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Feb 22, 2014

All sorts of rocking was going on last Friday night at 7th Street Entry with Frankie Teardrop, Mozes and the Firstborns, and together PANGEA.

All sorts of rocking was going on last Friday night at 7th Street Entry. We had new bands, European garage rockers, and 90's inspired punk rock electrifying the audience and making for an excellent evening. I don't think a smile left my face the entire concert, and the heavy bass and rhythm guitar keeping me warm despite having to brave the February wind to attend.



Unfortunately, due to said winter weather, I was unable to catch Frankie Teardrop's set, but by all accounts they lived up to the standard they set at their recent performance at First Ave's best new bands concert on the 14th. Frankie Teardrop provides the local Minneapolis scene with some much needed grit, and they represented themselves well among the other two great up and coming bands they opened for tonight.



Mozes and the Firstborns are an interesting anomaly in the modern music scene. They manage to sound like your buddy's band in your hometown, except they're from the Netherlands, and pull out delightfully pretentious lyrics littered with snarky commentary on youth, and the life they lead. It took some time before for the Firstborns began to find their rhythm, but by the time they were finished with their set, the entire audience was calling for an encore having been won over with convincing guitar solos, consistently exciting lyrics, and straight up charm. They then played a minute long song, drums a pumpin' and guitars a strummin' building excitement for the header.



together PANGEA was clearly the reason for much of the audience's attendance. Moshing began the instant the first count off began, PANGEA bringing back punk rock favorites from their earlier album. Having gritty voices after a long tour, the band's two vocalists relied heavily on the memorized lyrics being yelled at them by their entranced fans. PANGEA then transitioned into the 90's rock inspired music of their new album, alongside an excellent Natural Child cover. PANGEA's energy just elevated after every consecutive song culminating in the lead singer hanging on the rafters of 7th Street Entry after a stage dive, wearing a choice reggae inspired tank top thrown on stage by Mozes and the Firstborn's drummer. It was a wild crazy fun set.

Michael Wambach