First Avenue | 701 First Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN | 612-338-8388 | venue website

the 4onthefloor

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THE 4ONTHEFLOOR w/ Retribution Gospel Choir, Heartbeats, Filligar
Friday - 10/12/2012
8:00 PM | 18 & Up | $12 adv / $15 dos
They pull no punches. They won't bore you with trying to explain how multi-genre and indefinable they are. The 4onthefloor play rock music. The 4onthefloor play blues music. And they do it in 4/4 time. The 4onthefloor's debut album, showcases the band's heavy-handed (or should we say heavy-footed) rhythm section that, when paired with lead singer Gabriel Douglas' gritty, baritone [more...]

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Leftover Salmon

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LEFTOVER SALMON
Saturday - 10/20/2012
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $23 adv / $25 dos
Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. [more...]

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Heartless Bastards

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HEARTLESS BASTARDS w/ Futurebirds, Dana Falconberry
Sunday - 10/21/2012
8:30 PM | 18 & Up | $17
The Heartless Bastards' story starts in Dayton, Ohio, where Wennerstrom found the name on a multiple choice video trivia game at a bar. As a songwriting teenager during a time when GBV and Brainiac were packing local bars and three of the Breeders were still in town, Wennerstrom used to sneak into clubs to check out the scene. "I would just see those people - my music [more...]

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moe.

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moe.
Wednesday - 10/24/2012
7:30 PM | All Ages | $30
moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that's touched upon three decades and produced 17 albums, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continues to push the standard for performance art. Critical [more...]

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MiM0SA

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MIM0SA w/ JMSN
Thursday - 10/25/2012
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $20
This young producer's energy while performing is nothing short of magnetic. Fans know MiM0SA as someone who brings a good-time energy that is as fierce as it is friendly, taking them on a space-age psychedelic journey through urban chaos and ecstasy. Hailing from the San Francisco bay area and currently residing in Los Angeles, MiM0SA began producing at the age of 17. He has [more...]

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Grieves

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GRIEVES & BUDO w/ The Tribe & Big Cats!, Sweatshop Union
Saturday - 11/3/2012
6:30 PM | All Ages | $15
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Benjamin Laub better know as Grieves was exposed to music at a young age by his father who would take him to Jazz and Blues clubs. After moving to Fort Collins, Colorado, Grieves began to explore the sounds of Punk Rock and Hip Hop. Completely immersed in he art-form, Grieves truly began honing his craft when he moved to seattle at 19. AFter self-releasing [more...]

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Xavier Rudd

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XAVIER RUDD w/ Yeshe
Thursday - 11/8/2012
8:00 PM | 18 & Up | $22.50 adv / $25 dos
Much like the ascending Koonyum Sun ushers in a new day in New South Wales, the record of the same name by world son Xavier Rudd carries a similar aura of refreshment, of rebirth.

From 2002's To Let, his first studio album, through to 2007's White Moth, Rudd gradually refined his globally-influenced collage of world music - a matchless mixture of reggae, funk, blues, [more...]


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Menahan Street Band

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MENAHAN STREET BAND
Tuesday - 11/13/2012
10:30 PM | 18 & Up | $15
The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and the Budos Band (Mike Deller, Daniel Fodder), brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, [more...]

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Punch Brothers

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PUNCH BROTHERS w/ Milk Carton Kids
Wednesday - 12/12/2012
8:30 PM | 18 & Up | $25 adv / $27 dos

Collecting five singular abilities and viewpoints into one musical force, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile have established their place among the most dynamic and talented presences across the full range of contemporary music-making. Punch Brothers' line-up includes some of the most impressive and widely respected musicians performing today: Chris Eldridge (guitar), [more...]


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First Avenue | 701 First Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN | 612-338-8388 | venue website