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presented by 89.3 The Current
at First Avenue
Friday, 01/22/16, 7pm ($20)
The annual The Current show is taking place next week: starting with Duluth's Low as headliner. Also on the bills are local favorites, John Mark Nelson (who previously appeared on Lowertown Line), Mixed Blood Majority (who previously had a CD release party), Bad Bad Hats (who we previously sold out the 7th Street Entry), and Bones & Beeker.
That's not all! Head back to First Avenue on Saturday, January 23rd for round two of the Current's Anniversary Party, featuring: Tommy Stinson (you know, from the Replacements), Gramma's Boyfriend (featuring Haley Bonar), Cactus Blossoms, Gospel Machine, and Bruised Violet.
This is the 11th Anniversary for The Current. Details below:
Friday night’s (Jan. 22) show includes melodic hip-hop duo Bones & Beeker, indie rockers Bad Bad Hats, rap favorites Mixed Blood Majority, acclaimed singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson and beloved and revered Duluth natives Low.
On Saturday night (Jan. 23), teenage grunge punkers Bruise Violet, ‘60’s soul and R&B group Gospel Machine, classic country band Cactus Blossoms, psychedelic dance punk-infused Gramma’s Boyfriend and Minneapolis rock legend Tommy Stinson will take the stage.
“This year’s eclectic lineup is a reminder of the rich and diverse music that is happening right here in our backyard and we’re excited that we get to share this great music with our fans,” said Jim McGuinn, program director for The Current. “While these concerts mark the birth of The Current, the party is really for our awesome members and listeners, who support The Current day after day and year after year.”
with Invisible Boy
presented by Radio K
at 7th Street Entry
Saturday, 01/23/16, 8pm ($13/$15)
We caught Lower Dens last July 2015 and noted that she had plenty of buzz. In just six months, she's back in Minneapolis, still touring in support of her Escape from Evil (Ribbon Music) album. Expect the same fans and buzz for singer Jana Hunter's band.
Opening up the 7th Street Entry show will be
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01/29/16 Seattle, WA Neptune
01/30/16 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
02/01/16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
02/02/16 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
02/03/16 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
02/05/16 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
02/06/16 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
02/07/16 Austin, TX Emo's
02/08/16 Houston, TX Numbers
02/09/16 Dallas, TX Trees
02/11/16 New Orleans, LA Republic
02/12/16 Birmingham, AL Saturn
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02/14/16 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
02/16/16 Richmond, VA The National
02/17/16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
02/18/16 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
02/19/16 New York, NY Irving Plaza
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with She is We
at First Avenue
Sunday, 01/24/16, 7pm ($30.50/Sold Out)
Jack's Mannequin is making a stop at First Avenue on Sunday, January 24th for their 10 year anniversary of Everything in Transit. This band started as a side project for Andrew McMahon from Something Corporate but quickly turned into a sensation among younger kids. I remember when this album came out and still remember every single word. This show is sure to be a night of pure nostalgia.
We previously caught McMahon as part of the Wilderness Politics Tour (with New Politics) at First Avenue in 2015, and he played six Jack's Mannequin songs, which went over well with the audience... so expect a similar reaction as this will be a 100% Mannequin show.
She is We, from the ashes of He is We, will open the show. This is the new solo project from Rachel Taylor. You may recall that we caught He Is We in 2011 at the Triple Rock, and was totally surprised that they had a very professional road crew and that everyone (99.9% women) in the audience sang along to all of their songs.
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01/27/16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
01/28/16 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
01/29/16 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
01/30/16 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
02/02/16 New York, NY Irving Plaza
02/04/16 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub Boston