Read more: Minneapolis Music Guide.
+ Yukon Blonde
Sun 12/03/2017 (7pm/$22)
I’ll never forget the first time I saw Canadian band The Rural Alberta Advantage - it was a sold out show at the 7th Street Entry in September 2009. It was so crowded that I couldn’t actually get a decent photo and instead did a drawing of the band.
The group is back on tour in support of their new album The Wild.
They are bringing along Vancouver group Yukon Blonde. Their album Tiger Talk was nominated for the 2012’s Juno Award, which spawned their hit song ‘Stairway’. The new 10” vinyl for ‘Crazy’/‘Emotional Blackmail’ is out now on Dine Alone Records.
We caught the band in 2015 and wrote, “Yukon Blonde, based in Vancouver, had played the Twin Cities and this club in particular before, though in 2011 as the headliner. At that time they were touring in support of their first self-titled album and their subsequent EP Fire/Water, and their sound could only be described as bright, almost unbearably catchy indie pop. Their music was characterized by great hooks and beautiful harmonies.”
Nov 27 Red Deer, AB @ Red Deer Memorial Centre *
Nov 29 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall *
Nov 30 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall *
Dec 1 Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians *
Dec 2 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid *
Dec 3 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave *
Dec 6 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
Dec 7 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
* - with Yukon Blonde
+ Molly Parden
7th Street Entry
Fri 12/01/2017 (8pm/$15)
David Ramirez is currently on his “We're Not Going Anywhere” tour. He’ll be stopping by 7th Street Entry on Friday, December 1st. Georgia’s Molly Parden to open.
11/30: Omaha, NE - Slowdown
12/1: Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
12/2: Chicago, IL - Schubas
12/5: Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
12/6: Asheville, NC - Isis
12/7: Chattanooga, TN - Camp House
12/8: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
12/9: Atlanta, GA - The Earl
12/10: Dothan, AL - The Plant
12/12: Orlando, FL - The Social
12/13: Tampa, FL - Crowbar
12/14: Jacksonville, FL - JackRabbits
12/15: Tallahassee, FL - The Wilbury
12/16: Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Fri 12/01/2017 (6pm/$36)
Grizzly Bear will be headlining the Palace Theatre in St Paul on December 1st. Their latest album Painted Ruins is out now on RCA Records. Serpentwithfeet to open.
Nov 27 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Nov 28 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 29 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec 1 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
Dec 3 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Dec 4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Dec 7 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Dec 8 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Dec 9 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Dec 11 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
Dec 12 – San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
Dec 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Dec 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
+ Purity Ring
Xcel Energy Center
Fri 12/01/2017 (6:30pm/$50.50)
Popstar Katy Perry will be at Xcel Energy Center on Friday, playing some songs from her new album Witness.
Show up early to check out Purity Ring.
+ Xander Harris
Fri 12/01/2017 (7pm/$20)
Scottish band Mogwai don’t often tour the US, so when they tour here, do yourself a favor and go see them.
28 November - Ogden Theatre, Denver
30 November - The Waiting Room, Omaha
1 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis
2 December - House of Blues, Chicago
3 December - Majestic Theatre, Detroit
5 December - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
6 December - Corona Theatre, Montreal
7 December - Royale Nightclub, Boston
8 December - Terminal 5, New York
9 December - Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia
10 December - 9:30 Club, Washington
15 December - O2 Academy Brixton, London
16 December - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Fri 12/01/2017 (8pm/$32)
Sat 12/02/2017 (7pm/9:30pm/$32)
English trio The Staves (Jessica, Camilla and Emily Staveley-Taylor) love Minneapolis so much that they moved here in 2016. The Staves is celebrating their limited-edition vinyl of The Way Is Read released by Nonesuch Records on December 1st, the day of their first performance in Minnesota at the Walker Art Center.
Joining The Staves will be classical ensemble yMusic, both bands will be playing December 1st and 2nd at the McGuire Theater. Please note there are two shows on December 2nd.
+ NBA Youngboy
Sat 12/02/2017 (7pm/$35)
21 Savage is touring in support of his record Without Warning (Slaughter Gang/Epic Records). The universally acclaimed album marked his top 5 debut in a year, and you can hear the hits at this upcoming Myth show. NBA Youngboy to open.
11/28 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
11/30 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
12/2 Minneapolis, MN Myth
12/5 Des Moines, IA 7 Flags Event Center
12/7 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
12/8 St. Louis, MO Pop’s
12/9 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
12/12 Denver, CO Ogden
12/14 New York, NY Radio Show
12/15 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
12/17 Los Angeles, CA Rolling Loud
12/19 Albuquerque, NM El Rey
12/21 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
12/22 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
12/23 Mobile Kitchen Soul Kitchen*
*without Youngboy NBA
+ Abbie Gobeli, Illuminaté Steele
Kitty Cat Klub
Sat 12/02/2017 (10pm/$5)
Dark Energy dance club is hosting a show at Kitty Cat Klub, featuring guest DJ Kurt Harland from Information Society. We’re big fans, take a listen to our interview with Paul Robb.
Kurt Harland Larson of Information Society
Experimental pop icon and video game soundtrack guru Kurt Harland will be providing an industrial influenced soundtrack for the night. Expect some serious body energy!
We will also be hosting another special guest: Abbie Gobeli from Seattle!
KEXP radio DJ and Minneapolis native, Abbie has a keen radar for emerging sounds in the realm of dark dance music.
Also featuring: Illuminaté Steele
+Art booth popup by Rachel Girard
+Visuals by Endif
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Sun 12/03/2017 (6pm/$60/Sold Out)
You’re not dreaming, Queens of the Stone Age was just in town in October, but they just can’t stay away. They’re back on December 3rd at the Palace with Broncho.