New wavers rejoice! Former vocalist and guitarist for mod-rockers The Jam and co-founder of Style Council, Paul Weller, is making a very special stop in Minneapolis. He’ll be hitting the fabulous Varsity Theater on September 10th.
Weller is and has been a hugely influential force in the music world over the last four decades (especially to Britpop bands) and hasn’t slowed his output since going solo in the early 90s. Although he hasn’t released an album of originals since 2012’s Sonik Kicks on Yep Roc, his brief jaunt through the States will honor the release of a second compilation called More Modern Classics. The album acts as a companion to Weller’s previous hits collection Modern Classics and will highlight tunes from 1999-2014, including two new tracks “Brand New Toy” and “Flame-Out!”
The Modfather making an appearance in Minneapolis is a really big deal considering the man doesn’t play the Midwest often.
09/07/14: House Of Blues, Cleveland, OH
09/08/14: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
09/10/14: Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
09/12/14: Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
09/13/14: Riot Fest, Chicago, IL
We've seen How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) a few times, at the Triple Rock Social Club in 2013 and 7th Street Entry in 2012.
Krell will be back in Minneapolis this year in support of his latest album What Is This Heart.
USA Tour Dates:
08/22/14 LA @ First Unitarian Church
08/23/14 Monterey, CA @ First City Festival
08/25/14 Portland, OR @ Holocene
08/26/14 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
08/27/14 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
08/29/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
09/02/14 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
09/03/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
09/04/14 Chicago, IL @ MCA
09/05/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
09/06/14 Raleigh, NC @ Contemporary Art
09/08/14 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
09/09/14 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
09/11/14 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
09/12/14 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
09/13/14 Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl
09/14/14 Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
09/16/14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09/17/14 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/19/14 Philadelphia, PA @ District N9NE
09/20/14 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
09/22/14 St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center
09/24/14 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
09/25/14 New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
09/26-28/14 Dallas, TX @ INDEX Festival
09/27/14 Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
Austin-based power trio The Well will be releasing their debut album Samsara this September 23, 2014, via RidingEasy Records. Check out the new track "Mortal Bones" on soundcloud.com.
The band is singer/guitarist Ian Graham, bassist Lisa Alley, and drummer Jason Sullivan.
London's four-piece alt-pop band The Curious Incident has a new single called "Might As Well Swim."
'Curious' to hear it? Download it at soundcloud.com.
Aug 15 Glass Butter Beach Llanbedrog, UK
Aug 24 Proud Camden, UK
Aug 30 Rock the farm Hereford, UK
Described as ferocious, unrelenting and determined, Toronto's Lowell will be releasing her debut LP We Loved Her Dearly this September 16th via Arts & Crafts.
While you wait for the new album, you can enjoy her feminist-punk, radical new video "The Bells" over at youtube.com.
I would post the Soundcloud link here, but Arts & Crafts chooses to disable music embedding.