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Tuesday, 07/19/16, 7:30pm ($12.50/$15)
Your Best American Girl’s Mitski is out on tour in support of her new album Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans). The tour is going swimmingly well, as you can see by the 50% sold out status of her tour.
We previously caught the “HAPA” artist (half Japanese, half American) in November 2015 and wrote, “She’s definitely got a knack for showmanship as her gloomy thematic album suggests, but I’ve now seen it confirmed repeatedly. She’s also very good at bringing an intimate set to another level with her musings and perceptions on her everyday and her personal accounts of people at their worst. Like I said before, Mitski is not just a musical project, it’s an identity.”
Opening will be singer Michelle Zauner, of Philadelphia indie punk band Little Big League, under the solo moniker of Japanese Breakfast. The music showcases Zauner's dark lyrics, unique vocals and pop melodies.
With two cassettes out already, Japaneses Breakfast will be out in support of its first full-fledged LP entitled Psychopomp. This album has a bit more of an experimental feeling that the previous releases but still contains everything you would want from a solo project from Zauner.
San Francisco’s Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) to open.
7/16 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
7/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
7/22 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
7/23 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
7/24 - Burlington, VT @ Monkey House
7/25 - Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery *
7/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
* w/ Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som
at 7th Street Entry
Wednesday, 07/20/16, 8pm ($13/$15)
Jamaica’s Raging Fyah (“raging fire”) will be headlining the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis in support of their third studio album entitled Everlasting on the Dub Rockers imprint. This will be the last night before they team up with Protoje on the remainder of the US tour.
Although the tour is to promote the new album, singer Kumar Bent noted that they will mix in some familiar old Raging Fyah songs: “Our sets on this tour will feature songs from Everlasting mixed with some of our classics. Every night feels special because we feed off the energy from the crowd to create unique elements for each show.”
Local reggae band Dred I Dread will open.
Jul 15 in Philadelphia, PA @ Coda
Jul 17 in Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Jul 18 in Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
Jul 19 in Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Jul 20 in Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Jul 22 in Bellevue, CO @ Mishiwaka Amph ^
Jul 23 in Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre ^
Jul 24 in Taos, NM @ Taos Brewery ^
Jul 26 in Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent ^
Jul 28 in Santa Monica, CA @ The Pier ^
Jul 29 in Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent ^
Jul 30 in Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
Jul 31 in Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones ^
Aug 2 in Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst ^
Aug 3 in Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre ^
^ w/ Protoje
at 7th Street Entry
Thursday, 07/21/16, 7:30pm ($10/$12)
We’ve been writing about this all-girls punk band The Coathangers since 2007 and just love their sound. Their latest album Nosebleed Weekend was released on Suicide Squeeze Records, and with that, a new Nosebleed Summer tour.
The new album was a big departure for the band, as previously all their records were recorded in their hometown in Atlanta at The Living Room with Ed Rawls. With Nosebleed Weekend, the band found themselves in California’s North Hollywood at Valentine Recording Studios with Nic Jodoin!
Singer/guitarist Julia Kugel couldn’t contain her excitement, “The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby both recorded there! It was an amazing experience, not to mention a ghostly one too. The studio had been custom built by Jimmy Valentine and he was very protective of his passion. It sounds weird, but his spirit was there, checking in on us and f**king with us a bit.”
California’s psychedelic/punk/garage band L.A. Witch is also on the bill. We previously caught the trio (Sade Sanchez, Irita Pai, and Ellie English) with The Kills in May 2016 and noted, “Although these guys are fairly new to the scene, their music is polished and their show is very well put together.”
Local musician Monica LaPlante to open.
07/14 - Boston MA, ONCE
07/15 - Montreal QC, TRH-Bar
07/16 - Toronto ON, Silver Dollar
07/17 - Cleveland OH, Mahall’s
07/18 - Detroit MI, Marble Bar
07/19 - St. Louis MO, Off Broadway
07/21 - Minneapolis MN, 7th Street Entry
07/22 - Milwaukee WI, Cactus Club
07/23 - Chicago IL, Beat Kitchen
07/24 - Chicago IL, Wicker Park Fest
07/25 - Louisville KY, Zanzabar
07/26 - Nashville TN, 12th + Porter
08/17 - Los Angeles CA, The El Rey
08/19 - San Francisco CA, Independent
08/20 - Sacramento CA, Colonial Cafe
08/21 - Reno NV, Holland Project
08/25 - Suicide Squeeze 20th Anniversary
08/27 - Portland OR, Project Pabst
09/08-09/10 - Hopscotch Music Festival
09/17-09/18 - Atlanta GA, Music Midtown
09/30 - Auckland NZ, Whammy Bar
10/01 - Christchurch NZ, Churchills Live
10/02 - Wollongong AUS, Yours & Owls Fest
10/05 - Melbourne AUS, Northcote Social Club
10/06 - Sydney AUS, Newtown Social Club
10/07 - Brisbane AUS, Black Bear Lodge
10/08 - Byron Bay AUS, Great Northern