7TH STREET ENTRY
Papercuts w/ Skygreen Leopards
When I think about papercuts, I think about licking envelopes and cutting my tongue. It's painful, and it's not a good thought. Hopefully San Francisco's Papercuts is not as unpleasant.
Papercuts is the stagename for singer/songwriter/producer Jason Quever, who is currently on tour in support of his latest album Life Among the Savages (Easy Sound / Memphis Industries).
Opening up will be California psych-pop duo Skygreen Leopards, who is currently on tour with Woods. Skygreen Leopards' latest album Family Crimes came out earlier this summer via Woodsist.
Papercuts tour dates:
09/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
09/12 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
09/14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
09/14 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry at First Avenue
09/15 Chicago, IL - Hideout
09/18 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
We previously mentioned that The Bots were two brothers, Mikaiah Lei (lead vocal, guitar, bass) and Anaiah Lei (drums & percussions, backing vocal), and noted that they were really young (at the time Anaiah was 16).
The Bots are touring the Midwest around Riotfest, and will be stopping by Minneapolis at the Nether Bar (inside Mill City Nights), in support of their forthcoming album Pink Palms, set for release October 14th via FADER Label.
Opening up the show are The Picturebooks, described as a new band, the blues-rock duo (Fynn & Philipp). Noisey recently debuted the band’s video for "Your Kisses Burn Like Fire" and said it makes you want to buy a motorcycle and disappear into the desert. The Picturebooks will be showcasing some songs from their forthcoming album Imaginary Horse, due out October 7th.
09/10 - The Hollow - Albany, NY
09/12 - The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
09/13 - Riotfest - Chicago, IL
09/15 - Nether Bar - Minneapolis, MN
09/18 - Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
09/20 - Riotfest - Denver, CO
09/21 - The Smell - Los Angeles, CA
09/27 - The Shindig Festival - Baltimore, MD
11/09 - Fun Fun Fun Fest - Austin, TX
Mark your calendar, one of my favorite band Shonen Knife will be playing their 1,000th show at the Turf Club in Saint Paul on September 16th. What an achievement, and, as a bonus, they are taking fan requests. If I can get them to play "Riding the Rocket" or their cover of the Carpenters' "Top of the World", I'll be happy.
Details of their 1000 show:
The show at Turf Club in St. Paul, MN of our North American Tour 2014 will be the 1000th!
To celebrate the 1000th show, we'll take fan requests and make a set list!
You can send request via Twitter or Facebook. Please see the "how to send request" below.
Anyone can join. Please send request without hesitation!
How to send request
Twitter : use Hashtag #SK1000
facebook : Leave your favorites as comments!
Shonen Knife's tour dates:
09/11/14 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
09/12/14 Brooklyn, NY The Wick
09/13/14 Music Is Art
09/14/14 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
09/16/14 Saint Paul, MN Turf Club
09/17/14 Iowa City, IA The Mill
09/18/14 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
09/19/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
09/20/14 Toronto, ON The Silver Dollar Room
09/22/14 Cambridge, MA Middle East Nightclub
09/24/14 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
09/25/14 Durham, NC The Pinhook
09/27/14 Atlanta, GA 529
09/30/14 Baton Rouge, LA Mud And Water
10/01/14 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
10/02/14 Dallas, TX Dada Dallas
10/03/14 Austin, TX Red 7
10/06/14 Tucson, AZ The Flycatcher
10/07/14 San Diego, CA The Casbah
10/08/14 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
10/10/14 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
10/11/14 Portland, OR Dante's
10/12/14 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
10/14/14 Boise, ID Neurolux
10/15/14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
10/16/14 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
10/17/14 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
10/18/14 St. Louis, MO Firebird
10/20/14 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub
10/21/14 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint
CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
The Global Roots Program
Technically this is a three-day event The Global Roots Program (September 15 to September 17) over at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.
If you love world music, you should already be familiar with the Cedar's programming for bringing over various international musician from around the world. Many of these artists don't traditionally tour, and many of them would never have come to Minneapolis, if it was not for the Cedar's invitations. All events for the The Global Roots Program 2014 are free and open to the public.
For the first night, La Yegros from Buenos Aires is the headliner. Greek-born singer/accordionist/composer Magda Giannikou is the man behind Banda Magda. Twin Cities Somali singer and songwriter Mohamed Alta and Chile's Alma Andina will also be there.
For the second night, Morocco's Hassan Hakmoun will be playing traditional sounds of the Gnawa people in his native Marrakesh. Malian Derek Gripper have worked with various legendary Malian musicians Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré and Ballaké Sissoke, just to name a few. Local Somali oud player Argos, aka Abdulkadir Said, will be opening up the event.
Emel Mathlouthi is from Tunisia, Africa. She's a singer, composer, guitarist, and is said to sound like Joan Baez Also on the bill are Feedel Band, from Washington, DC, but plays Ethiopian jazz music. As with all these other shows, local Somali singer Deka Ali Mire, aka Deeqa Bilan, will open up.
CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Soul veterans Lee Fields & The Expressions are currently on tour in support of their latest album Emma Jean, out now on Truth & Soul Records.
Emma Jean is the follow up to Lee "Little James Brown" Fields' first two Truth & Soul albums— 2009's My World and 2012's Faithful Man. Fields was last seen in Minneapolis last year in November.
Lee Fields & The Expressions tour dates:
09/10 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End
09/11 Fredricton, AB - Harvest Jazz and Blues
09/12 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Fest
09/14 Telluride, CO Telluride Brews & Blues Fest
09/16 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
09/18 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
09/19 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
09/20 St. Louis, MO - 2720 Cherokee
09/21 Nashville, TN - Exit In
09/23 Shreveport, LA - Bears on Fairfield
09/25 Austin, TX - The Parish
09/26 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/27 Dallas, TX - Index Festival
09/30 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
10/02 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
10/03 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
10/04 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
10/05 Philadelphia, PA - World Café
10/16 Munich, Germany - Ampere
10/17 Nancy, France - Jazz Pulsation
10/18 Roots Festival TivoliVredenburg
10/19 Paard van Troje
10/21 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
10/23 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
10/24 Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
10/25 Dublin, Ireland - The Sugar Club
10/26 Cork Jazz Festival
10/28 Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
10/29 Brighton, UK - Dome Concert Hall
10/31 Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11/01 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
11/04 Paris, France - Trabendo
11/05 Lyon, France - Epicerie Modeme
11/06 Nimes, France - Paloma
11/07 Toulon, France - Espace Andre Malraux
11/08 Nice, France - Salle Grappeli
11/10 Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
11/11 Koln, Germany - Clubbahnhof Ehrenfeld
11/12 Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
11/14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
11/15 Oslo, Norway - Cosmopolite Scene
Spoon w/ EMA
I have been looking forward to this Spoon with EMA show for a while now. I normally don't clear out my calendar that far in advance, but when I heard this lineup, I knew I couldn't miss this show.
Spoon was just here in Minneapolis for Rock the Garden, but this time around, they'll be playing tracks from their latest album They Want My Soul (Loma Vista/Republic).
Show up early and catch Erika M Anderson, aka EMA, where she'll be playing some tracks from her latest The Future's Void (Matador Records).
I previously mentioned that EMA became a household name when Rolling Stones called her "Artist to Watch" for her sophomore album Past Life Martyred Saints, so hopefully we can hear some of those tracks as well.
NOTE: Like all State, Orpheum, or Pantages shows, these starts on time, meaning you have to be at the venue at the time listed (which is 7:30pm sharp). Personally, I like to show up at least 20 minutes before the set time.
09/17/14 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
09/18/14 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
09/19/14 Minneapolis, MN The State Theatre
09/20/14 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
09/21/14 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
09/23/14 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
This may be a running joke at W♥M, but this will be the fourth we've missed Sir Sly. Earlier this year, we tried to catch the Los Angeles-based trio at First Avenue, but due to communication mix-up at the venue door, we could not get in on time to see the band. As usual, we are overbooked for this Saturday, and will be regrettable missing Sir Sly once again...
This Saturday is the big, long drive to Canterbury Park in Shakopee to see Festival Palomino.
If you listen to our podcast, we've actually been talking about this Festival Palomino for quite a while. We mentioned that this is the first of its kind, curated and organized by Duluth band Trampled by Turtles.
Bands on the bill:
The Head And The Heart
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Spirit Family Reunion
The Apache Relay
09/10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
09/11 Boston, MA House of Blues
09/12 New York, NY Terminal 5
09/13 Columbia, MD Route 29 Revue
09/14 Grand Point North Music Festival
09/16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre
09/17 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
09/18 Des Moines, IA Simon Estes Amphitheater
09/20 Festival Palomino
09/27 Kansas City, KS Crossroads KC
09/28 Columbia, MO Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
10/16 Ozark, AR Harvest Music Festival
10/18 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
10/19 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
10/20 Arcata, CA Humboldt State
10/23 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
10/24 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
10/25 Reno, NV Cargo
10/26 Life is Beautiful Festival
11/10 Munich, DE Kranhalle
11/11 Berlin, DE Bang Bang Club
11/12 Hamburg, DE Prinzenbar
11/13 Köln, DE Luxor
11/14 Crossing Border Festival
11/15 Paris, FR La Maroquinerie
11/16 Bristol, UK Thekla
11/17 Manchester, UK Gorilla
11/18 Glasgow, UK Art School
11/19 Birmingham, UK The Institute
11/20 London, UK Scala
11/22 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Noord