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

SOJA

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SOJA w/ Air Dubai, Los Rakas
Wednesday - 5/8/2013
7:00 PM | 18 & Up | $19 adv / $24 dos
Mention folk music to the average listener and the list of usual suspects come to mind: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Woodie Guthrie, etc. Talk to SOJA lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill, however, and you'll walk away with a different perspective. "To me, Rage Against The Machine, Wu -Tang Clan, Sade, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley - they're all folk artists," he says. "There's no difference [more...]

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The Presets

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THE PRESETS and DRAGONETTE w/ Classixx (live)
Wednesday - 5/15/2013
7:00 PM | 18 & Up | $18 adv / $20 dos
The Presets announce their long-awaited return with their new album, Pacifica. Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs,Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band - Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes - and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer [more...]

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Flying Lotus

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FLYING LOTUS w/ Thundercat, Teebs
Sunday - 5/19/2013
8:00 PM | 18 & Up | $20 dos
Flying Lotus' albums are events. They're not issued with a mechanic regularity and they don't subscribe to recognized formulae. For those prone to astral traveling and metaphysical introspection they are another piece of the puzzle. For those, let's say more 'conventional' listeners, the records are grand and ghostly sweeping movements - the sort of which are rarely undertaken [more...]

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James Murphy

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JAMES MURPHY DJ SET (DFA/LCD Soundsystem)
Thursday - 5/30/2013
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $20
James Murphy (born 1970, raised in Princeton Junction, New Jersey) is a musician, producer, deejay, and co-founder of dance-punk label Dfa Records. His most well-known musical project is LCD Soundsystem, who first gained attention with its first single, "Losing My Edge", in 2002 before releasing a self-titled album in February 2005 to critical acclaim and top 20 success in [more...]

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Mount Kimbie

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MOUNT KIMBIE w/ Holy Other, Vinyl Williams
Monday - 6/10/2013
@ Fine Line Music Cafe
7:30 PM | 18 & Up | $15 dos
Mount Kimbie is a British electronic music duo consisting of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos. They formed the group in London in 2008 and released their debut album Crooks & Lovers on 19 June 2010 in the UK to critical acclaim. Mount Kimbie are currently working on their second album which will be released on Warp Records.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
Tuesday - 6/25/2013
@ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
5:30 PM | All Ages | $30
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of a cafe in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 the 10 member troupe released their debut album Up From Below which featured the universally appealing hit "Home" as well as fan favorite's "40 Day Dream" and "Janglin". The past few years have been spent constantly [more...]

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Trampled By Turtles

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TRAMPLED BY TURTLES and ATMOSPHERE
Saturday - 6/29/2013
@ Bayfront Park in Duluth, MN
5:30 PM | All Ages | $25 adv / $30 dos
When we started Trampled by Turtles, all we wanted to do was play music with acoustic instruments as a break from our rock bands. We learned old fiddle songs, traditional folk songs, bluegrass songs, and what few original songs we had, followed those formulas. As it happened however, the first year of existence of this band was also the last year of existence for our other [more...]

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Umphrey's McGee

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UMPHREY'S MCGEE
Friday - 7/5/2013
@ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
6:00 PM | 18 & Up | $25 adv / $30 dos
Fans who have followed Umphrey's McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you're going to get, and Umphrey's always delivers. How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music and fan relations for 13-plus years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO [more...]

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ALSO COMING SOON TO FIRST AVENUE
MAY 4 JD McPherson
The Cactus Blossoms
MAY 10
7th St Entry
Chicago Afrobeat Project
Dérobé Dance Band
Impala Sound Champions
MAY 14
Fine Line Music Cafe
Black Moth Super Rainbow
The Hood Internet
Oscillator Bug

 

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