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at Fine Line Music Cafe
Monday 02/16/15, 7:30pm ($15)
Los Angeles' Ariel Pink is back with pom pom, his first studio release without his band moniker Haunted Graffiti. His new tour will also feature Jack Name as opener, who was previously in town with Thee Oh Sees in November 2014. Jack Name's latest album Weird Moons came out last week, January 20th, via Castleface.
02/09/15 - Portland, Haw/15 orne *
02/10/15 - Seattle, Neumo's*
02/11/15 - Vancouver, Rickshaw /15 eatre *
02/13/15 - Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge*
02/14/15 - Denver, Bluebird *
02/16/15 - Minneapolis, Fine Line *
02/17/15 - Chicago, /15 alia Hall*
02/18/15 - Pontiac, Crofoot Ballroom*
02/19/15 - Toronto, Phoenix *
02/20/15 - Montreal, National *
02/21/15 - Boston, Paradise Rock Club*
02/23/15 - Washington, 9:30 Club *
02/24/15 - Philadelphia, Union Transfer*
02/25/15 - New York, Terminal 5 *
02/28/15 - Future Every/15 ing Festival
03/01/15 - Lille, Le Grand Mix
03/02/15 - Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
03/03/15 - London, Electric Ballroom
03/04/15 - Brighton, Old Market
03/05/15 - Lyon, Epicerie Moderne
03/06/15 - Milan, Elita
03/07/15 - Bologna, Locomotiv
03/08/15 - Zurich, Mascotte
03/09/15 - Frankfurt, Mousonturm
03/10/15 - Copenhagen, Bremen /15 eatre
03/11/15 - Berlin, Postbahnhof
03/13/15 - Amsterdam, Melkweg
03/14/15 - Ghent, Vooruit
03/15/15 - Brussels, Beurrschwoubourg
03/28/15 - 03/29/15 - Santa Ana, Ca - Burgerama
* with Jack Name
at Turf Club
Tuesday 02/17/15, 7pm ($8)
Like clockwork, the monthly Communion Club Night is back this Tuesday, February 17th. Also worth noting is that new to 2015, Communion also added Chicago to their monthly music series.
This month will feature headliner Philadelphia electronic pop duo Marian Hill (Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol). The band probably took their name from a silent movie actress of the same name. The band's music reached #1 on the Hype Machine popular charts and fans have been putting their music on all across their Spotify playlists (including "Got It" hitting the #1 Spotify's top tracks).
Also on the bill, Kristin Diable from Baton Rouge. The 'leggy crooner' is said to have the soul of Lucinda Williams, but a voice of Bonnie Raitt.
Finally, for the local show, Black Market Brass, who described themselves as playing both new original songs, as well as covering classic 70's Afrobeat and Afro-Funk music of West Africa.
Wait, that's not all. In addition to the music, these Communion shows usually have local businesses at the show. The shows I have attended in the past, they feature anything from used records to vintage clothing to food. You never know what you're going to get until you attend a show.
Also, maybe it is kind of too early to announce it, but Canadian band Hey Rosetta! will be headlining April's Communion Club Nights. We previously saw them with Stars in November 2014, and we're excited to hear that they'll be back in April 2015.
at Cedar Cultural Center
Wednesday 02/18/15, 7:30pm ($15)
We've seen Portland Cello Project (PCP) a few times, it's always nice to see them come back to the Cedar. If you've never heard of them, they are basically cellists who cover popular modern songs, sometime to amusing effects.
This time around, PCP will be showcasing covers of their hometown hero, Elliott Smith, with a new cover album called to e.s. (which came out December 2, 2014). Expect to hear those new tracks, as well as fan favorites like "Mission: Impossible" theme or Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", on their upcoming tour.
PCP will be in town on Wednesday, February 18th.
02/12/15 Walla Walla, WA - Main Street Studios
02/14/15 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
02/15/15 Missoula, MT - The Top Hat
02/18/15 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
02/19/15 Madison, WI - The High Noon Saloon
02/20/15 Chicago, IL - SPACE
02/21/15 Davenport, IA - The Redstone Room
02/22/15 St Louis, MO - The Duck Room
02/26/15 Lincoln, NE - Vega
02/28/15 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room