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SU17 Festival Music | Opening Night Party presented by Riverside Mahalo

  • Amsterdam Bar and Hall 6 West 6th Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

Sound Unseen and Riverside Mahalo present the official Opening Night Party to kick off the 17th Annual Film + Music Festival taking place in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN November 10-13, 2016. The party features live performances by LOTT, Graveyard Club, and Whiskey Rock 'n' Roll Club.

Date: Thurs. November 10, 2016
Time: 9PM Doors / 9:30PM Show
Venue: Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Cost: $7.00 or FREE with Opening Night Film Ticket or Badge


ARTIST BIOS

LOTT LOTT is the solo project of Minneapolis musician, Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows).  Classical Experimental Violin.  The core inspiration for LOTT's compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music.  The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs.  She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, and Owen Pallet. LOTT was awarded "Best Acoustic Performer" in City Pages Best Of the Twin Cities 2015

LOTT

LOTT is the solo project of Minneapolis musician, Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows).  Classical Experimental Violin.  The core inspiration for LOTT's compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music.  The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs.  She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, and Owen Pallet. LOTT was awarded "Best Acoustic Performer" in City Pages Best Of the Twin Cities 2015

GRAVEYARD CLUB Graveyard Club: Graveyard Club recorded a collection of haunted, synth-laden songs in a 19th century mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota in the fall of 2013. These songs would comprise the group’s lo-fi debut EP Sleepwalk, released in January 2014. Founding members Matthew Schufman (vocals, synths) and Michael Wojtalewicz (guitar) began the project inspired by a unique list of shared interests: the classic short stories of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s little-known band Dead Man’s Bones, and a fascination with both 50’s crooners and 80’s pop music.

GRAVEYARD CLUB

Graveyard Club: Graveyard Club recorded a collection of haunted, synth-laden songs in a 19th century mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota in the fall of 2013. These songs would comprise the group’s lo-fi debut EP Sleepwalk, released in January 2014. Founding members Matthew Schufman (vocals, synths) and Michael Wojtalewicz (guitar) began the project inspired by a unique list of shared interests: the classic short stories of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s little-known band Dead Man’s Bones, and a fascination with both 50’s crooners and 80’s pop music.

WHISKEY ROCK 'N' ROLL CLUB

Whiskey Rock 'n' Roll Club is another righteous entry in the proud northern tradition of bands with the word whiskey superfluously in their names. Although only three pieces, the rockers make a bigger sound—and throw a wilder show—than most groups at least one and a half times their size.