$7 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Corey Palmer & Lovetrade:
Corey Palmer is a Minnesota-based singer/songwriter/ producer known primarily for his time fronting These Modern Socks and Daykit. After taking an indefinite hiatus from music to raise a family, Corey was jolted back into music making after a near-fatal car accident in 2014 abruptly re-prioritized his life’s intentions. He subsequently began writing and recording new material by himself, and eventually released his solo debut, the Love Trade EP. That collection’s potent recipe of indelible melodies, beat-centric production, and unfeigned lyricism was warmly embraced by his patient fan base. Corey continued to explore a similar musical vein on his new release, This Could Be About Anyone, while also sewing in numerous layers of analog synths, falsetto harmonies, and afrobeat percussion.
Corey then returned to live performance accompanied by 6 of his close friends, who also happen to be very accomplished musicians in their own rite: Adrian Suarez (Adam Meckler Orchestra, Vicious Vicious), Nick Tveitbakk (These Modern Socks, Pachyderm Studios), Jeff Marcovis (Al Church, Tyte Jeff), Park Evans (Fireball, Enormous Quartet), Katie Marshall (Parts for All Makes, Katie Marshall Three-O), and Scott McVeigh (Mark Mallman, Speed’s The Name).
In early 2016, a serious bout with depression found Corey holed up at his home studio, writing and recording about his spiral. The end result is a sprawling 24-minute --and ironically ambitious-- pop song that seamlessly hops around genres and scarily projects Palmer's manic head-space throughout. "Heartache" is a lyrical and aural narration that is the product of a near-7-month battle against a mental illness that was he was not supposed to win, yet he came out of it alive, optimistic, and ready to help guide other like-minded sufferers.
Human Heat is the new Minneapolis-based project from Alex Schaaf, former Yellow Ostrich bandleader and touring member of The Tallest Man on Earth. Featuring synth-inflected R&B, swirling around dark melodic soundscapes and warm harmonies, a debut full-length is being readied for later in 2017.
The live band includes local musicians Matt Vannelli (Haley Bonar, Van Stee, Warehouse Eyes), Kevin Scott (Eric Mayson, Hotelecaster, Warehouse Eyes), and Mike Gunvalson (On An On, Val Son, Warehouse Eyes).