Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fastball at the Fine Line!

Late 90's rockers, Fastball, will be in town for a show at the Fine Line on Friday, November 21st. The Austin, Texas trio will be touring in support of their album, 'Little White Lies,' which will be out in 2009. Their albums have been few and far between since their late 90's hit "All the Pain Money Can Buy."

Unlike the Eagles of Death Metal show in a couple of weeks, Fine Line tickets for this event will still probably be hanging around even on the day of the show. Although the band has toured extensively since their hits 'The Way' and my personal favorite, 'Fire Escape' Fastball has not achieved that level of airplay.

Fine Line tickets for this event are on sale now! I don't know if I will make it to the show, I might be a little Fine Lined out from Mercury Rev and Eagles of Metal!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nada Surf at Fine Line

Nada Surf is coming to the Fine Line on Friday November 28th – the day after Thanksgiving. So get over your turkey hangover and head out to the Fine Line to party. Nada Surf is out promoting its new album “Lucky” – their restless rock style shines through in this album and the show is going to be a good one. I would venture to even say that some of the songs on the album are love songs or maybe “almost love” songs. I want to get my girlfriends together and head over to see Nada Surf live.

One of my favorite parts about this particular show is that the Fine Line is offering their VIP Gold seating which means if you have some extra cash (I don’t, but wish I did) then you can reserve a table along the rail of the mezzanine (extra $60) or on the rear floor (extra $30) If I had the money, I would prefer a table on the rail of the mezz for this type of show. Plus, since you get dinner and drinks, you will be sitting a lot of the night anyway and on the rail will be a better view than the rear floor. The extra money gets applied to your food/drink bill so you aren’t necessarily out the money, you just have to provide it up front with the ticket purchase. It would be nice to have a reserved seat at the Fine Line since it gets crowded especially the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mercury Rev at the Fine Line!

It's not often that band with such a distinct sound like Mercury Rev is from the United States, when you hear their music you would assume that their origin would be from the United Kingdom.
Mercury Rev will be here for a show at the Fine Line Music Cafe on Friday, December 12th.

Fine Line tickets for this show may go very fast due to the fact Mercury Rev have not played in Minneapolis in several years. They were supposed open for the Doves show in the winter of 2006, but the concert was canceled due to illness. That was so long ago it was at the Quest Club! It's been ages since I have thought of that place!

The Duke Spirit opens the show!

Fine Line tickets for this event will be much easier to find than the Gear Daddies show at the end of December so get your tickets soon!

Fine Line Music Café – Check it Out!

The Fine Line Music Café is a cool place to hang out. If you haven’t been there before, make the trip, it’s worth it. Their address is 318 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401 – want to map it? Click here.

It’s a trendy cool place to listen to music and just hang out. They have a wide variety of events including FREE events and who couldn’t use a little free right now?! Their website is probably the best place to get information on daily happenings. If you see a big name coming and the Fine Line says it’s sold out, you can always check with local ticket brokers like Ticket King to see if they have any tickets. Ticket King has an office in Minneapolis on the corner of Chicago and Washington over by the Dome (or the DOOM as I like to call it).Sometimes you pay a little more, but at least you get in even at the last minute. Don’t be afraid of the Fine Line, make plans to get out there soon!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Eagles of Death Metal!!!!

Eagles of Death Metal have just announced a show at the Fine Line on Saturday, November 8th. You may recognize Eagles of Death metal music from commercials and from the credits of one of my personal favorite movies, Beerfest!

The band, Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes, are going on tour in supprt of their new album, 'Heart On.' I have seen Eagles of Death Metal several times, the last time I paid over $50 for a Strokes ticket just so I could see Eagles of Death Metal. They are a fun dance rock band that I highly reccommend checking out. Fine Line Music tickets for this show will sell out, each time I have seen EOFDM the show has definitely sold out!

Eagles of Death Metal, Saturday, November 8th @ the Fine Line