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at First Avenue
Friday, 10/09/2015, 8pm ($35)
What happens when you take the pop/dance rock of Franz Ferdinand and combine them with the quirkiness of Sparks? You get FFS.
We never thought we'd see these two unique bands together, but they've added Minneapolis as one of their 11 North American tour dates! Think about this: they've already played/headlined massive music festival (Glastonbury Festival), so seeing them at First Avenue will be a lot more personal and up close!
Los Angeles' The Intelligence and DJ Jake Rudh to open.
FFS' self-titled debut album is available now via Domino. The album was recorded at London's RAK Studios in London and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).
FFS Tour Dates
Oct 5 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theater
Oct 6 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 8 Chicago, IL @ Rivera
Oct 9 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct 11 Denver, CO @ The Ogden
Oct 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Oct 14 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Oct 15 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
at Turf Club
Friday, 10/09/2015, 8pm ($3)
This is the best deal in town: if you RSVP, you get in the door for $3, plus you get a free Red Bull (basically you're paying for the drink and getting the show for free). This is a wonderful deal, the last time they were in town as headliner at First Avenue, the tickets were about $20.
The reason for the reduced pricing is because this show is sponsored by Red Bull Sound Select, who is picking up most of the tab in exchange for promoting the Red Bull brand and awareness.
We've been talking about the Welsh band/London-based The Joy Formidable since 2008, and was thrilled about their EP A Balloon Called Moaning.
Murder Shoes and Verskotzi to open.
15 Oct 2015 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
16 Oct 2015 Cargo, Reno, NV
30 Oct 2015 City Park, New Orleans, LA
31 Oct 2015 City Park, New Orleans, LA
01 Nov 2015 City Park, New Orleans, LA
12 Nov 2015 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles
14 Nov 2015 San Diego Music Thing
21 Nov 2015 Gundlach Bundschu Winery
at Various Venues
As usual, there are too many shows in the area for Rocktober.
Here are some shows we are not covering, but I felt they were important enough to mention: