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at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Sunday, 07/26/2015, 11am (FREE)
The second annual Great Midwest Ribfest is taking place next week, starting Friday, July 24 and ending on Sunday, July 26.
The best part is that the organizers will be bringing in 80s New Romantics band A Flock of Seagulls on Sunday - for FREE.
6 pm • Killer Hayseeds
8 pm • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Saturday, July 25
1 pm • The R Factor
6 pm • Little Texas
8 pm • Joe Diffie
Sunday, July 26
1 pm • Brat Pack Radio
3:30 pm • A Flock of Seagulls
at GB Leighton's Pickle Park
Sunday, 07/26/2015, 6pm ($10)
This double-headline bill of BulletBoys (featuring lead vocalist Marq Torien) and Tracii Guns (who originally formed L.A. Guns) will be taking place at GB Leighton's Pickle Park in Fridley, Minnesota.
The funny thing about LA Guns is that they originally merged with Hollywood Rose ultimately forming the original Guns N' Roses. Of course, LA Guns would later reunite (without Tracii Guns), which lead to Guns forming The Tracii Guns Band in 2006, so officially there are two bands billing themselves as LA Guns (which would explain why there is another "LA Guns" band listed for Lakefront Music Festival).
Killer Bee set to open the show, look for their new album, The Eye in the Sky, due out later this year.
Local (but originally formed in Los Angeles in 2004) Tattooed Millionaires also on the bill.
Killer Bee's tour dates:
07.19 - Narragansett, RI - Wheel House
07.21 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
07.22 - Toronto, ON - The Rock Pile
07.23 - Toledo, OH - Bar 145
07.24 - Westland, MI - The Token Lounge
07.25 - Bolingbrook, IL - Tailgater's
07.26 - Fridley, MN - GB Leighton's Pickle Park
07.29 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
07.30 - Colorado Springs, CO - Peak 31
07.31 - Las Vegas, NV - TBA
08.01 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
at Turf Club
Sunday, 07/26/2015, 7pm ($10)
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell is currently on tour in support of her 10th studio album Dark Lights Up, out July 24 on Yep Roc Records.
We previously saw her at 7th Street in 2012 and Cedar Culture Center in 2009.
Singer/songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews to open the show.
07/21 - Lost Lake - Denver, CO
07/23 - Davey’s Uptown - Kansas City, MO
07/24 - Reverb - Omaha, NE
07/25 - Schuba’s - Chicago, IL
07/26 - Turf Club - Minneapolis, MN
07/28 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
07/29 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN
08/02 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
08/03 - Passim - Boston, MA
08/04 - World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA
at 7th Street Entry
Sunday, 07/26/2015, 7:30pm ($10)
South London trio Happyness will be back in the Twin Cities next Sunday, July 26th, in support of Weird Little Birthday (Moshi Moshi Records/Bar None Records). We previously caught the band in St Paul in April 2015.
I'm curious how the London band will react to playing in the same building as the icon venue First Avenue, from Prince's Purple Rain film.
Toronto based Michael Rault to open.
07/19 – Asheville, NC – Tiger Mountain
07/20 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre Rooftop
07/21 – Atlanta, GA – 529
07/22 – Nashville, TN – The End
07/23 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
07/24 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
07/25 – Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Festival
07/26 – Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street
07/28 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
07/29 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
07/30 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
07/31 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/01 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/04 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
08/05 – Reno, MN – Holland Project
08/07 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
08/09 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
08/11 – Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon
08/12 – Costa Mesa, CA – Wayfarer
08/13 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
08/14 – Santa Barbara, CA - Funzone
at Triple Rock Social Club
Sunday, 07/26/2015, 6pm ($10)
My brother's favorite local Frankie Teardrop will be headlining this upcoming Triple Rock Social Club show on Sunday, July 26th.
Brooklyn's LVL UP will be stopping by, transitioning their tour with Big Ups (07/24) and Upset (07/29). The group have a new Three Songs 7", set for release on August 1st via Run For Cover/Double Double Whammy.
LVL UP's tour dates:
Jul 22 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups*
Jul 23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Upper Room*
Jul 24 - Chicago, IL @ Sub T Lounge*
Jul 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Triple Rock
Jul 29 - Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge#
Jul 30 - Portland, OR @ Analog#
Aug 1 - Berkley, CA @ 924 Gilman St&
Aug 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater&
Aug 2 - Pomona, CA @ VLHS#
Aug 3 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory&
Aug 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom&
Aug 6 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk&
Aug 7 - Dallas, TX @ Trees&
Aug 8 - New Orleans, LA @ HOB
Aug 9 - Atlanta, GA @ The Wrecking Ball
Aug 10 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham^
Aug 11 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall^
Aug 12 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle^
Aug 13 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^
Aug 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer^
Aug 16 - Boston, MA @ Royale^
Aug 17 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza^
* w/ Big Ups
# w/ Upset
& w/ Basement, Whirr, Better Off
^ w/ Basement, Adventures, Palehound