The Suburbs

The Suburbs, from Minneapolis MN, on hiatus these many years, have emerged with a brand new album and the attendant excitement for a group voted by the Star Tribune as one of Minnesotaʼs “most important musical entities of the 20th century”.
Original members Chan Poling, Beej Chaney, Hugo Klaers, and new members Steve Brantseg and Steve Price, along with horn section Max Ray, Rochelle Becker and Steven Kung, are playing buzzed-about shows again, highlighted by their recent headlining appearance in downtown St. Paul May 14th at the Marriage Equality Act “LOVE IS THE LAW” rally where they delighted the crowd of thousands who gleefully sang along with the bandʼs signature tune of the same title. The internet buzz and meme-spreading clamor around the use of the bandʼs song “Love Is The Law” for equality campaigns is nothing short of thrilling.
Originally from the suburbs of Minneapolis, the group got their first recording contract in 1977 with Twin Tone Records, along with groups like The Replacements, the Jayhawks, Husker Du, etc. They went on to record six albums for labels Twin Tone, Mercury/Polygram, and A&M Records, garnering the sort of critical acclaim and fan ardor deserving of one of the most original and fun groups of that seminal era.
Their new CD is set to be released before the bandʼs Minnesota Grandstand concert August 30th and their subsequent plans to play the East Coast in early September.

Dead Larry

A delightful blend of psychedelic rock, dance and funk offers a look into the new generation of musicians and fans. Dead Larry transplanted themselves into Minneapolis in Oct of 2011 from their hometown of Iowa City, IA. A group of 4 guys in their early twenties, Dead Larry loves to party and encourages the crowd to get up and moving. With a vast range of influences it's hard to pin down the sound, but comparisons have been made to Modest Mouse, The Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Dead Larry encourages a community of friends and family (known as "The Family of Funky Friends") that continues to support and grow with Dead Larry throughout their adventures. Touring relentlessly across the country, Dead Larry is a psychedelic force to be reckoned with.

"An all too short set by psychedelic funk pop band, Dead Larry, from Iowa City, Iowa, was all I needed to realize where the great music truly was. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Mark McGuiness screamed his lyrics with rock 'n' roll conviction to the raw and dark simplicity of the musical compromise that is the rest of the band. Each member worked their musical niche to create something greater than themselves that is Dead Larry."
- Travis Beck, The Daily Nebraskan (Jul 28, 2008) on Dead Larry's performance at 10,000 Lakes Festival '08

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Saturday, June 8 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Cabooze