Christian alternative rock band Abandon Kansas plays at Station 4 in St. Paul on Wednesday, June 13 with support from Marah In The Mainsail, American Youth, and Bora Tork.
Death metal comes to the What’s Up Lounge in Mankato on Friday, June 14 with Shawn Whitaker, Face Of Oblivion, Mastiff, and Fetus Heist.
The Hëssler show scheduled to take place Saturday, June 15 at the Hi 5 Bar in Burnsville will now happen at Pov’s 65 in Spring Lake Park on the same day. Also on the bill are Metal Witch, Electric Eye, Black Rainbow, and Def Replica.
Saliva returns to the area for a show Saturday, June 15 at Buster’s in Mankato.
Rock band Hurt plays Pov’s 65 in Spring Lake Park on Tuesday, June 18 with support from Tool Injection.
Extreme hardcore band and Southern Lord recording artist Enabler from Milwaukee brings their crushing sound to the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on Friday, June 28 with support from Morality Crisis, Svoboda, Nerves, and Hardcore Crayons.
Alternative rock/punk innovator Sioux City Pete brings his unique brand of noise rock to the What’s Up Lounge in Mankato on Friday, June 28 with First Against The Wall, Bangarang, and Beast Noire.
Industrial metal band Thira plays the Wicked Moose in Rochester on Friday, June 28.
The next night Thira tops a huge bill of local bands at Station 4 in St. Paul on Saturday, June 29. This one starts early – there’s 11 other bands: Solar Slaughter, Lithic Guild, Strange Forest, Mommy Sez No, I Am Vengeance, Harariri, Trigger Armada, Frostbourne, Ithomlid, Orion, and In The Line Of Duty.
Alternative rock duo Middle Class Rut brings with them American Fangs to the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis for a show on Saturday, June 29.
Also on Saturday, June 29, locals Black Flood Diesel will perform at Club Underground in Minneapolis with Screaming Mechanical Brain, Harsh Reality, and Jealous Jester.
Finally for Saturday, June 29, locals Blue Felix are having a video release party show at Neisen’s in Savage.
Local punk heroes Dillinger Four aren’t just doing their annual Fourth of July show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. They are now headlining one of three nights of a diverse set of hardcore and punk bands over three nights. Thursday, July 4 has Banner Pilot, A Wilhelm Scream, The Flatliners, Arms Aloft, Such Gold, and Our Own End playing. Dillinger Four plays Friday, July 5 with The Riverboat Gamblers, Toys That Kill, Tenement, The Treasure Fleet, and Bitch City. The final night, Saturday, July 6 features Off With Their Heads, Pegboy, The Arrivals, In Defence, and Neutral Boy. Advance tickets are only available as a three-day pass for $45 through Ticketfly. Dillinger Four’s show here is always a sellout, so if the three-day passes don’t sell out in advance you can get in for $15 at the door for each show.
Electro-industrial band Leaether Strip brings their 25th Anniversary Tour to Ground Zero in Minneapolis on Thursday, July 11 with support from Cynergy67 and Promidal.
Punk side-project Scorpios plays the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on Friday, July 12.
On Friday, July 19 death metal band Misery Signals plays The Garage in Burnsville with support from The Color Morale, Elitist, Intervals, and The Kindred.
Rock band Shinedown performs Saturday, July 20 at the Events & Convention Center at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. No support bands have been announced yet, and note that this show is not part of their recently announced Carnival of Madness tour with Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human.
Singer Phil Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Viking Crown) embarks on his first solo tour as Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals this summer, which includes a stop at First Avenue in Minneapolis on Saturday, August 3. No support bands have been announced at this time.
Rock band Vampire Weekend arrives at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on Monday, August 5.
The Cult show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis originally announced for Monday, August 5 has been moved to Tuesday, August 6. On this tour, dubbed the Electric 13 Tour, The Cult will perform the Electric album in its entirety.
The Edgar Winter Band tops the bill for the Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest with Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, and Pat Travers at the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley on Wednesday, August 7.
The Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour with an international lineup of Volbeat, HIM, and Airbourne hits Myth in St. Paul on Friday, August 23. This is an early all ages show, and it will sell out.
As revealed here back about a month ago, confirmed details about 70s rock legends Blue Öyster Cult playing at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul are now available. On Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 they will perform for FREE (with fair admission) on the Bandshell Tonight! stage at 8:30 pm both nights.
Sammy Hagar brings his Four Decades of Rock tour to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in St. Paul on Saturday, August 24. This show will feature his Chickenfoot and ex-Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony on bass, but no ticket information is available at this time. The obvious question is: Why not move BOC to the Grandstand stage to open the show?
In what is likely to wind up being a bizarre and unfortunate situation similar to the drama within the Dead Kennedys, essentially two versions of legendary punk band Black Flag have reformed and announced touring and recording plans this year. One version, simply called Flag, will play First Avenue in Minneapolis on Friday, September 13. Flag features former (and some original) members of Black Flag: Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena and Bill Stevenson with Descendents and All guitarist Stephen Egerton. Notably missing is the sole constant member of Black Flag, guitarist Greg Ginn, who recently reformed his own version of the band. Although Henry Rollins is the most famous Black Flag vocalist, he was one of four singers in the band’s history and not the original frontman; Henry is not taking part in either Black Flag or Flag. If your expectations are in check and you want to hear a night of faithfully executed Black Flag classics then you will not want to miss Flag.