Wig Out at Jagbags
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, w/ Tyvek
Stephen Malkmus (former Pavement singer) and his band, the Jicks, will be stopping by the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis in support of his latest album Wig Out at Jagbags. Tyvek is listed as opener for this show, as well as Madison, before Disappears displaces the band in Chicago.
02/19/14 Madison | High Noon Saloon
02/20/14 Chicago | Lincoln Hall
02/21/14 Ferndale, MI | The Loving Touch
02/22/14 Toronto | Lee’s Palace
02/23/14 Montreal | Cafe Campus
02/25/14 Boston | Paradise
02/26/14 NYC | Bowery
02/27/14 Brooklyn | Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/28/14 Washington DC | Black Cat
03/01/14 Philadelphia | Theatre of Living Arts
03/03/14 Carrboro | Cat’s Cradle
03/04/14 Atlanta | Terminal West
03/05/14 Birmingham | Bottletree
03/06/14 New Orleans | Parish @ HOB
03/07/14 Houston | Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
03/09/14 Dallas | Granada
03/15/14 Portland | Star Theater
03/27/14 San Francisco | Slim’s
03/28/14 Los Angeles | El Rey
03/29/14 San Diego | Casbah
03/30/14 Pioneertown, CA | Pappy and Harriet’s
04/01/14 Phoenix | Crescent Ballroom
04/02/14 Las Vegas | Beauty Bar
04/03/14 Salt Lake City | Urban Lounge
04/05/14 Missoula | Top Hat
04/07/14 Calgary | Republik
04/08/14 Edmonton | Starlite Room
04/10/14 Vancouver | Rickshaw Theatre
04/11/14 Victoria | Lucky Bar
04/12/14 Seattle | Neptune
Communion: February 2014
Communion MN - February 2014
Communion, the live music promotions team and tastemaker indie label, continues their monthly music series and residency at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis with its February lineup this Tuesday.
Started in London in 2006 as an informal group getting together to play music (which included Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons Manic Street Preachers/Travis producer Ian Grimble), Communion has launched a new platform for developing, emerging and established bands to tour, as well as showcases noteworthy local artists.
Hearts and Plugs
Nashville-based folk, soul, blues, pop husband/wife duo Johnnyswim has been getting the most buzz of the lineup, currently all over VH-1 and in support of their latest EP, Heart Beats (Big Picnic Records).
Locals Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard) and Sombear (aka Brad Hale, drummer for Now, Now) round out this very full night of music in Minneapolis.
Feb 19 Frequency Madison, WI
Feb 20 Ribco Rock Island, IL
Mar 04 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
Mar 05 Gypsy Sally's Washington, DC
Mar 06 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Mar 11 The Bluebird Bloomington, IN
Mar 12 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Mar 13 Mercy Lounge / The High Watt Nashville, TN
Mar 18 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Mar 19 Frequency Madison, WI
Mar 20 Ribco Rock Island, IL
Incan Abraham w/ Van Stee
Los Angeles' Incan Abraham is currently on tour, building buzz for their forthcoming album Tolerance (scheduled for April 8th on White Iris Records). In the meantime, the band previewed "Concorde" single for you to hear on Soundcloud.
Jess, who saw them last year, wrote, "For those unfamiliar with [Incan Abraham], their sound could be categorized with the likes of Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear and High Highs... music that goes hand in hand with the strive to be an enlightened being. "
Incan Abraham will be stopping by the 7th Street Entry on Wednesday. Local band Van Stee (consisting of Charlie Van Stee and Josh Kaplan from the disbanded The CVS Trio) is set to open the show. You may recall we previously mentioned their debut album We Are, released last year on Humans Win! Records.
Incan Abraham Tour Dates:
02/19 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
02/20 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
02/22 Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
02/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
02/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
02/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
02/27 New York, NY @ HiFi
03/03 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
03/05 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
03/06 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
03/08 03/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 Phoenix, AZ @ The Western
Lucius 2014 Tour
Lucius w/ You Won't
NYC-based quintet Lucius is currently riding the crest of a pretty big wave.
After wowing the Minneapolis crowd with an October show at the 7th St. Entry, the band returns to the bigger Cedar Cultural Center this week, supporting their bouncy debut, Wildewoman (Mom + Pop Music).
Co-founders/lead vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig dress, look, and sing in unison, backed by three multi-instrumentalists.
Expect a healthy dose of infectious, dance-inducing pop songs and a good excuse to shake your hips to warm up on a chilly winter night. Time Magazine dubbed them “a band to watch” and hopefully you took note, as the Minneapolis date is long sold out.
Boston-based duo You Won’t, open the show with their own blend of melodic, theatric folk, supporting their debut, Skeptic Goodbye (Old Flame Records).
02/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
02/21: Appleton, WI @ Esch Studio
02/22: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
04/05: Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonde)
04/08: Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (upstairs)
04/13: Utretcht, NL @ Festival Tweetakt
04/16: London, UK @ Oslo
04/18: Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Café
04/19: Dublin, IE @ The Workmans Club
04/20: Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
06/05: Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/06: Randall’s Island, NY @ Governors Ball
06/21: Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
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Together Pangea w/ Mozes And The Firstborn
We actually wrote about the tagteam of Together Pangea and Mozes and the Firstborn yesterday, so I won't spend too much time re-introducing them.
What I didn't mention was that the Minneapolis show will feature a third local act, Frankie Teardrop, who likes to "make rock and roll jams." Teardrop doesn't take himself seriously and promote bad reviews like, "comically terrible" or "what a joke". Sounds like it's going to be fun. Teardrop will likely play tracks from his latest Tough Guy album (which came out last October).
Together Pangea tour dates:
02/19 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
02/20 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency
02/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
02/22 - Kansas City, KS @ Record Bar
02/24 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02/26 - Boise, ID @ Flying M Coffee
02/27 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
03/02 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03/05 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Aer w/ RDGLDGRN and NeW bEAt FUNd
Boston's Aer released their self-titled sophomore album last month and landed at #6 on the iTunes Album Chart. The duo kicked off their " Word of Mouth Tour" on January 31st and continues to Minneapolis this February 22nd at the Fine Line Music Café.
Aer North American Tour Dates:
02/19 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
02/20 Chicago, IL @ Metro
02/21 Madison, WI @ Majestic
02/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
02/23 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
02/25 Denver, CO @ Gothic
02/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
02/28 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/01 Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room
03/02 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
03/05 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
03/06 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
03/07 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
03/08 San Diego, CA @ SoMa
03/09 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
03/10 Albuquerque, NM @ Lauchpad
03/12-03/13 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/14 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
03/15 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/16 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
03/18 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
03/19 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
03/20 Charlotte, NC @ Visualite Theatre
03/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
03/22 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Live at the Cactus
Rodriguez & Jacobs
Carrie Rodriguez w/ Frankie Lee
Since no one I know can afford the Paul Simon and Sting concert at Xcel Energy Center, how about checking out Carrie Rodriguez at the Cedar Cultural Center this Sunday instead?
We caught Rodriguez last year at the same venue, and noted that Romantica's Luke Jacobs was there to help her sing and play... as it turns out, the two of them have a new live album called Live at the Cactus.
Expect Rodriguez and Jacobs to play some country-ish folk tunes. Opening up is local alt-country Frankie Lee, not to be confused with the 70s bluesman of the same name.
02/19/14 Evanston, IL SPACE
02/20/14 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
02/21/14 Rockford, IL Severson Dells Nature
02/23/14 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural
03/07/14 Conroe, TX Dosey Doe Coffee House
03/12/14 Oklahoma City, OK The Blue Door
03/14/14 Denver, CO Soiled Dove Underground
03/16/14 Jackson, WY Center For The Arts
03/21/14 Bellingham, WA Green Frog Cafe
03/23/14 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
03/24/14 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
03/25/14 Eugene, OR House Concert
03/30/14 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage
04/19/14 Lewisville, TX Medical Center