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Buffalo Tom at Varsity Theater
Fri 09/07/2018 (7pm/$25)
Boston’s Buffalo Tom is currently wrapping up their tour, they’ll be ending at Chicago’s Metro the next night. The group form in the late ‘80s, rose to fame in the early ‘90s with Let Me Come Over and Big Red Letter Day, which I discovered them through college radio.
Eventually saw the band (with Grant Hart, rest in peace) when they were on tour for their compilation record Asides from Buffalo Tom in February 2000. You can tell it was cold, even guitarist and singer Bill Janovitz was wearing hat and coat indoors...
Buffalo Tom’s new album is Quiet and Peace (Banquet Records), their first album in seven years. The trio will stop by the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown on Friday, September 7th.
Note: There is no opening band, because the band will play a double set, with Let Me Come Over set (“and yes, we know LMCO 25 was last year”) and a “new and old stuff” set.
09/08/2018 Metro / Smart Bar Chicago, IL
11/29/2018 Buffalo Tom Bi Nuu Berlin, Germany
Neko Case 2018 Tour
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Downey to Lubbock
Rise Against at Armory
NeedToBreathe at Armory
Dawes Passwords 2018 Tour
Rolling Blackouts CF at Turf Club
+ Thao Nguyen
Thu 09/06/2018 (6:30pm/$35)
Neko Case’s first album in five years, Hell-On will be available on Anti- Records. Joining her on this tour is Thao Nguyen (of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down).
09/06/2018 Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN
09/07/2018 Hoyt Sherman Place Des Moines, IA
09/08/2018 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
09/09/2018 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
09/11/2018 The Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA
09/12/2018 Iron City Birmingham, AL
DAVE ALVIN /JIMMIE DALE GILMORE
+ Jon Langford
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Thu 09/06/2018 (7pm/$50)
From different worlds, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have teamed up to record an album. Alvin is the singer/songwriter from the Blasters and Gilmore is from Texas hippie-country band Flatlanders.
The two will be stopping by the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant on Thursday, September 6th. The two longtime friends (with backup band The Guilty Ones) will be playing from their critically acclaimed album, Downey To Lubbock.
Jon Langford to open.
Sep 2 - Omaha, NE - Sunday Roadhouse
Sep 6 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota
Sep 8 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk
Sept 9 — Berwyn, IL -- Fitzgeralds
Sep 11 - Cincinnati, OH. Southgate House
Sep 12 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
Sep 14 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Sep 15 — Ottawa, ON — City Folk Festival
Sep 16 - Rochester, NY/ON - JCC Hart Theater
Sep 22 — Solvang, CA — Ya Ya Festival
Sep 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - State Room
+ AFI, Anti-Flag
Thu 09/06/2018 (5:30pm/$34)
In celebration of The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Virgin Records), Rise Against will be headlining a 2018 tour with my brother’s favorite AFI and Anti-Flag. Should be a real banger, as the kids would say it, at the Armory on Thursday.
09.09 | Nashville, TN | Marathon Music Works
09.11 | Austin, TX | Stubb’s BBQ
09.12 | Houston, TX | Revention Music Center
09.13 | Irving, TX | The Pavilion
09.15 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09.16 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Complex
09.17 | Garden City, ID | Revolution Concert House
09.19 | Bozeman, MT | Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
+ Johnnyswim, Forest Blakk
Fri 09/07/2018 (5:30pm/$42)
Once again, at the Armory, South Carolina rock band Needtobreathe will be headlining in support of their collection of songs, Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions). Johnnyswim and Forest Blakk to open.
Forever On Your Side Tour 2018:
09/05 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, Ohio
09/07 – The Armory, Minneapolis, Minn.
09/08 – Huntington Bank Pavilion , Chicago, Ill.
09/09 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo.
09/10 – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater, Lincoln, Neb.
09/12 – Red Rocks, Morrison, Colo.
09/14 – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Ore.
09/15 – WaMu Theater, Seattle, Wash.
09/16 – Abbotsford Entertainment , Abbotsford, BC
09/18 – The Fox, Oakland, Calif.
09/19 – Vina Robles Amph, Paso Robles, Calif.
09/21 – Cal Coast Credit Union, San Diego, Calif.
09/22 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.
Fri 09/07/2018 (7pm/$39.50)
Popular group Dawes will be headlining the Palace Theatre in St Paul on Friday, September 7th, in support of their album Passwords (HUB Records).
09/8 /// Maquoketa, IA /// Codfish Hollow
09/9 /// Kalamazoo, MI /// State Theatre
09/11 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Vogue
09/12 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Stage AE
09/14 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre
09/15 /// Fredericton, NB, Canada /// Harvest Jazz
09/16 /// Canton, MA /// Festival on the Farm
09/18 /// New Haven, CT /// College Street Music Hall
09/19 /// Red Bank, NJ /// Count Basie Theatre
09/20 /// Cary, NC /// Koka Booth Amphitheatre
09/22 /// Franklin, TN /// Pilgrimage Festival
09/23 /// Atlanta, GA /// Tabernacle
ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F.
Fri 09/07/2018 (8pm/$16)
Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is back in town, this time at the Turf Club on Friday, September 7th. The group was previously in town in April 2018, promoting their album Hope Downs (Sub Pop).
09/3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/5 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/7 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
09/8 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09/10 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
09/11 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
09/12 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ministère
09/13 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
09/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/17 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat