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at Medina Entertainment Center
Friday, 01/29/16, 7:30pm ($39.55)
This co-headlining tour of Blue Oyster Cult and Jefferson Starship is taking place at Medina Entertainment Center next Friday, January 29th.
You can find BOC fairly active in the Minnesota area... having caught the 'Don't Fear the Reaper' band at Mystic Lake (22 Aug 2015), Blue Coupe/Taste of Minnesota (4 July 2015) and MN State Fair (25 Aug 2013).
The current Jefferson Starship (from the ashes of Jefferson Airplane) is led by co-founder Paul Kantner... and not to be confused with Starship (Mickey Thomas) ... Basically Jefferson Starship won't play "We Built This City" or "Sara" is the long and short of it. I have to add that in, because I have confused the two bands for many, many years.
Also speaking of Starships, remember Cobra Starship? They sang "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)".
BOC tour dates:
01/29/16 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment
01/30/16 Maricopa, AZ Harrah's Phoenix
02/05/16 Leesburg, VA Tally Ho Theatre
02/06/16 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre
02/13/16 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club
02/27/16 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
03/05/16 Manistee, MI Little River Casino Resort
03/18/16 Tulsa, OK River Spirit Casino
03/25/16 Saint Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
03/26/16 Jackpot, NV Cactus Petes Resort
04/07/16 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club
04/08/16 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
04/09/16 Akron, OH Tangier Restaurant
04/16/16 Tucson, AZ Pima County Fairgrounds
04/17/16 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
05/29/16 Coleman, MI Coleman Veterans
06/05/16 Littleton, CO Hudson Gardens
06/11/16 Melbourne, FL King Center For Performing Arts
06/17/16 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club
07/08/16 West Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert
07/09/16 Plymouth, CA Helwig Winery
07/28/16 Tel Aviv, Israel Wohl Amphitheatre
08/02/16 Drammen Drammens Theatre
08/12/16 Shreveport, LA Shreveport Municipal
08/13/16 Truro, MA Payomet Performing
10/15/16 Tyler, TX Butler Square
at First Avenue
Saturday, 01/30/16, 7pm ($25)
Sure, Ben Folds is appearing on "A Prairie Home Companion" and Smash Mouth will appear at Mystic Showroom... but the only band you really have to see is Babes In Toyland at First Avenue. This is their first non-festival appearance in Minneapolis. We caught them at their last show in 2000 and recently caught them at last year's Rock the Garden on 21 June 2015 and noted that their fans were just as wild and excited about seeing the trio again (even though the trio messed up a few times early in their set).
Still, we love seeing the band back together again - however missing from this upcoming show will be Maureen Herman. I don't think there was a reason given why she left, but it probably has to do with logistics (I think Herman is based out of Los Angeles). New bassist will be Clara Salyer. We like Clara, it seems like a good fit for her, and despite her young age, she's already a music veteran.
We have been following Clara since she was 17 years old, reviewing Total Babe in 2009, seeing them live at Fine Line (Feb 2010). After Total Babe broke up, she appeared with Air Conditioning School (see details) and she started Prissy Clerks, which we caught at 7th Street (Sep 2012)... and I believe that band is no longer around.
Recently she's in Whatever Forever and we caught them at Triple Rock (June 2015) and Turf Club (Mar 2015), and as Royal Brat at Triple Rock (July 2015).
I'm sure we're missing a few bands... but for now we can add Babes in Toyland to her ever-growing band resume!
Also on the bill are all-girls band Kitten Forever and all-boys band Ageist.
Kitten Forever on the lineup is no surprise, as the "bratty banshee best friends" previously toured with Babes in 2015. KF's third album 7 Hearts will be out on March 25th, 2016 on vinyl/digital via Atlas Chair (co-founded by JD Samson from MEN, SHARER and Le Tigre).
with Rubert Angeleyes
at 7th Street Entry
Sunday, 01/31/16, 7:30pm ($10)
Winner of the 2013 "Are You Local?" vita.mn contest, Carroll (Brian Hurlow, Max Kulicke, Charlie Rudoy, Charles McClung) will be doing a tiny "Midwest Mini Jaunt", ending their tour at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis next Sunday, January 31st.
We saw the local band at the Varsity in 2013 and wrote that they had trouble playing a limited 30-min set, "leaving off a few songs off their setlist".
Their self-titled album came out September 18th, 2015.
Opening will be Rubert Angeleyes, who we previously caught at Basilica Block Party 2015 and Record Store Day 2015.
Midwest Mini Jaunt
01/29 Township, Chicago IL
01/31 7th Street, Minneapolis MN