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7th Street Entry
Mon 12/04/2017 (7pm/$13/Sold Out)
Canadian-bred, but based out of Austin, Black Pistol Fire, has sold out their upcoming 7th Street Entry show in Minneapolis. The band’s latest Deadbeat Graffiti is available now.
After appearing at numerous music festivals (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Governor's Ball, and Riot Fest), the duo (guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen) is known for their powerful live performances.
Show up early to get a good spot for Cobi. The Multi-dimensional singer/songwriter recently released Songs From The Ashes (Pt 1).
We caught Cobi at this year’s Basilica Block Party and wrote, “Cobi, a Grand Marais, MN native who was once in the Boston indie-pop band Gentleman Hall opened the day’s entertainment on this front stage, notable for sloped grassy areas, where fans could watch casually. The bluesy singer released a buzzworthy single, ‘Don’t You Cry for Me’ last year, along with follow up, ‘Prophet Story’, ahead of a more full-length release and his loyal local fans gave his trio a warm reception.”
12/1: Aspen, CO - Belly Up
12/2: Denver, CO - Globe Hall
12/4: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
12/5: Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
12/7: Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
12/8: Nashville, TN - Basement East
+ Orphan, Common Kings
Tue 12/05/2017 (7pm/$25)
Grammy-nominated Reggae artist Matisyahu is back with his sixth studio album Undercurrent. The new record is a special one, as Matisyahu explains, “This is the first album I've made that is produced by myself and the band with out any outside forces involved. It's my baby. No compromises, full artistic integrity.”
Seeing the singer from previous appearances in 2015, I can tell you that his lyrics are deeply personal, at times based on real topics and ideas: “We've seen Matisyahu before, but Saturday's show was possibly the best show we've ever seen - and it's thanks to clearly hearing every note from his very excellent live band, away from the distractions of a regular "rock" show where fans are constantly talking. Unfortunately, fans weren't used to the sit-down environment of the "theater style" shows. At first everyone was respectful (with some dancing fans going to the back to dance away without obscuring someone's view of the stage). Of course, all that changed when the second set of Matisyahu when everyone stood up (with encouragement from the singer).”
Supporting acts includes Common Kings and Orphan. The former band recently released Lost in Paradise, which appeared #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart and #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Common King’s new single, ‘Cali Girl’, came out in September.
12/01/2017 Mesa Theater Grand Junction, CO
12/02/2017 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
12/03/2017 Slowdown Omaha, NE
12/05/2017 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
12/06/2017 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
12/07/2017 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
12/08/2017 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
12/09/2017 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL
12/12/2017 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
12/13/2017 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
12/14/2017 House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
12/15/2017 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
12/16/2017 Theatre Of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
12/21/2017 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
12/22/2017 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
12/23/2017 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
12/28/2017 Irving Plaza New York, NY
12/29/2017 The Paramount Huntington, NY
03/07/2018 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
03/10/2018 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Tue 12/05/2017 (7pm/$40)
The popular Evanescence (singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody) sold over 17 million copies of their original Fallen album (Wind-Up Records). The band won two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations.
THE DREAM SYNDICATE
+ Elephant Stone
Fine Line Music Café
Tue 12/05/2017 (6:30pm/$50.50)
Indie rock pioneers The Dream Syndicate is touring in support of How Did I Find Myself Here, the fifth studio album and their debut on Anti- Records.
Elephant Stone to open. Their new remix album Ship of Fools is out now on Elephants On Parade/Burger Records.
We previously caught the Montreal psych-rock trio in 2013 and wrote, “Montreal’s Elephant Stone opened the show, armed with swirling projected images and frontman Rishi Dhir’s sitar to get the evening started on a tranced Indian-tinged beginning. Dhir would later return to join the Black Angels toward the end of their set, but won over several in the crowd with his spirited solos and weaving late 60’s era Beatles/Kinks sounds with a modern edge.”
Dec 02 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Dec 03 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Dec 04 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Dec 05 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
Dec 06 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Dec 07 Nashville, TN – High Watt
Dec 08 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Dec 09 Relaigh, NC – Stag’s Head
Dec 10 Richmond, VA – Capitol Ale House
Dec 15 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
Dec 16 San Francisco, CA – Independent
7th Street Entry
Wed 12/06/2017 (6pm/$20)
Father/Daughter Records recently released Shamir’s new album, Revelations. The band is touring this December with support from Peaer.
Dec 05 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Dec 06 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Dec 08 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
Dec 09 - Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
Dec 10 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
Dec 11 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Dec 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Dec 15 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Dec 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
THE MARCH DIVIDE / RYAN TRASTER
+ The Wild Vylets
Wed 12/06/2017 (7pm/FREE)
San Antonio-based The March Divide (aka songwriter Jared Putnam) recently released their singles compilation. They are playing a free show at the Viking Bar this Wednesday. Expect to hear some great 80s cover songs, including ‘Manic Monday’ and ‘Dancing With Myself’.
Ryan Traster is the co-headliner of this show. The Wild Vylets to open.
The March Divide – Fall 2017 Tour
12/1/2017: Wichita Falls, TX @ Gypsy Uncorked
12/2/2017: Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar
12/3/2017: Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s Beer Store
12/5/2017: Kansas City, MO @ The Rino
12/6/2017: Minneapolis, MN @ Viking Bar
12/7/2017: St Paul, MN @ Caydense Records & Coffee
12/8/2017: Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
12/10/2017: St. Louis, MO @ Foam
12/11/2017: Nashville, TN @ Blue Bar
12/12/2017: Johnson City, TN @ Acoustic Coffee House
12/14/2017: Memphis, TN @ Growlers
12/15/2017: San Antonio, TX @ Ventura
12/16/2017: Houston, TX @ Bohemeo’s