Saturday, July 4, 2015

Continues Today! 07/04/15 A Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

07/02 - 05/15 Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

(New report from WCCO-TV Ch. 4 - 07/03/15)


07/04/15 Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

07/04/15
A Taste of Minnesota 2015 (Day 3)
@ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

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Taste Stage
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11:30am - Polka Beats
2:00pm - Skywind
4:30pm - The Murphy Brothers
7:00pm - Sin City Escape
9:00pm - Free Fallin'

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Main Stage
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12:00pm - The Castaways
2:30pm - Blue Coupe


4:30pm - Badfinger with Joey Molland
6:30pm - Owl featuring Chris Wyse
7:30pm - Fuel
9:00pm - P.O.D.

-Complete festival details: A Taste of Minnesota.com
-Follow along: A Taste of Minnesota/Facebook

07/04/15 Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

Friday, July 3, 2015

Continues Today! 07/03/15 A Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

07/02 - 05/15 Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

07/03/15 (Day 2)
A Taste of Minnesota
@ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

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Taste Stage
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11:30am - Matt Whipkey
2:00pm - Liam Ford Band
4:30pm - Jason Paulsun Band
7:00pm - The Good, The Bad, The Funky
9:30pm - Ipso Facto

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Main Stage
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2:30pm - Atlanta Rhythm Section
4:30pm - Georgia Satellites
6:30pm - Kat Perkins
8:30pm -Foghat


(Some video from yesterday courtesy WCCO-TV Ch. 4 - Mpls./St. Paul)


-Complete festival details: A Taste of Minnesota.com
-Follow along: A Taste of Minnesota/Facebook

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Starts Today! 07/02 - 05/15 A Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

07/02 - 05/15 Taste of Minnesota 2015 @ Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, MN

Back from the dead for a second year, A Taste of Minnesota 2015 officially kicks off the Twin Cities area Fourth of July weekend today at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, MN.

The long running food and music festival was originally held, beginning in 1982, on the grounds of the State Capitol in St. Paul. It was later moved to Harriet Island (also in St. Paul) for several years before being killed off by greed and mismanagement in 2010 and then sadly, disappearing for a few years after that.

Last year, smarter thinking heads took control and revived the tradition and set about to bring it back to life at Harriet Island. All things were go. Then Mother Nature intervened. There were some flooding issues at Harriet Island last summer due to heavier than usual rains a few weeks prior, so at the last minute, with literally only about a week to make a decision, and limited options to choose from, the organizers and promoters moved the Taste of Minnesota 2014 to Waconia, Minnesota. From all observations and reports, it wound up being a rather successful return for "Taste" despite some of the challenges presented by the last minute venue change.

Earlier this spring it was announced that "Taste" would once again return to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, flooding on Harriet Island or no. It seems like the festival may have chosen a new location to use going forward. Which is just fine with us as Waconia is about 15 minutes from our front door, versus an hour long drive to St. Paul and then back home again, a trip we'd be making on multiple days this year. I've been going to shows at the Taste of Minnesota off and on for 20 years. It's just what I usually do during the 4th of July weekend. Unless we're in NYC, but that's a whole different story. Anyway, so we'd go to "Taste" either way, but I do admit that it is nice to do it a bit closer to home.

With the addition of busses running to the site from Minneapolis (something they didn't have time to put in place last year), it could and should be reasonably expected that attendance numbers this year should be up from last year. We certainly wish them great success and are very excited to be seeing some great live rock and roll this weekend to celebrate Independence Day!

TASTE OF MN 2015 Day 1 Schedule
(Thursday 07/02/15)

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Taste Stage
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11:30am - Lisa Wenger
2:00pm - King Washington
4:30pm - The Groove Merchants with Jimi Smith
7:00pm - Lamont Cranston
9:30pm - Sena Ehrhardt

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Main Stage
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2:30pm - Jenn Bostic
4:30pm - Mark Andrews
6:30pm - The Suburbs
8:30pm- The Gear Daddies



Follow along - A Taste of Minnesota/ Facebook
Complete Festival details - A Taste of Minnseota.com

One From The Archives: 07/02 - 04/83 Taste of Minnesota 1983 @ State Capitol Mall, St. Paul, MN

07/02 - 07/04/83 Taste of Minnesota 1983 (Ad-Top) 07/02 - 07/04/83 Taste of Minnesota 1983 (Ad-Bottom)
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

One From The Archives: 07/02 - 05/87 Taste Of Minnesota 1987 @ State Capitol Grounds, St. Paul, MN

07/02 - 05/87 Taste of Minnesota 1987 (Ad-Top)07/02 - 05/87 Taste of Minnesota 1987 (Ad-Bottom)
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

One From The Archives: 07/02/86 Dio/ Accept @ Met Center, Bloomington, MN

07/02/86 Dio/ Accept @ Met Center, Bloomington, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

One From The Archives: 07/02/83 Husker Du/ Otto's Chemical Lounge/ Boiled In Lead @ The Upper Deck, Minneapolis, MN

07/02/83 Husker Du/ Otto's Chemical Lounge/ Boiled In Lead @ The Upper Deck, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #66 - Riki Rachtman

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (06/30/15 Riki Rachtman)

Each and every week at about this time (give or take a day) and whether you want us to or not, TATSOL is proud to bring you...not so live, direct from someplace in Hollywood, California...the latest episode of Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley! Episode #66 is now available for your listening pleasure!

This week! Another F'n Podcast's very own Jeff Bauer aka "The Great Bobboo" calls in to talk some early Fantasy Football RB rankings, rip on Kansas City Royals fans and pimp his latest article on StuffDudesLike.com. Then! In the feature interview, former Headbanger's Ball host Riki Rachtman calls in to talk Cathouse Live, an amazing one-day only concert extravaganza and celebration of all that was 80's Sunset Strip hair metal. That is happening in Los Angeles coming up on August 15th. Full details at: CathouseLive.com. Riki also discusses being at WCW Monday Nitro the night the WWE took over, The Headbanger's Ball (of course), his transition out of Hollywood, and much more.

Listening Instructions:
(A) Push Play. (B) Enjoy show.



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com

Scenes From Last Saturday Night: 06/27/15 Dave Rave and The Governors & Friends @ Harriet Brewing Tap Room, Minneapolis, MN



The fine folks at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis continued their busy annual summer music schedule this past Saturday night with a great lineup in the "Tap Room." The weather was beautiful and a nice sized number of people were out to enjoy the sunshine, toss back a few (or several) cold beers, laughing and conversing with friends and strangers alike and, of course, some live music.

Things kicked off at 6:00pm with Doug Collins and Kevin Kluever of Doug Collins and the Receptionists playing a short "acoustic duet" set that lasted maybe twenty to thirty minutes.

00306/27/15 Doug Collins & Kevin Kluever @ Harriet Brewing Tap Room, Minneapolis, MN (002)
(Photos and Video: NYCDreamin Archives)

Next up were Edie and the Blaze Kings. In the photo below, they are joined for one song by the evening's headliner, Dave Rave, along with Ol' Yeller guitarist Rich Mattson.

06/27/15 Edie and the Blaze Kings with Dave Rave & Rich Mattson @ Harriet Brewing Tap Room, Minneapolis, MN(003)

Bringing the full band together for this appearance, James Loney and Lolo's Ghost went over very well with an audience that was still growing in numbers during their mid-evening set.

06/27/15 James Loney & Lolo's Ghost @ Harriet Brewing Tap Room, Minneapolis, MN(002)

One of Guitarist/Producer Rich Mattson's other bands, Ol' Yeller. I only caught the last song or two of their set as we were kind of on the move during, talking to some friends and relatives. And friends of relatives. And friends of friends. The Gorgeous One and I were able to convince her Mom and Dad into coming out for this show and they both seemed to be having a great time, running into some people they know there too.

06/27/15 Ol' Yeller @ Harriet Brewing Tap Room, Minneapolis, MN(002)

To wrap things up, it was time for the evening's headliner, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Dave Rave, with his musical-kindred-spirits-in-Minnesota, The Governors.

06/27/15 Dave Rave & The Governors @ Harriet Brewing Tap Room, Minneapolis, MN

The lesson (re)learned on this particular evening? Charge the camera before the show! I always remember to do this. Always! But! As I was getting ready to head out the door for this show, I realized I had not...and was pretty bummed out to see that it only had about 1/4 battery power. And I was out of time, too late to do much about it. So, instead of filming songs by each band or full sets by any of them, I decided I'd have to settle for shooting some photos and maybe getting a video or two, but that would be all I was able to expect this time around before the battery died out unfortunately.

So here is one video for you: This is Dave Rave and the Governors, doing the title song from their latest CD release, "Sweet American Music."



06/27/15 Dave Rave & The Governors @ Harriet Brewing Tap Room, Minneapolis, MN

And then..."Dave Rave Week" was "officially" over, and he was gone! (O.K., technically, he didn't leave town until Monday.) After spending much of the previous week here in Minnesota, Dave Rave, as he does, split town, travelling on to his next destination, to make music for the folks there...wherever that may be. You can be certain of one thing and that is that the long and winding road of Dave Rave's never-ending musical travels will see him pass through these parts to play with The Governors again sometime soon.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

You Shoulda Been There! 06/20/15 The Magnolias @ Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis

06/20/15 The Maginolias/ Silverteens/ GST/ Thee Easonic3 @ Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

This was way, way overdue for us. Since first hearing of The Magnolias about two years ago when we saw them on a bill with The Oddfathers in St. Paul, we finally had the chance to get out and catch them again, this time blasting away at Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. They have played several times around the area in those intervening two years of course, but we've always somehow managed to miss them due to bad timing, or something else going on. This time we cleared the calendar for 06/20.

Imagine my surprise, after seeing them that first time in St. Paul, to learn that they have been around here...for 30 fucking years! How they never really crossed my radar in all that time...I do not know.

This is going to be one of those really short, to the point reviews I do sometimes when I'm lazy or just have too much else going on to sit and write forever. I don't need to say too much about this show other than that we had a great time watching and listening to The Magnolias. They at times reminded me a bit maybe of The Ramones, in the way they paced the show. 21 songs, Bam! Bam! Bam! One after another. Short, catchy tunes that get you with the first listen, or at least they do for us. Not a lot of time wasted talking, etc, it was just "Introduce the next song and play it." Glorious sounding, guitar -filled power-pop/garage-rock, infectious, the kind of stuff that gets in your head after one listen.

So yeah, no question about it, you shoulda been there! Here is the proof! Another reason I don't really need to sit here and write a 10,000 word essay on why they were great and how great they were...you can check it for yourself below.

06/20/15
The Magnolias
@ Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

-The Band-
John Freeman/ Kyle Killorian/ Mike Leonard/ Pat McKenna












































The Magnolias next scheduled appearance - your next opportunity to see them live is:
07/18/15 Stiff Little Fingers/ The Magnolias @ Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I Don't Think We Should Light A Match In Here: Dredging Up More C.S.F. Memories From The Flipp Years

05/03/97 Flipp/ Watershed/ Druel @ The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDReamin Archives)
05/03/97 Flipp/ Watershed/ Druel @ The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN (Ad)

Just a quick reminder to let you know that you should check out our rockin', visually pleasing little side-project blog "I Don't Think We Should Light A Match In Here."

That is where we (we being me and few other hardcore fans) are continuing to post any and all items that might be of interest to fans of a much beloved, Minneapolis-based glam-punk band called Flipp.

Flipp existed as some sort of brilliantly demented Technicolor rock and roll fantasy come to life, circa. 1995 through 2003. I've mentioned them a time or fifty here at TATSOL through the years as some long time readers will know. Such great music and so many great memories. Check it all out on the best Flipp Fan Site on the Web!

->I Don't Think We Should Light A Match In Here

And!

Check out and like the only "unofficial" Flipp/Facebook page for even more!

New York City Images As Album/CD Cover Art #171: Allan Holdsworth "Velvet Darkness" (1976)

Allan Holdsworth "Velvet Darkness" (1976)

Artist: Allan Holdsworth
Title: "Velvet Darkness"
Released: 1976

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #65 - dUg Pinnick (King's X)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (Dug Pinnick - King's X)(06/23/15)

Each and every week at about this time (give or take a day) and whether you want us to or not, TATSOL is proud to bring you...not so live, direct from someplace in Hollywood, California...the latest episode of Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley! Episode #65 is now available for your listening pleasure!

This week! King's X bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick joins Izzy in-studio to talk all things King's X and why he thinks the band never really broke big. dUg also gets into discussing being labeled as a band, his bands influence on the grunge movement, his sexuality, and he also responds to Gene Simmons' recent claims that the fans killed the music industry while also applauding Taylor Swift and Lars Ulrich for standing up for the little guys. Like most, this is another can't miss episode!

Are you still reading this? Hit the damn play button already!



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com

One From The Archives: 06/23/84 .38 Special/ Eddie Money @ Navy Island, St. Paul, MN

06/23/84 .38 Special/ Eddie Money @ Navy Island, St. Paul, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Garage Sale LP Find: (Undated) Stan's Record Service Order Form

(Undated) Stan's Record Service, Shreveport, LA (Order Form - Page 1)
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

I picked up a rather nice sized number of used vinyl albums of some assorted genres recently for a fair price at a local Church garage sale. While I was going through all the different LP's when I got them home later, when I went to take one of the records out of it's sleeve, this interesting piece of paper came out with the record.

It does not say who filled it out. But they had a pretty detailed wish list of music they wanted to order apparently. They filled out side one complete and went on to side two as well. I do remember my step-father ordering some very obscure Country and Bluegrass 8-tracks from some mail-order music outfit like this when I was maybe seven or eight years old, late 1970's. This order for might be older than that. I thought it was pretty cool and random. Keeping it and filing it into the archives...

(Undated) Stan's Record Service, Shreveport, LA (Order Form - Page 2)

Scene On The Street: 06/16/15 "Born To Rock" Tag - Behind Triple Rock Social Club, Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

06-16-15 Born To Rock (Mpls)
(Photo: NYCDReamin Archives)

One From The Archives: 06/21/87 Autograph @ Nibs, Minneapolis, MN

06/21/87 Autograph @ Nibs, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

One From The Archives: 06/21/83 Journey/ Bryan Adams @ St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN

06/21/83 Journey/ Bryan Adams @ St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)