Friday Night saw another show of strength of the Minnesota music scene. Communist Daughters may have gotten it’s start in Wisconsin, but their hearts will forever be in Twin Cities. 6 years after “Soundtrack to the End” the band released their new album “The Cracks That Built the Wall” with support from 3 great Twin Cities bands.
Catbath (Travis F., Crystal S., Kristin K., and Gravey G.) got things off to a fast paced start. Before they took the stage First Avenue seemed empty with folks hiding in corners like, uh…….. Cats sensing a bath? But the screams, yowls and scratching coming from the stage brought them out and numerous Meows and catcalls could be heard from the crowd through their set. The first time in First Avenue’s Mainroom they suggested a drinking game where each time they said thank you, everyone would have to take a drink. Their punk rock sound is a personal favorite of mine.
Set List: Ta-Da / Vacuum / Hoarder / Law of Average / Black Sand / Colorado / Casio / Jellyfish / Bop, Ooo
Set List: Awake / Run / Blindfold / Myth / Caaves / Trouble / Haunt / District / Criminal / Shore
Set List: Drone / Cry Bullets / Brain Doctor / Rock-N-Roll Plankton Unite! / Circular Room / You Ain’t Alone / Crown Salesman / Yellow Sun? / Don’t Forget To Dream? / Unicorn
All those parts come together very nicely on stage supported by background graphics and great lights. Add to that the feel of a hometown show and the appreciation the band had to headline First Avenue for the first time and you got yourself a pretty special evening. I enjoyed the vocal chemistry between Johnny Solomon and his wife Molly. Overall a great show and an album that should be on every music fans list to check out.
Set List: Hold Back / Beach Stalker / Soundtrack / Avery / The Killing Time / Keep Moving / Roll A Stone / Strange / Balboa / Not The Kid / All Lit Up / The Dealer / Speed of Sound / Oceans / Northern Lights / Ghosts Star Tribune article by Richard Morgan