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Go Fest '17! Feat. Bleachers, MUTEMATH & More!

Go 96.3 presents

Go Fest '17! Feat. Bleachers, MUTEMATH & More!

The Naked And Famous, Muna, The Unlikely Candidates, Step Rockets, Whosah, Jeanne Taylor

Sun, July 2, 2017

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:45 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

$29.96 - $96.00

This event is all ages

Bleachers
Bleachers
-- I didnt plan to start a new project. Furthermore, looking back on it, it was an extremely un-ideal time to make a record, as I was on a world tour with fun. Yet I felt extremely compelled to do it. Many times when I should have been asleep, or resting, or eating, I would go to the studio. In Stockholm, Malaysia, in my room recording all day in Australia, literally all over the place. When I'd have two weeks off, I'd head into the studio in New York or L.A. and sift through everything I had done overseas and figure out what was interesting and what was garbage.

Then one day I realized I had an entire album and that I had made it all over the world. My experience making albums before this was that you lock yourself in the studio for two weeks, make the album, and it's a documentation of the art in that moment. This could not have been more the opposite. I had, in the most literal sense, a wide perspective. I would work on something in South Korea, then I'd come home and be like, "this sounds like someone recorded it in South Korea at 4 a.m. and they're jet-lagged. But this one vocal part is really cool. Let's build on that."

It took me a second to find the rhythm of the album. I became fascinated with that time in culture when John Hughes was making his classic movies. The music was so incredible -- all these epic, unapologetic pop songs with incredible forward thinking production. I wanted to hearken back to a time when the hippest shit was also the biggest shit. It made me mourn the happy teen years I never had. I grew up in New Jersey and went to public high school and was tortured for being gay, and I'm not gay. But that's how things were then. I felt really disconnected in that formative time. I think we all freeze at a moment in high school in some way. Hopefully you freeze in a moment were you feel like a piece of trash who needs to prove something and be better, not in a moment where everyone thinks you're a blast. It's where the name Bleachers comes from. It conjures feelings of that time for me in a non literal sense. I don't know why, it just does.

I wanted Bleachers to have a nostalgic element, so some of the emotions almost do feel a little John Hughes-y. But I didn't want it to be a retro album. It had to be fully pushed into the future while grounded in that moment that means so much to me. That's why I brought in the producer John Hill. He is very modern in everything he does. He's always looking for new techniques and a way to differentiate the work. Vince Clarke, from Depeche Mode, Yaz, and Erasure, worked on a bunch of stuff as well and added the grounding in the time period I was inspired by. I mean, Vince literally made some of the albums that inspired me to do Bleachers in the first place. It was really full circle to have one of the people who inspire you to create with you.

Lyrically, I'm writing about a lot of the same things I wrote about with my previous band Steel Train, one of them being my sister dying when I was 18, which completely changed my entire existence. Right before that, 9/11 happened. Like most of us, it had a massive impact on me. Then my cousin was killed in the Iraq war. All this at once was a real end of innocence time period. I went through so much in the aftermath of all that and developed a very intense panic disorder. I had a really hard time for many years before I started to find my way a bit more. But obviously, it is a huge part of who I am. As a result, I feel like the songs are generally about loss and finding a way to pick up the pieces and move on without carrying too many of them with you. But even though they can be really dark, they always come around to something positive. Moments where I think, "Fuck it all," aren't what drive me to make music. It's more like driving home at 2 a.m. and having a breakthrough about how you're going to survive that makes it into the music."
Mutemath
Mutemath
Mutemath or energetically stylized as MUTEMATH on artwork, initially named MATH, were officially formed in 2003 after Paul Meany and Darren King spent two years collaborating and sharing ideas on various pieces they were working on. The pair recruited Greg Hill and Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas to help record a demo in New Orleans, and Meany took the resulting tracks to friend and producer Tedd T. Between the two of them, it was decided to set up an independent label through which Mutemath could release their material, and so Teleprompt Records was born.

Mutemath's sound is, in some ways, an extension of that of Earthsuit's, since all the Mutemath members (apart from Greg Hill) were members of that group. Though they only ever released one full-length commercial album, Earthsuit mixed genres such as rock, reggae, funk, jazz and electronica. Mutemath take this blend a step further and aim for a more experimental and atmospheric sound, with fans dubbing their style as electro-alt rock, incorporating a strong rhymthic component, as well as featuring Meany's infamous keytar and a home-made theremin-inspired guitar. The band has been quoted as saying that they do not write with any conscious thought of how their music will translate to the stage, however, this hasn't stopped Mutemath's live shows becoming renowned for their energy and live improvisation.

In April 2011, the band announced on their website that Greg Hill left the band in October 2010.
The Naked And Famous
The Naked And Famous
New Zealand post-punk revival band from Auckland, formed 2008. The name refers to a line of Tricky's single "Tricky Kid" (1997).
Muna
Muna
Katie Gavin (lead vocals/production), Naomi McPherson (production/guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals)
The Unlikely Candidates
The Unlikely Candidates
Indie rock band from Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Formed in 2008.
Step Rockets
Step Rockets
Hailing from the Twin Cities, Step Rockets is an indie rock band exploring psychedelia, modern hooks, and worldly grooves. The foursome's sound could best be described as The Flaming Lips and The Clash playing at a MGMT party.

A Step Rocket is a multi-stage firing rocket that discards used charges. The name aptly describes the groups willingness to meld new sounds and styles while borrowing from genres such as Electronic Dance Music, New Wave, and Reggae. It is a cosmic recycling of past, present, and future music aimed to defy description.

While making a bid to be the first band to play on the moon, the group is currently working on their second single release "Kisser" while playing a variety of shows in the Mid-West and gearing up for their first tour this September. Look for monthly shows and Step Rockets debut track "If You Tried".
Whosah
Whosah
We are a group of young men pursuing lives we love. Making friends and making music.
Jeanne Taylor
Jeanne Taylor
Jeanne Taylor (pronounced Jean) grew up surrounded by music. She is named after her grandmother who was a Minnesota Music Legend. Prince discovered her father, and her Aunts and Uncles have played or recorded with everyone from John Mayer to the Steve Miller Band. She really didn’t have a choice but to follow in their footsteps.
Jeanne Taylor started performing with her family at the tender age of 2, and started her recording when she was 9 with a band she formed with her sister Kelly called The Peterson Girls. That project garnered much interest from Disney, but would have required a move to California that the family wasn’t quite ready for.

Jeanne discovered she had a talent for writing when she was 12. She secretly recorded many of these demos by herself on GarageBand. When her father discovered her talent, he produced these songs, and sent them off to his industry friends. He was afraid that he was too biased, and needed some feedback. All of her father’s friends knew she had something special. Grammy Award winner Bryan White invited her down to write and record at his house in Nashville. On that same trip, she wrote and recorded with Jonathan Cain ‘s (Journey) daughter Madison and Taylor Swift’s guitarist Paul Sidoti.

Jeanne is a senior at the University of Minnesota, but she seized the opportunity to spend the last 2 summers in Los Angeles, where she worked with multi-platinum producer Oliver Leiber (Paula Abdul) and multi-platinum producer Khris Riddick-Tynes (Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Megan Trainor). The result of those trips is her debut EP titled "Jeanne," available now.

Jeanne is making LA her second home. She has plans to spend as much time as possible in LA, after finishing her college degree.
Venue Information:
Cabooze Plaza
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.cabooze.com