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at Fine Line Music Cafe
Sunday, 05/01/16, 7pm ($12/$16)
Mellowdrone frontman Jonathan Bates is back headlining as Big Black Delta. He is touring in support of his sophomore album Trágame Tierra (out now). The tour kicks off May 1st at the Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis.
We previously caught Big Black Delta in March 2014 and wrote, “Tracks played during their 40 min. set were all from the debut, coursing with dark energy on the hitting ‘Put the Gun on the Floor’, with Bates jerking about while cuing up loops and beats, pacing the stage as Hornbrook drummed without abandon. ‘Side of the Road’ pulsed with laptop beats, while closer ‘IF**KINGLOVE YOU’ started somewhat gospel-centrically, before it unwound into an electronic melee of sounds and beats, to close their impressive set.”
Apollo Cobra and Dance Assault to open.
May 3 - Dubuque, IA - The Venue
May 4 - Kansas City - Middle Of The Map
May 5 - Chicago - Empty Bottle
May 6 - Detroit - UFO Factory
May 8 - Toronto - Adelaide Hall
May 9 - Montreal - Bar Le Ritz
May 10 - Burlington VT - ArtsRiot
May 11 - Baby’s All Right - Brooklyn
May 13 - Boston - Cafe 939
May 14 - Albany - The Hollow
May 15 - Philadelphia - Milkboy
May 16 - DC - Black Cat
May 17 - Baltimore - Metro Gallery
May 19 - Vancouver - Biltmore Cabaret
May 20 - Seattle - Crocodile
May 22 - Portland - Doug Fir Lounge
May 26 - San Francisco - Great American
May 27 - OC - Constellatino Room
May 28 - LA - The Regent
May 29 - San Diego - Casbah
at Turf Club
Sunday, 05/01/16, 7:30pm ($15/$17)
White Denim, having recently released Stiff, is currently on tour.
We wrote about White Denim before they released their debut album in 2008: “White Denim is comprised of three men from Austin, Texas. They have a quite distinct rock sound, which immediately reminded me of The Hives and The Ramones. Their somewhat hard-rock/edgy tone produces some very catchy drum patterns.”
Eventually they came to town, and we were more than happy to check them out in November 2009 and noted, “crazy pyschedelic, garagey, experimental rock 'n roll - with minimal lyrics. Whatever singer James Petralli spouted out, it didn't matter because you were so in awe of his amazing guitar-playing ability.”
Opening the show will be multi-instrumentalist Sam Cohen. Cohen is formerly of Apollo Sunshine and leader of Yellowbirds. Cohen recently released Cool It, which Pitchfork said was “an American Lennon with some Dylan affectations”.
04/28/16 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
04/29/16 Indianapolis, IN The Hi Fi
04/30/16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
05/01/16 Saint Paul, MN Turf Club
05/03/16 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
05/04/16 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
06/04/16 Free Press Summer Fest
07/17/16 Forecastle Festival
07/18/16 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
10/05/16 Glasgow ABC1
10/06/16 Leeds Stylus
10/08/16 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
10/10/16 Nottingham Rock City
10/11/16 London Roundhouse
at Triple Rock Social Club
Sunday, 05/01/16, 6pm ($15)
Into It. Over It. (aka Evan Weiss) is currently on tour with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die (aka TWIABP).
Into It. Over It. recently released Standards on Triple Crown Records, so it’s fitting that he’ll be playing the Triple Rock Social Club this May 1st.
Emo band TWIABP’s latest Long Live Happy Birthday is out now on Topshelf.
Also on this all-ages bill will be The Sidekicks and Pinegrove.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
4/28 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
4/29 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/30 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
5/03 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
5/04 - Ehrenfeld, Germany @ Underground
5/05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston
5/06 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
5/07 - Southampton, UK - Joiners
5/08 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
5/09 - London, UK - Scala
5/10 - Manchester, UK - Soundcontrol
5/11 - Glasgo ,UK - Restless Natives Fest
5/12 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
5/13 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega