New Venue: 501 Club

Sound familiar? The owner of the 331 Club, Jarret Oulman, plans to open a new venue/bar twice the size of the NE mainstay in downtown Minneapolis..

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331 goes 501

Here’s proof that one club owner is doing well: The 331 Club’s Jarret Oulman plans to open a sister venue in downtown Minneapolis in April. Oulman already has signed a lease on the site that used to be VikingMatt Birk‘s namesake restaurant, Matty B’s, at 501 Washington Av. S. Hence the name: The 501 Club. He doesn’t plan to close his northeast Minneapolis spot, with its always-free mix of indie-folk and none-of-the above music. The 501 will expand on that formula with a twice-bigger space and food service. “It should be easier this time because we figured out the nuances of no-cover programming and we have access to a lot more performers,” Oulman said.

Devil's Workshop 5 Year Anniversary @ 400 Bar


City Pages interviews Chad Weis..

“The Devil’s Workshop Sound Studio “5 Year Anniversary” celebration. Music begins at noon and ends at 2 AM. Over 30 bands are confirmed to perform with more to be confirmed. This event is sponsored by Schell’s Brewing Company and is open to bands that have worked on their project with The Devil’s Workshop Sound Studio.” 

Here’s a list of the bands, however I am under the impression that there could be more bands added.

Accelerated Love Affair
Birds Of Virginia
Cary Aria
Flock Of Doug
Rope Trick
Joe Galloway
Matt Jennings
Ada Jane
Sleeping In Gethsemane
The Dirty Hits
Captain Yonder
Secret Panels
The Poor Nobody’s
The Idle Hands
God Damn Doo Wop Band
Red Phone Dispatch
Strait A’s (Don’t Call It A Comeback)
Cortez The Killer
Apocalypse Meow
International Espionage!
Luther The Devil
The Undesirables
Vernal Pool
Buildings (Reunion Performance)
Medium (Reunion Performance)
The Nina, The Pinta

Fader Fort 2009 Lineup + Location

RSVP here if you haven’t already and check the full (and fully awesome) lineup after the jump.

Wed. 3/18
1:30 – 1:55 American Princes
2:15 – 2:40 Let’s Wrestle
3:00 – 3:25 The Strange Boys
3:45 – 4:10 Esser
4:30 – 4:55 Post War Years
5:15 – 5:40 Abe Vigoda
6:00 – 6:25 Graham Coxon
6:45 – 7:10 Micachu and the Shapes
7:30 – 7:55 B.o.B.
8:15 – 8:45 Little Boots

DJ sets by DJ Ceeplus Bad Knives, DJ Kayper, Rezound

Thurs. 3/19
1:30 – 1:55 Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
2:15 – 2:40 Handsome Furs
3:00 – 3:25 Janelle Monae
3:45 – 4:10 Amazing Baby
4:30 – 4:55 The Hot Melts
5:15 – 5:40 Francis & The Lights
6:00 – 6:25 Late of the Pier
6:45 – 7:10 Lissy Trullie
7:30 – 8:10 Tricky
8:30 – 9:00 The Warlocks

DJ’s sets by Disco Shawn and Oro 11 (Bersa Discos), Jokers of the Scene, DJ Diabetic, Egg Foo Young aka Michna

Fri. 3/20
1:00 – 1:20 The Kidz in the Hall
1:40 – 2:05 The Love Language
2:20 – 2:45 Coupleskate
3:05 – 3:30 Solid Gold
3:45 – 4:10 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
4:30 – 4:55 We Have Band
5:15 – 5:40 Women
6:00 – 6:25 Hatcham Social
6:45 – 7:15 Tinted Windows
7:45 – 8:45 Peter Bjorn & John

DJ sets by Round Table Knights, The GrooveLayers, Holy Ghost!, Flosstradamus

Sat. 3/2
1:30 – 1:55 Blank Dogs
2:15 – 2:40 Wavves
3:00 – 3:25 Theophilus London
3:45 – 4:10 Maluca
4:30 – 4:55 Popo
5:15 – 5:40 Major Lazer
6:00 – 6:25 Rick Ross
6:45 – 7:10 Jadakiss
8:30 – 11:00 Good Music with Kid Cudi, Big Sean, GLC, Consequence, Really Doe, Tony Williams, Mr. Hudson and special guests

DJ sets by Brick Bandits / Ghetto Division, Nick Catchdubs, Paul Devro (Mad Decent), WE MAKE IT GOOD with Pretty Titty, Chris Devlin, XXXChange and Blaqstarr, Green Lantern

Gay Witch Abortion & Plastic Chord (Last Show) @ Turf Club


“Join us in supporting the Photography and Digital Imaging program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College!

This benefit will include performances by the following bands:

Gospel Gossip
Gay Witch Abortion
Plastic Chord (Last Show)
Royal Doomed

Along with music, we will be raffling off framed photographs taken by students and staff of the MCTC Photography program. At only a dollar a ticket, you can’t afford not to take the chance to win an original piece of artwork!

Doors will open at 9 and will include a mere 5 dollar cover, and music will start promptly at 10. Samples of photographs that will be included in the raffle will be posted as they become available, so check back often. Photo above by Charlie Quade..

Breaksea Caravel (CD Release) w/ Carpscale Orchester @ Bedlam


Breaksea Caravel is a dark theatrical orchestra from Minneapolis: cello, accordion, clarinet, erhu, upright bass, violin, percussion.


The show is tonight @ The Bedlam – 8PM w/ Carpscale Orchester & Greycoats


Here’s a note from Breaksea Caravel..

“New Album out Feb. 2009
We have finally finished our third album and it is now available. Three of the songs on this cd are available on our myspace.
The album is titled “Home”, it was recorded at Two Pillars studio with Matt Patrick.

In Minneapolis you can pick one up at Treehouse records on 26th st. and Lyndale ave. or at the Seward Cafe on Franklin Ave. and 21st st. or at the Hardtimes Cafe on Riverside Ave. and 19th st.

If you are in Europe we hope to have some at a local distro soon. if you have paypal I can send you one directly.

We will be in Germany and Switzerland this May. Details will be posted soon.

DD/MM/YYYY w/ Marvelle, The Central Division, Lucy Michelle @ Triple Rock

“dd/mm/yyyy (pronounced ‘day month year’) is a band from Toronto, Canada. The band consists of Mike Xton- Deep Mountain, Tomas “a la mode” Das Botox, Rat King- Halftone Fingerprints, Jordan Hell- Analog Dreamer, Moshe Moshe- Vinyl Teeth, and Eric Warner-Life /motivation/facilitation.

Their music, performed as a band, incorporates influences from punk, noise rock, math rock, and post-hardcore, as well as a great deal of experimentalism. However, they have also ventured into ambient electronica.


21+ | 9:00 PM | $5.00 
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Atmosphere When God Gives You Ugly Spring US Tour


To celebrate the reissue of God Loves Ugly, and continue the celebration of When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh*t Gold, Atmosphere will take to the road for their Spring tour, When God Gives You Ugly.

The 34-date US/Canada tour kicks off on April 9, 2009 in Missoula, MT, and will also feature Attracted to Gods from Minneapolis, MN, P.O.S (April 9 – April 24), Brother Ali (May 10 – May 22). This will be the first time Atmosphere has performed in Canada coast to coast since 2006, and over a year or more since they have played several of the U.S cities on this tour.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale next Friday, February 27, 2009. Thank you for the support, we’ll see you on the road soon!

When God Gives You Ugly Tour

04.09- Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre *
04.10- Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory *
04.11- Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
04.12- Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue *
04.14- Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater *
04.15- Tempe, AZ @ Marquis Theatre *
04.17- Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre *
04.18- Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04.19- Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst *
04.20- San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *
04.21- Lake Tahoe, NV @ Montbleu Resort and Casino *
04.23- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
04.24- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo *
04.25- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
04.26- Victoria, BC @ Element
04.28- Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
04.29- Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
05.01- Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon
05.02- Regina, SK @ The Riddell
05.04- Thunder Bay, ON @ Rockhouse
05.06- Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
05.07- London, ON @ Music Hall London
05.08- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza
05.09- Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
05.10- Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ^
05.12- Portland, ME @ The Asylum ^
05.13- Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^
05.15- Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre ^
05.16- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
05.17- Richmond, VA @ Toad’s Place ^
05.18- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom ^
05.19- Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue ^
05.21- St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ^
05.22- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown ^

* w/ P.O.S.
^ w/ Brother Ali

Yes it’s obvious there is no twin cities date on this tour, but this year’s Soundset falls on May 24th…