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at Mystic Showroom
Friday 07/21/17 (7pm/$65)
Whatever you do, you cannot miss these two amazing female-fronted bands, Blondie (Debbie Harry) and Garbage (Shirley Manson), together on one bill at Mystic Lake. It’s the best of the 80s and the best of the 90s on this “The Rage and Rapture Tour”.
Blondie’s 11th studio album Pollinator is available now on BMG. Garbage’s new single ‘No Horses’ is available now, proceeds goes to the International Committee of the Red Cross through the end of 2018. They also have an autobiographical coffee table book, This is the Nose That Keeps Me Awake (Akashic Books)... the title comes from their ‘Push It’ song.
07/18 - Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO
07/19 - Harrah's Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
07/21 - Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MN
07/22 - Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
07/25 - Artpark, Lewiston, NY
07/26 - Sony Centre , Toronto, ON*
07/28 - Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
07/29 - Bethel Woods Center, Bethel, NY
07/30 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
08/1 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
08/2 - Mann Center , Philadelphia, PA
08/5 - Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
08/8 - Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood, FL
08/9 - Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
08/11 - ACL Live, Austin, TX
08/12 - Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX
at Walker Arts Center
Saturday 07/22/17 (1pm/$69/Sold Out)
Rock The Garden is back at the Walker Art Center (after relocating to Boom Island due to construction). This year it’s back to a one-day event... and it’s sold out.
One of this year’s headliners, The Revolution, re-formed after Prince’s death in 2016. They’re back, and if you couldn’t get tickets to RTG, you can try seeing them at First Avenue on Sunday.
The other headliner is Bon Iver (pronounced “bon-nee-ver”, taken from the French words “bon hiver”). We previously saw them in Los Angeles in October 2016 and wrote, “Bon Iver and his band opened with a myriad of hieroglyphics and light fixtures so psychedelic it was like Willy Wonka decided to go into the scary cave to meet a bunch of Egyptians. Seriously though, I’m pretty sure some people who expected a night of mellow acoustics forgot to check out Justin Vernon’s newest album, 22, A Million, his 3rd full-length record. A stark contrast from his chilling falsettos in For Emma, Forever Ago and my favorite Bon Iver, his voice became increasingly overshadowed by the band’s pressing indulgence into the stratosphere of autotuneness. Though the lyrics equally as heartfelt and beautiful, it’s a vastly different feel however I commend him for the drastic change...it shows how much he’s been through in the past 5 years.”
Dead Man Winter
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at Canterbury Park
Sunday 07/23/17 (12pm/$38)
The annual traveling music festival Vans Warped Tour is coming back to Canterbury Park this Sunday.
Weirdly enough, they teamed up with Valiant Comics (we love Solar and X-O Manowar), as seen in the tour poster.
Here are just some of those bands playing: