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at First Avenue
Saturday, 05/14/16, 8pm ($20)
American psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre was named after the original band leader of The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones, and the Jonestown mass murder of over 900 people in a remote religious commune. Both topics were subjects of death and conspiracies.
Perhaps The Brian Jonestown Massacre was best known for appearing in the film Dig! with their rival The Dandy Warhols.
We caught the band in Playground Weekender 2010 and wrote, “The Brian Jonestown Massacre we nearly at the top of my list of bands for the weekend and quite a fitting choice to end the Friday evening line-up. Not too raucous for those of us who were looking forward to a nice nap (*ahem*), but by no means boring. Psychedelic-shoe gaze rock, with tambourine included. Sure many of their songs sounded quite alike to me, but the upside is that even though they sounded quite similar, they were all equally as good. The set even saw a guest appearance from Aimee Nash from The Black Ryder.”
Opening up the MN show will be locals Magic Castles, who we caught in 2013 and loved them: “I actually thought Magic Castles was very good. It's certainly the only band the featured a flutist on an explosive jam at their set closer.”
US tour dates:
6th May 2016 US Philadelphia PA- Union Transfer
7th May 2016 US Boston MA- Paradise Rock Club
9th May 2016 US New York NY- Webster Hall
10th May 2016 CA Montreal Canada- Le Tulipe
12th May 2016 CA Toronto Canada- Danforth Music Hall
13th May 2016 US Chicago IL- The Metro
14th May 2016 US Minneapolis MN- First Avenue
15th May 2016 US Omaha NE- The Waiting Room
17th May 2016 US Denver CO- Bluebird Theatre
18th May 2016 US Salt Lake City UT- The Depot
19th May 2016 US Missoula MT- Top Hat Lounge
20th May 2016 CA Edmonton Canada- The Starlite Room
21st May 2016 CA Calgary Canada- Marquee Beer
23nd May 2016 CA Vancouver Canada- Commodore Ballroom
24th May 2016 US Seattle WA- Neumo’s
25th May 2016 US Portland OR- Wonder Ballroom
27th May 2016 US San Francisco CA- The Independent
28th May 2016 US San Francisco CA- The Independent
29th May 2016 US Los Angeles CA- Teregram Ballroom
30th May 2016 US Los Angeles CA- Teregram Ballroom
31st May 2016 US Los Angeles CA- Teragram Ballroom
1st June 2016 US Phoenix AZ- Crescent Ballroom
2nd June 2016 US San Diego CA- Belly Up
Photo by Jon Beasley / Isabelle Albuquerque
at Walker Art Center
Friday, 05/13/16, 8pm ($28)
Saturday, 05/14/16, 8pm ($28)
We’re big fans of Liquid Music, this weekend they’re bringing in Devendra Banhart for his “Wind Grove Mind Alone” shows.
For the first night (Friday, May 13th): Lucky Dragons, Jessica Pratt, Helado Negro (who previously also headlined his own Liquid Music show), and William Basinski.
For the second night (Saturday, May 14th): Rodrigo Amarante, Michael Gira, and Harold Budd.
Additional details below:
Copresented with the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series.
Program A: Friday, May 13
Banhart performs a solo set of songs, followed with music by interactive experimenters Lucky Dragons; impressionistic folk-pop from Jessica Pratt, electronic music producer/singer Helado Negro; and sound artist/composer William Basinski.
Program B: Saturday, May 14
Banhart’s full touring band opens, followed by Brazilian singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante; LA art-pop duo Hecuba; and iconic ambient/minimal music pioneer Harold Budd. Save with a Ticket Package
Save when you see both evenings of Devendra Banhart & Friends: $50 ($40 Walker members). Purchase a ticket package online, visit the Walker box office, or call 612.375.7600.
About Liquid Music Liquid Music is a concert series presented by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra that expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary defying artists, and unique presentation formats. Liquid Music performances invite adventurous audiences of all ages to discover the new and the fascinating among the colorful landscape of classical music today.
at Dakota Jazz Club
Friday, 05/13/16, 7:30pm ($40-$45)
Saturday, 05/14/16, 7:30pm ($40-$45)
Although they are known as The English Beat in the USA market and The British Beat in Australia... they’ll always be known as The Beat to fans of two tone ska fans.
The story behind the US name change is because the US already had and established powerpop band The Beat (later known as The Paul Collins Beat). Collins and the UK Beat eventually made-up and actually went on tour together in 2012.
The Beat will be doing a two night residency at the Dakota Jazz Club this Friday and Saturday.
05/06/16 New York, NY City Winery NYC
05/07/16 Albany, NY Swyer Theatre
05/10/16 Evanston, IL SPACE
05/11/16 Evanston, IL SPACE
05/12/16 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
05/13/16 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz
05/14/16 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz
05/27/16 Santa Cruz, CA Moe's Alley
05/28/16 Santa Cruz, CA Moe's Alley
06/03/16 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon
06/11/16 KKLZ Junefest
06/18/16 Apple Valley, MN Minnesota Zoo
06/22/16 Warrendale, PA Jergels Rhythm Grille
06/23/16 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
06/25/16 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub Boston
07/01/16 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
07/02/16 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
07/05/16 Kent, OH The Kent Stage
07/09/16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
07/23/16 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
07/24/16 Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo
07/31/16 OC Fair
08/06/16 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre
08/14/16 San Diego, CA Embarcadero Marina Park