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at Cedar Cultural Center
Friday 05/01/15, 7pm ($15/Sold Out)
We caught Alynda Lee Segarra (aka Hurray for the Riff Raff) at Shakopee in 2014 and described her show as:
04/28/15 Detroit, MI Shelter
04/29/15 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
04/30/15 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
05/01/15 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
05/03/15 St. Louis, MO Sheldon Concert Hall
05/04/15 Tulsa, OK The Vanguard
05/05/15 Little Rock, AR South On Main
05/28/15 Memphis, TN Levitt Shell
05/29/15 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
05/30/15 Nelsonville Music Festival
05/31/15 Nelsonville Music Festival
06/02/15 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
06/03/15 Buffalo, NY Ninth Ward At Babeville
06/04/15 Burlington, VT Signal Kitchen
06/06/15 Providence, RI Columbus Theater
06/07/15 Mountain Jam Festival
06/09/15 Three Rivers Arts Festival
06/10/15 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
06/12/15 Friday Cheers
06/14/15 Bonnaroo Music
06/19/15 Bayou Boogaloo
06/26/15 Big Barrel Country Music Festival
08/08/15 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
at Fallout Art Center
Friday 05/01/15 ($??)
I've never been to the Fallout Art Center before, but in addition to art displays, they host live concerts as well. Nashville's Turbo Fruits will be stopping by the art center to showoff tracks from their latest album No Control. Spin described the album as "a solid 11-track collection of crisp, hook-filled garage-pop songs about love, drugs, death and other rock’n’roll..." The album came out this week, April 20th on all formats... and for the pre-orders, a very special 4/20 surprise: rolling papers.
Come to the Fallout Art Center this Friday to discovery why The Black Keys' Patrick Carney called "one of my favorite bands from Nashville."
We previously saw Eternal Summers in St Paul with We Are Scientists and Surfer Blood and as headliner in Minneapolis in 2013. The lo-fi trio's new album is called Gold And Stone, and it's coming out June 2nd on Kanine Records.
Apr 28 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR *
Apr 29 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA *
May 1 - Fallout Art Center - Minneapolis, MN *
May 2 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI *
May 3 - Double Door - Chicago, IL *
May 4 - Huma Room @ Hop Cat - Detroit, MI *
May 5 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH
May 6 - Happy Dog - Cleveland, OH
May 7 - Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA *
May 9 - Bill’s Bar (Radio BDC) - Boston, MA ^
May 10 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC ^
May 11 – Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY ^
May 12 – Nanola – Malta, NY
May 14 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA ^
May 15 – The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ ^
May 16 - Lizard Lounge - Lancaster, PA ^
June 20 - Happenin’ Fest - Birmingham, AL
* with Eternal Summers
^ with Surfer Blood
at Minneapolis Convention Center
Friday 05/01/15 ($35/$75 for three days)
We are very excited to cover Wizard World Minneapolis again, now in its second year at Minneapolis Convention Center, in Minneapolis.
The first show is this Friday and continues to Sunday. If you buy your tickets in advance, it's $75 for all three days, otherwise there is an extra $10 charge if you buy it at the door.
This year's big attraction are Star Trek/Dredd's Karl Urban (Sat & Sun), X-Files' Gillian Anderson (Sat & Sun), Harry Potter's James & Oliver Phelps (Sat & Sun), WWE's The Bella Twins (Sat).
For the complete Friday event listing, head over to wizardworld.com.
These are just the ones I'll likely attend (although I always end up shopping in the salesfloor most of the time):
4:30–5:15PM Beyond the SHIELD, a conversation about Marvel's Agent of SHIELD (ROOM M100B)
Adam Wells and Mitra Nelson lead an in-depth conversation on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two...
5:00–5:45PM Midnight Movies: Birth, Death And Afterlife (ROOM M100E)
Minneapolis-based filmmaker Dwayne Robinson moderates a panel discussion revealing the history and lore of midnight movies, including their fade into obscurity during the 90's and their ongoing resurgence in unexpected places. Panelists will include our friend Theresa Purcell of Trash Film Debauchery.
5:30-6:15PM Spotlight On Batman Beyond’s And Superman’s Dan Jurgens (ROOM M100B)
We saw Dan Jurgens' talk last year, this guy is simply amazing. He's drawn every major Marvel or DC character. Moderated by artist Gordon Purcell.
6:30-7:15PM How To Write Comics with Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, Michael Avon Oeming and Renee Witterstaetter (ROOM M100B)
These guys wrote some of my favorite Uncanny X-Men (Chris Claremont) and G.I. Joe (Larry Hama) stories. Also with "Powers" hot on the PlayStation network, it might be interesting to see what writer Michael Avon Oeming has to say.