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at The Cabooze
Thursday, 02/09/17, 7pm ($20)
Michigan’s Pop Evil (featuring singer Leigh Kakaty) will be headlining the Cabooze this Thursday. The band’s latest release Up is available now.
Joining them on tour will be rock radio chart toppers Red Sun Rising (not to be confused with Red Tide Rising). The band is touring in support of their debut record Polyester Zeal, out now on Razor & Tie. We previously saw the band in October 2015 and said, “These guys have been around since 2007 but haven't really gotten the attention they deserve. That is all about to change. They blew me away last night. Mike Protich, singer, has a voice like I have never heard before. He is fronting a metal band but has a voice that would turn all the chairs on The Voice. That's something that you don't get all the time. There's nothing wrong with a metal singer that can't sing, that's part of the charm for me. But when you have a singer that is nailing every note and actually has feeling in his voice, that's something special and that's exactly what this band has.”
Also on the bill is Badflower (not to be confused with Badfinger). The band is described as “one of L.A.’s most buzzed-about rock ‘n’ roll bands.” The band features Josh Katz [vocals, guitar], Joe Morrow [lead guitar, backing vocals], Alex Espiritu [bass], and Anthony Sonetti [drums]—has shared stages with the likes of KONGOS and The Veronicas. They are signed to John Varvatos Records.
2/06 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
2/09 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
2/10 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
2/11 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
2/12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
2/14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues*
2/16 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
2/18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
2/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
2/22 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe
2/23 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids theatre
2/24 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
*Without Red Sun Rising
at 7th Street Entry
Friday, 02/10/17, 7pm ($15)
Swedish singer LÉON (not be confused with Germany’s Leon, Swedish singer Janet Leon, Leon Bridges, Leon Else, Leon of Athens, King of Leon, etc.) is back in Minnesota this week. We previously saw her in August 2016 and wrote, “The statuesque 22-year old Swede began the afternoon with the EP’s title track, a video of which, has just debuted online. Lyrically, like Tove Lo, she gets sometimes brutally honest, not afraid to mix a curse word or two in to get her point across, as on the un-recorded and unreleased song, ‘For You’.”
Show up early to check out Nigeria-born but England-based Jacob Banks. The British singer-songwriter/producer recently released his new single ‘Monster 2.0’, featuring Boogie, via Interscope Records.
Banks is a special guest on this North American tour, per LÉON, so you can count her as a fan.
02/06 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB
02/07 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
02/09 Chicago, IL - Schubas
02/10 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
02/13 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
02/14 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
02/15 Seattle, WA - Barboza
02/17 San Francisco, CA - PopScene
02/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
02/19 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
02/20 San Diego, CA - Casbah
02/23 Dallas, TX - Three Links
02/24 Austin, TX - Antone’s Nightclub
02/26 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
02/27 Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
02/28 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge