphasis on local acts and tightly paired billings.  The Lost City Music Festival 2013 will be an even better experience than before.

The Lost City Music Festival was founded in part to fill a cultural gap the crew perceived.  That is, a low-cost music event featuring a range of styles and a focus on local and regional artists.  The crew has continued to listen to the community’s concerns and needs in regards to last year’s music festival and the scene(s) as a whole.

In keeping with that tradition, all performers at the Lost City Music Festival 2013 will be fairly compensated for their contributions.  A portion of all sales will continue to benefit local music charities, and artists will be given the option to donate to these charities at their own discretion.

Partial lineup (in alphabetical order):

Awkward Terrible
Bell Monks
Building on Buildings
Casey Foubert
Coyotes
DB Pedersen
Dog Hotel
El-Tin Fun
Filter Free Radio
Gregory Taylor
John Praw
Kitty Rhombus
Landmarks
Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps
Mutts
Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel Band
Nude Human
Softly, Dear
Temple
The North American Council for a Moonless Tomorrow
Tom Teslik & the Night Owls
Weather Duo
YLLA

Look for a full schedule, pricing information and additional details later this week. 

We hope you’ll join us August 8th-11th for the Lost City Music Festival 2013!  In the mean time, join us on Facebook or Twitter.

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PREVIEW: Softly, Dear’s “Portico” EP Release Show (Eau Claire)

Softly, Dear
Softly, Dear “Portico” EP Release Show
The Volume One Gallery
205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI
7:00 PM / FREE / ALL AGES

If you’re in Eau Claire tonight, you better have a good excuse not to see Softly, Dear release their new EP.  Portico is the debut effort from the band, who formed late summer 2012.  After brewing for a while, it’s ready to breathe.

Softly, Dear is made up of Tyler Hart, Josh Frederick, Alex Adkinson, Ben Possi and Addie Strei.  Even though Addie joined after the EP was recorded, I think she’s going to be a great addition to the band. Addie’s previous work (most notably as the driving force behind Adelyn Rose) has always been top notch, and Softly, Dear is quickly climbing to the top of my list of favorite Madison bands.

Softly, Dear has a very ‘Wisconsin’ sound, and I was lucky enough to check out Portico before it’s release tonight.  The band has a pretty wide stylistic range, but Portico never falls apart because of it.  Beyond all else, it just feels like guys you’ve known forever playing tunes for you.

Check out a stream of Better Times below, the first single taken from Portico.  I’ve also included two recent press quotes in case you need any more convincing.  Don’t miss it!


Softly, Dear is a fairly recent indie-folk addition to the already rich Eau Claire music scene that loves jam sessions, exploring their stylistic range, and refining their sound. Their musical influences range from a broad variety of acts such as Miles Davis, Radiohead, and The Avett Brothers to local ones, including Laarks and Meridene. – VolumeOne.org

 

Better Times starts off as all good US guitar bands do. Jangly, distorted guitars backed by an angry synth and a disco beat. It’s nothing new but perfectly pleasant. If these chaps hailed from Camden this would sound a whole lot less cool. It’s indie rock by numbers until the song takes a squealing left at the lights. Banjos descend, group vocals wail, honky-tonk piano, plinks-and-plonks and suddenly we’re drunkenly swinging from the chandeliers. – GoldPaintFlakes

PREVIEW: Lost City Winter Series #7

3-2-2013 - Brontosaurus, Tom Teslik, Anna Vogelzang, American Dust

It’s time for another entry into our Lost City Winter Series!  Things have been pretty cold and snowy, so take the night off at the Dragonfly Lounge with us!  Tonight we’ve got four excellent acts – don’t miss it!

UPDATE: Brontosaurus has, unfortunately, had to cancel due to van problems.  But the show must go on!

$5 Cover, 21+, Music at 9:00PM.
The Dragonfly Lounge
401 E. Washington

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PREVIEW: Lost City Winter Series #5

2-15-2013 - Cap Alan, Kitty Rhombus, Suns

This week, we’re happy to give you not one, but two installments of our Lost City Winter Series!  For now, let’s focus on Friday, February 15th.  If you’ve seen any of the bands on this bill, you’ll understand why it’s such an exciting line-up.  Read on below for more information on Cap Alan, Kitty Rhombus and Suns.  All of these bands are worth the cost of admission on their own, so don’t miss out.

$5 Cover, 21+, Music at 10:00PM.
The Dragonfly Lounge
401 E. Washington

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Pushmi-Pullyu Releases New Single

Pushmi-Pullyu - In The Bleak Midwinter

“In The Bleak Midwinter” is a new single from Pushmi-Pullyu’s first full-band album, Never Love A Stranger. Originally arranged for a live performance on WYOU, “In The Bleak Midwinter” is the band’s take on a classic carol with words by the English poet Christina Rossetti (circa 1872).

Never Love A Stranger documents Pushmi-Pullyu’s shift from electronic ambient pop to completely instrumented textural rock.

Recorded at House Arrest studios in Madison, WI by Brian Nolan (of American Hi-Fi). Cover photo by Nikki Gibson. Cover design by John Praw.

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New Release: bell monks – let the waves carry us

BUY THIS: Double CD – $10
BUY THIS: Digital – $5 Minimum

Following a successful Kickstarter Campaign, “let the waves carry us” is the culmination of bell monks’ 2011 year-long recording project, for which the band wrote, recorded and released a 2-track package each month. At the end of the year, friends and musicians were invited to remix some of their favorite pieces from the monthly packages. The finished album includes 9 of the original 24 songs, with some re-recorded with additional material, and is being released along with 12 remixes, most of which are dramatic re-imaginations of the original tune.

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New Release: The Brothers Grimm – Redolant Spires

BUY THIS: Limited Edition CD – $12
BUY THIS: Digital – $10 Minimum

Redolent Spires is a full-length album in two parts by Madison-based experimental improvisors, composers and brothers, AJ and BC Grimm. The first part is a six-movement suite for cello and guitar, composed and performed as a live score for THE LIVES OF CUT FLOWERS, which premiered May 2011 at the Indy Fringe Theater by paperStrangers Dance/Theater co. The second part is comprised of nine improvisations in four different tunings for guitar and guqin.

Editor’s Note:
The album is being released tonight at Dobra in Madison, WI.  Click here for more information.

The description above is just a brief look at what to expect. Check out the full description on the bandcamp download page, including more information on tunings, modes, and the guqin, an ancient seven-stringed bridgeless zither.

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New Release: el-tin fun – Ghosts on Television

For the first time in almost two years, el-tin fun is back on Mine All Mine with the finest example of his brand of lo-fi bedroom rock. It’s fuzzy, raw, and sometimes just a bit surfy.

Recorded periodically from September 2011 to May 2012 at Glass on Glass in Madison, WI. Drums on 1, 2, 3 and 11 recorded in Treefort’s basement. Rock and roll bass recorded by Nathan in his home studio.

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