Newcomers hailing from Northeast Minneapolis will be co-headlining a show also featuring Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats, as well as the also-local Gaslighters Union. The ever-jangly Uncle Bob Show will be bringing their high-paced alt-folk performance for the first time to the Entry tonight. The four-piece foot stomping rock n roll group will surely have more shows ahead for them, and should have no problem putting the crowd into the right dancing mood. Joining them will be veteran Minneapolis psychobilly band Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats. Having released their fourth LP this past year in their 3-piece collective, the group has been touring relentlessly behind it with impressive results. They’re sure to be pleased to be playing back home tonight. Last but not least is the Nordeast roots rock group Gaslighter’s Union who have been generating some solid buzz around the Twin Cities fronted by St. Paul native Amy Olson.
Sounds like: The Reverend Horton Heat, Dead Kennedys, Stray Cats
Local fuzz rockers Fuck Knights will be showing off their wild live set this Wednesday, following a rare night-off for the venue. Lead singer and drummer Dan Melchoir was previously bouncing around New York City before landing here in Minneapolis, followed by a short stint at school and formed the Fuck Knights in 2007. His voice mimics the likes of Pelle Almqvist from the Hives, and his jams could be passed for some of Ty Segall’s material. Joining will be Thelma & The Sleaze, a trio based out of Nashville. These hard rockin’ girls have no problem shredding through any of their power-rock which tend to be only 1-2 minutes to begin. Their high energy tunes are sure to translate well to a live set, especially in the intimate Entry. The infamous Nato Coles will be reppin' Minneapolis rock ‘n roll as well this evening, performing with his Blue Diamond Band. Coles got his foot into the Mpls music scene in 2010 from Brooklyn and has been producing his classic style of rock ever since then, make sure to check out their Bandcamp to see how truly consistent his music is.
Sounds like: Ty Segall, The Hives, The Who
Buffalo band Lemuria will be taking reigns in Entry on Thursday, bringing their fresh indie pop sound to lucky concertgoers with tickets. Their name takes after the hypothetical and mysterious continent thought to exist in prehistoric times, which may explain their non-traditional New York sound, this group has been tweaking and perfecting their tunes since 2004, with a number of EP’s and singles being released in a DIY manner throughout relentless NY touring. Their 2011 sophomore release Pebble attracted a strong following by means of its very positive critical acclaim and prolific tour schedule, known for preferring to play shows then stay put, giving each crowd ta spectacular performance. Don’t miss their first headlining shows here in Minneapolis, as they wow’d the crowd a few years ago opening for Against Me!
Sounds like: Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, Paramore
Eccentric Minneapolis collective Marijuana Deathsquads will be headlining the Entry tonight, in an exciting Friday night performance not to be missed. Comprised of Poliça mastermind Ryan Olson, Doomtree member P.O.S and several other high-profile local artists, the group combines layers upon layers of dark, experimental, electronic music that you might hear in a rave in the future, with contributing vocals by several of the members throughout. Definitely one of the most original Twin Cities groups you can catch, and with such an all-star cast, make sure to get to the Entry this Friday night. Opening will be the very mysterious and synthy RONiiA, with a cast comprised of members from Marijuana Deathsquads and Dark Dark Dark.
Sounds like: Crystal Castles, Kristoff Krane, Gayngs
Youngster rockers Courage My Love are headlining their first gig here at 7th St Entry. This Canadian trio can be described as power-punk, alternative metal. Their hard-rocking yet inspiring tunes are meant for their fans to be uplifted by, and with their young age (being 17 when releasing their first EP) they have been able to capture a huge online following, with 4.8 million YouTube views and counting, this group is poised to be something big, with loads of potential and future success ahead. They’ve toured on the Warped Tour, and if you missed it, this is the perfect chance to catch this budding trio!
Sounds like: Paramore, Set It Off, Hey Monday
The infamous New Sound Underground will be taking over the Entry this Sunday, hailing from all over the city, though based in Minneapolis, the group has become a mainstay here in the music scene with their signature live performances and genre-evasive sound. The group is known for their powerful concerts, and the ability to play gospel, jazz, salsa, funk, R&B, and hip-hop throughout any of their shows, often working and layering the sounds in organically. Their unparalleled sound could be attributed to their reputable musicians, who have compelled hardcore fans and easygoing passerby for years. For years they have blown us away at our Funk on First series, and this’ll be your opportunity to see them play standalone, in the ever-intimate Entry.
Sounds like: Phish, Soulive, Blues Traveler