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Contests: Win Other Lives Tickets at @Metro 5/22 • Soul Asylum/Meat Puppets at Route 20 Outhouse 6/6

Enter To Win a pair of Tickets to  Soul Asylum/Meat Puppets Tickets

SATURDAY • JUNE 6 • 8:00 PM @ Route 20 Outhouse

Ticket info HERE

Soul Asylum’s story begins in 1981, when three friends from Minneapolis, MN decided to form a band. Guitarist Dan Murphy, bassist Karl Mueller, and then drummer Dave Pirner began playing under the name Loud Fast Rules, with Murphy and Pirner taking turns on vocals. In 1983, Pirner moved from drums to lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and the band formerly known as Loud Fast Rules became Soul Asylum.

They quickly became frontrunners of college radio and began hitting the road with a vengeance, garnering a reputation as America’s best live band. Word was spreading and so was their loyal and growing audience. Landing their first record deal with Twin/Tone in 1984, the band recorded a total of four albums for the local indie label, Say What You Will… Everything Can Happen in 1984 (later reissued as Say What You Will, Clarence… Karl Sold the Truck), Made To Be Broken & While You Were Out in 1986, and the EP Clam Dip & Other Delights in 1988.
Eventually, Twin/Tone struck a deal with A&M Records in which the major label would distribute some of their more successful acts, and in 1988, Soul Asylum were tapped to join the A&M roster. Under this new agreement the band released Hang Time in 1988 followed by And The Horse They Rode In On in 1990.

With the national buzz on the band continuing to grow and their deal with A&M nearing its end, other major labels came knocking at their door. In 1992, they signed with Columbia Records and released Grave Dancers Union. The album was filled with crunchy but melodic tunes like “Somebody To Shove” and “Black Gold” and helped open more doors for the band, scoring significant alternative radio airplay and MTV and VH1 rotation. When the ballad “Runaway Train” was released as the album’s third single, it rose to number five on the Billboard chart, raised album sales to double-platinum level, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1994.

Soul Asylum followed up the success of Grave Dancers Union with Let Your Dim Light Shine in 1995, which climbed to #6 on the Billboard 200 and featured the #1 Modern Rock track “Misery.”

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SHOW INFO
Friday, May 22
OTHER LIVES
RIOTHORSE ROYALE
WEDDING DRESS
$17 // Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM // 18+

ABOUT OTHER LIVES
“In our heads we’re haphazardly trying to write classical music,” says Jesse Tabish, and if you listen with an intent ear to Other Lives’ lush, layered beatific musical creations, it’s hard not to imagine the singer-musical maestro crafting his next opus. “Every sound, every drum beat has to have some sort of purpose,” he adds. 13 years since they first began playing together in their native Oklahoma, Other Lives, which includes Josh Onstott and Jonathon Mooney, remain focused on the search for audible clarity: their next expression, their next melody, their next rhythm. Rituals, the band’s third and latest full-length album, is a pure encapsulation of the trio’s relentless drive for precision. “It’s more dimensional, it’s more 3-D, if you will,” Tabish explains. “We wanted a cleaner, brighter record with more movement and more color.”

While Rituals marks a new chapter in Other Lives’ story, it’s also a continuation of a decade-plus passage.  “I feel really lucky to be able to have a band and people around me that have been so supportive and we’ve stuck together all these years and still don’t hate each other,” Tabish says. “All three of us are like brothers. I don’t think that will ever go away. I loved those kids then and I love them now. There’s that mutual feeling. If I want to go have a beer with anyone it would be those two guys. That kind of says something.”

You can check out Rituals via Spotify Link: http://spoti.fi/1zKypYM

 

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