Jenny Lewis w/ The Apache Relay
Both Tori Amos at the O'Shaughnessy and Broken Bells at the State Theatre ticket costs about $40 each... if that's out of your price range, come check out The Apache Relay and Jenny Lewis at First Avenue on August 3rd.
Since many of you may know Lewis' name as actress (various film & television roles) and singer of Rilo Kiley and Jenny & Johnny, you may not know opener The Apache Relay.
The Apache Relay are based out of Nashville, and they will be playing tracks from their new self-titled album, which is out now via So Recordings.
I got a chance to hear their single, "Katie Queen of Tennessee" and it sounded great! You will find yourself humming to the melodies.
The Apache Relay confirmed tour dates:
08/01 Chicago, IL - Park West*
08/03 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
08/09 Charlotte, NC - God Save the Queen City
08/15 Florence, AL - Billy Reid Shindig
08/19 Jefferson City, TN - Carson-Newman University
09/17 Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian Room
09/18 Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Amphitheater
09/20 Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
*supporting Jenny Lewis
7TH STREET ENTRY
Indie-pop band PHOX (pronounced 'fox') are playing the 7th Street Entry this Monday, August 4th. Expect the Wisconsin-based band to play tracks from their self-titled debut album, which came out June 24th via Partisan Records.
PHOX's single, "Kingfisher", was made iTunes Singles of the Week for the week of July 8th, which made the band quite happy. Band member Zach Johnston talked about the song, explaining that the song was "about longing for a certain person romantically and then realizing that you may have invented the whole infatuation in your head. Who knows how things would have turned out had you actually been in a relationship with this person..."
Aug 01, 2014 - Detroit MI - Magic Stick Lounge
Aug 03, 2014 - Green Bay WI - Meyer Theatre
Aug 04, 2014 - Minneapolis MN - 7th St. Entry
Aug 06, 2014 - Milwaukee WI - Turner Hall
Aug 07, 2014 - Madison WI - High Noon Saloon
Aug 08, 2014 - Madison WI - High Noon Saloon
Aug 09, 2014 - Chicago IL - Lincoln Hall
7TH STREET ENTRY
Dana Buoy w/ Aero Flynn
Dana Janssen is currently playing under the stage name Dana Buoy. Dana Buoy is currently heading out on tour in support of his new 2014 EP called Preacher.
It should also be noted that most of the dates with Sylvan Esso have sold out. The band was recently in Minneapolis at the second annual 10 Thousand Sounds Music Festival, which we caught the "up-and-coming dreamy indie-folk duo" last year, when they only had a handful of songs.
08/06 Chicago, IL - Schubas #
08/08 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade ^
08/09 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right +
08/12 Washington DC - DC9
08/13 Durham, NC - The Pinhook ~
08/14 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight * SOLD OUT
08/15 Atlanta, GA - The Earl * SOLD OUT
08/16 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
08/17 Austin, TX - Emos *
08/19 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
08/20 San Diego, CA - Casbah * SOLD OUT
08/21 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour * SOLD OUT
08/22 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour * SOLD OUT
08/23 San Francisco, CA - Independent * SOLD OUT
08/25 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
08/26 Seattle, WA - Neumos * SOLD OUT
08/27 Boise, ID - Neurolux *
08/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
08/30 Denver, CO - Hi Dive * SOLD OUT
# with Aero Flynn
^ with The Rosebuds
+ with Janka Nabay
~ with The Human Eyes
* with Sylvan Esso
MILL CITY NIGHTS
OMG Music Fest
OMG Music Fest is described as "a concert where many talented artists join together to perform and to share their passion for music with young people around the country."
Being an old person, I don't honestly know any of these young artist. I suspect they are all YouTube stars ... which is a legitimate thing.
I have been to an Owl City show and a Selena Gomez show, and I can tell you to expect a lot of screaming girls. They are really loud, and they are really passionate about their favorite singer..... Already the platinum tickets are sold out.
The OMG Summer Tour will feature the following:
7TH STREET ENTRY
We saw Paul Michell two years ago at the 400 Bar. I described him as a local young singer/songwriter who played his entire EP Wake Me Up live.
Michell has a CD releasing party for his latest album, We Keep On Dreaming.
The show is described as:
My special guests to open the night:
KAREN AND IVY of WARSAW CIPHER
And a special appearance by Veronica Fritsch!
TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB
Youngblood Hawke w/ Caught A Ghost
We've seen Youngblood Hawke a few times in Minneapolis, and every time they brought their high energy to the Twin Cities. Their "The Pressure Tour" started last night, bringing the band back to Minneapolis' Triple Rock Social Club.
Caught A Ghost (Los Angeles singer/songwriter Jesse Nolan, w/ actress Tessa Thompson and Stephen Edelstein on drums), who channel a modern version of classic Stax/Motown-era soul on their full-length, Human Nature (+1 records) opens the show.
Confirmed tour dates:
08/02 - Frederick, MD @ Frederick Fairgrounds
08/03 - Montauk, NY @ The Surf Lodge
08/05 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
08/06 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
08/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
08/09 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
08/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
08/11 - Columbus, OH @ A and R Music Bar
08/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
08/13 - Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre
08/15 - Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amph BR> 08/16 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amph
08/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
08/19 - Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods
08/20 - Austin, TX @ Moody Theater
08/22 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
08/23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
08/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/27 - San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
08/28 - San Jose, CA @ SJ State Event Center
08/31 - Portland, OR @ Edgefield
Echo & The Bunnymen
I do love Echo & The Bunnymen, but not a massive fan, but I witness their breakup via Melody Maker and NME. When lead singer Ian McCulloch left the band to pursue a solo career, the band recruited a new singer Noel Burke, but ultimately the band split in 1993.
Original member Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant had reunited in the late 90s and subsequently been releasing albums under the moniker Echo & The Bunnymen. Their latest album Meteorites came out June 3rd, 2014, via 429 Records.
Like tours for these new albums, expect them to work the new record, but throwing in fan favorites like "Killing Moon" and "Seven Seas."
08/02/14 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
08/04/14 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal
08/05/14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
08/06/14 Seattle, WA The Showbox
08/09/14 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
08/10/14 Chicago, IL Metro / Smart Bar
08/11/14 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
08/12/14 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
08/14/14 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
08/16/14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
08/17/14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
08/18/14 Silver Spring, MD Fillmore Silver Spring
08/19/14 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer