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+ Alexander Jean
Thu 12/07/2017 (7pm/$37.50)
The first time I ever saw violinist Lindsey Stirling in June 2015, I was blown away by how popular she was. She also handcraft her shows to include set designs, videos, designated dancers, and plenty of nerdy instrumentals. Fans loves her, and her fanbase probably grew one thousand times since I last saw her.
Hot recording duo, Alexander Jean (featuring Mark Ballas and BC Jean), has been asked to open up for Stirling on her “Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour” tour.
The husband & wife duo has a few #1 on the iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter charts with their debut EP Head High, and with another #1 for debut single ‘Roses and Violets’.
"Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour" dates featuring Alexander Jean:
12/05/2017 U.S. Cellular Center Cedar Rapids, IA
12/06/2017 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
12/07/2017 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN
12/08/2017 Lied Center Of Kansas Lawrence, KS
12/09/2017 1stBank Center Broomfield, CO
12/11/2017 Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium Idaho Falls, ID
12/12/2017 Eccles Theater Salt Lake City, UT
12/14/2017 Silva Concert Hall Eugene, OR
12/15/2017 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA
12/16/2017 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
12/18/2017 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
12/20/2017 City National Civic San Jose, CA
12/21/2017 Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA
12/22/2017 The Chelsea Las Vegas, NV
12/23/2017 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Cedar Cultural Center
Thu 12/07/2017 (7pm/$20)
Husband & wife Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault will be headlining the Cedar Cultural Center. Their record The Wild came out under Kris Delmhorst’s name, but featured Jeffrey Foucault and members of his band. Although married, the two maintain very different album and touring careers (in fact, Foucault was last seen in Minneapolis on December 2016)… so it’s nice to see that they are co-headlining this current tour.
+ Katie Von Schleicher, Sun Seeker
7th Street Entry
Fri 12/08/2017 (8pm/$15)
The Districts will be at the 7th Street Entry on Friday with Katie Von Schleicher and Sun Seeker. The band recently released Popular Manipulations Fat Possum.
12/06 - Colectivo, Milwaukee, WI
12/08 - 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN
12/09 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
12/12 - Velvet Underground, Toronto, ON
THRICE, CIRCA SURVIVE
+ Balance & Composure, Chon
Fri 12/08/2017 (6pm/$20)
The co-headlining Thrice and Circa Survive will be taking place at the Myth on Friday. Show up early to check out Balance & Composure and Chon. You may recall how the instrumental band Chon blew us away in August 2016: “They captivated the crowd with their sweeping guitar solos and complicated drum rhythms.”
Chon’s second full-length album Homeyon is out now on Sumerian Records.
December 6 - Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
December 7 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
December 8 - Maplewood, MN @ Myth
7th Street Entry
Sat 12/09/2017 (8pm/$15)
Ggoolldd will be stopping by the 7th Street Entry this Saturday, in support of their new Teeth EP. We caught the Milwaukee band in October 2016, and wrote, “Musically, the band like a fun electro/pop dance party. Most of their set included songs from their debut Gold+ album... but their latest single ‘Undercovers’ came out October 7, 2016.”
Sun 12/10/2017 (3pm/$49)
For the first time her career, local classically trained pianist and composer, Lorie Line will be bringing her traditional Christmas show to St. Paul at the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul. Her show, “King of Kings” will celebrate the magnificent story and the birth of our Savior.
Please note start time: 3pm
Mon 12/11/2017 (7pm/$40/Sold Out)
Dispatch is currently on their “An Acoustic Evening with Dispatch” tour; the band’s first-ever acoustic tour. This is actually just perfect for a sit-down venue like the Pantages in Minneapolis.
Dec. 7 @ The Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX
Dec. 9 @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL
Dec. 10 @ Barrymore Theatre in Madison, WI
Dec. 11 @ Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 13 @ Opera House in Toronto, ON
Dec. 14 @ Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI
Dec. 15 @ Aura in Portland, ME
Dec. 16 @ Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA
Dec. 18 @ Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA
Dec. 19 @ Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA
+ Big|Brave, Child Bite
7th Street Entry
Tue 12/12/2017 (7:30pm/$16)
New York City's Unsane will be in town at the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday, December 12, to play songs from their eighth studio full-length album, Sterilize (Southern Lord).
12/05/2017 Highline - Seattle, WA
12/06/2017 Cobalt - Vancouver, BC
12/07/2017 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
12/08/2017 Neurolux - Boise, ID
12/10/2017 Hi Dive - Denver, CO
12/12/2017 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
12/13/2017 Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
12/14/2017 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
12/15/2017 Loving Touch - Detroit, MI
12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON
12/17/2017 L'Astral - Montreal, QC
12/18/2017 Great Scott - Boston, MA
12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA