Tickets on sale this week: Feb 5, 2016

TUE
2/23
Crooke 7th St Entry NOW
WED
2/24
Sayth | Wealthy Relative ft. Manadu (Toki Wright production set) 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
2/26
Cherry Cola | Radkey 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
2/26
Micro Shows ft. Frank Turner
Presented by 89.3 The Current and New Belgium Brewing
Turf Club NOW
SUN
2/28
Poolboy EP Release 7th St Entry NOW
THU
3/03
Ringo Deathstarr Turf Club NOW
FRI
3/04
Pink Mink | The Hussy | Butcher’s Union
Screamin’ Cyn Cun & The Pons | Pornonono | Tony Peachka
Turf Club NOW
SAT
3/05
Radio K’s Gigawatt 2016
ft. Warehouse Eyes | Murder Shoes | Perfume Monster
7th St Entry NOW
SUN
3/06
House of Mercy Recordings presents Devil Music CD Release Show Turf Club NOW
TUE
3/08
Kevin Garrett Turf Club NOW
THU
3/17
St. Patrick’s Day with Dillinger Four Turf Club NOW
FRI
3/25
Sound + Vision: Transmission’s 15th Anniversary Celebration ft. DJ Jake Rudh Mainroom Fri 2/05
at noon
FRI
3/25
Escondido 7th St Entry NOW
MON
3/28
Sol - The Headspace Tour 7th St Entry Fri 2/05
at 10am
THU
3/31
Le1f - Riot Boi 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
4/01
Shellac with MONO Mainroom NOW
SUN
4/03
Dave Simonett The Red Herring
(Duluth)
NOW
FRI
4/08
Har Mar Superstar Mainroom Fri 2/05
at noon
FRI
4/08
An Evening with Sloan:
One Chord To Another 20th Anniversary Tour
Turf Club Fri 2/05
at noon
FRI
4/15
Chris Hawkey Turf Club Fri 2/05
at 10am
SAT
4/16
Caroline Smith Mainroom Fri 2/05
at noon
TUE
4/19
The Thermals Turf Club Fri 2/05
at noon
MON
4/25
Frankie Cosmos 7th St Entry Fri 2/05
at 11am
FRI
5/06
Gear Daddies (second show added!) Mainroom Fri 2/05
at noon
SUN
5/22
Old 97’s | Heartless Bastards Mainroom Fri 2/05
at noon
SAT
5/28
Steve Moakler 7th St Entry NOW

Get to know the artists: Sean Anonymous’ 10th Annual Birthday Show (Friday!)

This Friday, Sean Anonymous hosts his 10th annual birthday show in the Mainroom. Ahead of the big party, we got to pick the brains of Sean, DJ Name, Sims, Greg Grease, Crunchy Kids, Sophia Eris, and Chuck U - get to know ‘em below, and we’ll see you Friday!

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Sean Anonymous

1. Favorite place to eat in Minneapolis: Hard times… or Quang or Victor's 

2. Pre-show routine: 1. Find least populated corner of green room. 2. Rap nonsense to myself as fast as I can. 3. Jump up and down while punching the air (like a boxer). 4. Walk on stage. 

3. Song you couldn’t live without:

Mr. Big - “To Be With You” 

4. How do you know Sean:

I am him
 

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Photo: Adam DeGross

DJ Name

1. Favorite place to eat in Minneapolis: probably Muddy Waters. It’s really close to my house, they have great food, and the owners & staff are really cool.

2. Pre-show routine: trying to get about ten minutes to myself, putting on a fresh shirt, and drinking some warm water.

3. One song you couldn't live without: “West Savannah” by Isaiah Rashad ft. SZA

4. How do you know Sean: I’m Sean’s dj and I make some of the beats he raps on. We used to be in a group called Wide Eyes together. We met back in 06 while doing shows at the Dinkytowner and have been working together since 2008.  

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Crunchy Kids/Chance

1. Favorite place to eat in Minneapolis: Upton 43

2. Pre-show routine: Rail whiskey, water, and a thorough stretch 

3. One song you couldn’t live without: Luther Vandross, “Never Too Much” 

4. How do you know Sean? The sidewalk in front of the Dinkytowner


DJ Just Nine

1. Favorite place to eat in Minneapolis: Revival

2. Pre-show routine: Eat a snack. Drink green tea. Practice my cuts. 

3. One song you couldn’t live without: J Dilla - F#€k The Police 

4. How do you know Sean? I met Sean years ago when DJ Name started working with him and Wide Eyes back in the day. Some of our first shows were together with them during the Dinkytowner days!

Tickets On Sale This Week: January 22, 2016

THU
1/28
Bowieoke: An All Bowie Karaoke Celebration
Hosted by Ian Rans
Turf Club NOW
THU
2/11
Drake Nite 4 7th St Entry Fri 1/22
at noon
THU
2/18
Speedship | Tower | Kult of the Wizard | Livid Turf Club NOW
FRI
2/19
Prof 7th St Entry Fri 1/22
at noon
SOLD OUT
TUE
3/01
Conan | Serial Hawk Turf Club NOW
FRI
3/04
Foxing Triple Rock NOW
SAT
3/05
Willie Murphy and the Angel Headed Hipsters Turf Club Fri 1/22
at noon
TUE
3/08
Great Good Fine OK 7th St Entry Fri 1/22
at 11am
FRI
3/11
Cloud Cult Grandma's (Duluth) Fri 1/22
at noon
SUN
3/13
Dressy Bessy 7th St Entry NOW
FRI
3/25
Young Fathers Fine Line Fri 1/22
at noon
SAT
3/26
Soul Asylum Mainroom Fri 1/22
at noon
SUN
3/27
Yung Lean Fine Line Fri 1/22
at noon
FRI
4/01
Run River North Triple Rock NOW
WED
4/06
DMA'S Triple Rock Fri 1/22
at noon
FRI
4/08
Denzel Curry 2055: The Ult Experience Tour 7th St Entry Fri 1/22
at noon
SUN
4/10
Autolux Triple Rock Fri 1/22
at 10am
WED
4/13
Aurora 7th St Entry Fri 1/22
at noon
WED
4/13
A Tribute to Hank Williams
featuring Curtiss A & Friends
Turf Club Fri 1/22
at noon
SAT
4/16
Welcome To Night Vale State Theatre Fri 1/22
at noon
SAT
4/30
Låpsley 7th St Entry Fri 1/22
at 10am
SAT
4/30
Matt Andersen & The Bona Fide Turf Club Fri 1/22
at noon
FRI
5/13
Gear Daddies Mainroom Fri 1/22
at noon
SAT
5/21
Boyce Avenue - Be Somebody World Tour Mainroom Fri 1/22
at 10am
SUN
10/30
An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light,
performing “Substance” - Joy Division & New Order
Mainroom Fri 1/22
at noon

Preview: The Current's 11th Anniversary Weekend

The Current is taking over First Avenue this weekend to celebrate their 11th Anniversary. Come help us (and them) turn it up to 11 on Friday and Saturday night! Read up on artists playing both nights below.

Friday, January 22 – NIGHT ONE

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Low

After over 20 years together this Duluth group still has new things to say. Low’s latest record, Ones and Sixes (released September of last year), marks their 11th album as a band. We couldn’t agree more with Pitchfork’s review: “Ones and Sixes is all at once beautiful, ugly, tense, warm, inviting and repellent. It’s an emotional and sonic juggling act where even the slightest bum-note would draw attention to itself. As always with Low, the beauty is all about the details.”

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John Mark Nelson

John Mark Nelson started his career in music at a young age. At 22 years old, he has already given us four studio albums filled with beautiful melodies and impressive arrangements. His latest album, I’m Not Afraid (released via GNDWIRE Records), showcases some of his best songwriting yet.

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Mixed Blood Majority

Mixed Blood Majority is made up of three powerful artists in the local rap scene: Crescent Moon (Kill The Vultures), Joe Horton (No Bird Sing), and producer Lazerbeak (Doomtree). We celebrated their second album release (Insane World) here in the Mainroom this past December. If you missed it, here’s your chance to catch what everyone has been talking about.

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Bad Bad Hats

Local trio Bad Bad Hats provides quirky and upbeat tunes to give us all the good feels. Songwriting duo Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, joined by bassist Noah Boswell, were discovered at Macalaster College’s annual Battle of the Bands. Although they didn’t leave with the title, they’ve had no trouble finding success since.

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Bones & Beeker

Anthony Newes and Brendan Kelly (aka BK-One) come from very diverse musical backgrounds: Newes with experience in rock and folk, and BK-One in hip hop and jazz. The two come together to form Bones & Beeker, a hip-hop outfit with a wonderful blend of all the above.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 – NIGHT TWO

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Tommy Stinson

The Replacements bassist and Minnesota music legend Tommy Stinson is sure to blow your mind for night two of The Current’s big bash. Stinson has been a prominent part of the Minnesota music scene for years and we’re excited that he’ll be helping us celebrate 11 years of The Current on Saturday.

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Gramma’s Boyfriend

Haley Bonar’s psychadelic punk outfit Gramma’s Boyfriend is bursting with some of the best music talent in Minneapolis: Jeremy Ylvisaker (Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird, The Cloak Ox), Jacob Hanson (Halloween Alaska, Actual Wolf), Luke Anderson (Haley Bonar, Rogue Valley), and Mark Erickson (Fog). Their set is sure to be a musical treat.

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The Cactus Blossoms

Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum make up The Cactus Blossoms, an alt-country duo keeping vintage twang alive in the Twin Cities. Get ready to be taken to a different era with their captivating lyrical stories and flawless musical harmonies.

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Gospel Machine

Garage gospel group Gospel Machine offer a unique and powerful sound. The band formed when songwriters Wes Burdine and Jayanthi Kyle joined forces to create a sound that Burdine explains as “…really a way for us to describe music about redemption: from racism, from sexism, from war and violence, and between two people in love. But it’s also about making music with the urgency of garage pop.” [via The Current]

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Bruise Violet

Grunge punk trio Bruise Violet are having the time of their lives and have quickly made a name for themselves in their first year as a band. Drummer/vocalist Danielle Cusack is the oldest of the group at 19, Bella Dawson (bass/vocals) and Emily Schoonover (guitar/vocals) are only 16 and juniors in high school, but their music boasts talent way beyond their years. The group just played (and rocked!) the First Avenue Mainroom last week at Best New Bands and we can’t wait to see them tear it up again this weekend.


This Week at the Turf Club: January 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY: Bowie Movie Night ft. The Hunger and Serious Moonlight Tour

David Bowie's influence in music, art, film, and pop culture was immense, maybe too large to define. We'd like to celebrate some of our favorite Bowie films as a way to commemorate the man who truly seemed larger than life.

21+, No Cover. The Turf Club opens at 5:00pm for happy hour and dinner, doors for these events are 7:00pm, and the first film begins at 8:00pm.

THE HUNGER: Sensual vampire story stars rock legend David Bowie as an ailing centuries-old vampire whose fanged-lover, Catherine Deneuve, seduces a mortal while seeking a new partner.

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT TOUR: Taped live during the 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour that shattered box office records in every city, David Bowie gives one of the most dramatic and charismatic live performances of his career.

THURSDAY: KILL THE VULTURES

Kill the Vultures have a nocturnal, urban sound, which is undeniably avant garde, yet rooted in the traditions of hip-hop. In addition to their American audience, vocalist Crescent Moon and producer Anatomy have cultivated a sizeable fan base in Europe, where they headlined four successful tours, garnered praise from Rolling Stone, Les Inrocks, and Blogotheque and had a “Hip-hop Album of the Year” cover story in respected Italian music magazine, Blow Up. Before KTV, Moon and Anatomy were part of hip-hop group Oddjobs, a member of the Third Earth crew along with Jean Grae, Mr. Len (Company Flow), and Juggaknotts. They have toured with rap acts De La Soul, Talib Kweli, DJ Shadow, Buck 65, Lyrics Born, Atmosphere, and more.

FRIDAY: SOLID GOLD

So the Portuguese have this saying: saudade, a single word that summarizes an entire state of being, a lingering sense of longing for lost love and sepia-toned snapshots of yesterday. The way Solid Gold sees it, saudade might as well be the subtitle of their second album: Eat Your Young, a slow-burning set of skittish synths, glassy beats, ripple effect riffs, and melancholic melodies that leave you wondering what left a trail of scar tissue deep within the group’s core trio (frontman Zack Coulter and multi-instrumentalists Matthew Locher and Adam Hurlburt). Eat Your Young creeps across your speakers like a quiet storm, ebbing and flowing at every turn, from the exorcised demons of “The Pendulum” to the bookending outbursts of “Shock Notice” and “In the Hollows.” All of which sounds incredibly confident despite the record’s shades of darkness. That’s because Solid Gold spent years developing their musical and lyrical concepts, beginning with their smoky club formation at the University of Wisconsin—Locher and Coulter were in the same architecture class—and becoming much more of a serious pursuit once the group moved to Minneapolis and tracked their 2008 debut, Bodies of Water. “Our instrumentation ranges from crude to classic,” adds Locher. “All of us operate within those parameters. The best way to describe our songwriting process is ‘atomic’—electrons trying to rip themselves from a nucleus to recombine into new forms.” Maybe that’s why Eat Your Young brings to mind everything from the gleaming skyscrapers of Blade Runner to the dimly lit streets of a midnight drive. Or as Locher puts it, alluding to the band’s push and pull dynamics, “Dystopian futures, wrought with oppression and rich with struggle, just seem to fit our sound best.”

SATURDAY: 20 DOLLAR LOVE 20th Anniversary Special!

This is going to be a nice time! We're celebrating 20 years of Sex Rock with some of our favorite bands. Remember Skullcranes? They're gonna play. Shit, all the door money is going to their guitar player JWAHL. His boy is very sick, and Rock & Roll is going to help. How bout Dumpster Juice? They're heavy and nice! What about Deaf Mexico? WHOA!!!!!!  Come out and have a good time, spend your money, Get drunk, and pretend its Burnsville circa 2008, HOTHOTHOTHOT.

20 Dollar Love sweats Rock & Roll. They play raunchy, blues soaked, punk rock boogie, that can entice even the most prudish of music listeners to shake a pair (butt cheeks that is) on the dance floor. With an arsenal of riffs paying homage to the likes of Ted Nugent, The MC5, The Stooges, Cactus, and ZZ Top, 20 Dollar Love’s music harkens back to a simpler time.

SUNDAY: CHARLIE PARR - January 2016 Sunday Residency

Charlie Parr is a roots musician like no other today. The Minnesota musician has built a frenzied following of fans around the world with his energetic performances and 12 records. On his 13th album and Red House Records debut, Stumpjumper, Charlie showcases his blistering finger-picking as he switches between acoustic guitar, dobro and banjo -- and keening, cut-through-the-crowd vocals that resonate with a conviction that runs deep and true. It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. His heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: they are authentic.


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