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Thursday, March 13 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Knife World

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It all started in Wyoming, or so the story goes. Just a man making tacos, and now everybody knows. One man had a dream that he could provide fresh Mexican food to the people at an affordable price. The band Knife World started in 2004 and since then, these two young men have dedicated their lives to offer this same incredible value, musically. Much like the "Taco Bravo" (which, as you may know, is a taco INSIDE a burrito), Knife World layers a solid foundation of taco meat filling, a crunchy inner-shell and surrounds those sounds with a layer of refried beans, topped with crisp lettuce, cheese, tomato, and lovingly wrapped in a soft flour tortilla. Merely a two-piece, Knife World's compositions offer 25% MORE music per member, offering an exceptional value to the listener. Guitarist, Jon Nielsen, was classically trained in the art of guitar freak-outs and heavy pot smoking in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Sitting on top of Harney Peak, the "center of the universe" (according to Black Elk), Jon requested the ability to shred. He spent his early days operating a tourist-trap ski-lift, carrying the idiots to a private mountain-top which allowed them a special viewing of Mount Rushmore. With a boombox that frequently played Slayer and Metallica as his only friend, he jerked off on a guitar and smoked weed in a small hut high atop Tramway Mountain. After high school he accidentally cut his hair and began listening to finger-style jazz guitar. He still has not gotten laid. Drummer, Josh Journey-Heinz, led a more dashing lifestyle with his first sexual encounter at the tender age of five. Since Knife World's inception, it's been downhill ever since. Growing up playing electric guitar in the basement bosoms of Minneapolis, he eventually began jamming with high school friend, Ted Leslie, on the drums. At a combined height of 12' 10' their respective centers of gravity prohibited them from being any good at skateboarding so they retreated back to Ted's basement and collaborated musically throughout high school. At the age of 20, Ted was diagnosed with brain cancer. Upon passing, Josh inherited Ted's precious drums, which have since served as a wonderfully rowdy mechanism by which to send beats to his old friend in the ether. Josh and Jon first played together at a fisting dungeon in North East Minneapolis. They shared a love for excessive jamming and general perversions. Named by IceRod (the best rapper in Minneapolis), Knife World began playing a litany of underground venues, scavenger hunts and nasty parties. During the first three years the band self-produced a six song cassette-only release and a five song Compact Disc entitled "Salutations from Ancient Cum". Their legacy is now bolstered by a full-length 3-D record on Roaratorio Records. Don't let their small dicks fool you, they're really nice guys.
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/67191.html

Thursday March 13, 2008 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Maggie Mae's Gibson Room 512 Trinity St

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