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at First Avenue
Friday 05/29/15, 8pm ($16/18+)
We're pretty excited to see that Temples will be returning to Minneapolis' First Avenue next Friday, May 29th. We caught the band last year and wrote "Singer James Edward Bagshaw seemed really pleased at the turnout, saying, "Still can't believe there's so many of you out there... So thank you!" He would later add during "Move With the Season" how he's still in disbelief, "Can't believe we sold more tickets here than in Liverpool. We should move here!"."
There's no doubt that the band is more popular in the US than in their hometown. Go us!
Los Angeles' Fever the Ghost is on tour with Temples in the US, promoting their latest Crab in Honey EP while putting the finishing touches on their 2015 LP debut from Heavenly Recordings and Complicated Games.
Special guests locals Chatham Rise and DJ Jake Rudh will open the Minneapolis show.
Temples/Fever the Ghost tour dates:
May 28 - Vega - Lincoln, NE
May 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
May 30 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
May 31 - Do-Division Street Festival - Chicago, IL
June 2 - The Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
June 4 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
June 6 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
June 8 - Music Hall of Williamsburg -Brooklyn, NY
June 10 - Visulute Theater - Charlotte, NC
at Turf Club
Friday 05/29/15, 8pm ($17)
Louisville-based Murder By Death is currently on tour in support of their latest Big Dark Love. The 15 year old band had a big role in a growing effort to unite indie rock with country and folk... defying the typical twangy roots rock sound.
If you want to see the band, do it now as they've recently announced that there is "Low ticket warning for the Turf Club show on Friday, May 29 with Saintseneca. This show will sell out very soon, so get tickets now before they're gone."
Columbus' Saintseneca (lead by multi instrumentalist Zac Little) will open the show.
05/22/15 Munich, Germany Ampere
05/23/15 Zurich, Switzerland Exil
05/28/15 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
05/29/15 Saint Paul, MN Turf Club
05/30/15 Do Division Street Fest
05/30/15 Chicago, IL Subterranean
05/31/15 Chicago, IL Subterranean
07/08/15 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
07/09/15 Kingston, NY BSP Lounge
07/10/15 Pawtucket, RI The Met
07/12/15 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
09/18/15 Toronto Urban Roots Festival
09/19/15 POP Montréal Int’l Music Festival
12/30/15 Pioneertown, CA Pappy And Harriet's
12/31/15 Pioneertown, CA Pappy And Harriet's
01/15/16 Estes Park, CO Stanley Hotel
01/16/16 Estes Park, CO Stanley Hotel
01/17/16 Estes Park, CO Stanley Hotel
at First Avenue
Saturday 05/30/15, 8pm ($30/18+)
I had such a good time the last time Hot Chip was in town, in 2012, noting that everyone danced throughout their set: "Fans that were lucky enough to get a ticket to this sold-out show were bopping and dancing throughout their set list, even at their slowest songs..."
Hot Chip is back with a new album called Why Make Sense? featuring acclaimed singles "Huarache Lights" and "Need You Now".
Slow Magic will open the show. I caught Slow Magic at a random show, along with three other bands/DJs, and I was simply blown away by Slow Magic's music and the way his iconic fox mask changes color and mood. Not everyone will be familiar with Slow Magic, so I'm expect them to become instant fans when they see him. This should be a great bill.
North American tour dates:
05/26 Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
05/28 Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
05/30 Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
05/31 Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
06/02 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
06/03 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
06/04 Boston, MA, House of Blues
06/05 Washington, DC, Echostage
06/07 New York, NY, Governors Ball
07/31 Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza
08/02 Quebec, Osheaga Festival
08/07 BC, Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/09 San Francisco, CA, Outside Land
08/11 Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
at 7th Street Entry
Saturday 05/30/15, 8pm ($12/18+)
New Australian sensation DMA's will be in Minneapolis next Saturday, May 30th. The band recently released their self-titled EP on May 19th via Mom + Pop Music for North America. The band is musically influenced by some of my favorite bands: Stone Roses, Oasis, etc.
According to KEXP, listening to their "Laced" free song, they said that "...[it] doesn't shy away from wearing its Britpop influences on its musical sleeve, but that's hardly a bad thing."
Opening up the show will be Minneapolis' Spooky Ghost (no relationship to Gerry Leonard aka Spooky Ghost, who we saw with Suzanne Vega) and Moving Parts.
05/25 - Divan Orange - Montreal
05/26 - The Garrison - Toronto
05/28 - Schuba's Tavern - Chicago
05/29 - High Noon Saloon - Madison
05/30 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis
06/02 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville
06/03 - The A&R MUSIC BAR - Columbus
06/05 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia
06/06 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn
06/07 - Governor's Ball - NYC
06/09 - DC9 - DC
06/11 - Bonnaroo Festival - Manchester
06/13 - The Echo - Los Angeles
06/14 - The Casbah - San Diego
06/17 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland
06/18 - Barboza Seattle
07/18 - Truck - Steventon
07/31-08/02 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal
07/31-08/02 - Lollapalooza Festival - Chicago
08/09 - Outside Lands Festival - San Francisco
08/15 - MS Artville - Hamburg
08/16 - Highfield Festival - Leipzig
08/28-08/30 - Reading & Leeds Festivals - UK
at Triple Rock Social Club
Saturday 05/30/15, 8pm ($15/18+)
On May 30th lo-fi pioneers Sebadoh will be stopping by the Triple Rock Social Club to properly rock the clouds and cobwebs out of our skulls. Lead by Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr, Folk Implosion) and Jason Loewenstein (Fiery Furnaces) and featuring Bob D’Amico on drums (replacing Eric Gaffney), Sebadoh released many excellent records in the 90s (1994’s Bakesale and 1996’s Harmacy, just to name a few of my favorites) that secured their place as one of the era’s finest and most beloved bands. After a decade plus-long hiatus, the band regrouped and embarked on several tours to promote the reissue of their classic albums. Fans frothing for new material finally got their wish as 2013 saw the release of Sebadoh’s first new album in 14 years; the 13-track DIY-minded Defend Yourself delivered a lovely noisy blast to the head and heart and garnered positive reviews across the board.
I missed the band’s show last September at First Ave, but was fortunate enough to catch Lou Barlow at the Turf Club in February when he opened for Tired Eyes. Watching Lou by himself on stage playing guitar was incredible; this man’s voice is a thing of beauty.
Opening for Sebadoh is New York’s Stranger Cat, a collaboration between project mastermind Cat Martino and Sven Britt.
05.27.15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
05.28.15 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
05.29.15 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
05.30.15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
05.31.15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
06.02.15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
06.03.15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
06.04.15 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
06.05.15 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom
06.06.15 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
at Turf Club
Saturday 05/30/15, 8pm ($8)
Jesse Marchant's tour just kicked off last night (May 20th), in support of his new self-titled album (No Other). I have previously seen Marchant when he went under the name JBM, and described him as "beautiful and gentle" in April 2013.
Heather Woods Broderick (on tour in support of her latest Glider via Western Vinyl) and local Kara Laudon will open the show.
05.24.15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
05.25.15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
05.26.15 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
05.27.15 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
05.30.15 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
05.31.15 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
06.01.15 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
06.02.15 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
06.04.15 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06.05.15 – Washington, DC @ DC9
06.06.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
at 7th Street Entry
Sunday 05/31/15, 7pm ($10/18+)
We caught Mandolin Orange's very first time in Minnesota in 2012. Thankfully that was in July and not January, otherwise the duo might not have decided to come back next, next Sunday, May 31st.
Michaela Anne set to open the show.
05/22/15 Lexington, VA Lime Kiln Theater
05/23/15 Cumberland, MD Allegany County
05/24/15 Cumberland, MD Allegany County
05/26/15 Covington, KY Madison Theater
05/27/15 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
05/28/15 Indianapolis, IN Hi-Fi
05/29/15 Nelsonville, OH Robbins Crossing
05/30/15 Madison, WI The Frequency
05/31/15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
06/04/15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
06/05/15 Pagosa Springs, CO Reservoir Hill Park
06/06/15 Buena Vista, CO Buena Vista Town
06/09/15 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
06/10/15 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
06/12/15 San Francisco, CA Great American Music
06/13/15 Hollywood, CA Hotel Cafe
06/16/15 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
06/19/15 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
07/10/15 Mount Solon, VA Natural Chimney
07/16/15 Squaw Valley, CA Squaw Valley Village
07/17/15 Squaw Valley, CA Squaw Valley Village