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+ The Spook School, Great Grandpa
Univ. Of Minnesota
Sat 02/03/2018 (7:30pm/$10)
We caught Diet Cig’s first-ever Minneapolis appearance in June 2017 and wrote, “…singer/guitarist Alex Luciano was clearly the center of attention as she kicked and danced and drum-stand her way to our hearts. The band is still very young, and as expected, played most of their debut (and throwing in ‘Breathless’ from a previous Over Easy EP), resulting in only a barely 45-min set (with no encores). You know that when they come back (and they will), that they’ll have more songs under their belt.”
As noted, they are indeed back, and will have more songs to play. What we didn’t expect is that this time around, the duo will be joined by a two additional live musicians: bassist Anna from The Spook School and keyboardist Karli from Plush.
Speaking of The Spook School, they will one of two openers.. We previously wrote about the Glasgow indie-pop band last year and very excited to see them in the U.S. promoting their third album Could It Be Different? (Slumberland Records).
Also, Seattle’s Great Grandpa will open. The band started in 2014 with guitarist & vocalist Patrick Goodwin, bassist Carrie Miller, drummer Cam LaFlam, and vocalist Alex Menne. During recording of their record, guitarist Dylan Hanwright joined the group, solidifying the lineup. Great Grandpa’s Plastic Cough came out last year on Double Double Whammy.
NOTE: The event is $10, but if you have a valid U of M Student ID, it’s $5.
Jan 30 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison # ^
Jan 31 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar # ^
Feb 01 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge & #
Feb 02 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin & #
Feb 03 - Minneapolis, MN @ University of Minnesota & #
Feb 05 - Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse #
Feb 06 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge & #
Feb 07 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge #
Feb 08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
Feb 09 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux & #
Feb 10 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt & #
Feb 11 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey #
Feb 12 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater #
Feb 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
Feb 15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst & #
Feb 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
Feb 17 - San Diego, CA @ You Are Going To Hate This Fest 3 #
Feb 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley (w/ Bully)
Feb 19 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress & #
Feb 21 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder & #
Feb 22 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links & #
Feb 23 - New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge & #
Feb 24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade & #
Feb 25 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight & #
Feb 26 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre & #
Feb 27 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle & #
Feb 28 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel & #
Mar 01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere & #
Mar 02 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall & #
Mar 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church & #
* = w/ Sammi Lanzetta
# = w/ The Spook School
^ = w/ Lala Lala
& = w/ Great Grandpa
+ King and Arc Iris
The Cedar Cultural Center
Mon 02/05/2018 (7pm/$25)
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, critically acclaimed New Zealand songstress Kimbra will be headlining the Cedar Cultural Center this Monday, February 5th, in support of her third album Primal Heart (Warner Bros. Records).
We first heard about Kimbra via a duet with Goyte for “Somebody That I Used To Know”, but unfortunately, when we saw her in October 2014, she doesn’t play that song (probably because it requires a male vocalist). Still, Kimbra’s got plenty of hit songs of her own, so you won’t be disappointed.
Arc Iris (lead singer and lyricist Jocie Adams, keyboardist Zach Tenorio-Miller and drummer Ray Belli) to open. Adams previously spent eight years as a key member of The Low Anthem.
Also, King is slated to open (although their name is not shown on the show poster). King is a Los Angeles-based Grammy winning trio featuring sisters Paris and Amber Strother, and Anita Bias.
1/29 - Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Steel)
1/30 - Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
1/31 - Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
2/02 - Toronto, ON (The Mod Club)
2/03 - Chicago, IL (Concord Music Hall)
2/05 - Minneapolis, MN (Cedar Cultural Center)
2/08 - Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
2/09 - Vancouver, BC (Imperial)
2/11 - Seattle, WA (Neumos)
2/13 - San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)
2/14 - Los Angeles, CA (The Theatre at the Ace Hotel)
Other shows in the area:
+ Carlisle Evans Peck
Fri 02/02/2018 (7:30pm/$10)
Minneapolis-based Pat Keen will be playing the Warming House in Minneapolis on February 2nd. This is a very small venue that can host about 40 people, so there’s never a bad spot.
Local singer/songwriter and pianist Carlisle Evans Peck to open.
LIMBS / GREAT AMERICAN GHOST
Opinion Brewing Company
Tue 02/06/2018 (5:30pm/$7)
Tampa Bay post-hardcore quintet Limbs is playing Opinion Brewery in Newport, Minnesota, this Tuesday, February 6. Limbs’ latest Sleep came out on October 26th via Equal Vision Records.
Great American Ghost will co-headline.
Driftless to open.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
2/3 - Buffalo, NY @ Stamps
2/4 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
2/5 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
2/6 - Newport, MN @ Opinion Brewery
2/7- Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
2/8 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St.
2/9 - Abilene, TX @ My Place Bar
2/10 - Laredo, TX @ Second Chance Music
2/11 - Dallas, TX @ Reno's Chop Shop
2/13 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers
2/14 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
2/15 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Wed 02/07/2018 (7:30pm/$25)
Celebrated UK composer and electronic artist, Anna Meredith is playing Aria in Minneapolis, as part of the unique Walker Art’s Liquid Music series.
If you don’t live near Minneapolis, her next stop will be at the Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield on February 9th.
Meredith’s debut album, Varmints, is out now on Moshi Moshi.
Wed 02/07/2018 (8pm/$25)
Singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata will be returning to the Minneapolis area next Wednesday.
Philadelphia’s Candice Martello, aka Hemming, to open.
Normally, these Icehouse shows starts at 11pm, but this event listing appears to have a regular show start time at 8pm.
+ The Brevet
7th Street Entry
Wed 02/07/2018 (7:30pm/$15)
Magic Giant and South California-based alternative rock band, The Brevet will be at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis this Wednesday, February 7th.
1/30. Boise, ID: Neurolux
1/31. Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room
2/1. Fort Collins, CO: The Artery
2/2. Denver, CO: Globe Hall
2/3. Denver, CO: Globe Hall
2/6. Kansas City, MO: recordBar
2/7. Minneapolis, MN: 7th St. Entry
2/8. Madison, WI: High Noon
2/9. Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
2/10. Columbus, OH: A&R Music Bar
2/11. Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
2/13. Toronto, ON: Mod Club
2/15. New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
2/16. Boston, MA: Brighton Music Hall
2/17. Philadelphia, PA: The Foundry
2/18. Washington, DC: U Street Music Hall
2/20. Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle Back Room
2/21. Atlanta, GA: Aisle 5
2/22. Mobile, Al: The Merry Widow
2/23. Houston, TX: Warehouse Live Studio
2/24. Austin, TX: Stubbs Jr.
2/25. Dallas, TX: Three Links
2/27. Tucson, AZ: Club Congress
2/28. Phoenix, AZ: Crescent Ballroom
96.3 GO SHOW
Featuring Sir Sly
+ Miles The DJ, John Chuck & The Class
Fine Line Music Cafe
Thu 02/08/2018 (8pm/$35)
There’s another Go Show taking place on February 8th, featuring Sir Sly and hosted by Miles the DJ.
Opening the show will be John Chuck and the Class.
The Cedar Cultural Center
Thu 02/08/2018 (7pm/$20)
Internet sensation Poppy (previously known as That Poppy) will be bringing her live show to the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday, February 8. Find out if she has feelings and if she’s a robot…
+ Billy Raffoul
Thu 02/08/2018 (7pm/$30)
Critically acclaimed bluesy recording artist ZZ Ward is back, this time to headline First Avenue on February 8th. ZZ Ward’s latest album The Storm is out now.
Billy Raffoul will open.
2/1/2018 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
2/2/2018 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
2/3/2018 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
2/5/2018 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
2/6/2018 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
2/8/2018 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
2/9/2018 Chicago, IL House of Blues
2/10/2018 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
2/12/2018 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
2/13/2018 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
2/15/2018 New York, NY Irving Plaza
2/16/2018 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
2/17/2018 Boston, MA Paradise Club
2/19/2018 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom
2/20/2018 Montreal, QC Club Soda
2/21/2018 Toronto, ON Mod Club
2/24/2018 Clearwater, FL Clearwater Sea-Blue Festival
3/3/2018 Seattle, WA The Showbox
3/4/2018 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
3/6/2018 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
3/7/2018 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
3/9/2018 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
3/10/2018 San Diego, CA House of Blues
3/11/2018 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre