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Slightly Stoopid

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SLIGHTLY STOOPID w/ Mariachi El Bronx
Thursday - 3/13/2014
8:00 PM | 18 & Up | $26 adv / $30 dos
With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition, and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by mid-song. That's where the band has come to reside, musically: deep [more...]

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Romantica

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ROMANTICA w/ White Iron Band, Silverback Colony
Monday - 3/17/2014
8:00 PM | 18 & Up | $10 adv / $15 dos
"For anyone worrying that the Americana genre has become a repository of the bad irony of hipsters and has-been quacks, fear not: Romantica is here to save the day. Singer/songwriter Ben Kyle is the latest in a long line of European exports to reinvigorate a genre by reclaiming it as his own. "God walks on the water, I walk through the rain,"he sings. With one foot still in [more...]

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Bassgasm
The Genius of Fun, City Pages, and First Avenue present
BASSGASM 10
Friday - 3/21/2014
6:00 PM | 18 & Up | $20 adv / $25 dos
featuring TWRK (Mad Decent), TOMMY FOUR SEVEN, LADY FAITH, AARON LEE, DIGITAL RUST, IZHEVSKI, SHANNON BLOWTORCH, JOHNNY FOREPLAY, MR. ROGERS, ESPADA, SO YOU THINK YOU KAHN DANCE?, THE JAMES PATRICK BAND, EASYRIDER with MC BRACE, ESP WOODY McBRIDE TAN & POPULAR, MOONJUICE, TOFFLER, A LONG NIGHT'S DEREK FER REAL & DJ AUBREY LEE, MIKE MOILANEN, HOTDISH, FRESKO, K DRIVE, DIRTY DUB, ECON, GUY JEAN, PETER STYLES, GHOST CHANNELS, PORTRON, TRAPPER & WINK, ATOMISK, AMEEZY, WINDSOR & WHALES, SOULFUL TRYST, CHRYSTAL MANN, VOILA LA CHARLEUR, MICHELLE MUSE, EL BANO, JOHN KESTON, JON DAVIS, CHRIS CUNNINGHAM, CHUCK LOVE, GRAHAM O'BRIEN, BRODY JONES, LIL' AARON, CENTRIFIC, TEDDY MAC, PAUL CHANG, SQUIGGLES, DANI YOUNG, JORDASH & BRCK, VICTOR 1200, CAP'N FARRELL, AARON BROOKS, BUNNYMOB, UPTEMPO, CASEY BORCHERT, MC OLBIQUITY, MC'S ARION LEE & HYDE & WILL SMOKE

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Leftover Salmon

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First Avenue and Rose present
LEFTOVER SALMON w/ The Giving Tree Band
Friday - 4/4/2014
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $25
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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Rebelution

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REBELUTION w/ Common Kings
Wednesday - 4/9/2014
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $20
Since forming in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Members Eric Rachmany (vocals / guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there [more...]

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G. Love & Special Sauce

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G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE w/ Ethan Tucker
Thursday - 4/17/2014
8:30 PM | 18 & Up | $25
Like a classic novel it all starts at a chance meeting one rainy, fall night in Boston, when fellow torchbearers of new roots Americana, Seth and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers invite Garret Dutton aka G. Love onto their tour bus after a gig to share their love of back road blues. This mutual affinity leads to G. Love sharing the stage with The Avett Brothers at a summer [more...]

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The Orb

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THE ORB featuring sMILOdon, Toffler, Levin, & Loom In Essence Deep Mix Minneapolis featuring DJ ESP Woody Mcbride, Casey Borchert and Friends
Sunday - 4/20/2014
8:30 PM | 18 & Up | $15
The Orb virtually invented the electronic genre known as ambient house, resurrecting slower, more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs closed their doors. The group popularized the genre as well, by appearing on the British chart show Top of the Pops and hitting number one in the U.K. with the 1992 album U.F.Orb. Frontman Dr. Alex [more...]

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Stephen Marley

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STEPHEN MARLEY w/ Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa
Sunday - 4/27/2014
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $25
Few people were surprised when Stephen Marley's long awaited debut solo album "Mind Control" (Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic) premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart in March 2007; after all, the singing, songwriting and production excellence Stephen had brought to other Marley family projects over the years, including younger brother Damian's two [more...]

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ALSO COMING SOON TO FIRST AVENUE
APRIL 25
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SEVEN LIONS
MAY 6
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