Four dudes and chill sounds perfect the Twinsmith surfer pop aesthetic. These surf poppers from Omaha draw their inspiration from both the high energy New York scene as well as the beachy landscape of the West Coast. They describe their music as what you would hear from a 1960s convertible on Santa Monica Boulevard. They are bringing their beach vibes to the Entry just in time for summer!
Strange Names, The Baptist Generals, Wild Ones
Minneapolis folk band, Brothers, will be performing together for the last time this Tuesday in the Entry. Brothers is made up of Josiah Lemanski on guitar and vocals; Erica Abeler on bass; Miki Abeler on percussion and keys; and Joe Emmerich on guitar. These four are passionate about the craft of songwriting and the community of live music. Join them along with Moving Parts and The Lazy Kids to wish them farewell.
Ray LaMontagne, Lucy Michelle, Lisa Hannigan
Hard Rock meets Grunge meets Metal. It’s not a question of “Are you coming along?”; it’s a question of “Can your mind handle it?” If you haven’t heard already; VIA is a brand new Hard Grunge Rock band out of your very own Twin Cities. Recently signing with Universal Music Group’s Blackstream Records and releasing their debut album this freaking summer! So… come have a ball with big time Rockers BREED and The Regenerators… isn’t it time you PARTIED and got ROCKTARDED????
Vancouver-based duo The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer kicks out raw primal blues, electrifying the genera with a lightening bolt of new life. Several of their songs have gained placement in television and film, including The Good Wife and In Arctic Air, just to name a few. One fan described their aesthetic as “blues that gets you in the crotch.” Come for a preview of their new album, A Real Fine Mess, out June 17.
The Skins, The Coasts, Fly Golden Eagle
Orchestral-rock ensemble Mother Falcon began as a group of high school cellists eager to break out of the classical repertoire that predominated their musical training. Since then, the band has evolved as an organic collective of classically trained young musicians determined to push their artistry into new territory. Mother Falcon has crafted a signature soundscape by blending rock, jazz, and hip hop rhythms with swirling horns, strings, and inventive vocal arrangements.
Zoë Keating, Kishi Bashi, sAndrew Bird
Alpha Consumer reminds us of the excellence of old-school American oddball rock. Members of this Minneapolis-based three piece have worked with the likes of Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Chuck Statler, Brother Ali, Anais Mitchell, Pieta Brown, A Prairie Home Companion, and more. Their new album, Meat, was inspired by a shark bite and the resulting nightmarish food cravings that accompanied the post-hospital prescribed pharmaceuticals. All this, piled onto pre-existing crippling loneliness led to the perfect cocktail for brand new smash hits.
The Goondas, Naked Gods, Pink Mink
Sunday: Ben Nichols (of Lucero) - SOLD OUT
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ben Nichols is the front man for the Memphis-based alt-country band Lucero. During breaks from Lucero, Nichols began recording more acoustic-based material. This work resulted in an EP featuring a stripped-down trio of Nichols on acoustic guitar, Rick Steff of Cat Power on accordion/piano, and Todd Beene of Glossay on pedal steel/electric guitar. Entitled, The Last Pale Light in the West, the EP’s seven songs are all based on characters and situations drawn from Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian.
Lucero, Chuck Ragan, Bruce Springsteen