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at Boom Island Park
Saturday, 06/18/16, 1pm ($64)
It’s all about Rock the Garden this Saturday. Although it is more like Rock the “Island”, since this year’s music festival is taking place on Boom Island Park (no thanks to the construction taking place at the Walker Art Center).
Rock the Garden 2016 Set Times
3p GRRRL PRTY
4:30p Hippo Campus
8:45p The Flaming Lips
2:30p Plague Vendor
3:45p N. Rateliff & Night Sweats
5:30p M. Ward
7:30p Chance The Rapper
Local hip hop Grrrl Prty announced that RTG will be the band’s last show as a band (as announced on their Facebook). Certainly not a surprise, considering that their key famous member Lizzo is enjoying a successful solo career and may be off touring too often to do any Grrrl Prty projects or gigs.
We just saw Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at Northrop Auditorium on May 31, 2016, but they are a welcome addition to the show.
Local favorites Hippo Campus will likely draw in a lot of teen girls - as we witness at their Chipotle Cultivate Festival last year.
We haven’t seen M. Ward since his appearance with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him in 2010. Unfortunately, since Deschanel is busy with the successful New Girl, her She & Him project is far and in-between. It’ll be good to catch up with M. Ward, who recently released his eighth studio album More Rain (Merge Records and Bella Union).
Another local favorite Poliça is also on the bill. We got a preview of the entire new album United Crushers in February 2016, before anyone else heard it... so we’re very excited to hear those songs again.
Chance the Rapper’s last appearance in Minneapolis was at the Myth in Oct 2015, so this guy knows how to work the crowd.
The Flaming Lips has gone a long, long way since we last saw the band in 2000. Fun fact: I once saw a Flaming Lips documentary and as part of the Q&A with the director, he called singer Wayne Coyne on speaker phone and it turned out that he was sleeping (at 6pm!)
You can still get tickets via etix.com.
at Triple Rock Social Club
Saturday, 06/18/16, 8pm ($13/$15)
Still vibrating from the rightful buzz of their last record (2014’s self-titled), post-punk quintet Eagulls will be trekking across these United States in just a few weeks in support of their brand new LP Ullages. The album, which was released in May on Partisian, has been warmly received with some music outlets calling it one of the best records of the year so far - and I agree wholeheartedly. Ullages is the band’s response to the rollercoaster ride that was the last two years for them, being a working band struggling with the feverish popularity that their debut drew and the harsh realities of life in their hometown of Leeds. It’s powerful, dark and gorgeous. Listen to my favorite track “My Life in Rewind” and just TRY to resist the goosebumps. See the band at the Triple Rock Social Club on Saturday, June 18th and prepare to get blown away.
Gloss and Pale Spectre to open.
Upcoming Tour Dates
6/11 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
6/13 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
6/14 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
6/15 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/16 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
6/17 - Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
6/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
6/20 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
6/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
10/7-10/9 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS
at Turf Club
Saturday, 06/18/16, 9pm ($10)
This special Graveface Records Roadshow is taking place this Saturday, June 18th. The show will feature Oklahoma City’s Stardeath and White Dwarfs and Savannah’s Casket Girls.
Ireland’s Dott is listed as opener.
Casket Girls Tour Dates
06.09 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn +
06.10 - Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s +
06.11 - Washington DC @ Songbyrd +
06.12 - New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge +
06.13 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott + %
06.14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle +
06.15 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe +
06.16 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub ^
06.17 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ^ $
06.18 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^
06.21 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
06.22 - Portland, OR @ White Eagle *
06.24 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge *
06.25 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place *
06.26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *
06.27 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
06.29 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder +
06.30 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links +
07.01 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis +
+ w/ Hospital Ships
% w/ TW Walsh
^ w/ Dott
* w/ Night School
$ w/ Maritime