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Drone Not Drones: The 6th Annual 28-hour Drone at The Cedar


  • Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454 (map)

DRONE NOT DRONES: The 6th Annual 28-hour Drone
A benefit for Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
January 25th at 7pm until January 26th at 11:00pm
$20 Advance, $30 Day of Show
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1801342?utm_medium=bks

"An all-ages, 28-hour concert that celebrates the expansive world of drone music while raising funds for Doctors Without Borders." — Resident Advisor

For the sixth year in a row musicians from across the musical spectrum unite to create a continuous, uninterrupted, 28-hour drone of unified sound to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.

The experts at Wikipedia say "Drone music is a minimalist musical style that emphasizes the use of sustained or repeated sounds... It is typically characterized by lengthy audio programs with relatively slight harmonic variations throughout each piece compared to other musics."

Be part of a unique experience while supporting a just cause. Come by before work, after work, or both. Bring a pillow/blanket to make yourself comfortable. Spend the night with us.

We will be airing the entire performance on KFAI - 90.3 FM Minneapolis - 106.7 FM St. Paul and streaming online so you can enjoy it even if you can't be with us here in Minneapolis. Direct your browsers to dronenotdrones.com to watch the webstream, get an up to the minute schedule, listen to recordings of our previous drones, and donate directly to Doctors Without Borders.

We may feel powerless to stop the military industrial complex from spreading war. But we can spread peace if we drone on and on about it...

Full lineup is TBA, but features: 

Laraaji
Carl Hultgren (Windy & Carl)
Low
Gaelynn Lea Music
Mary Lattimore - Harpist
John King & Jesse Stiles (Merce Cunningham Dance Company Musicians)

with:
Jason Tait (Bahamas / The Weakerthans)
IE
Names Divine
The Quaking Bogge
Comets Ov Cupid
Thunderbolt Pagoda
Drone Band
American Cream Band
<MASS>
Psychomantic the Ritual Death Cult
Flavor Crystals
Lee Noble
dVRG REDEFINED
Paris1919
Geiger Counter
John Saint Pelvyn
Noise Quean Ant
Crystal Myslajek / Liz Draper / John Marks
Matt Rahaim
Jonathan Kaiser
555 Galaxy Express
Balung Getih
Alan Church
Moss Folk
Magic Castles
Nate Grumdahl
Slow Clarity
IOSIS
Bella Yaga
Lynn Avery
International Novelty Gamelan
Tim Kaiser
Magnetic Ghost
Snickers

and dozens more TBA