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at First Avenue
Sunday 04/05/15, 7:30pm ($20)
British electronic group Clean Bandit's song "Rather Be" won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. On the strength of the single and their debut album New Eyes, the group is currently touring the US, stopping by Minneapolis' First Avenue this April 5th.
Australia's most buzzworthy breakout artist of 2014, having won Triple J's Unearthed Artist of 2014, the 24 year-old singer-songwriter Meg Mac, will be opening the First Avenue show. This will mark her first US tour, and possibly her first time in Minneapolis... so give her a warm welcome.
Meg Mac is currently supporting her latest self-titled EP, which came out this week, March 24, 2015, via Littlebigman Records/300 Entertainment.
03/27/15 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham*
03/30/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
03/31/15 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
04/01/15 Chicago, IL @ Metro*
04/03/15 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
04/04/15 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre*
04/05/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
04/07/15 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
04/09/15 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre*
04/10/15 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl *
* with Meg Mac
at Turf Club
Monday 04/06/15, 7:30pm ($10)
I've said it before, I just don't like the name Happyness. The typo just drives me nuts, and I really don't know why it bothers me.
The trio just recently played NINE shows at SXSW, which is possibly the most shows I've seen a band can squeeze in at SXSW.
Happyness will be joined by Danger Ron & The Spins and Nancy's Raygun for the Turf Club show.
03/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ^
03/29 - Santa Ana, CA - Burgerama 2015
03/30 - San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill #
04/01 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
04/03 - Seattle, WA - The Sunset Tavern
04/04 - Missoula, MT - Stage 112
04/06 - St, Paul, MN - Turf Club
04/07 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
04/08 - Chicago, IL – Subterranean
04/09 - Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog East
04/10 - Middletown, CT -Wesleyan College
04/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
04/12- Manhattan, NY - Cake Shop
# w/ White Fence, Twerps
*w/ Ezra Furman
^w/ Jacco Gardner, Twerps
at 7th Street Entry
Tuesday 04/07/15, 8pm ($10)
Los Angeles-based Wand are currently on tour in support of their latest album Golem, out last week, March 17th via In The Red. The album was recorded by Chris Woodhouse at The Dock in Sacramento, California.
Joining Wand will be Heaters, a trio (Andrew Tamlyn, Nolan Krebs, and Joshua Korf) from Michigan.
US tour dates:
03/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy >
03/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right >
03/29 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
04/01 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East >
04/02 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
04/03 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar ~
04/04 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog ~
04/05 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ~
04/07 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ~
04/09 - Missoula, MY @ Stage 112
04/11 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
04/12 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/14 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center
04/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
04/16 - Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
> with BABES
~ with Heaters