Last Import @ 7th St Entry 1/25/18

I’ve written this about these ladies before, but Last Import are badass. The coolgirl trio just released their EP, Songs for Adam, and here are some photos from the release party a couple nights ago at the Entry!

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Destroyer with Mega Bog @ Fine Line 1/18/18

Got Any Tunes’s first ever double booking?! Yes, that’s right! The sweetest Joey Hammer went out to the Destroyer and Mega Bog show last night at the Fine Line Music Cafe to take some photos. Joey’s take aways of the gig: good show with soft grunge sounds, and Erin Birgy of Mega Bog said she forgot her shoes and the ones she was wearing made her feel like a dork, but they were cool!

Mega Bog just released an LP in 2017 titled Happy Together, after collaborations with EZTV and Big Thief. Destroyer also had a 2017 release, ken, after New Pornographers, a band Destroyer front man Dan Bejar worked with for years, released their first album without him.

Photos by Joe Hammer

Mega Bog

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Destroyer

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Sløtface @ 7th St 1/18/18

Howdy, kids! Got Any Tunes is back from break! Last night, after a series of unfortunate and then later fortunate events, I saw Sløtface (pronounced “Slutface”). It was the Norwegian punk band’s first time in the Minnesota, and although the crowd was small, the fans, like myself, were happy they finally stopped here.

After immediately clearing up confusion about the pronunciation of their name by request of a woman in the crowd, Sløtface jumped right into tracks off their 2017 LP, Try Not To Freak Out, the audience singing “Patti Smith would never put up with this shit!” right along with front-woman Haley Shea. They continued through a shuffled version of Try Not To Freak Out, adding a couple older songs here and there, along with a spoken word intermission clip from Nina Simone midway through the set.

You can make your own decisions based on the photos below, but I think the drummer, Halvard Skeie Wiencke, looks kind of like Ansel Elgort and he kept either making faces at me or really intense eye contact – hard one to read. Haley made jokes about the Superbowl saying, “this is all new to us, we don’t do this in Norway.” Their bassist, Lasse Lokøy, jumped into the crowd during “Sponge State,” a song that name drops Bon Iver.

Sløtface graciously closed the night without an encore, which I appreciated – bands should just play their set all the way through, its an old trope leaving the stage only to come back and play a couple more songs. I would like to make it a point that the first song that came over the house speakers when their set was over was Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag,” but the best part was that it was a part of their written set list. They picked it.

Set list

  • *intro
  • Magazine
  • Pools
  • Bright Lights
  • Pitted
  • Galaxies
  • *Nina Simone
  • Night Guilt
  • Sun Bleached
  • Sponge State
  • Try
  • Slumber
  • Nancy Drew
  • Backyard
  • *Teenage Dirtbag

Sløtface

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