City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival 2014 lineup
|Photo by Erik Hess; logo design by Bryan Rudell|
The second annual City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here! Our day of music, food, beverages, and companionship returns to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, July 26.
Just the other day, members of the local media wondered when Poliça would make their live return in Minneapolis to mark the re-release of Shulamith and the new Raw Exit EP's emergence. It's a treat to announce that Channy Leaneagh and her group's piercing synths, rumbling bass, and two-drum attack will headline our day, which will be hosted by 89.3 the Current's Barb Abney.
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Poliça -- guided by producer Ryan Olson (Gayngs, Marijuana Deathsquads) -- exploded onto the local and national scene in 2011-12 with material from Give You the Ghost. Last year, Leaneagh, bassist Chris Bierden, and drummers Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu grew artistic and emotional versatility on Shulamith. Featuring Justin Vernon's turn on the passionate "Tiff," the album is darker and murkier than its predecessor, but also thoroughly danceable. The Raw Exit EP is a powerful four-song capper on the cycle with one of Leaneagh's best vocal performance to date on a cover of Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me."
The rest of the bill includes a very special guest
who we aren't announcing just yet. (We're almost positive it's not Low or the Replacements.) Update!
Sylvan Esso will be in the second slot. Though they both have folk-rock in their background, the North Carolina duo of Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) on vocals and electronic producer Nick Sanborn (Megafaun, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Made of Oak) get it done with synthesized means on their self-titled debut. "Coffee" is a playful mix of minimalist dance music and incidental sounds with Meath bringing plentiful flow with her evocative voice.
|Photo by Anna Gulbrandsen|
|Photo by Erik Hess|
|Photo by Mark N. Kartarik|
To stamp this lineup with the "Nice one!" it needs, we announce Frankie Teardrop. With songs like "Bling Item" and "Chicago," this garage-rock foursome led by their titular singer/guitarist have been ripping it both here in town and around the country as Howler's opening act.
|Photo by Holly Newlin|
The 2014 10 Thousand Sounds Festival, presented by Coldwell Banker Burnet, will be held between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the parking lot on Hennepin Avenue between North 10th and 11th Streets in downtown Minneapolis.
Tickets are available now here.
Presale Code: GIMME10K
General Admission Tickets
General Admission tickets include festival access for all live music, entertainment, drink specials and food vendors.
Early Bird June Pricing: $20 (valid through Monday, June 30 at 11:59pm)
Advance Pricing: $25 (Tuesday, July 1 at midnight - Saturday, July 26 at noon)
Door Pricing: $30*
** General Admission tickets will be sold at the door if they are still available. GA tickets are not guaranteed to be sold at the door. IF tickets are available at the door, sales will begin at 4pm at the Box Office located at the festival entrance.*
NOTE: Online Ticket sales end at noon CST on Saturday, July 26.
VIP tickets include festival access through a private entrance, preferred seating near the stage, all-you-can eat Pizza Lucé, free water and NA beverages and exclusive restrooms.
Early Bird Pricing: $40 (valid through Monday, June 30 at 11:59pm)
Advance Pricing: $45 (Tuesday, July 1 at midnight - Saturday, July 26 at noon)
Door Pricing: Unavailable*
* VIP Tickets will not be sold at the door.
|Artwork by Bryan Rudell|
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