Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Thermals Return To Minneapolis

Download: The Thermals - "Here's Your Future"
Download: The Thermals - "No Cultural Icons"

In today's "Fuck Yes!" News: Bright Eyes may have forsaken MPLS on his next tour, but The Thermals haven't! And, I mean it when I say that you must go see the Thermals. After all, this isn't today's "Fuck Yes!" news because I'm feigning enthusiasm. The Thermals are one of the most explosively energetic, fun bands I've seen live, and I really do insist that you all go. And on top of it, when I saw them open for Cursive, Craig Finn was out in the crowd, screaming and pumping his beer-and-phone-filled fists in the air. He was sending a text message in between fist pumps. I have always kind of wondered what it said.

8.25 George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheater (Download Festival)
9.08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
10.16 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
10.18 Calgary, Alberta - Broken City
10.19 Edmonton, Alberta - Velvet Underground
10.20 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Amigo's
10.21 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Royal Albert
10.22 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10.24 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium

10.25 Pontiac, MI - The Eagle Theater
10.26 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
10.27 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
10.28 Montreal, Quebec - Club Lambi
10.30 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
11.02 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11.03 Washington, DC - Black Cat

Did I mention that you really should go to this show?

("A Pillar Of Salt")

(April Wright)

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Anonymous MFR Ian said...

very nice post.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh hells yes. They put on a fantastic show, tons of fun.

I saw Mr. Finn at that show & completely didn't recognize him. I wondered who the dude with glasses was that kept bugging Hutch Harris at the merch table. OOOPS!

10:18 AM  

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