Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sia tickets

If you have ever watched the greatest television show of all time, "Six Feet Under," I do not need to tell you about Sia. You know very well who she is. Sia's song "Breathe Me" was played during the last few minutes of the series finale. I remember very clearly crying my eyes out as Claire drove in her Prius and listened to this song. I am getting teary eyed just thinking about it!

Anywho, Sia will be on tour in support of her new album, "We Are Born." An exact release date has not been announced, but will be released sometime in April. This is her follow up to 2008's "Some People Have Real Problems" album. The last time Sia was here Fine Line tickets were hard to come by, the show sold out well in advance. I am not sure if it was for her following or her opening act, the one, the only, Har Mar Superstar. As I am sure you have read on my blog before my dedicated fanship of Har Mar. He is a local guy and whenever he is back in town, fans flock to his shows, myself included. In fact, so many people wanted to go to the Sia show he was at that when it sold out he had an afterparty at Grumpy's downtown to accommodate the demand. Yeah, he is pretty awesome!

Fine Line tickets will be available in a Sia exclusive presale on Wednesday, however, Fine Line tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, February 5th at 11am. As much as I would like to see my song from Six Feet Under, I think I may have to sit this one out. There are so many Minneapolis concerts that my wallet is beginning to feel the pain!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Jack Ingram tickets

More country music at the Fine Line! Country crooner Jack Ingram has announced a show for none other than a Valentine's Day performance. Ingram has an extensive music catalog with 8 studio albums, six live albums and 17 singles. One of which was a top 40 number one hit. You may recognize his name from his single "Wherever you Are" which was the first number one song for the record label he is signed to, Big Machine.

Jack Ingram has an interesting title under his name, he actually hold a Guinness Book of World Records record. On August 26 of last year Jack Ingram the record for most radio interviews in one day, when he was interviewed 215 times. I cannot imagine how that is humanly possible, but that is what happened. If he interviewed for 24 hours straight (which I am sure was not what happened!) the interview would only be about 6.5 minutes each. Which is pretty long for radio interviews, but still ... 215?!!?!?!?!

Fine Line tickets are on sale now for the Jack Ingram Valentine's Day show. Everyone is looking for something fun and different for Valentine's Day, and if you are not going the Minnesota Wild game you could check out a concert. Minneapolis music fans do not have a lot of music options on Valentine's Day this year, but if you're a country music fan buy Fine Line tickets now! Valentine's Day events always sell out!

the show is 18+, opening act TBA

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bangles Tickets

Are you ready to walk like an Egyptian?! Because the Bangles have announced a show at the Fine Line this Spring.
Susanna Hoff is just off her tour with Matthew Sweet. While doing press for their tour last summer Hoff mentioned that the Bangles' new album was in the early stages of production. So be it, about a year later, Hoff is back with the Bangles and ready to tour.

Fine Line tickets
go on sale for the Bangles show on Saturday, January 30th for the show on Thursday, April 29th. Nothing like jumping the gun - but I am sure the 21+ show will sell out. There are a lot of people out there that want to hear the jam from the 1980's. I am sure a lot of the people going will be guys that had a crush on Susanna Hoff back in the day. Rest assured she has aged well! The Bangles have released only 3 other dates on their spring tour in St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Chicago. Don't forget to buy your Fine Line tickets for this show when they go on sale!!

Also, I would like to take a minute to remember JD Salinger, one of the greatest authors who has reached people for over 6 decades. Yesterday, he died in his home at the age of 91, peacefully of natural causes. Thank you for 'The Catcher in the Rye' - I can't imagine growing up without that book. Rest in peace.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Everclear Tickets

EVERCLEAR CONCERT GOERS LISTEN UP!!! Very important news to you if you purchased Fine Line tickets to see Everclear on January 28th - the show HAS BEEN MOVED TO Monday, January 25th - which is TOMORROW!!

Once again, Fine Line tickets are available for the Everclear and Clayton Senne show on MONDAY, JANUARY 25th - not the 28th as previously booked.

The date was changed due to a 'scheduling conflict' - this same 'conflict' also led to Everclear's Oklahoma City show being canceled. Sounds a little fishy, but other than that nothing else about the show has changed. Everclear is touring in support of their new album, "In a Different Light" which is a fitting title considering all of the hardships and line up changes that frontman Art Alexakis has endured over the years.

Everclear's live shows have been getting good reviews. It is sad, they were once my favorite band, and you can tell that a lot of people view them as a washed up joke, but I still think Art has the spark that Everclear needs. Art Alexakis knows that he cannot demand the success he once had and has to kind of work with the sad state of the music industry. The man has not been dealt an easy hand in life and I have always had a lot of respect for him. Art Alexakis good luck to you! And for being 47 (yeah for being a fellow Aries!) you look damn good!

The new face of Everclear

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Coolio tickets

Make sure you are sitting down for this one. The one the only Coolio is going to be in town this month. Not really sure why he's touring and I don't really care! It's Coolio!

If you don't remember Coolio let me refresh your memory. Picture it: 1995. Michelle Pfiefer. An inner city school. And Coolio's song: "Gangstas Paradise." As if that isn't enough there is the classic "Fantastic Voyage" jam from 1994. Fine Line tickets go on sale today for this last minute addition to the Fine Line Music Cafe's calendar.

Coolio is fresh off of a cancellation of a Mixed Marshall Arts fight in Alabama somewhere. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a whole lot of awful - something that should not happen! Coolio could get hurt!

Coolio has vanished off the face of the earth these past few years. I think he was busted for drugs awhile back, but other than that I can't think of a reason he was in the news. And I don't think he has released many albums since his days of top 40 hits.

Regardless, if you are looking for a night of nostalgia, Coolio will be here on Saturday, January 23rd at the Fine Line. Fine Line tickets are on sale !!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Howie Day tickets

Pop singer Howie Day is going to be at the Fine Line Music Cafe in couple of weeks. Minneapolis music fans will have to make some tough decisions the weekend of the Howie Day show. On January 31st Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard rock out at the Varsity Theater and the Howie Day show is Friday, January 29th.

Howie Day is as well known for his controversies as he is his music. Having 2 arrests in the past few years: one for a 'mishap' in a tour bus with a fan and the other for being unruly on an airplane (seriously? haven't we all learned from Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents that you do not back talk a stewardess?!) Regardless, Howie Day has made a bit of a name for himself. In 2004 his single "Collide" was featured on TV shows such as Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, Bones, and One Tree Hill. The result of that was a great radio hit!

Fine Line tickets are on sale now for the January 31st Howie Day show at the Fine Line Music Cafe. Serena Ryder opens the 18+ show. Buy your Fine Line tickets now before they are sold out!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Terri Clark Tickets

A little bit of country music is coming to the Fine Line (if you need to know any happenings in the country music scene head on over to KJ's CountryGirl blog!) I am certainly not the authority on anything country.

Fine Line tickets are on sale now for the Terri Clark show. There are not too many Canadian country starts, however, Terri Clark is one of them. She was born in Quebec, but had always dreamed of living in Nashville. In 1987 when Terri was 19 she packed up her belongings and headed south. After several albums and record label changes she now has her own label, BareTrak Records so now Terri Clark is able to release her own music.

The show is Wednesday, February 24th at the Fine Line Music Cafe. There is no opening act for this show, it is her 'solo and alone' tour. Also, the show is 18+.