Four Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films lineup unveiled

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With the first event less than a week away, we are bursting at the seams to let you know who is performing and which movies are being screened at "Four Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films," this year's free music and movie event in Loring Park. Music performances start at 7 p.m. each night, followed by a movie screening at dusk.


Tuesday, August 3

Communist Daughter
and
Raising Arizona


Tuesday, August 10

Marijuana Deathsquads feat. P.O.S and members of Gayngs
and
Fargo


Tuesday, August 17

Mayda
and
Juno


Tuesday, August 24

Red Pens
and
Nobody


Following the movie screening each night, we will move the action indoors for an official afterparty at Nick and Eddie next to Loring Park, and additional bands will perform each night at the bar and restaurant. Here's the lineup for the afterparties; bands will perform around 11:30 p.m. and Nick and Eddie's beautiful cobblestone back alley will be open for post-movie drinks.

August 3: Estate

August 10: City on the Make

August 17: Pink Mink

August 24: The Goondas


See below for descriptions of our headlining bands and a flyer for the event suitable for passing around the interwebs, and tune into the Current's Local Show at 6 p.m. this Sunday night to hear us talk about "Four Nights in Loring" and spin tracks from all eight participating bands.

Communist Daughter is the reinvention of Johnny Solomon (formerly Friends Like These), who migrated to Prescott, Wisconsin to find peace and quiet and discover a new muse for his ever-developing sound. The band's debut album, , was released earlier this year to critical acclaim, and its lovelorn and poppy ballads and upbeat vintage rock songs are the soundtrack to Solomon's reckoning with his rocky past. The first single off of Communist Daughter's debut, "Not the Kid," was voted the #1 single by Current listeners on the station's Chart Show back in February, a clear favorite with fans of local and national music alike.

Marijuana Deathsquads began as the backing band for P.O.S's hardcore band, Building Better Bombs, and have since evolved into one of the most progressive and popular noise bands in the Twin Cities. Spearheaded by emerging producer Ryan Olson, Marijuana Deathsquads' set in the park will feature a live collaboration with P.O.S and members of Olson's internationally renowned recording project, Gayngs. Expect utter chaos.

Mayda is a fierce and talented pop artist who commands audiences with her powerful voice and guitar playing. City Pages named Mayda the Best R&B Artist in this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue, commending her for her "slick, expansive, and evolving pop sound." She will perform in the park with her full backing band, including her drummer and producer Michael Bland.

Red Pens were the first place winners in City Pages' 2009 Picked to Click issue, which asks members of the local music community to nominate its best and most promising new bands. Since winning Picked to Click, Red Pens have continued to play shows at a breakneck pace, winning over crowds both at home and on the road with their fuzzed-out post-punk jams and irresistible live chemistry.

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