A benefit show for Metal Witch, Maiden Mpls, and Eternal Voyager guitarist Mickster (Mick Dougherty) has been arranged for Saturday, June 28 at Pov’s 65 in Spring Lake Park. Following removal of a kidney after a renal cancer diagnosis in April, Mickster needs help with large medical bills. Visit the YouCaring fundraising site established for Mickster to make a donation towards the $100,000 goal. The benefit show has a $10 donation, and bands playing include Hollowstone, Jokers N Thieves, Maiden Mpls, Electric Eye, Cold Colours, and The Goodbars. There will also be a silent auction, games for kids, and door prizes earlier in the afternoon.
Twin Cities progressive metalcore masters After The Burial have announced a one-off headlining show sandwiched between some dates supporting Killswitch Engage on Thursday, July 31 at the Cabooze in Minneapolis. This is an all ages show, and tickets go on sale through Ticketfly today, Friday, June 20 at 10:00 am. Get your tickets now before this sells out!
The Cult is back in town on Tuesday, August 5 with a show in Minneapolis at Mill City Nights. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, June 20 at 10:00 am through AXS.
A ton of local metal bands are playing at Sword Metal Fest III on Saturday, August 9 in Otsego, Minnesota. There will be two stages of music that starts at noon, and will include Malice (MN), Crusader, Dawn Of Valor, Thorhammer, 4without, Overstrike, Unity, I Am Vengeance, 32headshots, Hailfire, Outlaw Saint, Frozen By Fire, Helmonds, Ithomiid, Eternal Voyager, and A Sound Theory.
Straight Line Stitch will play the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis on Monday, August 18 with special guests Ded Volt, Cage 9, and Dead Horse Trauma. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, June 20. Visit the Fine Line site for ticket information.
On Thursday, August 21, San Diego’s The Dread Crew of Oddwood return to The Nether Bar in Minneapolis with The Langers Ball. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, June 20 at 10:00 am through AXS.
(hed)p.e. performing back in 2000.
Dope and (Hed)p.e. team up together for a show on Wednesday, September 3 in Spring Lake Park at Pov’s 65 with local support from Gabriel And The Apocalypse and Echo Effect.
Witch Mountain performing October 19, 2012 at the Turf Club in St. Paul.
Nik Turner’s Hawkwind return to the Turf Club In St. Paul on Sunday, September 21 with Witch Mountain and Hedersleben. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, June 20 at 12:00 noon through etix.
If, like me, you missed surf-punk band Agent Orange last month at the VFW Hall in Minneapolis, they return to town on Thursday, October 2 with Piñata Protest for a show at the 7th Street Entry.