NOTE: The two big shows on this date will be the Prince Tribute Concert (featuring Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan) at Xcel Energy Center and Sia at Target Center. We typically are not invited to this big shows (and photo access is very restrictive - they sometime just kick you out of the show after three songs, so it’s not really worth covering these shows).
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at Varsity Theater
Thursday, 10/13/16, 6:30pm ($24.50/$27)
The first time we saw Saint Motel in 2014, they blew us away: “I had low expectations, but by the first song, they had already won me over with their brass / dance / pop / Caribbean / jazzy sound. It seemed like the band took the best elements of various music genre and made it their own. The six-man team (including a saxophonist and trumpeter) was full of fun and energy.”
Saint Motel’s upcoming saintmotelevision will be out October 21, 2016, via Elektra Records.
Jr. Jr. (Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott) - formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. to open. The Detroit duo’s latest remixed album Still Going: The ‘Gone’ Remixes is out now.
Weathers (singer/rhythm guitarist Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, bassist Brennen Bates, and drummer Cole Carson) also on the bill. The Los Angeles-based band’s latest single ‘Happy Pills’ was the #1 added on Alternative Radio - marking the highest total adds this decade for a new artist!
10/10 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
10/11 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
10/13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/14 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
10/16 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
10/17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
10/19 Boston, MA Royale
10/20 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
10/21 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/22 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
10/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
10/25 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
10/27 Charlotte, NC The Underground
at Northrop Auditorium
Thursday, 10/13/16, 6:30pm ($39.50+)
One of the most popular bands right now is The Head and the Heart. They are currently on tour in support of their new album Signs of Light, which landed at #1 on the AAA and #7 on Alternative charts when it was first released.
The last time we caught this band, they drew in the biggest crowd at Festival Palomino in 2014: “Seattle favorites, The Head and the Heart, who had maybe the biggest overall sound of the festival acts. Led by co-vocalists Josiah Johnson, Charity Rose Thielen, and Jonathan Russell, the band’s 50 min. set leaned heavily on last year’s Let’s Be Still (Sub Pop Records) and the damp crowd showed why Minneapolis is one of the band’s best markets.”
With every online ticket purchased for The Head and the Heart Fall Signs of Light tour, you'll receive a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of their new album, Signs of Light. You will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album shortly after ticket purchase. For any tickets purchased after the release date, you will receive instructions via email 7-10 days after purchase.
Declan McKenna to open.
The Head and The Heart US Tour Dates
10/08/16 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA +
10/09/16 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR *
10/10/16 - INB Performing Arts Center - Spokane, WA *
10/13/16 - Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis, MN *
10/14/16 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL *
10/15/16 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN *
10/16/16 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN *
10/18/16 - The Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA *
10/20/16 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY *
10/21/16 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY *
10/22/16 - DAR - Washington, DC *
10/23/16 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA *
10/24/16 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC *
10/26/16 - The Civic - New Orleans, LA *
10/27/16 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX *
10/28/16 - Stubb's Waller Creek - Austin, TX *
10/29/16 - Stubb's Waller Creek - Austin, TX *
10/30/16 - South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX *
11/02/16 - New Eccles Theater - Salt Lake City, UT *
11/04/16 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR *
11/05/16 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA *
11/06/16 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA *
11/07/16 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
11/09/16 - Morrison Center - Boise, ID
The Tallest Man on Earth +
Declan McKenna *
Hurray for the Riff Raff -
at Turf Club
Thursday, 10/13/16, 7:30pm ($14)
Our favorite puppeteer & psychedelic soul band Quintron and Miss Pussycat will once again be back in Minnesota this Thursday, October 13th.
In Quintron news, he’s recently built his “Weather Warlock”, a smart instrument that will play drone-like music based on the weather. Expect to see this in action on this upcoming tour!
Larry Wish & His Guys to open.
Oct 8 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Oct 9 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Oct 10 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
Oct 11 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
Oct 13 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Oct 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Oct 15 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
Oct 16 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
Oct 18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Oct 19 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
Oct 20 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
Oct 31 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right
Nov 3 – Baltimore, MD – The Metro Gallery
Nov 5 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Nov 9 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Nov 10 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Nov 11 – Mobile, AL – Merry Widow
Nov 12 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
Dec 30 - St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Dec 31 – Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone Café