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at 7th Street Entry
Monday, 10/03/16, 7:30pm ($10/$12)
The best/worst band name Goblin Cock will be taking over the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis next Monday, October 3rd, in support of their new album Necronomidonkeykongimicon (Joyful Noise Recordings). The record is described as “a crushingly brutal Dear John letter to society” by frontman Lord Phallus (aka Rob Crow of Pinback).
You may recall that we reviewed their album Come With Me If You Want To Live in 2009 and noted that they aren’t necessary “metal”: “Some of the songs on this album sounds too clear and sounds too slow to be classify as metal. On those songs, they seem more like early 90s grunge music (think Soundgarden, not Nirvana).”
Nightosaur and Busey to open. We caught the latter at a Guitar Wolf show in Sep 2016 and said that they sounded metal (but they were clearly big fans of garage/Ramones-style rock).
Goblin Cock on Tour:
9/28: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
9/29: Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles
9/30: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
10/1: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
10/2: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/3: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/6: Spokane, WA @ The Observatory
10/7: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon - Funhouse
10/8: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
10/10: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF
10/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/14: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
at Varsity Theater
Tuesday, 10/04/16, 7pm ($29.50/$33)
South Africa’s all-brothers band Kongos will be headlining the Varsity Theater on October 4th.
The Joy Formidable will open the show. They recently released a digital EP Sleep Is Day with all profits being donated to SOS (the Sumatran Orangutan Society). Singer Ritzy Bryan explained, “We read a tweet by the naturalist and conservationist Bill Oddie. He was lamenting the destruction of the lianas in the orangutans' natural habitat. We have a song on our EP called "Liana" and once we started reading about the crisis the orangutan was facing, it set the wheels in motion for us wanting to raise some money.”
NOTE: The Joy Formbidable covered Kongos’ ‘Escape’ on the new EP.
Kongos / Joy Formidable Tour dates:
9/30: Macewan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
10/1: Loui's - Saskatoon, SK
10/2: Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
10/4: Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
10/5: The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
10/6: St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
10/8: Metropolis - Montreal, QC
10/9: Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
10/11: Main Street Armory - Rochester, NY
10/12: The Royale - Boston, MA
10/14: The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
10/15: PlayStation Theater - New York, NY
10/16: Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
10/18: The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
10/20: House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
10/21: Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
10/22: Emo's - Austin, TX
10/23: Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX
10/24: El Rey Theater - Albuquerque, NM
10/25: Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
10/26: The Music Box - San Diego, CA
10/27: Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
10/28: The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
10/29: Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
at Fine Line Music Cafe
Tuesday, 10/04/16, 7pm ($15)
Preoccupations (Frontman Matt Flegel, guitarist Danny Christiansen, multi-instrumentalist Scott Munro and drummer Mike Wallace) got international recognized by their former unintentionally racist name Viet Cong. I previously compared their name to calling themselves The Nazis and not realizing what a terrible idea that is... Anyway, they did the right thing, they’ve changed their name when so many Vietnamese and Veterans complained about it. With the name change, the band just hope that we can now concentrate on how good their music is, rather than be distracted by the controversial former name.
Preoccupations’ self-titled album is out now on Jagjaguwar.
Special guests Methyl Ethel to open.
World Tour Dates
10.03.16 - WECC - Winnepeg, MB ^
10.04.16 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, Mn ^
10.05.16 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, Il ^
10.07.16 - Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, Mi ^
10.08.16 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON ^
10.11.16 - Theatre Fairmount - Montreal, QC ^
10.12.16 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, Ma ^
10.14.16 - Warsaw - Brooklyn NY ^
10.15.16 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, Pa ^
10.16.16 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington DC ^
10.18.16 - Masquerade - Atlanta, Ga ^
10.19.16 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, La ^
10.21.16 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX ^
10.22.16 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
10.25.16 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, Az ^
10.26.16 - The Irenic - San Diego, CA ^
10.28.16 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA ^
10.29.16 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA ^
10.30.16 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA ^
11.01.16 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR ^
11.02.16 - Neumos - Seattle, Wa ^
^ w/ Methyl Ethel
at Studio B
Tuesday, 10/04/16, 7pm ($12)
Eliot Sumner is returning to Minnesota this October 4 at Studio B (inside the Skyway Theatre). We’ve previously mentioned how uncanny Sumner looks like her father, Sting, when we caught them at the Turf Club in St Paul (June 2016).
Eliot Sumner’s latest Information is the debut album under their name, Sumner was previously recorded as Coco at the early age of 17.
My Jerusalem is listed to open the show. In 2013, we wrote that My Jerusalem is from from Austin, by the way of New Orleans (and not from not Israel). My Jerusalem’s latest record A Little Death is available now on Washington Square Music.
9/30 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/1 Dallas, TX @ Foundry
10/3 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/4 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/5 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/6 Louisville, KY @ New Vintage
10/7 Peoria, IL @ Limelight
10/13 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/14 Boston, MA @ Café 939