If you’ve been waiting for a good reason to check out the (some-what) newly re-opened Music Hall Minneapolis, might I suggest checking it out on Tuesday, April 17th and catching Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather. Brian Fallon first rose to commercial and critical acclaim as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, in addition to other beloved acts including The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies.
Fallon released his first solo record, Painkillers, in 2016. The album received widespread critical applause, with Entertainment Weekly acclaiming Fallon as “a first-rate songwriter with a dozen tunes that wax philosophical about love and the human condition –the dude’s like a modern day Nietzsche with a sleeve tattoo.” Kerrang!declared it “a straight-up fantastic return to Brian’s rock ‘n’ roll roots.” “(Fallon’s) version of the American Dream is tied not to anything abstract or political, but to songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison,” wrote Consequence of Sound, “and in some ways Fallon’s version is even more effective than those of his forebears.” “It feels a little like a new morning,” raved Rolling Stone. Having seen this Brian perform in The Gaslight Anthem, I’m super anxious to see what stays the same and changes when it comes to these new solo shows.
Caitlin Rose will be kicking the night off. Nashville’s own, Caitlin Rose doesn’t like to categorize her music, but what she creates is beyond easy classification. Her lyrics – visceral, illustrative, witty, and wry – paired with timeless and tireless melody, easily put her in a category alongside some of the most revered songwriters of our time. “The Stand-In” released in 2013 on ATO records seamlessly melds pedal steel guitar with restless pop beats, creating lush instrumentals that build on the more spare construction of its precursor, “Own Side Now” (2010, ATO Records). Both albums have received praises from the likes of The Guardian for Rose’s undeniable strong suit, her talent for storytelling through song. “For me the intention behind any song is writing a good one,” Rose says “and to create something worthy enough to share with other people” Rose’s songs, however, are way beyond worthy. They’re downright necessary.
Tickets are still available here.
Remaining Tour Dates:
April 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
April 13 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
April 14 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
April 15 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
April 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis
April 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
April 19 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
April 20 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
April 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
April 22 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
April 24 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
April 25 – Rochester, NY -Anthology
April 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
April 28 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
April 29 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 1 – Boston, MA, – Royale
May 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel