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at Mill City Nights
Thursday 01/29/15, 8pm ($49.95)
"More Than Words" by Extreme was the #1 song of 1991 Summer. I can distinctively remember so many of my school classmates (especially the girls) were into these guys.
Like many bands from the 90s, Extreme is back, this time touring in support of their 25th anniversary of their most popular album Pornograffitti (which featured "More Than Words"). The rock band will be performing the entire album front to back, plus a few other surprises.
I have seen some of these album tours before, they can be somewhat challenging to the performers because they have to change various instruments (or have a dedicated pre-tuner) when they switch songs.
If you can't make it to a show, the band recently announced Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) will be re-issued as a deluxe edition. You know, I love my Deluxe Editions, so this album is on my radar. Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) will be out this January 20th and will contain the full second album, plus rare mixes and b-sides (re-mastered from the original tapes).
Since it's 25 years later, don't expect slow burning cigarette lighters at their shows, but instead, a lot of camera phone lights slowly waving in the air...
Pornograffitti tour dates:
01/20/15 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
01/21/15 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston
01/22/15 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak
01/24/15 Westbury, NY The Space At Westbury
01/25/15 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
01/27/15 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
01/28/15 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
01/29/15 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
01/31/15 Battle Creek, MI FireKeepers Casino
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at Cedar Cultural Center
Friday 01/30/15, 6pm ($20)
A list of who's who in Minneapolis will be at this Drone Not Drones charity show, to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The unified 28-hour "song" will feature everyone from Alan Sparhawk (of Low), Brokeback (ft. members of Tortoise & The Sea and Cake), Drone Man Winter (ft. members of Trampled By Turtles & Dead Man Winter), Food Pyramid, P.O.S. (drone set), BNLX, Moss Folk, Paul Metzger, Dosh, Invisible Boy (Poliça, Vampire Hands), Flavor Crystals, Chatham Rise, Jet Legs (Hammerhead, Seawhores, The Cows) and more.
Tentative schedule (subject and likely to change!):
07:30p: Jesse Petersen
08:00p: Food Pyramid
09:15p: Flavor Crystals + BNLX
09:30p: Flavor Crystals
10:00p: Drone Man Winter
10:45p: Alan Sparhawk (of Low)
11:30p: Michael Lewis
12:15p: Pagoda ov Thunderboldt
01:00a: Jet Legs
01:30a: Chatham Rise
02:00a: Old Moon
02:30a: Dead Gurus
03:30a: Comb Boats
04:00a: Transitional Species
04:45a: Andy Nuebauer
06:00a: Aklo, Brainscratch, Cyclomite
06:30a: Pandemonium Defender
07:00a: Nightingale #3
07:30a: Paul Metzger (sunrise)
08:00a: John Zuma Saint-Pelvyn
08:30a: HOLDING HANDS / MQ-1
09:00a: Jeremy Ylvisaker
09:30a: TYTE JEFF
10:00a: Finger Pressure
10:30a: Sativa Flats
11:00a: Ventures Cover Band
12:00n: DT Phone Drone
12:30p: Drone Strike Mike & the Bates Bombers
01:00p: Sagitta Gone
01:30p: Les Trembleurs
02:00p: The ---- (unconfirmed)
03:00p: Roy Orb, D.MT.
04:00p: Solar Pawn
04:30p: Tim Kaiser
05:30p: Robot Rickshaw (drone robots)
06:00p: Noise Quean Ant
07:00p: Invisible Boy
07:30p: Paris 1919
08:45p: American Cream
10:15p: Moss Folk
at 7th Street Entry
Saturday 01/31/15, 8pm ($10)
Touring on their way to Coachella 2015 (and I'm assuming they'll likely play SXSW 2015 as well), Saint Motel will be stopping by Minneapolis' 7th Street Entry on Saturday, January 31st.
You may recall that we caught them with Arctic Monkeys last year and was blown away by their performance.
Saint Motel's latest release is My Type EP, which came out mid-August last year via Parlophone UK.
Jess' favorite band in the world The Moth And The Flame will open the show. We've been writing about TMATF since 2012, but finally got a chance to see them in person last year (their first time in Minneapolis).
01/23/15 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
01/24/15 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
01/25/15 Dallas, TX Three Links Event Center
01/27/15 St. Louis, MO The Demo
01/30/15 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
01/31/15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
02/03/15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
02/04/15 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
02/07/15 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
03/06/15 Amsterdam Kleine Zaal At Paradiso
04/12/15 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04/19/15 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival