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at First Avenue
Saturday, 01/28/17, 7pm ($20)
It’s The Current’s 12th Birthday Party and you’re invited. The show will feature Haley Bonar as headliner. We reviewed Bonar’s latest album Impossible Dream (GNDwire / Spit Comet / Memphis Industries) and said “the incredibly talented Haley Bonar offers an unobstructed view inside her heart and soul.”
Personally speaking, I’m really excited to see that The Lemon Twigs is also on the bill. We caught the ‘Twigs last October 2016 and noted, “biggest buzz band I’ve seen in a long time”.
Also on the bill Sam Roberts Band, Monica LaPlante and Zuluzuluu.
If $20 is too much for mostly local bands, head over to the 7th Street Entry, for about $10, you can catch one of the best live bands, Hollerado, with Savoy Motel and Sleep Study.
Nashville’s Savoy Motel is actually normally playing with The Lemon Twigs, but for this evening, the Current roped them for their show... Savoy Motel’s self-titled debut album is available on What’s Your Rupture? Records.
Savoy Motel tour dates:
1/28 SAT Minneapolis MN @ First Ave
1/31 TUE Seattle WA @ Barboza
2/1 WED Vancouver BC @ The Cobalt
2/2 THU Portland OR @ Doug Fir
2/4 SAT San Francisco CA @ Brick and Mortar
2/5 SUN Santa Cruz CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
2/6 MON Santa Ana CA @ Constellation Room
2/8 WED Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
2/9 THU San Diego CA @ Casbah
2/10 FRI Phoenix AZ @ Valley Bar
2/11 SAT El Paso TX @ Lowbow Palace
2/14 TUE Austin TX @ Stubb’s Jr
2/15 WED Houston TX @ Raven Tower
2/17 FRI Birmingham AL @ Saturn
2/18 SAT Atlanta GA @ Aisle 5
2/21 WED New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom
(all shows with The Lemon Twigs, except 1/28 & 2/8)
at First Avenue
Monday, 01/30/17, 7pm ($28)
My brother’s favorite band AFI (not to be confused with the American Film Institute) will be headlining First Avenue this Monday! The punk/emo band is touring in support of their tenth self-titled (aka The Blood Album) record.
The Chain Gang Of 1974 (aka Kamtin Mohager and not to be confused with The 1975 or Chain and the Gang) to open. The synth-pop band was just in town last November 2016, and we noted, “This indie/electro pop group definitely got the crowd warmed up, just like an opener should, but the crowd seemed to respond to them a lot more than most opening acts. I think the main reason for that was the undeniable energy that was coming off of the stage. It may have been early in the night but singer Kamtin Mohager acted like he was headlining the show with how much he was moving around.”
Also on the bill: Souvenirs.
Chain Gang’s tour dates:
January 24 | Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
January 25 | Seattle, WA - The Showbox
January 27 | Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
January 28 | Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
January 30 | Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
January 31 | Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
February 1 | Toronto, ON - Danforth
February 3 | Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
February 4 | Columbus, OH - Skully's
February 6 | St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
February 7 | Dallas, TX - Sundown at Granada
February 9 | Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
February 10 | Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
February 11 | San Diego, CA - The Hideout
February 12 | Santa Ana, CA - Constellation