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Totally Gross National Party 2014 lineup announced: Allan Kingdom, Marijuana Deathsquads, debut of Taggert & Rosewood, more

Last year's Totally Gross National Party. Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR.

Burgeoning local indie label Totally Gross National Product (TGNP) have officially announced their fifth annual Totally Gross National Party, which is slated for August 23 at Icehouse. This year’s edition of the label’s annual concert will feature performances by some of the label’s flagship acts, along with some new faces.

The annual party has grown in size and hype over each year of its existence, and City Pages named last year’s TGN Party “Best Concert of the Past 12 Months” at the beginning of this year.

For the first time, Marijuana Deathsquads will be opening the concert. They have headlined every previous TGN Party. The label’s announcement warns to “expect something planned especially for this show to kick things off.”

The concert will mark the first performance ever by Taggert & Rosewood, a new project by TGNP co-founder (and member/contributor to Gayngs, Poliça, and Marijuana Deathsquads) Ryan Olson and Solid Gold’s Zach Coulter.

Andrew Broder’s recently-revived project Fog will also be performing. Broder is currently raising funds for a new album under the name—the first since 2007—on Kickstarter.

Rapidly rising rapper Allan Kingdom, who wowed at last year’s TGN Party, is on the bill again this year. His Future Memoirs EP has already earned acclaim as one of the best local releases of the year.

The lineup as announced so far includes Marijuana Deathsquads, Stolyette, Warey, RONiiA, Votel—playing their second show since the long-awaited release of their debut album—Aero Flynn, Pony Bwoy, Tender Meat, Alpha Consumer, Fog, Leisure Birds, Taggert & Rosewood, Allan Kingdom, and “probably more,” according to TGNP. The event is $12.00 and doors are at 2 p.m. on August 23.

Austin Gerth is a member of the class of 2016 at Concordia College. He also writes for Concordia’s student blog, The COBBlog; and Concordia’s student newspaper, The Concordian.