The Helio Sequence / The Alarmists / SIKA @ First Ave. 5/14/08
Benjamin Wiekel, drummer for The Helio Sequence, has to be the best drummer I've seen. Even better than Ringo Starr, oh yea! Fortunatley Ben doesn't try to sing like Ringo, but is extremely animated. Benjamin also has played with Modest Mouse. The other half and front man of Helio is Brandon Summers, another extremely talented performer.
As soon as Helio Sequence started I raced to the front of the crowd and immediately was loving the sound. It is amazing what two guys from Portland can do on stage. Ben and Brandon need to keep writing and continue touring so more fans can witness greatness.
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The Alarmists are still the best Minneapolis local band at the moment. They're only planning on playing about 5 shows this summer, as they'll look to do more recording and set up for a midwest fall tour. "Car Crashing" and "You're Right" are two catchy new singles on their spring singles EP.