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McCollum w/ Texar

Rick McCollum will be joining Texar during their September 11 performance at Acadia Theatre in Minneapolis. It’s an all ages show, music starts at 8:30.

Moon Maan’s landing

Local Music: Moon Maan’s landing Former Afghan Whigs guitarist Rick McCollum has two new CDs out this month, and he’s proud of both. By Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune It was mostly coincidence, but good timing nonetheless: The same day Rick McCollum finally issued the debut album by his rhythmic soul-punk band Moon Maan, Rhino Records put out the first-ever anthology by his old group, the Afghan Whigs. “We would’ve loved to have gotten this out two years earlier,” McCollum said of Moon Maan’s eponymous CD,…

Moon Maan CD Release Show

Moon Maan is celebrating the release of their debut CD with a show at Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis with Heavy Sleeper, the 757’s, and the Screens on this Friday, June 22.

Moon Maan – Theremin Thrash

City Pages – Theremin Thrash by Steve McPherson Wipe your finger along the music on Moon Maan’s self-titled debut album and you’ll come away with a gob of grit and grime—but you’ll also have exposed an anodized, metallic finish. Underpinning the mostly straight-ahead classic-rock vibe of former Afghan Whigs guitarist Rick McCollum’s current project is a most unorthodox instrument: the theremin. “I got one from Big Briar down in North Carolina—Robert Moog’s place,” says McCollum, on the phone from his home in Minneapolis. Moog was…

Feels Like the First Time

PINCH!*twin cities Sometimes going backwards can cause serious crashes. You look back too long and hard and you’re likely to get blindsided by past transgressions. Even worse, anything “retro” can sometimes feel about as real as a cage drawn by a white-gloved mime. (Haven’t I been in here before? And wasn’t it as lame then? Is this “retro bleak”? Why is it so empty in here?) And sometimes it can feel so gosh darn good, a spunky sex-strut full of real-life anticipation. Like every summer…. – Rick McCollum Interview : Interview : Rick McCollum of Moon Maan

Moon Maan, Afghan Whigs To Both Release New CDs On Same Day : News : Moon Maan, Afghan Whigs To Both Release New CDs On Same Day What do Moon Maan and The Afghan Whigs have in common? Two things, actually: guitarist extraordinaire Rick McCollum, for one, and also the release of a CD on June 5th. From its first cut “Be Good to Me” throughout the CD, Minneapolis-based Moon Maan’s debut is a ghostly, groovy, grisly and bluesy sound that emerged along city streets and in the shadows of skyscrapers. For frontman McCollum, who contributes…

Moon Maan on iTunes

The debut album from Moon Maan is now available at iTunes. You can also order the CD from Catlick Records.

Moon Maan “Be Good to Me” Video

I’m off to Portland for a few days. If there’s anything I should check out while I’m in town, leave a note in the comments. I’ll leave you with the new video from Rick McCollum and Moon Maan for “Be Good to Me”. Enjoy. YouTube – MoonMaan “Be Good To Me”

Rick McCollum Solo Gig Tonight

Moon Maan’s Rick McCollum will be performing solo tonight at 400 Bar in Minneapolis. I’m told to expect the unexpected.

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