Monday, October 13, 2008

The Envy Corps and The Silent Years @ Fineline 10/11/08 (Minneapolis)

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The Envy Corps (Iowa)
Gabe Douglas a.k.a. Minnesota Rock Legend
(There he is folks Minnesota Rock Legend, Gabe Douglas) (*photos by Sarah Montour and Mike Minehart)
Gabe describing the Envy Corps, "Radiohead with a splash of Coldplay and sprinkles of Modest Mouse". He threw another band in there but I've forgotten the name. Anyways Gabe and I rocked out to easily the best individual set of the year. The Envy Corps whipped out all the hits from their recent sophomore release "Dwell", along with a brand new dance tune. The only downfall to the set, was it was short and they only played half of the new record. This was the third time catching the band and was easily the best. It is truly amazing how an already outstanding band can continue improving with each performance.
The Envy Corps come from Ames, Iowa. They piece together some of the best music known to man. Led by Luke Pettipoole, Minneapolis got to witness the new Thom Yorke. And yes I would compare "Dwell" to "The Bends". I give a lot of credit to White Light Riot and The Melsmatics for bringing them on board and of course the Fineline for quality sound and a very nice venue. The man that deserves the most thanks is Matt Perkins who introduced me to these guys last december at the Nomad. I'm planning a road trip to catch them in Madison. Who's in? Better catch them now! The Envy Corps will be working on a new record heading into 09! Cheers -Brody
The Rest of the Tour...(Catch them live and you will be amazed!)
Oct. 14th Bluebird (with The Silent Years) St. Louis, Missouri
Oct. 15th Mike N Molly’s (with The Silent Years) Champaign, Illinois
Oct. 16th Schuba’s (with The Silent Years) Chicago, Illinois
Oct. 17th Wisconsin Memorial Union (with the Silent Years) Madison, Wisconsin
Oct. 18th The Magic Stick (with The Silent Years) Detroit, Michigan
Oct. 24th Hammerstein Ballroom (with The Killers) New York, New York
Oct. 24th Arlene’s Grocery (CMJ) New York, New York

The Silent Years in Minneapolis 10/11/08 @ Fineline
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The Silent Years (Detroit)
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Calling all Detroit Rock City fans, was a 5 piece band called The Silent Years. They started the night off for the Melsmatics CD Release Party last Sat. night at the Fineline. Lead singer Josh Epstein used a old school phone and a few other random gadgets to mix in a unique sound. He really tried to get the crowds attention when he raced into the crowd, jumped up on the bar and started jammin on his guitar. I think it worked. The band backed him up nicely to put together some high quality indie-rock. They even brought up their good friends The Envy Corps, to make sure those tambourines were well stuck on stage.

The Silent Years have been picking up some buzz with their first release back in January, a studio set on KCRW, and quite a bit of touring in support of their record "The Globe". The Silent Years might be back in Minneapolis Dec? Anybody know?
For More photos check out My Flickr Page
For high quality photos of The Envy Corps check out Sarah's photos

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Twinsrule said...

Fun night at the Fine Line with two excellent out of town bands and two incredible local bands, that's what I call getting a good deal for your entertainment dollars!

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