Monica LaPlante

Local Minneapolis darling Monica LaPlante plays a style of garage rock/garage pop loaded with class and charm. Her brutally honest lyrics prove that perfection lies in the art of simplicity. LaPlante's 2016 album, Noir, brings a much darker side to her repertoire, fueled by guitar-driven rockers and dark synthy ballads from the heart.

LaPlante’s transition from leaf on the wind to vamp on the prowl began pretty much instantaneously. Writing and recording the demo for darkside party banger “Hope You’re Alone” in a single night gave the artist enough momentum that nothing could stand in her way--for long.

As with her command of melody, the aptitude for depicting emotional nuance LaPlante showcases on “Can’t Stop” is gaining massive depth and resonance remarkably fast--especially when it comes to ambiguity. Even when she plays the budding libertine, as she does with flick-of-the-wrist ease on “Do That To Me,” she’s careful to let a little longing for something more seep through the cracks in her wall of benign indifference. Noir’s overarching affective backbone resides solely in LaPlante’s will to rock.

Past Shows


Mar
13
th
2020
Turf Club
Mar
13
th
2020
Turf Club

Solid Gold

with Monica LaPlante
Sep
20
th
2019
7th St Entry
Apr
18
th
2019
Turf Club
Apr
18
th
2019
Turf Club

Dilly Dally

with Chastity and Monica LaPlante
Oct
31
st
2018
7th St Entry
Oct
31
st
2018
7th St Entry

Night Moves

with Monica LaPlante, A PINK DREAM (The Cure Tribute) and LOVE SEQUENCE
Aug
3
rd
2018
7th St Entry
Aug
3
rd
2018
7th St Entry

John David & the Jerks

with Monica LaPlante and Collapsing Stars
Mar
30
th
2018
Mainroom
Mar
30
th
2018
Mainroom

Jeremy Messersmith

with Monica LaPlante
Jul
1
st
2017
7th St Entry
Jul
1
st
2017
7th St Entry

Chastity Belt

with Darren Hanlon and Monica LaPlante
May
26
th
2017
Turf Club
May
26
th
2017
Turf Club

Fathom Lane

with Tabah and Monica LaPlante
Mar
3
rd
2017
Turf Club
Jan
28
th
2017
Mainroom
Nov
25
th
2016
Turf Club
Nov
25
th
2016
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with The Melismatics, Eleganza!, Tabah and more!
Oct
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
30
th
2016
7th St Entry

Honeyblood

with Jay Som and Monica LaPlante
Jul
21
st
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
21
st
2016
7th St Entry

the Coathangers

with L.A. Witch and Monica LaPlante
Mar
13
th
2016
7th St Entry
Mar
13
th
2016
7th St Entry

Dressy Bessy

with Maudlin and Monica LaPlante
Dec
16
th
2015
Turf Club
Dec
16
th
2015
Turf Club

A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS

with Dance Assault, Clementine, EGO DEATH and more!
Jul
22
nd
2015
Turf Club
Aug
18
th
2014
7th St Entry
Dec
15
th
2013
7th St Entry
Dec
15
th
2013
7th St Entry

Monica LaPlante

with Real Numbers and HOT FREAKS

More Shows

Feb
18
th
Fine Line

Pokey LaFarge

with Esther Rose
Mar
2
nd
7th St Entry

Weathers

with Moby Rich and Kenzo Cregan
Nov
29
th
Live Stream

The Jayhawks

Oct
11
th
Live Stream

Richard Thompson