The Suburbs

Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, but with more humor and rock scruff, The 'Burbs have been making their unique punk-pop-art-dance records and performing off and on ever since the ‘Mpls Sound’ heyday. Founded in 1977, The Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound”; a historic music era that saw the emergence of other bands like The Suicide Commandos, Prince, The Replacements, and Hüsker Dü.

Led now by original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling, original drummer Hugo Klaers, and longtime saxophonists Max Ray (also of The Wallets), they are augmented by a supergroup of newcomers: Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer on backup vocals, Rochelle Becker on Bari Sax and Stephen Kung on horns and keys.

Voted among the "100 Most Influential Minnesota Musical Entities of the Twentieth Century" by The Minneapolis Star Tribune, with dance-club hits like “Waiting” and ”Music for Boys", and radio hits like ”Life Is Like”, “Rattle My Bones”, and the 2013 Marriage Equality Anthem, "Love Is The Law”, The Suburbs could be forgiven for resting on their laurels.

But the music and accolades keep on coming. "Turn The Radio On" from their 2013 album Si Sauvage was voted "Song Of The Year" by a poll of local music critics in the Mpls Star Tribune, and The New Yorker magazine, praising their last release Hey Muse!, wrote; “The ensemble maintains its quirky spunk and funky pop energy”.

The Suburbs continue to entertain at the highest level and remain one of the most creative and vital bands out there today, honoring their past and blazing into the future.

Upcoming Shows


Dec
31
st
Palace Theatre
Dec
31
st
Palace Theatre

The Suburbs

with The Suicide Commandos and Scrunchies

Past Shows


Jul
3
rd
2021
7th St Entry
Jul
3
rd
2021
7th St Entry

The Suburbs

with Black Velvet Punks
Jul
2
nd
2021
7th St Entry
Jul
2
nd
2021
7th St Entry

The Suburbs

with Radiochurch
Feb
14
th
2020
Mainroom
Feb
14
th
2020
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with miloe and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
2
nd
2019
Mainroom
Apr
2
nd
2019
Mainroom

MOTT THE HOOPLE ‘74

with The Suburbs
Jan
18
th
2019
Mainroom
Jan
18
th
2019
Mainroom
May
18
th
2018
Mainroom
May
18
th
2018
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Porcupine and Kiss the Tiger
Feb
1
st
2018
Turf Club
Feb
1
st
2018
Turf Club

The Suburbs

with DYLAN HICKS AND THE LOOMING CRISIS
Aug
4
th
2017
Mainroom
Aug
4
th
2017
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Ryan and Pony and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
27
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
27
th
2017
Turf Club
Feb
17
th
2017
Mainroom
Feb
17
th
2017
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Gramma’s Boyfriend, DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH and Nick Jordan
Mar
28
th
2014
Mainroom
Mar
28
th
2014
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Johnny Rey and DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
8
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
8
th
2013
Mainroom

Curtiss A with a little help from his friends

with The Suburbs, The Cactus Blossoms and Sonny Knight And The Lakers
May
19
th
2012
Mainroom
May
19
th
2012
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Sleeping in the Aviary
Nov
20
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
19
th
2010
Mainroom

More Shows

Dec
23
rd
7th St Entry

Glow Mechanics

with Mickey Breeze, Jada Brown and Adriatic
Dec
28
th
7th St Entry

PUSHmas Eve

Apr
11
th
7th St Entry

Good Morning

Feb
3
rd
Turf Club

Becky Kapell

with Faith Boblett and Gini Dodds