Live On King St. Debuts Friday

Cloud Cult to headline Block Party, DJ Nick Nice atop the Majestic marquee

The 2nd annual Live On King Street free summer concert series kicks off Friday July 20th featuring Cloud Cult, an experimental indie rock band from neighboring Minnesota. The band was started by Craig Minowa to support some of his solo projects and has grown to eight current members and almost an equal number of alumni. Cloud Cult features mostly traditional instruments including guitar, cello, violin, bass, keyboard, trombone, drums, and trumpet.

One unique aspect of Cloud Cult’s performances is the employment of one or two painters (including Craig’s wife Connie) on stage that complete pieces during the performance. The pieces are auctioned off at the end and audience members can also commission works to be done during the show.

Opening for Cloud Cult is MS MR, a Brooklyn-based duo with poppy, retro, and sometimes experimental sounds. Their first single “Hurricane” was released this month and is available on 7’’ vinyl. You can download their Track Addict Mix Series, including “Hurricane” from Soundcloud.

Majestic Resident DJ Nick Nice. Courtesy: Nick Nice

The all ages concert begins at 5 p.m. (21 to drink) with Majestic Resident DJ Nick Nice spinning from atop the Majestic marquee as he did last year. Nick Nice will then move inside the Majestic and host the 80s New Wave Rave beginning at 10 p.m.

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