I've always been a big fan of the Minneapolis music scene (Replacements, Husker Du, The Jayhawks, (early) Son Volt , Golden Smog, Soul Asylum, and to a degree Semisonic. And of course Bob Dylan hails from Duluth) and Dave Pirner's voice sounds as good as ever, IMO. Although I probably liked their harder stuff a bit more than their "Grave Dancer's Union" album, I'm still a sucker for power pop. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.
"Originally formed in 1983 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Soul Asylum has consistently issued heartfelt and passionate rock n’ roll, first starting out on indie Twin/Tone, before scoring two major hits on Columbia, 1992’s ‘Grave Dancers Union’ (including the hit single “Runaway Train”) and 1995’s ‘Let Your Dim Light Shine.’ And the group is one of the few rock acts that can say that they played a presidential inauguration, when they did so for Bill Clinton in 1993.
The delay is now over, Soul Asylum fans. Dave Pirner and the band are back, and have readied a very potent ‘Delayed Reaction.’ "
A few clips of their older work...
New album "Delayed Reaction" (still good power pop)...