Read more: Minneapolis Music Guide.
+ The Rails
Mon 07/16/2018 (8pm/$49.50)
You know we love The Pretenders. We reviewed their last album in November 2016 and said, “On this stellar new album, Chrissie Hynde transitions easily from rockers to ballads as guitars ring out with reverb, keyboards hum and pedal steel sounds its lonely cry like a train passing in the distance.”
If you show up early (these theatre shows starts and end on time), you get to see folk-rock royalty The Rails. The duo features Kami Thompson and James Walbourne. Thompson is from a rock family, as daughter of British folk rock singers Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson and her brother Teddy Thompson (who we just saw hanging out with Suzanne Vega in 2016). Walbourne played in various bands, including The Pretenders, Ray Davies, Edwyn Collins and, my personal favorites, The Pogues.
The Rails’ latest, Other People is available now on Psychonaut Sounds.
The Rails Tour Dates:
16 July Minneapolis MN - The State Theater *
18 July St Louis MO - Peabody Opera House *
19 July Des Moines IA - Stephens Auditorium *
23 July Los Angeles CA - Moroccan Lounge +
25 July New York NY - Mercury Lounge +
+ Rails headline show
* main support to The Pretenders
Sleepspent 2018 Poster
Parliament: Medicaid Fraud Dogg
Little Man: BLVD
+ Sal Paradise, The Wild Vylets
Driftwood Char Bar
Mon 07/16/2018 (7pm/$5)
El Paso-based dreampop trio Sleepspent (led by 21-year-old songwriter and guitarist Austin North) will be playing the Driftwood Char Bar on Monday. There is a small cover charge, but will include two openers: Sal Paradise and The Wild Vylets
07/14/2018: Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
07/16/2018: Minneapolis, MN @ Char Bar
07/17/2018: Omaha, NE @ B Bar
07/18/2018: Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony
07/19/2018: Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s Beer Store
07/21/2018: Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar
07/22/2018: Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge
Tue 07/17/2018 (7pm/Sold Out)
George Clinton, billed as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will be bringing the funk to Varsity Theater on Tuesday, in support for his new album Medicaid Fraud Dogg (credited under the name Parliament)... the first new album in 38 years! This may be the last time you may see him with the longtime band, as Clinton recently announced his planned retirement from P-Funk in May 2019. So catch the funk before his retirement.
Jul 17, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
Jul 19, 2018 - Dayton, OH - Hollywood Gaming
Jul 20, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Hollywood Casino
Jul 21, 2018 - Warren, OH - Packard Music Hall
Jul 28, 2018 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater
Aug 1, 2018 - Ardmore, PA - The Ardmore Music Hall
Aug 2, 2018 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
Aug 3, 2018 - New York, NY - The Liberty Belle
Aug 4, 2018 - Beverly, MA - The Cabot Theater
Aug 5, 2018 - Newport, RI - Fort Adams State Park
Aug 9, 2018 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine
Aug 10, 2018 - Jacksonville, NC - The Tarheel
Aug 11, 2018 - Richmond, VA - Maymont Park
Aug 23, 2018 - Lexington, KY - Lyric Theatre
Aug 24, 2018 - Arrington, VA - Lockn' Music Festival
Aug 25, 2018 - Cherry Creek, NY - Cockaigne Ski Resort
Aug 26, 2018 - Rochester, NY - Frontier Field
Wed 07/18/2018 (4pm/FREE)
Little Man is back with new music and video for “BLVD”, which you can see on YouTube. The single was recorded and mixed by producer John Fields (Soul Asylum, Jonas Brothers). Stay tuned for more Little Man music, coming this Summer.
If you want to preview more new music, catch Little Man on a few upcoming events, including a free show hosted by The Current’s Oake & Riley in the Afternoon (Brian Oake and Jill Riley) at Spring Café (in Como Lakeside Pavilion) on Wednesday. Live music starts at 6:30pm, but show up early to get free swags, prizes, and tickets.
Other upcoming Little Man appearances: Aster Cafe on July 19th 8pm and The Hook & Ladder July 27th 8pm.