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10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Finesse is a pop duo inspired by 1982, created for 2017. Members Patrick Donohoe (CLAPS, Principality) and Jeff Cornell (Posh Lost fka Gloss, Pale Spectre) recall memories of the forward-looking, second wave of synth pop. They function as what Simon Reynolds describes as the “Composer-operator and the Singer-lyricist”, or the “Fire-and-Ice” combo.
Donohoe’s themes of longing, memory, and aspiration recall Pet Shop Boys, George Michael, and Naked Eyes. Underneath Donohoe’s vocal leaps and bounds are Cornell’s glistening, mirror ball arrangements, combining electronic rigidity with jaunting melodies. This creates a synthetic-soul landscape that is both instantly recognizable and unique to the duo’s chemistry.
Graveyard Club (Matthew Schufman (vocals, synths), Michael Wojtalewicz (guitar), Cory Jacobs (drums) and Amanda Zimmerman (bass, vocals)) began inspired by a unique list of shared interests: the classic short stories of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s little-known band Dead Man’s Bones, and a fascination with both 50’s crooners and 80’s pop music. With an ever-growing reputation as one of Minneapolis' most entertaining and moving live acts, Graveyard Club has released two albums and an EP of their haunting brand of synthpop. They perform regularly at top Twin Cities venues (7th Street Entry, Turf Club, Triple Rock), and have toured nationally - supporting artists such as The Drums, Methyl Ethel, Cayucas, San Fermin, Beverly and others. Graveyard Club's songs have been featured on television for MTV, E!, and more. They continue to receive critical acclaim from local, national, and international press, and were a Minneapolis Star Tribune 2017 Are You Local? finalist for best new band. The band's latest record, Cellar Door, was released in August 2016.
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