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at 7th Street Entry
Friday, 07/24/2015, 8pm ($10)
Lazyeyes and fellow Brooklynites The Teen Age (yes, another 'teen band') are heading out on tour tomorrow.
Flood Magazine recently shared Lazyeyes' "Fractals" (taken from their New Year EP) via Soundcloud.
As for The Teen Age, Justina saw them at Northside Festival 2014 in New York and wrote, "Seriously locally based (the lead singer lives down the street), The Teen Age plays fast-paced, punk rock music with a wave of surf rock mixed in. Their catchy hooks remind me of The Hives, but are combined with fairly low-key singing. Even in the small space, the band moved around and gave off a lot of contagious energy."
Lazyeyes + The Teen Age Summer Tour:
7/19: Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's
7/20: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
7/21: Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
7/22: Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
7/23: Madison, WI @ The Frequency
7/24: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
7/26: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
7/27: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
7/28: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
7/29: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/30: Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
7/31: Washington, DC @ DC9
8/1: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
at Varsity Theater
Friday, 07/24/2015, 7:30pm ($15)
Texas' This Will Destroy You (often abbreviated to TWDY) will be doing a small Midwest tour next week, starting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in support of their latest album Another Language (Suicide Squeeze Records), which reached #7 on Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart when it was released last September. The Boston Globe described the latest release as, "Blending the intensity of doom metal with the fragility of shoegaze, the music burns slowly, shifting from ambient to turbulent and back."
We previously saw TWDY at 7th Street Entry in 2011, and was surprised to learned that they were an all-instrumental band: "I didn't know This Will Destroy You was an all-instrumental band. I should have seen it coming when the stage was cleared and there were no microphones."
Supporting TWDY will be The Velvet Teen (yes! another 'teen' band), who I actually though broke up when drummer Logan Whitehurst died from cancer and bassist Josh Staples left the band in 2007. Glad to see that the trio is back now. The Velvet Teen's latest All Is Illusory came out on June 30, 2015.
TWDY's Tour Dates:
7.24.15 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN *
7.25.15 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI *
7.27.15 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL **
* w/ The Velvet Teen
** w/ Pink Avalanche
at Loring Park
Saturday, 07/25/2015, 10am (FREE)
Tour de Fat festival is coming back to Minneapolis next Saturday, July 25th!
Last year, the festival brought us Black Joe Lewis and the year before that, Those Darlins (which you can read all about it here).
This year, the big musical act is Americana/Folk band Blind Pilot from Portland, Oregon. The last time I heard from the band, members of the band (Kati Claborn, Luke Ydstie, and Ryan Dobrowski) formed a new band called Hook & Anchor.
Tour de Fat's 2015 schedule:
10:00 a.m. — Parade Registration
11:00 a.m. — Parade Kick-Off
11:50 a.m. — Fashion!
12:10 p.m. – The Reals
1:20 p.m. — The Slow-Mo Show
1:40 p.m. — The Slow Ride Races
2:10 p.m. — 1,000 Person Dance Contest
2:40 p.m. — Car for Bike Trade
2:50 p.m. — SSSSNAKE! Rides Sputnik!
4:00 p.m. – Blind Pilot
5:00 p.m. — Finale
12:10 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.
Superfriends Variety Hour: Death Defying Comedy featuring Chain Saws, Yo-Yos and Bananas
Le Tigre Circus Tent:
11:15 a.m. — Marnie Sams Muffin Show (Kids Show)
11:50 a.m. — The Other One
12:20 p.m. — Fire Leopard
1:10 p.m. — The Kroup
2:05 p.m. — Yo-Yo Time Machine
2:40 p.m. — Honeymoon Cabaret
3:30 p.m. — Lily, Lily, Lily
4:20 p.m. — Etiquette School
Lips Lounge Tapping:
12pm: La Folie, Hop Tart, Cocoa Mole
1pm: Pear Ginger
2pm: Carnie's Blood
3pm: Transatlantique Creek