Olsen Twinns with Phantom Vibration @ 7th St. Entry
July 23, 2012
Local band Phantom Vibration rocked the 7th street entry on Monday for their EP release of Aged, opening up for the local talent of the Olsen Twinns. The house was packed with friends and local music lovers, all enthralled by the haunting voice of Daniel Clinton-McCausland, and the awesome pairing of Henry on guitar and Gunnar pounding on the drums. They played some tunes from their first two EPs, Kids and Growing, and finished off their set by playing some awesome new stuff, including a top-notch tune entitled "Sapience", one of my favorite new songs. As an avid follower of this group, I can say from personal experience that not only is their music flourishing with this new EP, but so is their stage presence. 6 months after the release of Growing and opening for Nurses in the same venue, their sound has delved into new turf and is even more exciting and complex than before. If you haven't heard them, check out their awesome in-studio on Radio K.org.
Following Phantom Vibration was another local act, Olsen Twinns. Despite the name, two blonde-haired babes are not behind these electronic beats, but in fact is 21-year-old Mickey Davis. He played a very filling set, which he introduced to the audience, "Some songs are for dancing, and some are not - you decide which ones are which." And the crowd definitely followed through with that suggestion. Throughout the night there was quite a bit of swayin' and groovin', but also slower moments to cool down (actually quite literally-in the heavily air conditioned Entry).
The entire night not only did I get a great dose of dance-able beats to get me out of Minneapolis' 80% humidity, but I was able to witness and be a part of the local music community and support behind it, was absolutely great. Hugs and handshakes were constantly being given to the musicians after and before their performances. It's no secret that the Twin Cities has some great talent out there, and this show was proof.
Written by Nailah Taman and Amanda Reeder, Radio K volunteers