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Fri 01/19/2018 (7pm/$20)
Sat 01/20/2018 (7pm/$20)
It’s the annual local favorite radio station The Current’s 13th Birthday Party, and Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) is headlining the first night with Now, Now, The Social Animals, and Dem Atlas.
For the second night, they booked JD McPherson, Ron Gallo, Lady Lark, and Reina Del Cid.
We caught Bully in January 2016 and noted, “Their set, although short, was packed full of energy. There were times when the music sounded like something you could hear on your local alternative rock radio channel but then there were also songs that sounded like Brody Dale of the Distillers was making a comeback. There were straight up punk songs mixed into a set of good old-fashioned alternative rock.”
Bully’s sophomore album Losing came out last Fall on Sub Pop. She’ll be continuing her tour in February:
2/16/18 - Norman OK - The Opolis
2/17/18 - Santa Fe NM - Meow Wolf
2/18/18 - Phoenix AZ - Valley Bar
2/24/18 - Eugene OR - Hi-Fi Music Lounge
2/26/18 - Vancouver BC - Biltmore Cabaret
2/28/18 - Seattle WA - Neumos
3/1/18 - Spokane WA - The Bartlett
3/2/18 - Boise ID - Neurolux
3/3/18 - Salt Lake City UT - Kilby Court
3/5/18 - Denver CO - Larimer Lounge
3/6/18 - Kansas City MO - Record Bar
5/30/18 - London, UK - Moth Club
Fri 01/19/2018 (7:30pm/$20)
Princess Nokia (aka aka Destiny Frasqueri) will be headlining the Cabooze in support of her 1992 Deluxe album, available now on Rough Trade Records.
Fri 01/19/2018 (7pm/$55)
Sat 01/20/2018 (7pm/$55)
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds is playing a two-night residency at the Orchestra Hall in Minnesota. He recently released Concert 2015-2016 on New West Records.
We saw Ben Folds Five in 2012 and said, “Ben Folds told this great story about their first gig in Minneapolis at the 7th Street Entry. If you live around here, you know that place is tiny, so I had this vision of their grand piano taking up 90% of the stage. It was the first time the band came to Minneapolis and they had no idea how cold it was. It was snowing, negative 60 degree (at least that's what they said!), and they were moving the piano outside. They had "jackets" on but it was so cold, they ran back inside - leaving the piano in the middle of the street! Lessons learned.”
Fri 01/19/2018 (8pm/$16)
Sat 01/20/2018 (8pm/$16)
Pokey Lafarge is playing a two-night residency at the Turf Club in St Paul in support of his new album Manic Revelations (Rounder Records). For some odd reason, the venue is listing Friday’s show as “8 a.m.”, which I’m assuming they actually meant 8pm.
+ Twiddle, Iya Terra
Sun 01/21/2018 (7pm/$20)
Fan-favorite reggae act Stick Figure (led by Scott Woodruff) will be headlining First Avenue on Sunday, January 21st. Jamband Twiddle and LA-based reggae group Iya Terra will open.
Jan 18 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Jan 19 - Chicago, IL - Riviera
Jan 20 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater
Jan 21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Jan 24 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
Jan 25 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Jan 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Hangar House
Jan 30 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Jan 31 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Feb 1 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
Feb 2 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Feb 3 - Oakland, CA - The Fox
Feb 7 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club
Feb 8 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theatre
Feb 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
+ Narco States, Lazy Scorsese
7th Street Entry
Tue 01/23/2018 (7pm/$5)
Local Minneapolis band Blinds is having an EP release party this Tuesday.