Post by guest blogger Gus Mastrapa:
I know it sounds like homework, but I like to prepare for shows by artists I’m not super-familiar with. I’ll make a playlist in my mp3 player featuring all the bands on the bill, set the sucker on random and let it rip. My playlist for this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival grew to over 612 songs by the time I went to the show. I’m not going to throw that much music at you this time. Instead, here’s a cheat sheet for two upcoming Walker Art Center performances. Click through the links below to sample streaming videos of Keiji Haino and Gang Gang Dance doing their thing.
Kaiji Haino will perform a live accompaniment to Cameron Jamie’s film Jo on October 6. Brooklyn art rockers Gang Gang Dance will play the McGuire Theater on October 28.
Gus Mastrapa is a freelance writer and music nerd who recently moved to the Twin Cities from Los Angeles. The former dublab.com DJ has written about music and culture for Paste, Minnesota Monthly, Grooves and Hustler. Yeah, that Hustler.