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at 7th Street Entry
Wednesday, 06/08/16, 8pm ($12/$14)
Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/producer JMSN (aka Christian Berishaj) is touring in support of his latest album It is (White Room Records).
We have already previously mentioned his self-titled album (affectionately known as ‘the Blue Album’) and that 2015 tour in January 2015, but this time, he’ll be touring in the Summer instead of the harsh Winter.
Tiffany Gouché will open.
North American Tour Dates:
06/01/16 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
06/03/16 Detroit, MI Populux Music Hall
06/04/16 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
06/05/16 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
06/06/16 Indianapolis, IN The Hi Fi
06/08/16 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
06/09/16 Chicago, IL Double Door
06/10/16 St. Louis, MO The Demo
06/11/16 Springfield, MO The Outland
06/12/16 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street
06/14/16 Denver, CO Lost Lake Lounge
06/15/16 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
06/16/16 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
06/17/16 Boise, ID Reef
06/18/16 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
06/19/16 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
06/20/16 Vancouver, BC Alexander Gastown
06/22/16 San Francisco, CA The Independent
06/24/16 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
at 7th Street Entry
Thursday, 06/09/16, 8pm ($12)
Plants and Animals’ first album in four years Waltzed In From The Rumbling (Secret City Records) came out earlier this year. All the critics have agreed that the new record is “something beautiful”, “wildly and wonderfully”, and “beautiful clarity”.
The Montreal band will tour in support of the new album in the USA this June.
Winnipeg’s six-piece ensemble Royal Canoe to open. We previously caught the Canadian band in June 2014 and wrote, “There is a complexity to their music, such as in the album’s title track or the single, ‘Bathtubs’ that still comes off as easy and palatable to the ear, despite the “everything including the kitchen sink” sound of it all, that is more than a little outside most simplistic pop on mainstream radio. Successfully received at last fall’s Iceland Airwaves, these experimental sound benders are worthy of further attention.”
Royal Canoe will release Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit on September 16, via Nevado Music (home to Deap Vally, The Dead Ships, Gringo Star and more). Expect a preview of those new songs on this upcoming tour.
US Tour Dates:
June 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
June 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
June 14 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market and Stage
June 15 - Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel
June 16 - Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
June 17 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
June 18 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
June 21 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
June 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg
* All shows with Royal Canoe
at U.S. Bank Theater (Target Center)
Friday, 06/10/16, 6pm ($29.50 - $45)
What can I say? Grammy-nominated rock band Cage the Elephant has made it to the big times years ago... but I’ll been praising the band since 2009 when I was blown away at how great their debut self-titled album was... citing ‘Ain't No Rest For The Wicked’ as one of my favorite song of 2009.
Apparently there’s no rest for the wicked, as the KY band is back on tour. They’ll be stopping by the U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center on June 10th, in support of their fourth studio album Tell Me I’m Pretty. The lead single ‘Mess Around’ landed the band #1 on the Alternative chart (their sixth #1). Other bands that achieved more than five #1 includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, R.E.M.... so they are in really great company.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, and drummer Jared Champion.
Portugal. The Man is a great choice as opener. We previously saw the band in 2013 and wrote, “If you like dancing, check out Portugal. The Man on tour.”
Chicago’s Twin Peaks is also on the bill. Their latest record Down In Heaven is out now.
Cage the Elephant tour dates:
6/4 Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica^
6/5 Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!^
6/7 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion%
6/8 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave%
6/10 Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Theater ^
6/11 Madison, WI @ Coliseum^
6/14 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral^
6/15 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre^
6/17 Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum^
6/18 Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield^
6/19 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater^
6/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium%
6/22 San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center%
6/23 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic%
6/25 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint ^
6/26 Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena^
*with Portugal. The Man + Broncho
^with Portugal. The Man + Twin Peaks
%with Portugal. The Man