Unburdened by contractual obligations and working at their studio and informal clubhouse Whispering Pines in Los Angeles, Lord Huron found the freedom and comfort to pursue their vision without compromise. The result is Vide Noir: a sonically bold, bravely-executed saga that pushes the band’s sound in ambitious new directions. Catch Lord Huron at the Palace Theatre on April 22. Tickets are on sale this Friday.
First Avenue celebrates Minneapolis music on Friday, March 9 with three local co-headliners. Meet Reina Del Cid: part singer-songwriter group, part rock band, these artists is at the intersection of lyrical storytelling, catchy riffs, and scorching solos; the cinematic Marah in the Mainsail is dark and mysterious at its core, and Farewell Milwaukeeembraces their Midwestern roots with authentic lyrics, lush vocal harmonies, and an honest sincerity at live shows. This powerhouse show is on sale now.
Also new to the First Avenue calendar this week: Wolf Alice on March 27. Tickets are on sale now. Plus Margo Price’s Nowhere Fast Tour with Blackfoot Gypsies on April 14, and Chromeo with Pomo on June 25. Tickets are on sale Friday.
Celebrate the Big Game and Minneapolis pride with the Twin Cities’ best DJs this weekend at First Avenue.
The party starts with our Thursday Night Throwdown: A Big Ol’ Funky Dance Party in the First Avenue Mainroom featuring DJs Espada, Mike 2600, Jimmy 2 Times, and Bonics spinning funk, hip-hop, R&B, and party anthems. For Retro Synth/Nu 80’s vibes, check out Neon Nights dance night in the 7th St Entry featuring a DJ set by The Electric Touch.
Friday Night Lights at First Avenue features DJs Shannon Blowtorch, Adonia, Sophia Eris, and Rowsheen spinning party anthems, funk, hip-hop, throwbacks, top 40, and more. The 7th St Entry will host local rock favorites: The Missing Letters, The Modern Era, Porcupine, and Toy Planes.
Ready to party downtown on Game Day? First Avenue presents Purple Party: Late Night Tribute to the Minneapolis Sound featuring DJs Lenka Paris, Dudley D, Greenery, DJ Verb X, and DJ Smitty & Roy Freedom. Alternatively, escape the crowds with our Big Game on The Big Screen watch party at the Turf Club. Expect the game on every screen (including on the stage!), food specials, Zubaz giveaways, and ticket giveaways.
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