For this week’s edition of the Weekly Set List, we decided to focus on three very awesome and distinct shows for you to choose from tomorrow night.
Nick Blood: A Tribute to Nick Patrick Thompson | First Avenue | Saturday, July 9th, 7pm
Nick Thompson (aka: Nick Blood) may not be a household name to many, but to anyone with even remote ties to the local music scene over the last 15 years, he, along with Blood of the Young, the record label that he formed in 1999, was widely considered a driving factor in the early careers of numerous Twin Cities bands. Sadly, Nick passed away suddenly on June 4 at the age of 36. One quick scan of the lineup for this tribute show tells you just how loved and respected Nick was. The show will feature a reunion of Sean Na Na, Sean Tillman’s fantastic power pop band, P.O.S., Marijuana Deathsquads, Cadillac Blindside, Tickle Torture, Fort Wilson Riot, and more. $12 / 18+ / Buy tickets
Frankie Lee (“American Dreamer” U.S. Album Release) | Turf Club | Saturday, July 9th, 8pm
While local troubadour Frankie Lee may have already released his most recent album “American Dreamer” in Europe last year on Rough Trade, this night is to celebrate the U.S. release of the album on Thirty Tigers. Lee has toured Europe and the U.S. relentlessly over the last year, so expect his all-star band to shine bright. Opening the show are Dusty Heart, a local duo consisting of fantastic singer/songwriters in their own right Barbara Jean and Molly Dean, along with Harvey Benson. $15 / 21+ / Buy tickets
Fear of Men | 7th Street Entry | Saturday, July 9th, 8pm
The brand of indie pop from Brighton’s Fear of Men may be reminiscent of bands like Stereolab or Camera Obscura, but still offers a fresh and driving style all their own. Their sophomore album “Fall Forever” continues builds off of the foundation of their debut “Loom,” adding more textures and layers, as well as a bit of a darker shade of their usual sunny melodies. $12 / 18+ / Buy tickets