While Wilco's newest release, Cousin, isn't an instant classic (like last year's Cruel Country) there's a lot to like. Solid ear candy throughout in a tight 10 song effort. I think it will grow on me even more after seeing some of the songs live.
Last night's performance of Evicted on Kimmel supports my theory so far.
along with new music, a new music venue is coming to the Twins Cities. Here's an update from the Strib on a new amphitheater that is under construction near Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
The Twin Cities metro area's next outdoor concert venue will be part of a $400 million entertainment district being built near Canterbury Park.
Leaders from Canterbury Park, Swervo Development Corp. and Shakopee held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for the 19,000-seat amphitheater. Work on the site near the racetrack has been underway since July.
The first concerts at the new venue are expected to be held in spring 2025. Shakopee city officials expect the site to host about 40 concerts a year.
19,000 seats is bigger than Treasure Island's venue. It will be interesting to see what type of acts they bring in. For me, going to a show in Shakopee would be a little shorter drive and I don't have to deal with freeway traffic or parking hassles at Target Center or the X.
back when I lived in Wisconsin, I went to quite a few shows at Alpine Valley which is in between Madison and Milwaukee. that seats 37,000 at full capacity. (one night after a Bob Dylan concert it took me over an hour-and-a-half to find my car - and I was sober......forgot which lot I parked in....)
'The Last Dinner Party' is an all female band that I expect will get a lot of attention. They've only released four songs as a band (album out in the spring)....but they all have a fun/cool sound and the lead vocalist can shatter windows (not literally).
While I'm on the topic of female led bands crushing (Wolf Alice) alt-rock......love Metric's new album, Formentera II. 'Who Would You Be For Me' is my favorite song of theirs since 'Help I'm Alive' off their album 'Fantasies' (2009).
Youtube also suggested the band 'Speed of Light' to me a few weeks ago....and I'm very interested. These three are siblings.....and the lead singer/bassist is probably still in high school.
There’s a new Lemonheads track out today. Evan Dando cowrote the country-tinged power-pop tune “Fear Of Living” with the late Dan Lardner of QTY, and he recorded it way down in Brazil. It finds Dando singing in his lower register, adopting a vocal tone that reminds me a bit of Johnny Cash.