Cool Shows Next Week 3/14 – 3/20/2022


Monday 3/14

Felly Fine at the Line – TICKETS

Felly is defying musical boundaries with his genre-bending sound and style

The California based talent’s versatility gained the early attention of prominent artists, leading to a wide range of collaborations, from Grammy winner Santana to Jack Harlow. Felly founded his own collective, 2273 Records (his dorm room number) in college and quickly became a rising name in the rap scene, releasing several mixtapes, performing over 5 nation wide tours, and releasing a debut studio album. Now, Felly continues to build the momentum with new music and a tour with support from Souly Had and Oliver Malcolm. 

Tinsley Ellis at the Dakota – TICKETS

Feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge…his eloquence dazzles…he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

–Rolling Stone

World-renowned guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis will celebrate the release of his new Alligator Records album, Devil May Care, with a live performance at the Dakota in Minneapolis on Monday, March 14, 2022. Ellis is among the world’s most celebrated blues-rock performers, and one of the genre’s most original and prolific songwriters. Blues Music Magazine  says he plays “perfect, and perfectly Southern, blues-rock.” Vintage Guitar says, “He delivers blistering blues-rock, soul romps, minor-key blues and shuffles—and it all sounds great.”

Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-traveled statesmen.

Tuesday 3/15

Bonobo at the Palace Theatre – TICKETS

Fragments is a huge event, destined to be one of the crossover electronic records of the year, and it might very well be Bonobo’s masterpiece. Certainly for Si Green, the man behind it all, it was the most emotionally intense record yet to create, and it shows. Its electronic sounds are more powerfully hypnotic, the beauty of acoustic instruments is more exquisitely realized, the two are interwoven more totally — and the songs are unforgettable. Its structures are full of tension and release on both an intimate and an elemental scale, it manages to touch on the most delicate and fleeting of emotions but also on existential terrors and an unabashed celebration of life in the face of fear and uncertainty. It’s truly a record for our times. But there were times when it felt it would never happen: where previously Green had always written on the move, this time he had to fight to get it out, in isolation, as the world changed around him.

Everything is Terrible at the Amsterdam – TICKETS

Everything Is Terrible! is reborn with their new and fantastical expedition into found footage… but this time the adults can stay home! EIT! has unearthed thousands of forgotten DVD & VHS tapes aimed at yesterday’s youth to bring you their most mind-melting movie to date. Watch in awe as all colors of the rainbow join forces to destroy the tyranny of adult civilization once and for all! All of your oldest friends will be there; skateboarding web-surfers, rapping math equations, gigantic baby ducks, and maybe even a wizard or two! And what EIT! show would be complete without a live experience that makes the Ice Capades look like a stupid piece of trash! Finally, an all-encompassing extravaganza created for kidz… by kidz!


Wednesday 3/16

Thao at the Fine Line – TICKETS

In the Fall of 2021, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released Temple – Deluxe Edition via Ribbon Music. The LP is a digital deluxe version of her latest album, 2020’s Temple and features acoustic and string arrangement versions of the LP’s “How Could I,” “Marauders,” “Marrow,” and “Temple.” The San Francisco Chronicle said, “the music takes on a symphonic quality with lush classical strings. It’s hard not to place yourself on the streets of Vietnam, where Nguyen’s mother is from, when hearing this operatic soundtrack, which serves to deepen the imagery of her mother’s journey, already present on every moment of the album.”  Thao will be taking these songs on the road with her and her band.

Friday 3/18

half alive at the Varsity – TICKETS

Half alive are on their headlining North American tour in support of their recently released album Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt.1. This album features four previously released tracks “Summerland”, “Hot Tea”, “Make of It” and “What’s Wrong” which was Most Added at Alt Radio around its launch and has garnered over 19.5 million streams worldwide. The band also performed the track on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! last summer. Watch HERE. Following the end of this tour, they will make their way across the pond and tour in UK and Europe.

Saturday 3/19

Aminé at the Fillmore – TICKETS

The tour celebrates the release of Aminé’s latest project TWOPOINTFIVE, which Complex named one of the Best Albums of 2021 and will feature special guests AJ Tracey, Cochise and 454. TWOPOINTFIVE is a sonic exploration featuring inspiration from various strains of club and dance music, synthesized in a way that feels distinct to Aminé and his brand of clever lyricism evident in standout tracks like “Charmander,” “NEO” and “Van Gogh.”

Blacktop Mojo at the Cabooze – TICKETS

Blacktop Mojo will be performing at The Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, March 19th.

The band is touring in support of their self-titled 4th studio album.