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