This Week in the Entry: July 28, 2014

Monday: Woods

Prolific Brooklyn folk rockers, Woods, released their eighth album With Light and With Love earlier this year. Known for their trademark stoned folk, their newest release features an expanded sonic palette. The boys introduced a singing saw into their repertoire, put a heavier emphasis on percussion and showcases a saloon piano. Woods has developed into a special kind of contemporary drug music, a sophisticated take on pop songs. In support of their latest release, Woods will be touring and are stopping by the Entry! We can’t wait to have them – see you there?

Related Artists: Foxygen, Cass McCombs, Real Estate

Tuesday: Mimicking Birds

Mimicking Birds make some of the best catchy, warm-hearted, compassionate folk around, blending ethereal melodies, cosmic psych-folk vocals and themes rooted in universal logic and evolutionary concepts. What began as the solo project of Portland native, Nate Lacy has beautifully blossomed into a four piece now including Aaron Hanson on drums, Adam Trachsel on bass and Matthan Minster on keys and electric guitar. Since the release of their self-titled album in 2010, the band has been traveling the nation in a Subaru Outback playing festivals and touring - sharing stages with the likes of Conor Oberst, Fleet Foxes and The Tallest Man on Earth. Make sure to catch ‘em in the Entry!

Related Artists: Monsters of Folk, Maps & Atlases, Great Lake Swimmers

Wednesday: Tiny Ruins

Tiny Ruins released their second album, Brightly Painted One, in May of this year. What began as the solo project of New Zealander, Hollie Fullbrook has become a proper band and is now touring internationally all over New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and Europe. Their latest release features a classic folk sound, accompanied by stately horns and Rhodes piano that shape a kind of country-soul vibe. Intimate lyrics telling the tales of mannered love affairs and daydreams, Tiny Ruins are sure to draw you in.

Related Artists: Perfume Genius, Marissa Nadler, Valerie June

Thursday: Bollywood | New Wave Hookers | Ripper

Local experimental art-rock trio Bollywood, known for menacing guitar riffs and jazzy undertones, will be joined by Minneapolis-based New Wave Hookers and Saint Paul rockers Ripper. These Twin Cities-based noise rocker will make music to make you hurt. If you dig industrial/noise/punk there is no better place to be this Thursday!

Related Artists: MAKr, Astronomique, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays

Friday: Drenge

Recently named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need to Know: July 2014, Drenge is a name you should start paying attention to - it means “boys” in Danish, but you know that isn’t really what we mean. Two brothers from Sheffield who have been recognized for some time now in the UK. Actually a Minister of Parliament for the Labour Party, Tom Watson, resigned soon after seeing them live and even mentioned people listen to Drenge in his letter of resignation. Their viscerally impactful sound will leave an impression, so be sure to see it for yourself.

Related Artists: Temples, Jagwar Ma, DIIV

Saturday: Wooden Shjips

San Francisco’s psych-rockers Wooden Shjips are coming to Minneapolis with all of their droning, minimalist, spacey and experimental goodness. Expect something a little different this time, though. Back To Land is the first of Wooden Shjips’ studio albums to be conceived outside of San Francisco. Drummer Omar Ahsanuddin and vocalist/guitarist Ripley Johnson moved to Oregon where they were heavily influenced by lush climates, expanding the four-piece’s scope to include more earthly, grounded tones. More or less abandoning their modernist psych core sound for acoustic guitars and an increased brightness.

Related Artists: Thee Oh Sees, The Horrors, Ty Segall

Sunday: Run River North

Formerly known as Monsters Calling Home, Run River North is a Los Angeles-based Korean-American indie outfit. With their breakthrough viral video "Fight To Keep" the band has made it onto Jimmy Kimmel Live. Made up of classically trained musicians - violinist Jennifer Rim wasn’t even familiar with pop music before she joined the band - Run River North makes beautifully composed tunes reminiscent more of Simon and Garfunkel than Korean pop group Psy known for “Gangnam Style.” Many Run River North songs reflect the expectations of their immigrant parents to get good educations in jobs in return for the sacrifices they made to give their children a better life. While their parents’ are still getting used to their chosen career path, Minneapolis is overjoyed to welcome them to the Entry this Sunday!

Related Artists: Twin Forks, Branches, The Paper Kites


Video Rewind: Echo & The Bunnymen

High quality versions of a bunch of classic Echo & The Bunnymen music videos were recently uploaded to YouTube. We’ve collected them here in this playlist, followed by a new clip for ‘Lovers on the Run’ off the band’s 2014 album, Meteorites.

Don’t miss Echo & The Bunnymen in the Mainroom on Saturday, August 9 (7:30pm/18+). Get your tickets now: CLICK HERE

Tickets On Sale This Week: July 24, 2014

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

This Week in the Entry: July 21, 2014

Monday: Hundred Waters

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

Tuesday: Red Wanting Blue | The Alternate Routes

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

Wednesday: Devon Allman Band

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

Thursday: MC/VL

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

Friday: Mrs. Glass | Ben Ballinger | Carson McHone

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

Saturday: Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass

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

Sunday: Pigeon John featuring Tanya Morgan

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


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