I'm really looking forward to seeing The New Standards on Friday night (Oct 2 2009) at Restaurant Magnus. This happens to be one of my favorite restaurants in Madison, and I've had many wonderful music-filled evenings in their intimate lounge. I also have a fond regard for The Suburbs from some hot shows in Madison back in the day, so it will be good to see Chan Poling once again.
"To those who came of age in the 70s or later, a standard isn't necessarily a perfumed and ribboned love song by Jerome Kern. It might be Becks The New Pollution, Roxy Musics Oh Yeah or Mott the Hooples All the Young Dudes. These are some of the chestnuts that warm the brooding hearts of the New Standards, a year-old chamber-punk trio that has fast become one of its native Minnesotas favorite lounge acts. The group takes songs you may have been too stoned to fully appreciate in the past and lays their poetry bare; the raucousness of the originals is replaced by a stark acoustic setting of piano, vibes and drums." TIME OUT NEW YORKHere's a taste of what you might expect.
Our friends in Chicago and Minneapolis can see them too:
Oct. 1 – CHICAGO – The Hideout
Oct. 2 – MADISON - Magnus
Oct. 3 – MINNEAPOLIS – Cedar Cultural Center
Links of interest
A NIGHT OUT WITH: The New Standards; The Unusual, With a Twist