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JuneBug 2011 kicks off today. Featured bands: Optimum Trajectory; The Big Strong Men

JuneBug Festival of Music  
The Contented Cow’s 4 day JuneBug Festival of Music kicks off today. Although two of the bands performing today didn’t perform at last year’s JuneBug, I’ve blogged about their Northfield performances.

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Twin Cities jazz sextet Optimum Trajectory performed at the Cow in February.

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Last July I blogged about a band that "wowed the audience (wide age range) in ways that I’d not seen in a while in Northfield:" The Big Strong Men

They headlined a show at First Avenue back in Feb. See this article in the Badger Herald for more on the band.

Below: my two-minute video clip of them at the Cow:

 

See all the previous JuneBug blog posts, including those with photo albums.

Photos and video of a music night in Northfield: The Big Strong Men; Area 51; Fort Wilson Riot

Downtown Northfield under a full moonDowntown Northfield under a full moonAs Robbie and I got out of our car in downtown’s west side parking lot last night, we heard music coming from both the Cow’s outdoor stage and the back deck of The Key. Northfielders who ventured downtown, it turns out, got a real treat from the bands at both outdoor venues—with warm temps, spectacular skies, and later on, a full moon.

See my album of 18 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow (videos below):

Below: a two-minute video clip of The Big Strong Men (Facebook page). The band wowed the audience (wide age range) in ways that I’d not seen in a while in Northfield. Members include:

Ben Greenwald: Guitar/Vocals
Christopher "Philly" Williams: Keyboards/Vocals
Joe Silberschmidt: Drums/Vocals
Jon Camp: Bass

 

Below: a 30-second video clip of Jacob Mullis and Amy Hager of Fort Wilson Riot (also follow them on Twitter and Facebook). Marie Fischer also has some photos in a post on The Key’s blog where she thanks them “for playing the most incredible drum-free show The Key has ever seen.”