Wednesday, July 11, 2007

This Evening's Moment of Zen: White Light Riot's Electric Fetus In-Store

It's true; Minneapolis power poppers White Light Riot were in town tonight, promoting both their excellent* new album, "Atomism," and their (what we can only expect will be an) excellent headlining performance at the Festival to End the Violence. The show, which will be held this Sunday at Bayfront Festival Park, is a benefit for Duluth's Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women = good tunes, good cause.

ANYWAY, here's a shot of the group (well, at least a shot of half of the group) going the unplugged route in my favorite record store. Though it was sparsely attended -- drummer Mark Schwandt even cracked "If you like Brian McKnight, you'll love us" as their set came to a close -- it was a stellar performance.

Kudos to the Fetus for hosting it, and for allowing them to raise awareness for this worthy benefit concert!

*More on this in this weekend's edition of the Budgeteer, as I review it alongside two other (equally) excellent albums: Shelter Belt's "Under the World Awhile" and Justice's "

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