Category Archives: Concerts

Junip (José González, Elias Araya, Tobias Winterkorn) with Sharon Van Etten @ The Cedar

Sunday, November 7, 2010 – 8:00pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Advance: $15.00
Day of show: $15.00
Standing room only
At The Cedar

Swedish guitarist José González teams up with old friends Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn in this longstanding collaboration that has produced 2010’s EP Rope and Summit, and their first full-length, Fields (Sept 14 2010, Mute Records). Opener will be indie folk songstress Sharon Van Etten, whose new album Epic is due Oct 5 (Ba Da Bing).

Tickets are on sale now from the Cedar Ticketline (612-338-2674 ext 2), from hard-working Cedar volunteers in the front lobby during shows, from Cedar outlets (Electric Fetus, Irish on Grand, Homestead Pickin’ Parlor, and Depth of Field), and online at Ticketweb.

All Cedar shows are all ages. Students with ID may gain discounted admission for tickets purchased at the door.

The story that leads to Junip’s 2010 release is one of patience and perfectionism, frustration and persistence, sheer bloody-mindedness, inspiration and success. The place to which it takes you, however, is one of pastoral contemplation, autumnal grace and…
Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten came to Brooklyn via Jersey via Tennessee via Jersey. Along the way, she sang in choirs, rejected her school’s music program, worked at an all-ages venue, trained as a sommelier, and got a full time job at a record label. She also had some…

Sunday, November 7, 2010 – 8:00pm
Standing room only

Gorillaz In Minneapolis, 10/17/2010

While they may have started out as somewhat tongue in cheek cartoon band almost 12 years ago, Gorillaz put on an incredible live show that proved every bit of the groups larger than life status. It was everything you have ever come to expect of a big arena show and then some. With a huge lit up GORILLAZ logo that changed various colors throughout the night and an enormous video screen (50’?) directly above, it definitely gave the 5,000+ concertgoers eyes a visual workout throughout the entire show.

The show began just as their latest album ‘Plastic Beach’ opens, with an orchestral intro followed by ‘Welcome To The World of the Plastic Beach’ which featured the song’s video synched on the screen. While it would have been awesome to see Snoop Dogg do his part in person, seeing a giant video of him only added to the shows enormous production. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble however were in the house and their energy set the night off to a great start.

The first major highlight of the night was ‘Stylo’ which featured Bootie Brown (of The Pharcyde) filling in for Mos Def’s role and the legendary singer Bobby Womack, whose cool swagger surpassed even that of Gorillaz co-founder and leader Damon Albarn. Speaking of Albarn, I only got to see Blur once, but he seems even more fitting and comfortable in his role as conductor, frontman, and cheerleader of this impressive group of musicians. The two members of The Clash (Paul Simonon holding it down on bass, and Mick Jones on guitar) were both decked out in captains hats, which seemed like a fitting yet subtle attempt for them to stand out amongst the rest of the band, or at the very least a visual indication for the youngsters in the crowd, of which there were many.

As great as the music was performed, the MVP of the night for me was definitely Jamie Hewlett, whose 2D cartoons, 3D animations, and sketches were shown on the giant video screen above the band for the entire show. I’m not even a huge comic book nerd, but I felt like a 10 year old kid again watching his work. It was easily one of the most impressive displays of video work i’ve seen at an arena show since Nine Inch Nails at the very same venue in 2001. With all of the visual stimulation going on, you’d think it might overshadow the actual music that was being played, but it added to the experience greatly and the show wouldn’t have been nearly the same experience without it.

Not surprisingly, the concerts biggest highlight came during the encore when they played arguably their two biggest singles, Feel Good, Inc. and Clint Eastwood  back to back. It was downright chilling hearing De La Soul’s David Jolicoeur’s maniacal laugh open up ‘Feel Good, Inc.’ live, which he would do a handful of more times throughout the song (seriously, I would just walk around doing that laugh in peoples faces ALL the time if I was him). Clint Eastwood was a treat to hear live, as like many in the audience i’m sure, it was my first introduction to Gorillaz in 2001.

I’ll admit I definitely scoffed at the ticket prices when the show was announced, but after the show last night and seeing all 30+ artists onstage at some point throughout the night along with amazing videos and lighting, it’s no wonder why the tickets were what they were, as none of that stuff comes cheap. I will say if you’re even remotely a fan of Gorillaz or interested in seeing this show to try and find away to see them on this tour, as it’s definitely one of the more special arena shows I’ve seen in a long long time.

Set list:

Orchestral Intro
Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (feat. the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Snoop Dogg via video screen)
19-2000 (feat. Rosie Wilson)
Last Living Souls
O Green World
Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack & Boobie Brown)
On Melancholy Hill
Rhinestone Eyes
Superfast Jellyfish (feat. De La Soul)
Kids With Guns
Tomorrow Comes Today
Broken (feat. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Dirty Harry (feat. Bootie Brown)
El Manana
DARE (feat. Rosie Wilson)
White Flag (feat. Bashy & Kano)
Glitter Freeze
Plastic Beach


Cloud of Unknowing (feat. Bobby Womack)
Feel Good Inc. (feat. De La Soul)
Clint Eastwood (feat. Bashy & Kano)
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
Demon Days (feat. Bobby Womack)

Sarah Johnson (Going Away Show) w/ Voyager, Daughters Of The Sun, Lighted, Visions Of Christ, BAD SPELERS @ Turf Club

Sarah Johnson is one of the best rock bands from Minneapolis but soon to be they will be residents of the road, and then Asheville, NC. This show doubles as their SPLIT TAPE RELEASE SHOW out on SACRECORDS

The trio will settle down on the east coast after a month long tour. The dates can be seen on their MySpace here..

A noise band with a beat, these dudes will melt your face.

Wed Oct 6

Sarah Johnson going away show….


Doors 9:00 PM | $5.00 | Main Stage

Alpha Consumer & Mystery Palace on Lake Minnetonka

Alpha Consumer & Mystery Palace on a yacht! Seriously? Today!! & ThermoDynamo Present: Rockin’ the Sunset

Our end of Summer party, featuring the rock stylings of Alpha Consumer and Mystery Palace, Live! Pre-party at Bayside Grille 2-4pm. At 4pm we board the Queen of Excelsior Yacht with 100+ guests and 2 awesome bands for a 3 hour Rock n’ Roll tour of Lake Minnetonka.

$11 Advance
$15 At the Dock


Tickets are available using the link above. This event is limited to the first 100 people to purchase tickets. Cash Bar on the Boat.

Vikings Fans, do not fret, we play Thursday that week.


Map to Bayside/Dock:

VOYAGER @ HONEY – Tonight!

Voyager has recently reunited and are more magical than ever. This band has two synth wizards (John Kuder & Aaron Baum) as well as other members of Moonstone (Seth Rosetter & Sean Hartman) and rounded out with Jon Coe (Tender Meat) on drums.

Voyager was one of City Pages’ “Picked to Click” ranked bands in 2008 even though they went on hiatus months before voting even began.

Regardless they are back and it sounds ridculous. Find out for yourself tonight @

205 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Neighborhood: Northeast

(612) 746-0306

Voyager will be performing at New Music Tuesdays with MFR tonight at Honey. Doors open at 9pm, admission is $5 and Voyager will be going on around 10:30.