End Times Festival Features Experimental Music From Around The Globe
By: Spacelab Research Staff
Most people don't know that St Paul is the older, littler brother of Minneapolis. St Paul was the founding city of the Twin Cities, but Minneapolis sprang up to be the metroplitan complex of the two. How is that the End Times Festival ended up in St Paul's Turf Club then? Good question.
One of the festival's organizers, Matthew St-Germain, said that his other organizing partner in crime (code-named Ryan) now books bands at the club, so using it as a location was a natural match. Matthew feels that the Twin Cities have always been 'a step ahead' musically, so it made a good home for the festival.
To be fair, the Turf Club is close to the border of the two cities, and is almost in Minneapolis. Long known as one of the hip underground spots for up and coming music in the cities, it's a smaller version of a nightclub, with wood paneling on the walls, and a one room area for shows. I think the diplomatic term is 'intimate setting.'
And it will intimately play home to one of the more experimental outings of the summer, the End Times Festival. Billed as experimental, unconventional, and intelligent, it will feature great experimental bands like the headlining Boredoms, plus xbxrx, and Flying Luttenbachers.
Check out the Festival Guide for a complete line up.