Chet Faker "Gold"

After releasing four EP’s in the past two years, electronic / R&B artist and producer Chet Faker (Nick Murphy) released his debut album Built On Glass in April, and this coming Tuesday he’ll perform his first Minneapolis show in the Mainroom. He is best known for his remixes and specifically for his collaborations with fellow Australian artist Flume. Chet Faker is the rare electro-soul artist who can bust out a falsetto with ease. There’s something for everyone on Built On Glass, with his impressive flexibility ranging from sexy croons to superbly-produced electronic hooks. Don’t miss him in the Mainroom on September 16!
Chet Faker
First Avenue Mainroom
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
with starRo
$15/$17 | 8pm | 18+

Tickets On Sale This Week: September 11, 2014

ON SALE: Friday, September 12 at 10:00am CT

Streets of Laredo 7th St Entry WED NOV 5

ON SALE: Friday, September 12 at noon CT

Empires 7th St Entry TUE OCT 21
Rich O'Toole 7th St Entry WED OCT 29
Frontier Ruckus 7th St Entry SUN NOV 9
An Evening with Ryan Bingham Solo Acoustic Turf Club WED NOV 12
Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band 7th St Entry MON NOV 17
Mason Jennings Mainroom FRI DEC 5
Mason Jennings Mainroom SAT DEC 6


Curtiss A | The Piñata Hearts (CD Release) | The Soul | Soap Scum Turf Club THU SEPT 18
The Sextons EP Release Show 7th St Entry FRI SEPT 19
Lizzo and Caroline Smith Mainroom FRI SEPT 26
A Trbute To Gillian Welch Turf Club WED OCT 1
Nick Jonas Fine Line FRI OCT 3
Modern Life Is War Triple Rock SUN OCT 5
Stereo Confession Album Release Party (early show) 7th St Entry SUN OCT 12
The White Buffalo Turf Club FRI OCT 24
Daniel | Otis Heat Turf Club MON OCT 27
Jamestown Revival The Cedar TUE NOV 18

This Week at the Turf: September 9, 2014

Tuesday & Wednesday: JD McPherson (SOLD OUT)

The Turf will be hosting two sold-out JD McPherson shows on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The Oklahoma native will be playing his 4th and 5th concerts here in the Twin Cities for traditional rock ‘n roll / R&B fans alike. The former visual artist has perfected a retro-style outfit that still feels authentic, working with vintage microphones and a 1960’s tape machine to record his debut in 2012, Signs and Signifiers. His Telecaster guitar riffs would make any Elvis fan happy. Oft-Turf residents The Cactus Blossoms will open at both shows.

Similar Artists: Shovels & Rope, Nick Waterhouse, Little Richard

Thursday: The Gooch Palms

Australian punk duo The Gooch Palms will be visiting the Turf on Thursday. Their debut Novo took the indie music world by surprise and triggered a re-pressing of the album almost immediately. Known for their extremely high-energy shows and known as “perfect garage rock”, you don’t want to miss their Twin Cities debut. Gooch Palms have been performing shows prolifically, and have toured with the likes of Thee Oh Sees and The Sonics and have been taking their homeland of Australia by storm.

Similar Artists: Black Lips, Jay Reatard, King Tuff, The Intelligence

Friday: Magic Castles + Ancient River + Pussytoes

It’s psych rock night! Enjoy the likes of locals Magic Castles, Florida-based Ancient River, and St. Cloud newcomers Pussytoes. After self-releasing three albums in 2009, Magic Castles were signed to a label, and are known for their organ-rich, dream-pop, neo-rock vibes. Their newest release, Sky Sounds was all recorded here at the Old Blackberry Way Studio in Minneapolis and has been a favorite of psych-rock fans nationwide.

Similar Artists: Weird Owl, All Them Witches, Brian Jonestown Massacre


Saturday: Birthday Suits | The Blind Shake | Whatever Forever

This Saturday, it will be local night at the Turf. Prissy Clerks’ own Clara Salyer will be performing with new project Whatever Forever that includes Dave Gatchell (Selby Tigers), Howard Hamilton III (Red Pens) and Dana Kim. Veteran Minneapolis space-rock trio The Blind Shake will also be alongside, as well as the reunited epic punk duo Birthday Suits.

Similar Artists: Michael Yonkers, Thee Oh Sees, Tyvek, Fuzz, Red Pens, Prissy Clerks

Sunday: Gastro Non Grata: Turf Club Tarnation

Hey everybody, are you as excited to see the new and improved Turf Club as we are? I sure hope so because this one is going to be a doozie. Since the newly remodeled Turf has a working kitchen again we’re going to be featuring the food of the in house chef Karl Lichtfuss. We needed a good St Paul brew to pair with Karl’s food so we went out and got Summit Brewing Co. The powerhouse of St Paul brewing. They’ll be unchaining some samples for you to keep your whistles wet.

On the music end we’re more than pleased to announce Sherwin Linton, the man who’s been elected to 11 different states Country Music Hall of Fames on top of being one of the hardest working Midwestern country artists out there. From 1956 to Today, Sherwin is still singing the songs of Elvis, Marty Robbins, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. He also performs his own hits and originals plus the classic country, Folk and Cowboys standards we all know and love. Local Country & Western revivalists Whiskey Jeff & the Beer Back Band are back to regale you with songs of whiskey, heartbreak and hangovers. Nathan Miller will start the night off with some rootsy deep blues.

Performing Artists: Sherwin Linton, Whiskey Jeff & The Beer Back Band, Nathan Miller

Monday: Weedeater

The Bible Belt state of North Carolina, USA seems a fertile ground for hemp and stoner rock. When cult sludge act BUZZOV•EN called it a day, bass player Dave “Dixie” Collins teamed up with guitarist Dave “Shep” Shepherd and founded WEEDEATER in the harbor town of Wilmington about the year 1998. Their crushing and massive first full-length …and Justice for Y’all created an immediate buzz, while critics were struggling to put a tag on their sound. Nearly everybody agreed that stoner rock, doom, sludge and some crusty elements were part of the mix, which the band simply calls “weed metal”.

Similar Artists: Clutch, Melvins, Sleep, Eyehategod, Electric Wizard, Bongzilla

The Replacements on The Tonight Show Viewing Party

The Replacements and Keith Richards on The Tonight Show
Viewing Party in the Depot Tavern

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Tonight Show starts at 10:35pm on NBC

The Replacements’ bio on

THE REPLACEMENTS is an alternative rock band from the 1980s. Originally comprised of members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, Bob Stinson and Chris Mars, the band released seven albums, most notably 1984’s Let It Be and 1985’s Tim, from 1981 to 1990. The group disbanded a year later. In 2012, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunited and began performing as the Replacements again. Their appearance on The Tonight Show marks the band’s return to 30 Rock after being banned from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE following a drunken performance on live TV in 1986.

Also see: Pitchfork, SPIN, UPROXX, Star Tribune, Stereogum, Buzzfeed

This Week in the Entry: September 8, 2014

Tuesday: The Growlers

These California rockers released their fifth studio album this year, and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. They just wrapped up the European leg of their tour, supporting their newest effort, Chinese Fountain. The title track posted here was thrown together by Brooks Nielsen and guitarist Matt Taylor who went with a funk-disco tone to their new album. They’ve just started the U.S. leg of their tour so don’t miss these budding rockers here in Minneapolis.

Similar Artists: The Fresh & Onlys, The Pink Mountaintops, Kurt Vile, The Dodos

Wednesday: Bear in Heaven

In support of their latest record Time Is Only One Day Old, the veteran psych-rock group have stripped their sound down and have continued to hone their craft of electro-pop while maintaining their dark and cold tone that has always existed in their tracks. Their frontman Jon Philpot dialed-in to keep their ambient soundscapes intact while taking the excess away and going for a more minimal approach. Their newest and 4th record-to-date is one of their more accessible. The trio are an impressive live set, and with so few U.S. dates remaining, don’t miss them in the Entry.

Similar Artists: Here We Go Magic, Future Islands, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Porcelain Raft

Thursday: Mandolin Orange

Any folk-rock fan wouldn’t want to miss the upcoming duo Mandolin Orange in the Entry. These two musicians recorded their third album, This Side Of Jordan, in upstate NY to capture an autumn vibe and succeeded. It’s the best and most unexpected folk release of the year, with the duo thinking “it might be fun to write a stereotypical country song and didn’t expect for it to be so catchy”. The band is being lauded by bluegrass experts around the country—and for good reason. Andrew Marlin is one of the most talented mandolin players touring.

Similar Artists: Field Report, Aoife O’Donovan, Elephant Revival, Farewell Milwaukee

Friday: Broncho

For anyone thinking fuzz rock is dead, here is Broncho. An Oklahoma-based effort whose musical escapades were reinvigorated as of late from help of song placement in the show Girls. Their second release’s singles have been making large rounds on the interest, and have gotten them the widespread attention they deserve. The newest record will be released on September 16, so make sure to grab a ticket to their Entry show to hear a few of their fantastic new singles off of Just Enough Hip to be Woman.

Similar Artists: Wavves, Skating Polly, Twin Peaks, Bleached, Wax Idols, Jaill

Saturday: Matt’s Going Away Forever Party

Serenghetto, White Boyfriend, and Echomaker - three budding rock bands on the verge of breaking out. They’ve been frequenting small clubs and festivals as of late but with all three headlining 7th St, there will be an impressive variety of genres on the same stage this Saturday. Serenghetto, supporting their summer EP and the local Mpls act specializing in garage-noise-rock are sharing the bill with (also) local alt-funk trio White Boyfriend and St. Paul‘s own three-piece Echomaker.

Sunday: Papercuts

Having released their fifth LP this past summer, producer/songwriter Jason Quever is bringing his Papercuts project on the road, having toured previously with the likes of Beach House and Grizzly Bear, and also producing Cass McComb’s debut EP. Some describe it was retro pop, some describe it as freak folk, but either way you won’t want to miss the long-anticipated Papercuts 7th St Entry debut this Sunday night.

Similar Artists: Chad VanGaalen, Woods, Lower Dens, Cass McCombs, Avi Buffalo


Tickets On Sale This Week: September 4, 2014

ON SALE: Friday, September 5 at 10:00am CT

Hoodie Allen People Keep Talking World Tour Myth FRI NOV 7

ON SALE: Friday, September 5 at noon CT

Flying Lotus Mainroom SAT OCT 25
Halloween Party and Costume Contest Mainroom/Record Room FRI OCT 31
Har Mar Superstar | The Pizza Underground Mainroom SAT NOV 1
Sallie Ford | Crooked Fingers Turf Club WED NOV 5
Trentemøller Fine Line MON NOV 17
Run The Jewels (El-P + Killer Mike) with Ratking Fine Line THU NOV 20


Nocturnal Unit 7th St Entry TUE SEPT 16
Step Rockets 7th St Entry SAT OCT 11
Southside Desire Record Release Show 7th St Entry WED OCT 22
Tig Notaro “Boyish Girl Interrupted” Tour Woman’s Club WED OCT 22
College 7th St Entry THU DEC 4

Tickets On Sale This Week: August 28, 2014

ON SALE: Friday, August 29 at 10:00am CT

Alexz Johnson | Jared & The Mill 7th St Entry MON NOV 3
Wildcat! Wildcat! Turf Club THU NOV 13

ON SALE: Friday, August 29 at noon CT

Ballin’ on a Budget ft. Antics Mainroom FRI SEPT 19
Forever Young Homecoming Mainroom SAT SEPT 20
Big D and the Kids Table Triple Rock SAT OCT 4
American Head Charge 7th St Entry MON OCT 6
Hank & Cupcakes Turf Club WED OCT 8
An Evening with Sloan Turf Club FRI OCT 10
Wyatt Cenac Live in Brooklyn in __(insert city name here)__ Turf Club THU OCT 23
Bear’s Den Fine Line WED OCT 29


Turf Club Grand Re-Opening ft. Four Fists (P.O.S + Astronautalis) Turf Club SAT AUG 30
Glow Mechanics Factored In EP Release Party 7th St Entry THU SEPT 18
The Bluegrass Ball ft. The Travelin’ McCourys and the Jeff Austin Band Cabooze SUN NOV 16
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes 7th St Entry FRI NOV 21

Turf Club Opening Hours

You ready? We’re ready! After three months of renovations we can’t wait for you to come check out the new Turf Club.

We’re opening our doors this Thursday for a sold out show with Dead Man Winter, Frankie Lee, and Erik Koskinen. Hammerhead is throwing down for their Global Depression record release show on Friday. P.O.S and Astronautalis team up as Four Fists on Saturday, with support from Solid Gold and some special guests TBA, and then we'll cap off the weekend with Night Moves, Carroll, Rupert Angeleyes, and The Chambermaids on Sunday.

We’ll be closed Labor Day through Wednesday, September 3. Stay tuned for our regular operating daytime hours.

Oh St. Paul, we’ve missed you. Let’s party.

This Week in the Entry: August 25, 2014

Monday: She Keeps Bees

Blues from Brooklyn in the Entry tonight! Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant are making their way to Minneapolis in support of their upcoming release Eight Houses. Check out their single, "Is What It Is" here. Featuring vocals from Sharon Van Etten, cool minimalist organ and sparse drums, if this "low-key but powerful" track is any indication of how great Eight Houses will be, this is a show you're not going to want to miss.

Similar Artists: Peggy Sue, Sea of Bees, Smoke Fairies

Tuesday: What Tyrants 7" Release Show

These Minneapolis garage rockers are putting out their highly anticipated 7" this Tuesday. Brothers Sean and Kyle Schultz make music with their friend Adam Sullivan on bass and call themselves What Tyrants. Making fuzzy noise-rock for the past couple of years, What Tyrants have captured the attention of the Minneapolis music scene, kind of like in this video for their single "Hangin' Out In Havana." Come out and help celebrate this exciting release!

Similar Artists: Teenage Moods, Black Diet, Myotis

Wednesday: Howie Day

Known for his extensive touring and creative sampling during shows, Howie Day has accrued an impressive following of devoted fans. Talented, emotive and enchantingly quirky, Howie Day has become one of the most powerful solo performers of our day. In 2010 he released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze, and is currently working on putting out is fourth studio album. Come out to hear new tracks before anyone else!

Similar Artists: Five for Fighting, Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain

Thursday: Saving Vinyl City EP Release Party

Local five-piece Saving Vinyl City is having an EP Release Party! Theses guys are known for their crazy energetic shows, so I can't imagine what a release party will be like. Featuring a wide range of instruments from rock guitar to brass, they are sure to bring their unique sound and a good time. Called "The Number One Funk Band In Minneapolis", this is a band you want to keep you're going to want to keep an eye on.

Similar Artists: The Get Up, Sawyer's Dream, Otto Zone

Friday: Botzy's Birthday Bash

One of the most recognizable names in Twin Cities hip hop, Botzy (Adam Botsford) is celebrating his birthday in the Entry, and you're invited. Cutting his teeth since 2009, Botzy is starting another trip around the sun and if it's anything like the last, it's going to be a big one. Check out his brand new song "Orange Water Bottle" here:

Similar Artists: Wesley Opus, Culture Cry Wolf, Hickford Botsman


Saturday: Hope Country Record Release Show

Wisconsin-ite Brent Johnson, perhaps better known as Hope Country, is putting out a new record this Tuesday and celebrating the release on Sunday in the Entry. The new album, Water, Land & Sky puts a heavy emphasis on songwriting and storytelling, proving to be a prime example of modern-day Americana. Water, Land & Sky features two songs co-written with Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional, Twin Forks), was mixed by Jonathan Clark of Twin Forks, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd (The Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, The Lone Bellow).

Similar Artists: Amanda Jo Williams, Brian Kaye, Yellow Cuss

Tickets On Sale This Week: August 21, 2014

ON SALE: Friday, August 22 at 10:00am CT

The Wytches Turf Club SAT NOV 1
B.o.B with Kevin Gates “No Genre Tour" Mainroom MON NOV 10
Allah-Las Turf Club MON DEC 1
Sturgill Simpson Fine Line THU DEC 4

ON SALE: Friday, August 22 at noon CT

Wampire 7th St Entry SAT OCT 4
Augustines Turf Club SAT OCT 11
Continental | Tristen Turf Club SUN OCT 26
Wheat 7th St Entry WED OCT 15
Clockwork Indigo (Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers) Mainroom MON OCT 20
An Acoustic Evening with Alpha Rev Fine Line SAT OCT 25
Hot Water Music Triple Rock THU NOV 6


Secret Stash Super Soul Shakedown Mainroom FRI AUG 29
Turf Club Grand Re-Opening feat. Night Moves Turf Club SUN AUG 31
Mockingbird Sun Turf Club MON SEPT 8
Gastro Non Grata: Turf Club Tarnation Turf Club SUN SEPT 14
The 10th Anniversary of Pert Near Sandstone Mainroom FRI OCT 24
The Protomen Triple Rock FRI OCT 31
SonReal 7th St Entry FRI NOV 7

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