soja. the cabooze. minneapolis, mn.

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o2.19.2o12. – The show started with “Mentality” a track off their new album that was released just weeks prior. Lead singer Jacob Hemphill was sure to thank the crowd for coming out and supporting their band and it’s message. It was amazing to be surrounded by like-minded people all there for music supporting such a deserving band. Being a fan of their music and having listened to them from back when they opened for Rebelution it was awesome so see them as a headliner. It’s endearing to see people so thankful and appreciative for their fans. The perfect mix of classics and new creations filled The Cabooze while a couple hundred fans sang along to each word for the entire 2 hours they played. They closed the show with “When We Were Younger” and without doubt were demanded back on stage for an encore. The set closed with “Everything Changes” which is one of the more popular songs they have and the crowd as so happy and full of energy. It’s truely a humbling experience to see them live and feel their passion for what they do. Every song the have has a message of a better world and it’s very obvous that they put their all in each note. I would highly recommend attending their show to anyone even if they don’t think they connect with reggae music. This band truely believes in the powere of music and with that power they intend to change the world someday.

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born this way ball.

It’s official Born This Way Ball will start this April in Korea according to Lady Gaga’s latest tweet. American Dates have not been released yet but she did reveal that 110 performances are taking place. We most likely will not see Mother Monster in the states until 2013 but rest assured “The Born This Way Ball is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.”

Who’s excited?! This girl.

live music is the reason why i breathe. [Minneapolis, MN.]

January 30th, 2012 – First Avenue – 7th Street Entry – 8:00 pm – 18+

with Wide Eyes

February 4th, 2012 – First Avenue – Mainroom @ 6:00 pm – All Ages

with The Low Anthem

February 19th, 2012 – The Cabooze @ 8:00 pm – 18+

with The Movement && Kids These Days

March 20th, 2012 – First Avenue – Mainroom @ 7:30 pm – 18+

with The Green && Pep Love

March 29th, 2012 – EPIC Nightclub @ 8:30 pm – 21+

coachella 2012.

So here’s the deal.. Coachella sold out in less than a week in 2011 so in order to make more people happy they decided to hold the festival for two weekends in 2012..that plan failed. The festival sold out in less than two days this year and tickets are going for $800 on stubhub and other ticket sites. According to Huffington Post, the first weekend sold out in less than an hour. Needless to say, many fans, like me are quite depressed about it. I’ve included the line-up to ruin you day as well. Enjoy.