Media Star Entertainment Hall - March 11th, 2012 @ 6:00pm
Date and Time
Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 6:00pm
Media Star Entertainment Presents::
Maps & Atlases (Barsuk Records)
Radiation City (Tender Loving Empire/Apes Tapes)
Finn Riggins (Tender Loving Empire)
AAN (Infinite Front)
Dead Zebra (Native Ent.)
7PM - ALL AGES
@Media Star Entertainment Hall
1258 Dalzell St. Shreveport, LA
Tickets on sale 2/11/11
-MAPS & ATLASES-
Maps & Atlases are a indie rock group from Chicago, Illinois USA, equally influenced by folk and experimental music. They have often been labeled as a math rock band though their music has developed a slightly more pop-oriented style over time. The band has released two official EPs, one full length LP and played several festivals including SXSW and CMJ, as well as national tours with RX Bandits, These Arms Are Snakes, mewithoutYou, Foals, So Many Dynamos, Ra Ra Riot, Minus the Bear, Princeton, The Fall of Troy, Nurses, Pattern Is Movement, Good Old War, Portugal. The Man, Tera Melos, and more.
one of the year's more charming debuts which drifts between moody, organ-driven numbers and more upbeat pop" - Brooklyn Vegan
"let’s just say it’s really good." - Nylon
"Seriously, no s..t, truly...this is SO good" - My Old Kentucky Blog
"Lizzy Ellison's gorgeous vocals are infectiously charming." - Elle
"a belly-full of magnificent dynamic tension" - Daytrotter
"this is superbly crafted, easily pinpointed yet unmistakably captivating, pop music" - Death + Taxes
"one of Portland’s more polished and promising young acts..." - Willamette Week
"you’d be forgiven for mistaking them for old pros." - The Finest Kiss
"the Velvet Underground playing lounge and bossa nova..." - The Oregonian
"a perfect blend of cool mood and dreamy possibilities" - Eugene Weekly
"I’d by lying if after their set I didn’t seriously think to myself 'Next PDX Obsession.'" - Sound On The Sound
"The Hands That Take You is a gem; subtle and beautiful and strange..." -The Deli
"impressive chops and genre-blending instrumentals." - Ears of the Beholder
"a super dreamy potpourri of some of the most pleasing music of the last few decades..." - My Old Kentucky Blog
"One of the most heartfelt and ingeniously devised records you will hear this year," - Gluttony Is The New Black
"pure magic..." - Future Sounds
"like a sunset, a strong drink and a kiss in the dark got together to sing me a lullaby." - Tough Customer
"I am at a loss for words." - Words Cut Open
"This hasn’t happened to me, in all honesty since [Of Montreal's] False Priest. It’s incredible. A total gem." - Monstrous Media
"easy to place, impossible to ignore." - Refinery 29
Bucolic Distortion. A lover’s Indian Burn. An Arctic Sun Tan. Aan’s music is both mordant and gorgeous. It is the product of a boy’s lust for companionship, isolated in the rural confines of a backwards Continental Divide. Aan is the music of someone whose love of love is ever apparent, but whose fear of it is just as strong. What comes from that love and fear is something original, modern, and brutally honest.
Aan’s Portland, Oregon home has been the band’s sonic forum since the fall of 2006, when songwriter Bud Wilson first started recording under the bedroom moniker “Amor Ad Nauseum”. As the songs tightened and enriched, it was necessary for the outfit to expand in number. Incorporating layers of instrumentation and embracing modern mediums, the group's acerbic live performances are quickly becoming the subject of conversation.
Texas transplant Reese Lawhon and Oregon native Jon Lewis lay the foundation for Wilson's vocal gymnastics. Between the swells and low-end synthetic bursts, rich harmonies abound between the boys.
In 2010 Aan released it's first official recording, "I Could Be Girl For You". The EP found quick success among some of Portland's creative luminaries and even it's harshest critics. The release ultimately landed the group status as one of Portland's Best New Bands according to alternative weekly paper, Willamette Week. Several tours have followed in and around the Northwest. The springtime brought Aan across the country to travel up an down the east coast in support of it's latest release, the 7" single "Somewhere's Sunshine".
Aan shares a label with some of Portland's favorite musicians. Infinite Front is home to releases by Castanets, Dragging an Ox Through Water, Ghost to Falco, Ah Holly Fam'ly, Ohioan and others. With a full length scheduled for release in 2011 Aan look to be a band on the rise.
Finn Riggins is the result of a longtime collaboration between Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert and Lisa Simpson. Having met while completing their music degrees at the University of Idaho, the trio began playing music together in 2000, an endeavor that would ultimately culminate in what is now Finn Riggins. In August of 2006, Bouiss, Gilbert and Simpson quit their jobs and moved to Sun Valley, Idaho to stitch together the outlines of Finn Riggins at "the helibase" - a secret practice spot/tour launch pad. Practices yielded shows, shows yielded tours and by the end of their first year as a group, Finn Riggins found themselves a national touring act who lived as much on the road as they did at home.
Finn Riggins has been touring the U.S. relentlessly in support of its debut full length A SOLDIER, A SAINT, AN OCEAN EXPLORER released Nov. 13th 2007 on Tender Loving Empire -- an independent record label, fine art/literature publishing house, fashion collective, art gallery and screen printer based in Portland, OR.
In 2008 alone, Finn Riggins played over 200 shows in 35 different states, including appearances at esteemed festivals like the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City and Music Fest Northwest in Portland, OR. They've made a name for themselves as road warriors brandishing a fresh take on NW indie rock and helping to further push Idaho on to the national independent music scene.
As the calendar flips to 2009, Finn Riggins is relocating to Boise, ID to begin work on a new record and to furtherr immerse themselves in Idaho’s growing music scene.
"Most memorable performance (MFNW 2008 Portland, OR): Finn Riggins. The peak. They shocked and stunned: Truly amazing, like a locomotive storming into a barn. The Idaho band has one limited CD pressed, I recommend you snap it up quick, in years to come this could be the band you wish you were on the front wave of." -- Zaph Mann / blogger NonstarvingArtists.com and others / regarding Music Fest Northwest set in Portland, OR on 9-5-08
"But the best band of the day was Hailey, Idaho-based Finn Riggins, a guitar, synth and drum combo that plays pulsating, anxious post-punk that has an arrestingly ramshackle quality to it. Their sound is simultaneously full and stripped-down: there's very little looping and no reverb; only labyrinthine songwriting and epic, often ecstatically-shouted choruses." -- Armin Rosen / Impose Magazine / CMJ Music Marathon 2008 (NYC)
"'A Soldier, A Saint, An Ocean Explorer' is both a bright and lively record stocked with odd time changes and dynamic song structures as it stutters along with a swagger, a devil-may-care grin and an affection for the unconventional... (It) is an exhaustive debut that spans multiple genres with ease and rare proficiency." -- Matt Kiser / CMJ / New York, NY
"Part Sleater-Kinney/Yeah Yeah Yeahs, part second-wave 70s prog-rockers such as Camel or Eloy, Finn Riggins delivered a set that was as much blissful, porntastic keys and polyrhythmic drumming as it was the punkrockers that had so much disdain for such music." -- Jake Tenpas / Corvallis Gazette-Times (Night Rider blog) / Corvallis, OR