12/17/12 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
12/18/12 Saskatoon, SK Louis'
12/19/12 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
12/20/12 Calgary, AB Republik Nightclub
12/22/12 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
01/26/13 Singapore, Singapore Gardens
01/28/13 Auckland, NZealand Silo Park
02/01/13 Brisbane, Aus Alexandria Street
02/02/13 Sydney, Aus Laneway Festival
02/03/13 Melbourne, Aus Laneway Festival
02/08/13 Adelaide, Aus Laneway Festival
02/09/13 Perth, Aus Cultural Centre
02/18/13 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya WWW
02/19/13 Osaka, Japan Conpass
Japandroids are still set to play. This Canadian band is incredibly popular in Minneapolis, apparently, selling out both their shows (why not do a 'triple' Triple Rock show?) …
Bloodnstuff was a good replacement, as they previously impressed me with their loud metal sound of guitar and drum.
Like their previous performance, the band was all business and few words, notably singer/guitarist Ed Holmberg would mentioned that they're called Bloodnstuff.
Japandroids started off their set with a big F.U. to Vita.MN, who summed it up in their header, "Japandroids' first night good, not great." I wasn't at Friday's show; all I know is that Saturday's show rocked. HARD. The duo exploded on stage, sweating and bleeding into every epic song as the lights flash and singer/guitarist Brian King bounced all over the stage.
I can understand bursts of high energy for some bands for a few songs, but it seems Japandroids were all high octane throughout their full set. I don't know how they do it, I got tired just watching them!
According to King, they started their "Minneapolis tradition" of stage diving. He repeated the stage dive last night, prior to launching into "Younger Us" (how fitting.)
They mostly did songs from their new album, Celebration Rock, including the opening song, "The Nights of Wine and Roses", but threw in some oldies like "The Boys Are Leaving Town" (which was dedicated to Minneapolis). Yes, the boys are leaving town.
Japandroids are currently on tour in support of Celebration Rock. If you enjoy watching a lively show, you definitely need to catch these guys before they accidentally hurt themselves.
Japandroids at Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis (12/15/12)