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Aksarben Cinema voices their support of Stinson Park concerts

* First a note, courtesy of The Reader's publisher / editor John Heaston: There was some ado made about Aksarben Cinema and concerts at Stinson Park in the Aug. 18 issue of The Reader. Aksarben Cinema founder and president Bill Barstow contacted us last week to tell his side of the story.

"As a locally-owned, independent cinema, no one supports live music at Stinson Park more than we do," Barstow explained. ...

Ready, Set, Go Out

On Thursday, Sept.1, England’s acclaimed young blues-rock guitarist Oli Brown starts his U.S. tour with The 21st Saloon’s 5:30 p.m. show. Brown is a 2010 British Blues Awards winner for Male Vocalist of the Year.


Trout, Ana Popovic & Lil’ Ed

High-octane blues-rocker Walter Trout hits the Zoo Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for a 6 p.m. show.

Ana Popovic mixes sex appeal with guitar-driven blues-rock. She’s at...

The Answer Team impresses at release show

* The Answer Team packed in a pretty full crowd to the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., Friday night to celebrate the release of their new album O Sad and Future Human. Openers New Lungs and Back When impressed with their sets. New Lungs, fronted by Little Brazil bassist Danny Maxwell, played a taut, indie-hardcore mash-up that held a brief punch-in-the-mouth quality. Back When has again evolved from the last time I...

Heavenly Confluence

The seeds for collaboration between Man Man’s Ryan Kattner and Islands’ Nick Thorburn were planted in 2006.

They just took five years to sprout into Mister Heavenly, a trio rounded out by drummer Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse.

Kattner, who performs as Honus Honus, says he wanted to see how his voice, a low, rough and husky carnival barker’s call, would pair with the higher-register voice of Thorburn.

“I always...

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