Music Calendar

Coloring Time feat. No Bird Sing

This bassless hip-hop trio packs a powerful punch.

With a stripped-down sound and emotive, erudite lyrics, No Bird Sing was named one of the Best New Bands of 2009 by City Pages.

Joe Orton, vocals
Robert Mulrennan, guitar
Graham O’Brien, drums

• “Ars Poetica” from a recent show

• “Land Mines” at The Current’s studios

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Nearly everything about No Bird Sing is innovative and artistic. Just the musical makeup of the group is gutsy: essentially a hip-hop band built on the raw sounds of one guitar, one microphone, drums and little else. The lyrics are bold, too, influenced by everything from “A Clockwork Orange” to Muddy Waters to Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz.”  - Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune