ON SALE: Friday, July 25 at 10:00am CT
|Ryan Adams||Northrop Auditorium||MON OCT 13|
|Kimbra||Fine Line||THU OCT 30|
ON SALE: Friday, July 25 at 11:00am CT
|Atmosphere “North of Hell Tour"||Clyde Iron Works||TUE SEPT 23|
|OM||7th St Entry||FRI OCT 10|
ON SALE: Friday, July 25 at noon CT
|These Wild Plains||7th St Entry||MON AUG 11|
|Turf Club Grand Opening feat. Dead Man Winter | Frankie Lee | Erik Koskinen||Turf Club||THU AUG 28|
|A special show with The Jayhawks||Turf Club||THU SEPT 4|
|The Gooch Palms||Turf Club||THU SEPT 11|
|An Evening with Blake Mills||The Amsterdam||FRI SEPT 26|
|Sebadoh||7th St Entry||SAT SEPT 27|
|Dum Dum Girls||Fine Line||WED OCT 22|
|ANDREW MCMAHON in the WILDERNESS||Mainroom||WED OCT 29|
|Dry The River | Nathaniel Rateliff||Turf Club||WED OCT 29|
|Generationals||7th St Entry||SUN NOV 2|
|Switchfoot & Gungor||Mainroom||FRI NOV 7|
|Quintron and Miss Pussycat||Turf Club||TUE NOV 11|
|Courage My Love||7th St Entry||SAT DEC 13|
ON SALE: NOW
|Obnox||7th St Entry||SUN AUG 17|
|Saving Vinyl City EP Release Party||7th St Entry||THU AUG 28|
|The War on Drugs (2nd show added!)||Mainroom||TUE SEPT 23|
|PUP||7th St Entry||TUE OCT 7|
|Rhye||Pantages||THU OCT 23|
Hundred Waters came together in 2011 when four roommates started casually making music in their small college town, Gainesville, Florida. Soon after, they put out a self-titled debut, introducing their bewitching digital folk with no real expectations, and quickly became the first indie rockers to be invited to join the roster of EDM superstar Skrillex’s label, OWSLA. With the recent release of their second full-length, The Moon Rang Like A Bell, it’s hard to believe a band that started out with an already unique sound was able to grow so beautifully. Swapping comic folk for more of an electronic flavor. This time around, Hundred Waters put out a particularly instrumental album featuring majestic lyricism - ambient pop that transcends, making music really feel like magic.
Related Artists: Glasser, Bibio, Gold Panda
A quintessential example of American perseverance and hard work, Red Wanting Blue is built on an exceedingly loyal fan base and non-stop touring. Known for their engaging and passionate lives shows, Red Wanting Blue has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, and NPR’s Mountain Stage. Red Wanting Blue will be joined by The Alternate Routes, a loud six piece American rock band. More than a decade into their career, The Alternate Routes have a talent for keeping things fresh, and keeping the shows rockin.
Related Artists: Nickel Creek, Delta Rae, The Lone Bellow
Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band fame, is making music of his own. In fact, not only is he making music, he’s also making hot sauce! He explains on his website, “Even though my family is known for music and I travel the world performing, my other passion is cooking. Sauces have always been a favorite. I’m very pleased to put the Allman name on such a quality, all natural project. Hot smoky blues, hot smoky sauce. It just makes sense.” Devon is proving himself to be a true Jack-of-all-trades. More importantly though, Devon is making his own name in the music community. After playing as the driving force behind bands like Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon is stepping out on his own with his solo release, Turquoise.
Related Artists: The Allman Brothers Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Honeytribe
Mighty Clyde and Vicious Lee are back to rock the mic. Three and a half years after a farewell show at the departed 501 Club, the hip-hop duo MC/VL are dusting off their old-school rhymes — filled with braggadocio and name-drops of Twin Cities media professionals - for a one-off live experience on July 24. “We’re only doing this to annoy Chris Riemenschneider,” Vicious Lee told Gimme Noise. Indeed, MC/VL’s live audaciousness has been missed. Rumors are swirling that Lee will hop into an unmarked helicopter to leave the Twin Cities immediately after the concert — possibly before it even ends — so this could really be their last last show. [Gimme Noise]
MC/VL is known for their eclectic sampling, old-school beats and laying down sick rhymes. Remembered fondly for their boisterous and often half-naked shows, First Avenue is excited to welcome MC/VL back to the Entry!
Related Artists: POS, Toki Wright, Beastie Boys, Run DMC
Austin Texas’ Finest tonight in the Entry! Mrs Glass, Ben Ballinger and Carson McHone make up the entire roster of Good Horse Record Company, and are making their way all the way up 35W to Minneapolis. Mrs Glass makes life into music, finding the balance between the pain, joy, grief, ecstasy, injustice and frivolity in his grungy voice and striking strumming. A true American troubadour, Ben Ballinger makes his roots with emotional depth and fine tuned melodies. To top off the night Carson McHone will take the stage. McHone is an Austin native, who after years of songwriting has dedicated herself to a life of music. Prepare for a little taste of the best of Texas!
Related Artist: Howling Brothers, The Deadmen, Dead Flowers
Folk, blues, stomp rock. No real need to classify Adam Faucett. With his unmistakable voice and emotionally raw tunes, Faucett moves beyond the labels of genre and pushes into the importance of the human experience. For the past two years, Faucett has been touring nationally and internationally in the support of his release More Like A Temple. Now, with the release of his newest LP, Blind Water Finds Blind Water, Faucett is making his way to the Entry. With the help of his band The Tall Grass, Blind Water Finds Blind Water, is deeply emotional, hauntingly melodic and impressively personal.
Related Artists: Charlie Parr, Middle Brother, The Moondoggies
LA rapper Pigeon John is an anomaly. Not only does his have a live show that will reportedly “have the ladies swooning,” but is also still devoted to developing as an artist. With five albums, Pigeon John is experienced to say the least. Known to longtime fans as the kid with the easy smile and clever flow, just getting started in the open-mic scene, he has also made waves internationally with his song “The Bomb” which was featured in popular Volkswagen commercial. Having spent much of the past year touring with the popular French turntablists C2C’s, we’re very excited to welcome Pigeon John to the Entry!
Related Artists: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Grieves, Deltron 3030
Who's your number one funk inspiration?
New Sound Underground: Our keys player Kevin writes a lot of the tunes, and he's saying Medeski, Martin, and Wood. I write some tunes too though and I'm saying Snarky Puppy.
PHO: James Brown.
Grolar Bears: Curtis Mayfield is a god. From his song writing to his falsetto. It's very rare when an artist has it all. I love his use of polyrhythmic undertones and angelic strings on top.
Hipshaker DJ's/Worldwide Discotheque: Rickey Calloway. He won't quit! As for DJ's, a guy called Courtland Green was the first person I ever met who played great funk records, and I still want to be like him.
Funk On First
You depict yourselves as "genre-defying." How would you describe your sound?
New Sound Underground: Haha, we do! But maybe we shouldn't - it's more of an aspiration. Our music is definitely grounded in funk and R&B, but each of us has so many other interests and influences. We incorporate our favorite elements of gospel, pop, jazz, hip-hop... even Afrobeat. Our goal is just to make you dance in the best way we know how. If people are dancing their asses off and get taken on a real journey at the same time, then we've done our job well.
Your ensemble is made up of musicians from all over the country. What drew you to Minneapolis? What keeps you here?
New Sound Underground: We all went to college in the Twin Cities. Each of us found a place in the music scene here and eventually found each other. Apart from family, loved ones, and dear friends, this band is an important reason to stay here - I can't imagine playing music all the time with a better bunch of dudes.
What's your favorite jam? Why should we check it out?
New Sound Underground: "Slow Demon" by Snarky Puppy. It was the first song of theirs that I heard and I became an instant fan. I hope it's your first too. I'm going to listen to it right now for old time's sake.
PHO: Donny Hathaway Live! REAL soul music!
Grolar Bears: Grolar Bear is about to release a 7 inch in August through Piñata Records. My favorite jam on that is a song called "Midnight Stew".
Hipshaker DJ's/Worldwide Discotheque: My favorite Funk jam is impossible to answer. Maybe it is the entire Sly & Family Stone album called There's A Riot Going On. My favorite jam is "Love Buzz" by Nirvana.
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you on stage?
New Sound Underground: That's tough! A thing I can say is that I remember once throwing my trombone slide into the crowd. I don't know why, I just let go. No one got hurt, but it kind of took the momentum out of my solo.
PHO: Choked on gum mid-song and missed my part.
Grolar Bears: Having 10 members on stage is tight fit. Kjerstin, our vocalist has been struck in the head by literally every instrument that's on stage. She has even been elbowed in the face. Took it like a champ, didn't miss a beat!
Hipshaker DJ's/Worldwide Discotheque: Thankfully the most embarrassing thing to happen to me on stage is that I've taken the needle off of the record that was playing, a few times.
What's the story behind the name PHO?
PHO: PHO is a great soup, word and band name. That's pretty much it.
You have a large ensemble – how did PHO come together?
PHO: PHO came together at McNally-Smith College of music. Not every is from McNally but that's were it all started. We reached out to horn players from Morris, MN that we knew. The band has changed members a couple times and has continued to evolve.
With so many people in your band, how does everyone's influence shine through?
Grolar Bears: When we released our first album, every person who played on it was asked to play at the release show. Everyone who was able to did, and that number came to 19. Since that show two years ago, we have slimmed down to 10 people. Drums, congas, percussion, bass, guitar, piano, trumpet, 2 saxes, violin, and vocals.
Can you tell us a little bit about your unique recording process?
Grolar Bears: Last winter, we snuck into Minnehaha Falls at 5 am in the morning to shoot a music video. It was to accompany a 7 inch vinyl release for August 2014. The stairs were iced over so we had to grab our instruments and cradle them as we sled down. We used our bodies as shields. We shot the video for 5 hours until the cops shut us down.
What are your hobbies? Other than making music, of course!
New Sound Underground: This summer I've spent a lot of time raising fish and on DIY car repair. Chris is really into Batman.
PHO: Cooking and lint rolling.
Grolar Bears: There is a book series called "33 1/3" which dedicates one book per album. It gives the history of the making of that album. How something is created gives it such emotional depth. It's so inspiring and fascinating to read what was going through the artist's head when they created that specific album.
Hipshaker DJ's/Worldwide Discotheque: None currently.
What is your relationship with vinyl? Why not go digital?
Hipshaker DJ's: It's complicated. Old records are unique physical, visual and sonic artifacts. Many, many recordings only exist on records. Why not go digital? I have never owned a computer until 2 weeks ago, and I can't wait until I can DJ digitally through a computer.
For someone who has never heard Tropical Funk before, how would you describe the genre?
Worldwide Discotheque: James Brown's style of Funk music was and is an amazing sound to behold. Travelled easily around the world via records, and anyone who made dance music, wanted to incorporate Funk into their usual music. And that is how I imagine it went.
What’s your claim to fame?
New Sound Underground: Last summer in Colorado, Nelson joked onstage that we biked all the way to the Telluride Jazz Festival to save on gas. Someone believed it though, and it made it into the local paper. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight and say that while we are all fans of biking, we were definitely not trying to fake any environmental street cred to the wonderful people of Telluride, CO.
PHO: Opening for Jonathan Richman haha
Grolar Bears: We created a fictional blaxploitation movie then compose a score and trailer to it (see right). We also shot a music video in front of Minnehaha Falls last winter for our [song] "Midnight Stew".
Hipshaker DJ's/Worldwide Discotheque: Hipshaker
If you could turn a potential fan onto your music in one sentence, what would you say?
New Sound Underground: We want to take you someplace, but make you dance all the way there.
PHO: Don't listen to PHO.
Grolar Bears: Symphonic funk band with violin, congas, and a full horn section. And a damn good looking bass player! You get two fragment sentences.
ON SALE: Friday, July 18 at 10:00am CT
|Sir Sly | Wolf Gang||Triple Rock||SAT SEPT 20|
|Odesza||Triple Rock||SUN OCT 12|
ON SALE: Friday, July 18 at noon CT
|Atmosphere “North of Hell Tour"||Mainroom||FRI AUG 22|
|Scaphe | Prostate | Weakwick | Tender Meat||7th St Entry||MON SEPT 1|
|Caleb Hawley||7th St Entry||FRI SEPT 5|
|JD McPherson||Turf Club||TUE SEPT 9|
|JD McPherson||Turf Club||WED SEPT 10|
|La Roux||Mainroom||MON SEPT 29|
|The Drums||Triple Rock||MON SEPT 29|
|Perfume Genius||Triple Rock||TUE SEPT 30|
|The Kooks||Mainroom||SAT OCT 4|
|Total Slacker | PAWS||Turf Club||SUN OCT 12|
|The Airborne Toxic Event||Mainroom||SUN OCT 19|
|Noah Gundersen||The Cedar||WED OCT 22|
|Burger Records Caravan of Stars Tour feat. The Coathangers and more||7th St Entry||THU OCT 23|
|Jay Nash||7th St Entry||THU OCT 30|
|Slowdive||Fine Line||FRI OCT 31|
|Interpol||Mainroom||FRI NOV 14|
ON SALE: NOW
|Timothy Sexton (Gotterdammerung)||7th St Entry||FRI AUG 8|
|She Keeps Bees||7th St Entry||MON AUG 25|
|Botzy’s Birthday Bash||7th St Entry||FRI AUG 29|
|The Dig||7th St Entry||SUN SEPT 7|
|Glass Animals||The Cedar||TUE SEPT 9|
|Bishop Allen||7th St Entry||SUN SEPT 28|
|Judah & The Lion||7th St Entry||THU NOV 13|