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Fitzgerald Theater

Sun 10/13/2019 (7pm/$40.50)


The very popular Tegan and Sara will play at the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul on Sunday 13th October. The show is sold out…but if you’re ready to buy their new book High school – you can meet them for a signing session at The booksellers of the next chapter before the concert.

We last saw them in Chicago in June 2014 and said, “With Warner determined to sell the girls as lesbian older sisters hooked up to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, Tegan and Sara were soon everywhere: playing on Ellen, having a version of “Closer” performed on Glee, appearing on stage with Taylor Swift, even recording an Oreo commercial. They spent most of 2013 opening for The Killers and having fun. and will end 2014 with a support slot on Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour. They nearly swept the Canadian Junos this year, winning Pop Album, Single and Group of the Year. By all accounts, it’s been a triumphant time for the Quins.

T&S’ new album Hey, I’m like you is now available on Sire Records.

Tour dates:

10/9 – Edmonton, AB – Myer Orowitz Theater
10/10 – Calgary, AB – Bella Concert Hall (opening and closing shows)
10/12 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center
10/13 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theater
10/15 – Evanston, IL – Northwestern University
10/16 – Columbus, OH – Lincoln Theater
10/17 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
10/19 – Toronto, ON – Elgin Theater and Winter Garden
10/22 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theater
10/23 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
10/25 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theater
10/26 – Glenside, Pennsylvania – Keswick Theater
10/27 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
10/29 – Nashville, TN – CMA Theater
10/30 – Atlanta, Georgia – Variety Playhouse
11/1 – Austin, TX – State Theater (Early and Late Shows)

Other shows in the region:


first avenue

Sun 10/13/2019 (7pm/23$)


Cigarettes after sex is currently on tour in support of her second album Shout (available October 25 on Partisan Records).

What’s interesting about this upcoming show is that there won’t be an opening band…instead, fans are invited to watch a short film titled “You’re the Only Good Thing In My Life”.

Tour dates:

10/08/19 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Sunshine Theater
10/10/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
11/10/19 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
12/10/19 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
10/13/19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/15/19 – Madison, WI – La Sylvee
10/16/19 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/17/19 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/18/19 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
10/19/19 – Indianapolis, IN – Le Vogue


+ Kelechi

first avenue

Mon 14/10/2019 (7pm/25$)


GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum rapper, singer, producer, entertainer and actor jidenna will play First Avenue this Monday, October 14, in support of their second album 85 In Africa.

Tour dates:

10/8 Boise, ID
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT
10/12 Denver, CO
10/14 Minneapolis, Minnesota
10/15 St. Louis, Missouri
10/17 Louisville, Kentucky
10/18 Chicago, IL
10/19 Milwaukee, WI
10/20 Cincinnati, Ohio



Palace Theater

Tue 10/15/2019 (7 p.m./$32.50/Sold out)


Sure, Sleater Kinney sold out its tour, including the forthcoming Palace Theater in St Paul. We’ve seen the band many times, but unfortunately the band went on a long hiatus (and eventually their original drummer Janet Weiss left the band). Angie Boylan is now the new drummer.

We caught up with SK in February 2015 and wrote, “As expected, SK mostly played songs from their latest album, No Cities to Love (Sub Pop). I saw SK three other times (2000, 2002 and 2005) and they always played First Avenue. This fact was mentioned by Carrie Brownstein who said, “It may be true that we never place a place so much as First Ave…” then quickly followed by “Don’t quote me on that!” She might be right, including a canceled date and last night’s date SK booked First Avenue at least 6 times.

SK’s new album The center will not hold is out now.

Tour dates:

09/10/2019 Martin Woldson Theater Spokane, WA

11/10/2019 Boise, ID Knitting Mill

10/12/2019 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT

10/13/2019 Ogden Theater Denver, CO

10/15/2019 Palace Theater St. Paul, MN

10/15/2019 Palace Theater New York, NY

10/16/2019 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI

10/18/2019 Riviera Theater Chicago, Illinois

10/19/2019 Riviera Theater Chicago, IL

10/20/2019 Old Forester’s Paristown Hall Louisville, KY

10/21/2019 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN


+ Scouts

7th Street Entrance

Wed 16/10/2019 (7pm/16$)


Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) is back with her new album Anak Ko. We caught her in March 2017 and wrote, “Jay Som from San Francisco closed out the night. Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) has been to Minneapolis a few times, including July 2016 and October 2016, but this time has a headliner…and with a debut album titled Everybody Works finally released on Polyvinyl Records . The record is so good that upon its release, Pitchfork declared it “Best New Music”.

Show up early to check scouts (aka Taylor Vick)… she will be playing tracks from her new album Free enterprise.

Tour dates:

10/15 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/16 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entrance
10/17 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10/19 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
10/21 – Detroit, MI – El Club
10/22 – Toronto, Ontario – Velvet Underground
10/23 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
10/26 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
10/27 – Burlington, Vermont – ArtsRiot
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
10/30 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
10/31 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
11/1 – Atlanta, Georgia – The Masquerade
11/2 – Nashville, TN – High Power


+ Poppy Jean Crawford

lawn club

Wed 16/10/2019 (7pm/13$)


Based in Los Angeles starcrawler is the headliner of the Turf Club this Wednesday, October 16. We saw them at Desert Daze 2017 and singer Arrow de Wilde is driving the band crazy!

starcrawler Devour you will be released on October 11 via Rough Trade. If you collect vinyl, know that there is a cover to scratch and sniff!

Poppy Jean Crawford open.

Tour dates:

10/8/19 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
10/09/19 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10/11/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
12/10/19 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Show
10/14/19 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/15/19 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
10/16/19 – St. Paul, MN – Lawn Club
10/17/19 – Chicago Illinois – Lincoln Hall
10/19/19 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
22/10/19 – Montreal – Bar Le Rtiz PDB
10/23/19 – Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom
10/25/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Music Hall
10/26/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and saddle
10/27/19 – Washington, DC – Pastry


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